RIBA Plan of Work updated to include bim procedures
Bim overlay added to architects’ management document
The RIBA Plan of Work is set to be overhauled for the first time in 50 years to include bim processes.
The RIBA’s new Plan of Work, which organises the process of managing and designing buildings, is due to be issued in early 2013 and will also include a green overlay, as well as changes in procurement.
“It’s a different way of doing things,” said Richard Brindley, executive director for membership and professional support at the RIBA. “The actual processes are still there, but how they fit together is very different.”
Though still in its infancy, it is known that the new Plan of Work will identify stages by numbers rather than letters.
“The bim overlay is just highlighting key aspects through the different stages that we should be looking for,” said John Orrell, member of the core review group, which is led by Dale Sinclair.
So far the group has produced a draft bim-overlay document and will meet this week to finalise the changes, which will eventually feed into the new Plan of Work.
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