The UK BIM Alliance wholeheartedly welcomes the publishing of the Information Management (IM) Mandate within the Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP) programme, by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).
Since the passing of April 2016, and the deadline for all government funded projects to implement BIM Level 2, the impact of the original BIM Mandate has diminished, and whether the ISO 19650 series does in fact replace the old 1192 suite of documents has been questioned.
The IM Mandate now addresses this in full, stating that……
“The Information Management Mandate is applicable immediately and for the duration of the Transforming Infrastructure Performance 10 Year Plan”.
By listing what is required of the client, confirming that BIM is now defined by the UK BIM Framework, which has superseded BIM Level 2, and signposting its guidance for assistance on adoption, it is now clear what is expected, and where help is available.
The UK BIM Alliance will continue to help in driving practical implementation across the broadest reach of the built environment industry. Having focused a considerable resource over the last two years on developing the guidance for the UK BIM Framework, attention is turning to development of tools and supporting material to facilitate easy adoption. The Alliance is also supporting emerging requirements for better interoperability of information – now ‘a key component of the updated BIM Mandate’ – to help achieve better whole-life value.
We welcome ideas and help in achieving these activities. Please do get in touch.