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 PAS and ISO standards working 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.

19650 Transitions

These slides provide further information on the transition from the PAS to ISO standards, and thus from BIM Levels to the UK BIM Framework. We encourage you to use these slides in your own presentations, we have included speaking notes to help with this

Resources for transitioning from PAS to ISO

Useful Links

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:

Information Management Standards Landscape

The curation of standards is done by a representative set of industry experts within technical committees.  One such committee is B/555, the national committee responsible for standards around construction design, modelling and data exchange.  Shown below are the standards which constitute the remit of B/555.

These 60+ standards cover a variety of related topics including: Building Information Modelling (BIM), information management, library objects, construction drawings, technical product documentation, product data, and data structures.  It is hoped that this schedule will help built environment professionals identify relevant standards to support business processes as well as provide information relating to standards under development and their context within the wider realm of standards which support the built environment.


CPNI published a range of advisory materials to help with understanding BS EN ISO 19650-5, its context and implementation. These are available in the resources section linked here.

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.

Discover more about what Uniclass provides

Uniclass is a consistent classification structure for all disciplines in the construction industry. It contains tables classifying items of any scale from a large facility such as a railway, down to products such as a CCTV camera in a railway station.

Outline Scope of Services for the role of Information Management

This summary role description has been prepared for use on projects where appointments are based on individual scopes of service.

The B1M is the definitive video channel for construction and aims to inspire a better industry by sharing knowledge and expertise with a mass audience.

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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