AEC (UK) BIM Technology Protocol update published!

The AEC (UK) team is pleased to announce that its BIM protocol has been updated and is now available for free download from the Documents page: AEC(UK)BIMTechnologyProtocol-v2.1.

The updates represent changes to the protocols to bring it into line with current UK standards, and to ensure the focus is on implementation of those standards when using BIM authoring technology.  Chair of the AEC (UK) initiative, Nigel Davies, explains: “Our industry is changing rapidly. When the last revision of the BIM protocol was published, PAS1192-2 hadn’t even been released. We’ve re-worked the AEC (UK) BIM document to align with those workflows.”

Nigel is also keen to point out that it is not a competing document: “That’s important to understand, and the reason why we’ve renamed it ‘BIM Technology Protocol’. The AEC (UK) is here to provide practical guidance for adoption of the British Standards. You’ll see references to PAS1192 throughout. What we aim to do is to make those standards more accessible to the person in front of a PC, those who may not be involved with EIRs or the BIM strategy, to help them understand what they need to do with their models to be compliant.”

An update to the AEC (UK) Layer Naming is now in progress to align with Uniclass 2015 and should be available shortly.

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5 Responses to AEC (UK) BIM Technology Protocol update published!

  1. Alan Lucas says:

    I’m very new to the world of BIM, so forgive me if I have misconstrued something that is stated in the new Protocol. I am confused by one statement, which I would like clarifying, if possible. The penultimate bullet point of Clause 7.5 reads “Switching between Imperial / Metric units shall be avoided where possible in order to maintain proper or conventional measurements, such as 50mm rather than 50.8mm.” To my mind there is no mention of Imperial measurement here. There is also no switch. 50mm and 50.8mm are both metric measurements. Or am I missing something blindingly obvious? Apologies if I am. I’m currently at the lower end of the steep part on the learning curve! Many thanks for your patience/clarification.

  2. Stephen says:

    Just chasing a response to my previously sent comment, is there any update regarding the delivery date for the layer naming standard document?

    Thanks

    Stephen

  3. Matthew Newton says:

    With regard to the update to the AEC (UK) Layer Naming to align with Uniclass 2015, when would invisage that this would be issued?

  4. Alan Lucas says:

    I’m very new to the world of BIM, so forgive me if I have misconstrued something that is stated in the new Protocol. I am confused by one statement, which I would like clarifying, if possible. The penultimate bullet point of Clause 7.5 reads “Switching between Imperial / Metric units shall be avoided where possible in order to maintain proper or conventional measurements, such as 50mm rather than 50.8mm.” To my mind there is no mention of Imperial measurement here. There is also no switch. 50mm and 50.8mm are both metric measurements. Or am I missing something blindingly obvious? Apologies if I am. I’m currently at the lower end of the steep part on the learning curve! Many thanks for your patience/clarification.

  5. Stephen says:

    Any news on the AEC (UK) Layer Naming standards document?

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