AEC (UK) BIM Technology Protocol update published!

19 June 2015

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.

AEC (UK) BIM Standard for Revit

25 June 2010

Download the AEC (UK) BIM Standard For Revit v1.0 now!

The AEC (UK) BIM Standard, released in November of 2009, was developed as a generic document referring to the techniques and concepts utilised in using BIM technology. It was intended to be applicable to all software platforms.

This larger document looks to interpret and expand those concepts with specific reference to Autodesk Revit, supplementing it with further best practice and practical policy. Working practices which conform to standards such as BS1192:2007 are also incorporated to allow this document to work alongside current project management and document control protocols.

In short, if you represent a design practice which is looking to adopt BIM methodology and has chosen to use Revit as the primary tool to do so, then this document should cover your requirements.

This standard is provided as a template to download and incorporate into your office or project protocols. Although this standard has no legislative backing, it is written in the context of rules to be followed rather than points to cover. Companies and individuals downloading the standard are free to take on as much or as little as they wish, but the wider acceptance of the document as an industry standard would require that it remain as close as possible to the original form.

Future releases of the Standard will look to cover technological advances and the wider BIM ecosystem, incorporating other professions in the design and construction process, such as Quantity Surveyors, Specification Writers, Fabricators, Manufacturers, Contractors and Facility Managers.

Above all, the authors hope that this is a clear, concise and readable explanation of working best practices in Revit and a solid foundation for efficient collaboration and communication.

This is a live project so please feel free to email the committee on if you have any comments or feedback.

Paul Woddy
Revit Sub-Committee Chair