Building Information Modelling (BIM) is transforming the way buildings are designed to perform throughout their entire life cycle. BIM is a digital model tool that integrates all the information related to a construction project from its design phase to the management years after the construction.
It allows any aspect of a design’s performance to be simulated and assessed before it is built, making the understanding of the design easier and more complete. BIM is not simply a 3D software, but is a process that facilitates the sharing of information among all the professionals involved throughout the whole construction project.
Considering the increasing importance of BIM for the construction industry, Small Business Standards (SBS) – the association representing SMEs in standardisation – released a position paper about BIM in December 2015.
The position paper explains the specific objectives that will drive the work of SBS in its standardisation activities in the CEN Technical Committee 442 on BIM. An EBC expert will represent SBS in this Technical Committee.
Some of the main points of the position: