ISO 19650: A STEP CLOSER TO ONE WORLD, ONE STANDARD?
Dan Rossiter, senior BIM communicator at BRE, outlines his top three international standards to get familiar with when using BIM internationally
Following the public consultation and recent press releases about ISO 19650, the upcoming international standard on information management using building information modelling (BIM), many organisations have the internationalisation of their processes in mind.
As the author of There’s No BIM Like Home, I realised early on that the blog was going to attract international attention and wanted to ensure that my information was as internationally friendly as possible. To do so, I turned to ISO standards.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), from the Greek Isos (not an abbreviation), has published more than 22,000 standards. These standards act as a passport for trade, allowing organisations in different countries to align their information using neutral documentation, agreed by consensus.
When ISO 19650 is published, it will give organisations a golden opportunity to update their processes around information management. When doing so, why not aim for better internationalisation by following my top three ISO standards to use which support BIM?
ISO 80000 – Quantities and units