UK BIM Framework


Transition to the UK BIM Framework

BSI, CDBB and UK BIM Alliance have put together some additional resources linked below that will help you transition to the UK BIM Framework. More resources will be added as we continue on this journey – please do let us know of anything that you think would help others on their transition.

The new ISO 19650 series definition of BIM is broad and allows the UK BIM Framework to be valid for wider applications. A solid foundation of structured data, or in management of unstructured data, enables us to achieve the whole-life economic and social benefits from digital transformation.

As many construction projects are long-term, the UK BIM Framework supports the ISO 19650 series and the current publicly available specifications (PAS) to work side by side.. The change is not huge – the concepts and principles of BIM are not changing – but it is important to start the transition to the ISO standard as soon as possible to maximise the benefits. The resources below are intended to support all organisations at each stage of the transition.

Resources for transitioning from PAS to ISO

Useful Links

ISO 19650 example resources

ISO 19650 templates

Related guidance



Useful external links

Archived Documents

BS EN ISO 19650 Guidance Webinars

To support the latest release of Guidance documents, the UK BIM Alliance hosted a series of webinars on 14th and 15th April.  You can listen back to these webinars by visiting the UK BIM Alliance YouTube channel here. Below you will find pdfs of the presentations that were delivered as part of the webinars:

Constructing Language Pledge

Construction processes have been introduced to a myriad of new terms, the Constructing Language Pledge aims to prevent terminology becoming a barrier to BIM.

Innovate UK funded BIM Toolkit project

The NBS BIM Toolkit provide both public and private sector construction projects with step-by-step help to define, manage and verify responsibility for information development and delivery at each stage of the asset lifecycle.

Beyond the UK

The European BIM Handbook

The European BIM handbook provides a central reference point for the introduction of BIM by the  European public sector. The handbook aims to equip Government and public sector construction clients with the necessary knowledge to provide leadership to its industrial supply chain. It was produced by the EU BIM Task Group, comprised of public sector clients, infrastructure owners and policy makers from over 20 countries across Europe.

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