Getting started with ISO 19650
I’ll share how to get started with ISO 19650

If you’re a BIM Manager, then you know that following ISO 19650 standards could be crucial for any design and construction project. But achieving an ISO 19650 compliant status can be tricky if you don’t have the right foundation.

In this blog post, I’ll share how you can get your team up to speed quickly and avoid any potential pitfalls along the way!

1. What is ISO 19650?

Let’s start with the basics. ISO 19650 is the new-ish international standard for information management and BIM on a design and construction project.

It’s a set of requirements and guidelines that dictate everything from how contract appointments are made to how information should be managed throughout the entire life cycle of the project.

Key components of ISO 19650 cover governance, processes, people, and technology.

Many ISO 19650 guidance documents are also available that provide more detailed information on following the standards.

Some benefits of implementing ISO 19650 include more efficient and higher-quality information management, reduced risk, and happier customers!

2. Why Planning is Important

Having a plan is essential to achieving success in any field, but especially when it comes to BIM management.

By being clear about your goals and objectives from the outset, you can avoid potential problems later on.

Not only that, but you’ll be able to track your progress and ensure that everyone involved is on the same page.

Some benefits of planning your BIM projects:

  • Help avoid problems before they occur
  • Allow you to track the progress of BIM implementation across your teams and identify areas of improvement
  • Ensure that everyone involved is aware of their role and responsibility when it comes to BIM
  • Save time and money in the long run – if you plan your BIM projects, there will be less wasted effort, rework, and general frustration!
  • Make it easier to achieve ISO 19650 compliance!

3. ISO 19650 challenges

While ISO 19650 is a challenge to implement, it is not impossible ????

The key is to have the right starting point.

By understanding the standard’s requirements and putting together a clear plan of action, you can ensure that your team is up to speed quickly and avoid any potential pitfalls along the way.

If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to help you get started with ISO 19650, I recommend checking out this blog: ISO 19650 PDF WORKFLOW (free PDF download)

4. Why is Having the Right Starting Point Important?

As I mentioned, ISO 19650 standards are complex and can be challenging to implement. Having the right starting point is crucial because it allows you to hit the ground running.

So, what’s the right starting point for ISO 19650?

In my opinion, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of the standard itself as well as your own business objectives.

From there, you can develop a plan that outlines how you will achieve compliance.

5. How Can Organizations Prepare for ISO 19650?

Depending on your business type, various sections of the ISO 19650 standard will be important to you.

With Plannerly’s free ISO 19650 templates, you will have everything you need to start quickly and efficiently.

Additionally, the templates are easy to use and customizable, so you can make them work for your specific needs.

Make sure that you have a clear understanding of what your responsibilities are.

If you need help getting started, there are also plenty of ISO 19650 consultants out there who can assist you.

An experienced consultant can help you develop a plan and train your staff on the requirements of the standard.

Plannerly has a list of approved implementation consultants that might be the missing piece for your smooth implementation of ISO 19650.

If you would like to be connected with a consultant in your location, just reach out to the Plannerly team and they will put you in touch with the perfect ISO 19650 resource!

6. What Are the Consequences of Not Implementing ISO 19650?

If an organization does not implement ISO 19650 in the mid-to-longer term, it may face several consequences.

These may not be immediate but could include:

  • Loss of business to competitors who are ISO 19650 compliant
  • Inability to bid/tender for certain projects that require certification
  • Negative effect on leadership reputation
  • Increased risk of errors and rework

Over time, ISO 19650-compliant organizations will likely surpass others in their market.

7. Is Your Organization Ready for ISO 19650?

If you’re unsure whether your organization is ready for ISO 19650, Plannerly can help!

Plannerly offers a range of free resources to assist organizations in preparing for and implementing the standards.

These free ISO 19650 resources include webinars, individual certified courses, training, support, and company certification.

As I mentioned, Plannerly also has all of the free ISO 19650 templates you need to start your information management journey quickly and easily.


Implementing ISO 19650 can be a challenge, but it is not impossible.

If you want to achieve success in BIM/Information Management, then planning is essential.

And if you’re looking for an easy way to get started, then look no further than Plannerly.

The key is to have the right starting point, and Plannerly offers the resources to learn and can support you with the right consultants and certification if needed.

So what are you waiting for? Contact the team today in the chat, join free (below), or book a meeting to learn more about how they can help you with your ISO 19650 journey!

Questions I Get Asked About ISO 19650

What is ISO 19650?

The ISO 19650 standards are all about effective information management. They provide rules for better information management contracts and workflows to produce, share and use the information effectively.

What are the benefits of implementing ISO 19650?

There are several benefits to implementing ISO 19650, including:
– Improved efficiency and productivity
– Increased accuracy and completeness of information
– Improved communication and collaboration
– Reduced risk of errors and rework

How can I prepare my organization for ISO 19650?

Preparing your organization for ISO 19650 may seem daunting, but it’s really quite simple: start by understanding the requirements of the standard, develop a plan for implementation, and train your staff on the new standards. You can also work with one of these experienced consultants to help you prepare for and implement ISO 19650:

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