Among the first standards adopted by the European standardisation body CEN under the careful work of the technical committee 442 were the three openBIM standards. In October 2016 the buildingSMART International standards put forward by CEN/TC 442: IFD (ISO 12006-3:2007), IFC (ISO 16739:2013) and IDM (ISO 29481-2:2012) were officially adopted as EN standards. Find out more here.
The work programme of the CEN 442 committee includes, according to the Vienna agreement and where appropriate, to make current ISO standards for BIM valid as EN standards. That is why, their work is carried out in close cooperation with the ongoing BIM standardisation by ISO committees.
The international standards ISO 19650 Organization of information about construction works – Information management using building information modelling parts 1 and 2 were adopted as European standards in 2018, while parts 3 and 5 were adopted in 2020.
In 2020, CEN/TC 442 published another important standard – EN 17412 Building Information Modelling – Level of Information Need – part 1. It provides the tools for delivering geometric data, alphanumeric information and documents as part of the Information management framework established in ISO 19650. The level of information need provides methods for establishing who, should provide what information, why and when.
Two additional parts of EN 17412 are currently under development. Of those, prEN 17412-3 will provide a framework for structuring alphanumeric information requirements, i.e., digital data about construction objects. It is expected that an approach similar to the one outlined in the already published EN ISO 23386 and EN ISO 23387 will be most rigorous for presenting alphanumeric information.