Steel Construction Building Information Modelling (BIM) Charter


On 31 May 2011 the Cabinet Office published the Government Construction Strategy which announced the Government’s intention to require ‘collaborative 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM)’ on all of its projects by April 2016.

The Steel Construction Building Information Modelling (BIM) Charter has been set up to enable Member companies to be certified against the requirements of both PAS 91-2013 and PAS 1192-2: 2013.

Details on the Charter, which is only open to BCSA Members, can be accessed using the link below:

The detailed requirements for delivering a construction project using BIM are set out in PAS 1192-2: 2013 ‘Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling’.

BIM is commonly considered to be the equivalent to 3D modelling and while 3D modelling is a key part, BIM is wider than this.  BIM is best described as ‘a process from concept through design, construction, handover, maintenance and demolition’.

BCSA has reviewed the main BIM inputs and outputs required at each stage of the process and developed a series of examples and supporting information to help BCSA members understand the BIM process, complete the various BIM questionnaires and help define the information that the steelwork contractor is required to provide.  Learning material is also made available to download from the BCSA E learning website.

A copy of the BCSA Guide to Building Information Modelling can be accessed using the link below: