The Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) held its final Forum for 2018 on 5 October in Melbourne. This Forum was ground-breaking for ABAB with endorsement to release two important publications developed to drive consistent approach to the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) through the design, construction and operation of an asset. These two guidelines are the result of technical practitioners and professionals contributing their knowledge and experience to inform others. The guidance materials are a first of their kind in Australia and will gain international attention.
The publication, BIM Process Consistency: Towards a Common Framework for Digital design, Construction and Operation will help governments and industry adopt, implement and align the use of BIM on public projects. This will lead to increased productivity and competitiveness, greater quality control, and support for SMEs in transitioning to the new BIM environment. It will help governments provide better public services and better value for public expenditure.
The second publication, Asset Information Requirements Guide – Information required for the operation of an asset will assist clients and their consultants to define their information requirements in order to take advantage of BIM’s capacity to capture and deliver data for the effective long-term management of assets.
These guidance materials will be publicly available towards the end of October at: www.ABAB.net.au.
“…we have an opportunity to optimise the many and significant benefits of BIM through this Australasian-wide consistent approach to the use and application of BIM. A combined government, industry and academia approach is a powerful tool to support such a step-change”.
(Dr Michael Green, Chair of ABAB)
ABAB continued to progress the development of a strategic framework that would support governments with adoption of a consistent, national approach to BIM in major building and infrastructure construction projects across Australia. “This work will leverage existing policies and strategies released or under development by governments across Australia and New Zealand, such as the Victorian Digital Asset Strategy being developed by the Office of Projects Victoria”, said Dr Green.
The BIM Advisory Board was established by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), together with the key standard-setting bodies, NATSPEC, buildingSMART and Standards Australia. The Board links industry leaders and expertise from government, industry and academia, promoting best practice and consistent approaches to BIM practices, standards and requirements.
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