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.