A new guide setting the BS 1192 code of practice in the context of a standard framework for building information management is now available.
Published by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and Construction Project Information (CPI), ‘Building Information Management – A standard framework and guide to BS 1192’ explains in more detail the reasons for adhering to the processes and explains how taking a fully collaborative approach can achieve cost savings of up to 30% within the individual project team and overall project delivery.
The book sets out the framework for a process for building information management that enables greater productivity, risk management, improved margins and sustainability. In addition the process offers the potential for greater saving in the delivery of the lifecycle information and the asset management data to be used and updated throughout the life of the facility or utility. ‘
BSI published a code of practice – BS 1192 – in 2007 setting out to establish a standard methodology for managing the production, distribution and quality of architectural, engineering and construction information, including that generated by CAD systems, which was based on previous work by Avanti and CPI, and measured benefits to a more collaborative way of working.
Construction Project Information Committee (CPIC) Chairman, Douglas Smith, comments: ‘The evidence shows that adopting the procedure set out in Building Information Management helps you improve the quality of your service and gives savings of between 25% and 30% of the construction cost; a reduction in drawing costs in the order of 18% and an overall cost benefit of 10% on the contract sum. On this evidence the industry should be embracing it.’