BIM Guides by others

A list of BIM guides from around the world. They are categorised into 3 groups:

  • General: Provide background information or planning guidance on BIM and its application to construction projects.
  • Project oriented: Intended to be used as a binding document by project stakeholders to define their expectations and requirements associated with implementing BIM on a project.
  • Topic specific: Covers a specific aspect of implementing BIM. Generally not comprehensive enough to be used as project guidelines but, because of its detailed nature, could be referenced as a standard by them.

These categories are provided as an indication only - the interrelated nature of BIM and IPD means many of the guides contain elements of each.

National Guidelines for Digital Modelling

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2009
Australia

PDF 3 MB

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These general guidelines are more a ‘Managers Guide to BIM’ - outlining the process changes necessary for industry implementation - than a prescriptive standard. Published by the Cooperative Centre for Construction Innovation, they were one of the first steps towards unifying Australian industry standards of practice.

The download links are in the middle of a group of publications under the heading CRC for Construction Innovation 2/3rds of the way down the page.

Australia and New Zealand Revit Standards (ANZRS)

2012
Australia

PDF 270kb

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These (topic specific) modelling standards set out practices for producing Revit model content and models of consistently high quality.

National BIM Standards

2007
USA

PDF 200kb

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NBIMS is a general guide covering a number of topics. A copy of Version 1 of the Standards and parts of Version 2 can be downloaded from this site.

AEC(UK) BIM Protocol v2.0

2012
United Kingdom

PDF 270kb

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This project oriented guide documents a unified protocol for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry in the UK. Comprised of a series of documents, it includes a generic protocol and others specifically for Revit and Bentley plus a model matrix.

Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide

2007
USA

PDF 270kb

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This topic specific guide, published by the Californian division of AIA, explains the principles of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and collaborative working practices. Read in conjunction with AIA E202-2008.

US General Services Administration BIM Guides

2007 - 2012
USA

PDF 270kb

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A series of topic specific guides that cover items such as spatial program validation, 3D laser scanning, 4D BIM and energy performance analysis.

Penn State BIM Project Execution Planning Guide

2010
USA

PDF 270kb

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This project oriented guide, published by the Deptartment of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is an invaluable resource for clients and their project teams defining the scope and method of BIM implementation on their projects. The documents include worksheets and a BIM Execution Plan template.

The VA BIM Guide - 2010

2010
USA

PDF 270kb

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A project oriented BIM guide produced by the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs for their consultants. Click on the 'Printable Version' menu for a copy. The associated Object/Element Matrix can be downloaded by clicking on the 'References' menu and selecting the 'Object Element Matrix File'. The Matrix is a series of Microsoft Excel (.xls) worksheets that defines a large number of objects and elements and their properties and Level of Development (LOD) at different stages in the building’s lifecycle.

Ohio State BIM Protocol - 2011

2011
USA

PDF 270kb

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The BIM Protocol developed by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. It is a general guide that outlines the department's expectations about the implementation of BIM by consultants working on their projects - now and in the future.

Click on State of Ohio Protocol. See M830-01-BIM Protocol.pdf near bottom of list.

BS 1192 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information - Code of practice - 2007

2007
United Kingdom

PDF 270kb

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This (topic specific) British Standards Institution code of practice for collaborative working methods can be purchased from this site or from infostore.saiglobal.com.au.

BIP 2207 Building Information management - A Standard Framework and guide to BS 1192 - 2010

2010
United Kingdom

PDF 270kb

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This topic specific guide to BS 1192 can be purchased from this site or from www.cpic.org.uk. It expands on the explanatory text of the standard.

Penn State BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners

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2012
USA

PDF 3.4 MB

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This general guide, published by the Deptartment of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is to assist facility owners more effectively plan the integration of BIM throughout their organisation and over the lifecycle of a facility. It describes a method for planning and includes supporting tools such as templates and worksheets.

COBIM Common BIM Requirements

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2012
Finland

PDFs (Sizes vary)

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This series of documents covers the BIM requirements for new construction and renovation, plus theuse and facility management of buildings in Finland. The 13 topic specific guides can be used individually or, together, as a project oriented guide. The minimum requirements for modelling and model information content are intended to be observed in all construction projects where the use of these requirements is advantageous.

Singapore BIM Guide

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2012
Singapore

PDF 2.89 MB

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BIPS 3D Working Method

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2007
Denmark

PDF 2.07 MB

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Statsbygg BIM Manual 1.2

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2011
Norway

PDF 2.37 MB

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First Steps to BIM Competence

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2013
United Kingdom

PDF 4.77 MB

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AIA (US) Digital Practice Documents

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2012
United States

PDF 208kb

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Georgia Tech BIM Requirements and Guidelines

2011 0815 GT BIM Requirements v1.0 88x115px

2011
United States

PDF 734kb

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Indiana University BIM Guidelines and Standards

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2012
United States

PDF 754kb

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New York City Department of Design and Construction BIM Guidelines

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2012
United States

PDF 4.41 MB

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GSFIC BIM Guide

Georgia State FIC 2013  BIM Guide 5 88x115px

2013
United States

PDF 563kb

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University of Southern California BIM Guidelines

Uni of Southern California 2012 BIM Guidelines v1.6 88x115px

2012
United States

PDF 5.07 MB

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BIMForum Level of Development Specification

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2013
United States

PDF 2.25 MB

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BIMForum Level of Development Specification

BIM Forum 2013  DRAFT-LOD-Spec 88x115px

2013
United States

PDF 2.25 MB

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University of Southern California BIM Guidelines

