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BS 1192-4:2014 Collaborative production of information Part 4: Fulfilling employers information exchange requirements using COBie – Code of practice

BS 1192-4 is available as a sponsored (free) PDF download
Along with PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 1192-3:2014, the availability of BS 1192-4:2014 as a free download has been made possible due to sponsorship from the Construction Industry Council (CIC) on behalf of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group.
BS 1192-4:2014 defines a methodology for the transfer between parties of structured information relating to Facilities, including buildings and infrastructure.

It defines expectations for the design and construction project phases prior to handover and acquisition and the subsequent in-use phase. This code of practice assists the demand side, including employers with portfolio managers, asset managers and facility managers, to specify their expectations while helping information providers, including the lead designers and contractors,to prepare concise, unambiguous and accessible information.

Contents for BS 1192-4 includes:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Business process
  • Purposes
  • Management and quality criteria
  • Implementation
  • COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange) provides a common structure for the exchange of information about new and existing Facilities, including both buildings and infrastructure.

BS 1192-4:2014 defines expectations for the exchange of information throughout the lifecycle of a Facility. The use of COBie ensures that information can be prepared and used without the need for knowledge of the sending and receiving applications or databases. It ensures that the information exchange can be reviewed and validated for compliance, continuity and completeness.

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