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PAS1192:3 Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling

What is it?

A strategic objective has been set to achieve Level 2 (see diagram below) building information modelling (BIM) on all public sector asset procurement, with equal applicability to private sector building, infrastructure, refurbishment and new build projects.

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PAS1192:2 specified an information management process to support building information modelling (BIM) Level 2 in the capital/delivery phase of projects setting out a framework for collaborative working on BIM enabled projects and providing specific guidance for information management requirements associated with projects delivered using BIM.

When managed information from a capital expenditure project is provided through the PAS 1192:2 approach, or any other approach, it needs a home to go to so that it can be stored, updated and accessed for analysis and report writing.

The purpose of PAS1192:3 is to act as a partner to PAS 1192:2 and support the Level 2 BIM objective by setting out a framework for information management for the whole life cycle of asset management.

PAS1192:3 addresses the operational phase of assets irrespective of whether these were commissioned through major works, acquired through transfer of ownership or already existed in an asset portfolio.

The framework includes the creation of an Asset Information Model to manage information exchanges to and from a Project Information Model created in accordance with PAS1192:2, external asset information models eg Computer Aided Facility Management systems, direct supplier inputs eg digital surveys and other enterprise information systems eg financial reporting.

PAS1192:2 and PAS1192:3 apply to all constructed assets.

The PAS 1192:3 provides an approach to support the objectives of asset management through the use of asset information. Benefits targeted might be;

  • Reduced costs as a result of the automated transfer of accurate, complete and unambiguous information at asset handover and during transfer of operation from one service provider to another.
  • Better awareness of the operational and maintenance needs of assets.
  • Better decisions regarding operation and maintenance expenditure based on actual asset performance and status.
  • Better identification of poor performance, faults and impending failure by providing a home for data from dynamic measuring and condition sensing devices.
  • Better organisation planning and strategic planning by having more complete and accurate asset information.
  • Better information quality as a result of the automated verification introduced by the governance requirements.

Asset Information Model diagram

The requirements within PAS 1192:3 build upon the existing code of practice for governance defined within BS1192:2007.

The requirements within PAS 1192:3 build upon the content of BS ISO 55000 series and PAS 55. Although the BS ISO 55000 series was published in 2014, PAS 55 had not been withdrawn at the time of writing PAS 1192:3 and it refers to BS ISO 55000 for general issues regarding asset management and to PAS 55 where the additional detail in that document is relevant.

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Visit PAS1192:3 How do I use it page to learn how to use PAS 1192:3

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