BIM4Heritage

BIM and its use in Historic buildings

Technical Standards Quick List :

BS 7913:2013 best practice in the management and treatment of historic buildings

BS 1192:2007 +A2:2016 Collaborative production of architectural, engineering and construction information. Code of practice.

ICOMOS International Council on monuments and sites

ICOMOS Illustrated glossary  on deterioration of stone

BIMLevel2 point of reference for clients, designers, contractors, trade suppliers, manufacturers, maintainers, operators and users to understand how to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) and data to improve productivity and reduce waste.

ICE-Institue of Civil Engineers PAS list

PAs 1192-2-2013 specifies requirements for achieving building information modelling

PAS 1192-3:2014 Specification for information management for the operational phase of construction projects using building information modelling


PAS 1192-4:2014 defines expectations for the design and construction project phases prior to handover and acquisition and the subsequent in-use phase


PAS-1192-5:Specification for security-minded building information modelling, digital built environments and smart asset management


Historic England Metric Survey Specification for Cultural Heritage


COBie Spreadsheet BS 1192-4:20014 defines the exchange of none graphical project information using the COBie standard


Uniclass A single classification system enabling electronic project data to be indexed and structured enabling it to be accessible and searchable.



COTAC Bibliography

This Bibliography V1 as at 26July 2016, offers a preliminary compliation of related references relevant to HBIM considerations. It does not aim to be comprehensive at this time, but, in the absence of other relevant compilations, it is offered as an initial attempt to aid the creation of a more all-inclusive collation.



Measure what you treaseure

A list of Laser scanned Projects that show many different Heritage sites with an excellent article from Leica on Laser Scanning.


Heritage Statements

This link is to Warwick District Council and is typical of any councils requirement for a Heritage Statment


The National Planning Policy Framework specifies that ‘in determining applications, local planning authorities should require an applicant to describe the significance of any heritage asset affected, including any contribution made by their setting’ (NPPF paragraph 128).



128. In determining applications, local planning authorities should require an applicant to describe the significance of any heritage assets affected, including any contribution made by their setting. The level of detail should be proportionate to the assets’ importance and no more than is sufficient to understand the potential impact of the proposal on their significance. As a minimum the relevant historic environment record should have been consulted and the heritage assets assessed using appropriate expertise where necessary. Where a site on which development is proposed includes or has the potential to include heritage assets with archaeological interest, local planning authorities should require developers to submit an appropriate desk-based assessment and, where necessary, a field evaluation.