Adopting BIM ISO 19650: How Atvero makes the right thing, the easy thing

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Alex Hauger
Dec 7, 2023
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What is ISO 19650?

The series of standards created under ISO 19650, in conjunction with the BIM framework, are international standards for managing information relating to any building process throughout its entire lifecycle. 

There is a focus on information management, including the structuring of information and that information’s security. Document management software's, such as Atvero, were created with these standards and frameworks in mind in order to make the right thing, the easy thing.


Standardizations are easy to define as a firm, but it’s hard to maintain them across a business—especially when it must be consistent across team members and third-party contributors on a project. Document management systems like Atvero aim to eliminate inconsistencies as they enforce project standards and make it hard to go wrong. 

With project standardization in mind, Atvero enforces naming schemes for documents, drawings, and any other data across its users, with auto suggestion features aiding this process and keeping things uniform. By automatically giving its user suggestions as to why a file may be named incorrectly and providing an alternative, correct solution with corrected metadata values, Atvero is ensuring that all files uploaded will be correctly named. 

Within Atvero’s standardization processes there are established workflows, guaranteeing an approval process before any information is issued out. By verifying that nothing can go out without being signed off by the correct people, there’s an added layer of security protecting you and your business from potentially catastrophic mistakes. 


Discoverability of information is also a key factor of ISO 19650, as having archived and present information readily available is now a necessity. If information is not readily available, firms are open to a litany of risk and potential fee claims. 

When it comes to discoverability, Atvero is industry- leading as it leverages metadata-driven searching and filtering. With Atvero, you can search inside documents, emails, email attachments, PDFs, word documents, drawings, and much more with super-fast results and direct links to which records they are contained in.

Another key part of discoverability is a firm's access to the different versions of files created during their lifecycles. With Atvero, the latest version is always the default version, decreasing the risk of someone working on the wrong file, or an old file being sent out. 

However, there is also a full version history of each file containing every sent and received document. 

Atvero also archives all historic versions of files, with features available to allow you to click through the history of a document. By keeping in line with ISO 19650, Atvero provides its users with a single source of truth to access and manage all project records automatically, with a customizable dashboard increasing the software’s usability.


ISO 19650’s emphasis on information management goes hand in hand with its focus on information security. As a project's information will now need to be digitally stored for up to 30 years, how this information is stored—and its confidentiality—is of big concern. Atvero takes this into consideration and utilizes the storage and security features of Microsoft 365, guaranteeing its users reliable, long-term secure storage for archived projects. 

Why Atvero?

Atvero stands as a steadfast product for AEC businesses, unwavering in its dedication to deliver the best quality document management system. With a foundation deeply rooted in the principles of BIM and adhering to the rigorous standards of ISO 19650, Atvero ensures that users not only meet but exceed industry benchmarks of information management. 

By striving to be the top choice for AEC businesses in terms of document management, Atvero ensures that it is constantly evolving alongside changing legislations to guarantee that firms remain in harmony with their documents and files.

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