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BS 1192-4:2014

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Collaborative production of information. Fulfilling employer’s information exchange requirements using COBie. Code of practice
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Publication StatusCurrent
Publication Date30/09/2014
Format (Paperback, Hardback etc)A4
Brand / PublisherBSI

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What is this standard about?

BS 1192-4:2014 defines a methodology for the transfer between parties of structured information relating to Facilities, including buildings and infrastructure.

It defines expectations for the design and construction project phases prior to handover and acquisition and the subsequent in-use phase. This code of practice assists the demand side, including employers with portfolio managers, asset managers and facility managers, to specify their expectations while helping information providers, including the lead designers and contractors,to prepare concise, unambiguous and accessible information.

Contents for BS 1192-4 includes:

  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Business process
  • Purposes
  • Management and quality criteria
  • Implementation

COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange) provides a common structure for the exchange of information about new and existing Facilities, including both buildings and infrastructure.

BS 1192-4:2014 defines expectations for the exchange of information throughout the lifecycle of a Facility. The use of COBie ensures that information can be prepared and used without the need for knowledge of the sending and receiving applications or databases. It ensures that the information exchange can be reviewed and validated for compliance, continuity and completeness.

Relationship with other publications

BS 1192‑4 is closely aligned with the following:

  • BS 1192:2007+A1:2015, Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Code of practice
  • PAS 1192‑2, Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling
  • PAS 1192‑3, Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling

BS 1192:2007, PAS 1192‑2 and PAS 1192‑3 document best practice for the management of collaborative projects using Facility and Asset Information Modelling based design, construction and use.

BS 1192‑4 defines the UK usage of COBie, an internationally agreed information exchange schema for exchanging facility information between the employer and the supply chain.

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