Uni of Southern California 2012 BIM Guidelines v1.6 88x115px

2012
United States

PDF 5.07 MB

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GSFIC BIM Guide

Georgia State FIC 2013  BIM Guide 5 88x115px

2013
United States

PDF 563kb

Go to source

New York City Department of Design and Construction BIM Guidelines

NYCDDC 2012 BIM Guidelines 79x115px

2012
United States

PDF 4.41 MB

Go to source

Indiana University BIM Guidelines and Standards

Indiana Uni 2012  BIM Guidelines and Standards88x115px

2012
United States

PDF 754kb

Go to source

Georgia Tech BIM Requirements and Guidelines

2011 0815 GT BIM Requirements v1.0 88x115px

2011
United States

PDF 734kb

Go to source

AIA (US) Digital Practice Documents

AIA Digital Practice Documents 2012  88x115px

2012
United States

PDF 208kb

Go to source

First Steps to BIM Competence

SEC 2013  BIM-Guide-2013 81x115px

2013
United Kingdom

PDF 4.77 MB

Go to source

Statsbygg BIM Manual 1.2

StatsbyggBIMmanualV1-2Eng2011-10-24 81x115px

2011
Norway

PDF 2.37 MB

Go to source

BIPS 3D Working Method

BIPS 2007-3D Working Method 82x115px

2007
Denmark

PDF 2.07 MB

Go to source

Singapore BIM Guide

BCA 2012 Singapore BIM Guide Version 1 cover 80x115px

2012
Singapore

PDF 2.89 MB

Go to source

COBIM Common BIM Requirements

COBIM_1_general_requirements_v1_cover_81x115px.jpg - 7.79 KB

2012
Finland

PDFs (Sizes vary)

Go to source

This series of documents covers the BIM requirements for new construction and renovation, plus theuse and facility management of buildings in Finland. The 13 topic specific guides can be used individually or, together, as a project oriented guide. The minimum requirements for modelling and model information content are intended to be observed in all construction projects where the use of these requirements is advantageous.

Penn State BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners

BIM_Planning_Guide_for_Facility_Owner-Version_1.02_cover_88x115px.jpg - 8.41 KB

2012
USA

PDF 3.4 MB

Go to source

This general guide, published by the Deptartment of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is to assist facility owners more effectively plan the integration of BIM throughout their organisation and over the lifecycle of a facility. It describes a method for planning and includes supporting tools such as templates and worksheets.

BIP 2207 Building Information management - A Standard Framework and guide to BS 1192 - 2010

2010
United Kingdom

PDF 270kb

Go to source

This topic specific guide to BS 1192 can be purchased from this site or from www.cpic.org.uk. It expands on the explanatory text of the standard.

BS 1192 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information - Code of practice - 2007

2007
United Kingdom

PDF 270kb

Go to source

This (topic specific) British Standards Institution code of practice for collaborative working methods can be purchased from this site or from infostore.saiglobal.com.au.

Ohio State BIM Protocol - 2011

2011
USA

PDF 270kb

Go to source

The BIM Protocol developed by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. It is a general guide that outlines the department's expectations about the implementation of BIM by consultants working on their projects - now and in the future.

Click on State of Ohio Protocol. See M830-01-BIM Protocol.pdf near bottom of list.

The VA BIM Guide - 2010

2010
USA

PDF 270kb

Go to source

A project oriented BIM guide produced by the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs for their consultants. Click on the 'Printable Version' menu for a copy. The associated Object/Element Matrix can be downloaded by clicking on the 'References' menu and selecting the 'Object Element Matrix File'. The Matrix is a series of Microsoft Excel (.xls) worksheets that defines a large number of objects and elements and their properties and Level of Development (LOD) at different stages in the building’s lifecycle.

Penn State BIM Project Execution Planning Guide

2010
USA

PDF 270kb

Go to source

This project oriented guide, published by the Deptartment of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, is an invaluable resource for clients and their project teams defining the scope and method of BIM implementation on their projects. The documents include worksheets and a BIM Execution Plan template.

US General Services Administration BIM Guides

2007 - 2012
USA

PDF 270kb

Go to source

A series of topic specific guides that cover items such as spatial program validation, 3D laser scanning, 4D BIM and energy performance analysis.

Integrated Project Delivery: A Guide

2007
USA

PDF 270kb

Go to source

This topic specific guide, published by the Californian division of AIA, explains the principles of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and collaborative working practices. Read in conjunction with AIA E202-2008.

AEC(UK) BIM Protocol v2.0

2012
United Kingdom

PDF 270kb

Go to source

This project oriented guide documents a unified protocol for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry in the UK. Comprised of a series of documents, it includes a generic protocol and others specifically for Revit and Bentley plus a model matrix.

National BIM Standards

2007
USA

PDF 200kb

Go to source

NBIMS is a general guide covering a number of topics. A copy of Version 1 of the Standards and parts of Version 2 can be downloaded from this site.

Australia and New Zealand Revit Standards (ANZRS)

2012
Australia

PDF 270kb

Go to source

These (topic specific) modelling standards set out practices for producing Revit model content and models of consistently high quality.

National Guidelines for Digital Modelling

NGDM_2009_cover_82x115px.jpg - 6.78 KB

2009
Australia

PDF 3 MB

Go to source

These general guidelines are more a ‘Managers Guide to BIM’ - outlining the process changes necessary for industry implementation - than a prescriptive standard. Published by the Cooperative Centre for Construction Innovation, they were one of the first steps towards unifying Australian industry standards of practice.

The download links are in the middle of a group of publications under the heading CRC for Construction Innovation 2/3rds of the way down the page.