The RIBA Plan of Work is set to be overhauled for the first time in 50 years to include BIM processes.

According to Building’s sister title Building Design (BD), the RIBA’s new Plan of Work, which organises the process of managing and designing buildings, is due to be issued in early 2013 and will also include a green overlay, as well as changes in procurement.

Richard Brindley, executive director for membership and professional support at the RIBA, told BD: “It’s a different way of doing things. The actual processes are still there, but how they fit together is very different.”

BD said that so far the review group working on the Plan of Work had produced a draft BIM overlay document and would meet this month to finalise the changes, which would eventually feed into the new Plan of Work.

John Orrell, member of the review group, said: “The BIM overlay is just highlighting key aspects through the different stages that we should be looking for.”

A version of this story first appeared in Building Design.