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January 2020
Work on the revision of the UK National Annex to BS EN ISO 19650-2 starts. David Churcher is technical author, working with a BSI technical panel.

September 2019
Draft of ISO 19650-3 issued for public consultation.

April/July/October 2019
UK BIM Framework Guidance is published in successive editions by BSI, CDBB and UK BIM Alliance. David Churcher is co-editor of this guidance suite, along with Sarah Davidson of Nottingham University. The guidance project is chaired by Anne Kemp of Atkins.

January 2019
BS EN ISO 19650-1 and -2 published by BSI in the UK. Along with PD 19650-0, a transition guide for UK industry, lead author David Churcher.

December 2018
ISO 19650 Parts 1 and 2 published by ISO.

June 2017
Work starts on ISO 19650 Part 3, information management for assets during operation. David Churcher is technical author of this standard, as part of ISO TC 59/SC 13/WG 13.

December 2016
ISO 19650 Parts 1 and 2 submitted for formatting as Draft International Standards. Circulation for comment is expected in Spring 2017.

August 2016
David Churcher in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to help German consultancy BW-Engineers explain BIM to the Saudi Ministry of Health.

Welcome to Hitherwood Consulting, a specialist business improvement consultancy with particular experience in the building and construction industry. Our particular approach is to work closely with each client team to explore, design and implement changes to their business that achieve the required goals.

Specific themes that we bring to each assignment are:

  • the importance of communication and engagement in implementing successful change and improvement
  • the need to step back from the day-to-day activities to appreciate the broader perspective of business change
  • the value of an independent view that can test and challenge your assumptions.

Supporting the implementation of BIM

The UK Government's adoption of the UK BIM Framework is a retatement of its mandate for BIM Level 2 from April 2016. Many people and organisations are working to develop supporting guidance for the industry, and Hitherwood Consulting is pleased to be playing its part. We have been working through BSI with the ISO and CEN groups developing new standards, and through the UK BIM Alliance in its tripartite agreement with BSI and CDBB to deliver a single guidance framework for UK industry.

We have also been helping commercial clients to understand what BIM means for them, through consultancy support and training.

Seeing the built environment from a life-cycle perspective

Many built asset owners and project clients now understand the importance of understanding the whole life-cycle - financially, environmentally and socially. Hitherwood Consulting provides training and other technical support for owners, clients, asset/facilities managers and project delivery teams.

We would be happy to discuss your specific needs at a no-obligation meeting - please call David Churcher on 07900 254090, or email david.churcher@hitherwood.co.uk.

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