In the absence of existing documented information management standards (or Common Data Environment (CDE)) mandated by the client, the BIM Team nominates the CDE Standard to be used. Any amendments to these standards must be documented.
When the CDE Standard and amendments have been agreed by the BIM Team, they are adopted and managed by the BIM Manager.
This guide describes the use of a CDE aligned to the UK BS1192 series of BIM standards, which have been recognised internationally as at the forefront of describing good information management on design and construction projects. The principles of a CDE are common to most BIM approaches, but the details may need to be adapted to local standards.