Understanding BS EN ISO 19650-5 and why it is now required on publicly funded projects

by BIM Academy | January 28, 2022 |  3 min read

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We have authored a brand new training course for our Learning and Development portfolio: Building Information Modelling: ISO 19650-5 – Security-minded approach to Information Management

BS EN ISO 19650-5 is a specification for security-minded information management. It details and specifies the principles and requirements for security-minded management of sensitive information that is obtained, created, processed and stored as part of a building or infrastructure project.

The increased use of digital technologies, including BIM, in the design, construction and operations phases of a project, as well as procurement, has had a transformative effect on the AEC industry, an advantage which is growing on a daily basis, leading to increased levels of collaboration, greater transparency, the capture and analysis of real-time information and seamless sharing or data across the project team.

More specifically for this section of the 19650 standard, part 5 provides a framework to assist organisations in understanding the key vulnerabilities and issues that security risks present, and the nature of the controls required to manage these risks.

The Infrastructure & Projects Authority’s (IPA) 2030 roadmap, which was released in late 2021, reinforced the BIM requirement on public projects for a further 10 years. As a result, there is now a requirement for clients in the public sector to carry out a sensitivity assessment as set out in ISO 19650-5.

This new BIM Academy training course gives an overview of the process for establishing a security-minded approach to the management of information in BIM-enabled projects.

Altogether, the standard describes 106 potential actions that could be taken to make the production, sharing and disposal of production secure. We will help you understand these actions and the full extend of the content withing ISO 19650-5 and how to apply them.

The clauses described in ISO 19650-5 are organised in a process diagram, facilitating the comprehension of each of the steps required for implementing a security-minded approach. The process is divided into four modules that correspond to the outcomes that are expected to be delivered at key points in ISO 19650-5.

In each module, we give examples of how the tasks listed in ISO 19650-5 impact real-life construction projects as well as the documentation that could be produced to support the implementation of the standard.

This course is delivered via our BIM Academy virtual learning platform, to find out more visit learning.www.bimacademy.global.

On completion of this course, you will be awarded a BIM Academy BIM-training certificate, accredited in association with Northumbria University.

To discuss our Learning and Development offerings and training courses, please contact Andrew Johnson on [email protected].