The UK BIM Framework has released two new documents to support practitioners in embedding and implementing Building Information Modelling (BIM)

The UK BIM framework has published the ‘Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery (second edition)’ and ‘Government Soft Landings’, revised guidance for the public sector on applying BS8536 parts 1 & 2.

The UK BIM Framework is the overarching approach to implementing BIM in the UK developed by the UK BIM Alliance, BSI and CDBB.

These documents serve to support the UK BIM Framework’s mission to assist industry understanding of BIM standards and their implementation. BSI, CDBB and the UK BIM Alliance are developing and championing one single set of guidance.

The second edition of Guidance Part 2: Processes for Project Delivery provides an update including a new section on the common data environment. It also provides additional insight on the activities associated with ISO 19650-2 clause 5, looking at:

  • Assessment and need;
  • Invitation to tender;
  • Tender response;
  • Appointment and Project close-out.

The remaining clause 5 activities will be addressed in the January 2020 third edition alongside insight associated with information requirements and other themes within the ISO 19650 series.

In addition to the updated Guidance Part 2, the UK BIM Framework is also releasing revised guidance for the public sector on applying BS8536 parts 1 & 2 – Government Soft Landings.

Co-editor of the revised Guidance Part 2, Sarah Davidson from the UK BIM Alliance, said: “It has always been the intention that the Guidance documents would evolve and continue to do so.

“The first edition of Part 2: Process Guidance was intended to help industry navigate through the detail of the processes specified in the standard. This second edition introduces more detailed guidance and is the result of feedback to the initial document and continued collaboration with the community to provide the right information in the right format to enable adoption of the ISO 19650 standard.”

Government Soft Landings lead author Dave Philp, from the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB), added: “Government Soft Landings is vital for public sector clients procuring design and construction works, but the approach is equally relevant to projects undertaken for the private sector.

“Applying the guidance supports maintenance of the ‘golden thread’ of a built asset’s purpose throughout its lifecycle.”

Both of these documents are available to download from the UK BIM Framework website –


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