The Project BIM Guide works with a number of supporting documents to be read in conjunction with each other. All are freely downloadable from Template Downloads page.
This structure allows each edition of the Project BIM Guide to function as a core reference document and confines all editing to the Project BIM Brief. The Project BIM Guide is thereby tailored to individual projects, while allowing it to be progressively upgraded in response to users’ needs from edition to edition within a consistent, recognisable framework.
The supporting documents include:
- The BIM Institute: National BIM Guide (this document) is a reference document that defines roles and responsibilities, collaboration procedures, recommended software, modelling requirements, digital deliverables and documentation standards. It documents a range of possible uses for BIM on projects.
- A Project BIM Brief documents the specific requirements of a project. It can be developed using the BIM Institute’s: Project BIM Brief template. It identifies both the project and members of the project team. It also allows you to specify what BIM should be used for the project and record what BIM standards will apply. This gives you flexibility when selecting references to suit the particulars of the project
- The BIM Institute does not yet have a referenced BIM Object library. These libraries are available from vendors and they define a number of objects and elements and their properties by UniClass/OmniClass classification and Level of Development (LOD) at different stages in the building’s lifecycle. The project team should decide if object data libraries will be used.