What is Level 2 BIM?


Level 2 BIM is managing and exchanging the data contained within the separate discipline BIM tools with other disciplines, such as Structural, Architectural or Services (MEP) and collaborating on a common model. Models created by design teams during the co-ordination phase and run though clash detection software, reduce requests for information (RFIs) and changes during construction. This level of BIM may utilise 4D construction sequencing and/or 5D cost information. The Government’s aim is for the industry to achieve this level by 2016.

The UK Government in 2014 refined its definition of level 2 BIM as the following eight components, where more guidance can be found:

  • PAS 1192-2:2013 Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling
  • PAS 1192-3:2014 Specification for information management for the operational phase of assets using building information modelling
  • BS 1192-4 Collaborative production of information. Part 4: Fulfilling employers information exchange requirements using
  • COBie – Code of practice
  • PAS 1192-5 Specification for security-minded building information management, digital built environments and smart asset management.
  • Building Information Model (BIM) Protocol
  • GSL (Government Soft Landings)
  • Digital Plan of Work
  • Classification