​​Useful Sources of Information:

BIM TASK GROUP​:​ The Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group are supporting and helping deliver the objectives of the Government Construction Strategy.​

BIMOBJECT: Source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content​.

BIMSTORE​: Source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content.

BUILDINGSMART:​ BuildingSMART are an alliance of organisations within the construction and facilities management sectors dedicated to improving processes within the industry through defining the use and sharing of information.

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BUILDING (CIOB):Chartered Institute of Building BIM Portal.

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SERVICE ENGINEERS (CIBSE): Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers BIM Portal.​​

CIC BIM REGIONAL HUBS: BIM Regional Hubs to help ensure that the most up-to-date and consistent information on the UK Government Level 2 BIM programme was disseminated across the UK and allowing for a local feedback mechanism to the Government BIM Task Group at a grass roots le.

COBie DATA DROPS: The 5 Data Drtops required

COBie TEMPLATES: COBie is formal schema that helps organise information about new and existing facilities. It is general enough that it can be used to document both Buildings and Infrastructure assets.​

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY COUNCIL (CIC): The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry​

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY RESEARCH & INFORMATION ASSOCIATION (CIRIA): A neutral, independent, not-for-profit body, who link organisations with common interests and facilitate a range of collaborative activities that help improve the industry.



DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY & LOCAL GOVERNMENT​​​ Planning and Building Regulations , Technical Guidance Documents

FREE BIM VIEWERS To get an idea what it’s like to look around a 3D model or even if you have been sent a 3D model for a potential project, you can by utilizing one of the free BIM viewing links

INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ICE) Institute of Civil Engineers Building Information Modeling Portal

MEPCONTENT Source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content​.​

NATIONAL BIM LIBRARY Source of free-to-use Building Information Modelling (BIM) content

NBS aka RIBA ENTERPRISES LTD Building Information Reports Produced by RIBA Enterprises (NBS)

RIAI The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is the Regulatory and Support body for Architects in Ireland. Support services are also provided for Architectural Technologists

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS (RICS)​ Royal Institutute of Chartered Surveyors Building Information Modeling Portal

SPECIFIEDBY Source of free to use specification, technical data and design files

TASK GROUP LABS The labs space is used to publish ‘work in progress’ for a variety of work streams in the development of BIM.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT INFORMATION COMMITTEE (CPIC)​ Responsible for providing best practice guidance on the content, form and preparation of construction production information and making sure this best practice is disseminated throughout the UK construction industry.

CITA BIM GROUP An industry-representative working group within CITA EIN Network, investigating the benefits and ideas for advancement of BIM (Building Information Modelling)  for the Irish Construction Industry, through information sharing, collaboration and training.

RUIG Revit Users Ireland Group​.​

​BIM Sta​ndards:

BG 6/2014 Design Framework for Building Services 4th Edition

BS 11000-1:2010 Collaborative business relationships – A framework specification.

BS 11000-2:2010 Collaborative business relationships – Guide to implementing BS 11000-1.

BS 1192:2007 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information

BS 1192-4:2014 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Client information requirements.

BS 1192-4:2014 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information – Client information requirements

BS 6100-1:2004 Building and civil engineering – Vocabulary – Part 1: General terms

BS 6953:1998 (ISO 7078:1985) Glossary of terms for procedures for setting out, measurement and surveying in building construction (including guidance notes)

BS 7000-4:1996 Design management systems. Part 4. Guide to managing design in construction.

BS 8210:2012 Guide to facilities maintenance management

BS 8536:2010​ Facility management briefing. Code of practice

BS 8541-1:2012 Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Identification and classification.

BS 8541-2:2011 Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Recommended 2D symbols of building elements for use in Building Information Modelling.

BS 8541-3:201​2 Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Shape and measurement.

BS 8541-4:2012 Library objects for architecture, engineering and construction – Attributes for specification and assessment.

BS 8541-5:2014 Sharing of sub-models representing combinations of components and spaces covering naming, classification and nesting

BS 8541-6:2014 Sharing of data expected from product declarations, labelling and environmental tables.

BS 8572:2011 Procurement of facility related services. Guide

BS 8587:2012 Guide to facility information management

BS EN 13460:2009 Maintenance. Documentation for maintenancet

BS EN ISO 13567-1:2002 Technical product documentation. Organization and naming of layers for CAD Overview and principles.

BS EN ISO 13567-2:2002 Technical product documentation. Organization and naming of layers for CAD Overview, format and codes used in construction documentation.

BS EN ISO 9001:2008​ Quality management systems. Requirements..

BS ISO 10007:2003​ Quality management systems – Guidelines for configuration management​