The need to reduce the cost of public sector assets is driving a period of rapid evolution in the construction sector. In future, digital built environments – including Building Information Modelling (BIM) – will need to deliver fiscal, functional, sustainability and growth objectives which, in turn, will promote changes in built asset procurement, delivery and operational procedures.
These processes and procedures will involve more transparent and open ways of working, cross-sector collaborative working and the sharing of both detailed models and large amounts of digital information and better asset life-cycle management by capture of data about its real-time use and condition.
This means that organisations will have to identify and implement appropriate and proportionate measures to reduce the risk of loss or disclosure of information which could impact on the safety and security of personnel and other occupants or users of the built asset and its services, the built asset itself, asset information and/or the benefits the built asset exists to deliver, whether they be social, environmental and/or commercial in nature.
Measures such as these can also help protect against the loss, theft or disclosure of valuable commercial information and intellectual property.
Within this context, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has sponsored PAS 1192-5:2015 ‘Specification for Security-Minded Building Information Modelling, Digital Built Environments and Smart Asset Management’. PAS 1192-5 sets out the approach to applying appropriate and proportionate measures to manage the security risks that affect a built asset – either in whole or in part – as well as asset data and information.
Development of this PAS was facilitated by BSI Standards and the document has been published under licence from the British Standards Institution. Copies of PAS 1192-5 may be downloaded from: http://shop.bsigroup.com/forms/PASs/PAS-1192-5/
PAS 1192-5 applies to both building and infrastructure assets and serves as a companion document to PAS 1192-2, PAS 1192-3 and BS 1192-4.
Range of advisory materials
In addition, CPNI is publishing a range of advisory materials to help end users with their understanding around PAS 1192-5, its context and implementation. End users are urged to access the following documents:
*Mini-PAS that explains the context and key features of the PAS
*Flow chart providing a navigational overview of the key management processes set out in the PAS
*List of FAQs (which will be regularly updated)
*Take care when you share presentation slide illustrating how changing construction industry practices – with the ongoing move from paper-based drawings and specifications to collaborative digital solutions – can create an increased security risk