Building Information Modelling Protocol (Feb 2013)

Construction Industry Council (CIC) has published in February of 2013 the BIM protocol which refers to rules and laws regarding Building Information Modelling.

According to AT Magazine, the Government Construction Strategy gave a command that for all government construction projects will be used Level 2 BIM*. 

*According to out-law.com Level 2 BIM is A managed 3D environment held in separate discipline 'BIM' tools with data attached. Commercial data will be managed by enterprise resource planning software and integrated by proprietary interfaces or bespoke middleware. This level of BIM may utilise 4D construction sequencing and/or 5D cost information.

In the words of Simon Rawlinson (Chair of the Legal, Contracts and Insurance Working Group of the BIM Task Group and CIC Executive Board Member):

'CIC's suite of documentation represents a major step forward for the implementation of BIM in the UK. The Protocol provides a generally applicable contractual framework for the use of BIM on projects, representing the interests of the employer and model originators. We have also taken steps to define the scope of the role of Information Management and have addressed some common concerns in connection with the insurance industry. From my perspective, the great step forward has been to unify these documents around PAS 1192-2 and the information flows that are crucial to the BIM value proposition. I would like to congratulate the team for their excellent work in bringing the suite together.'

The protocol can be downloaded from the official website of the Construction Industry Council (http://cic.org.uk/publications/).


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