Commissioning a BIM Level 2 compliant 3D model requires a forward looking approach, as many of the benefits of the information contained within the model will be enjoyed by the end user of a building rather than the design team.
What is BIM Level 2 compliance?
BIM level 2 compliance requires that information within Project Information Model or Asset Information Model can be used and reused without ambiguity and in accordance with industry standards PAS 1192:2 and PAS 1192:3.
The models need to be created in a collaborative environment and be available throughout the project and the lifecycle of the asset.
To be effective a BIM compliant model must be created with the end in mind, thinking about the decisions that can be made with the right information. The aim is to provide accurate information of the right detail that will enable the building owner and user to make facilities management decisions.
A BIM Level 2 Model needs to be created to pre-defined levels of detail as specified in the BS 1192:4. These align to the RIBA Stage of Works and ensure that the correct information is available at specific Employers Decision points.
There are cost and time implications associated with creating a BIM Level 2 Compliant model, but these will be recouped by the owner/occupier during the operating life of the building.
Creating a BIM level 2 compliant model
As with all 3D models the information can be taken from 2D CAD drawings, mark ups or laser-scans and points clouds if the as-built record is available.
To facilitate the capture of accurate data in the right format first time, and in accordance with the CIC BIM Protocol, Cadnet can provide you with experienced personnel to perform the role of Project Information Manager, Task Information manager or Information Author in line with the requirements set out in 1192: