Exchange Information Requirements (EIR)
The goal of the ABAB Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) Project is to provide guidance for clients, their agents and lead consultants on formulating and defining their information requirements for building and infrastructure projects they are planning.
Clearly defined information requirements are an essential prerequisite for clients to receive the information they need to make key business decisions about the project, and manage the asset when complete. They allow consultants and contractors to define their scope of services more accurately and with greater certainty, resulting in fee proposals or quotations with lower built-in contingency costs. Clearly defined EIRs can also be used to validate the information delivered.
While EIRs can relate to many aspects of a project, the proposed Guide will focus on defining deliverables relevant to asset management and facility management (AM/FM) activities; in particular: on as-built models and digital asset data. The Guide will outline key concepts and principles applicable to defining EIRs, and provide information to support decision making and priority setting during the process.
EIR Guide release: March 2018
Intellectual Property Framework
The goal of the ABAB Intellectual Property (IP) Framework Project is to develop and provide a National Framework for Intellectual Property for BIM that will assist with education and collaboration across Australia. The Project aims to deliver a one-page education piece/tool for all parties and a framework/IP template.
The Project aligns with the objectives with ABAB striving for a consistent approach for all parts of government and industry, and assisting in the awareness and educational process.
Educational Material – Flyer (IP): November 2017
Educational Material – Flyer (Reward): June 2018
Educational Material – Flyer (Risk/Liability): 2019
Educational Material – Flyer (Smart City): 2020
BIM Process Consistency
The goal of the ABAB BIM Process Consistency is to identify and document which client BIM-related elements should be consistent across Australasia. Sharing of practices and templates will drive consistency and create standard practices. Other objectives include identifying what can and cannot be consistent across Australian State Agencies, and consider scalability to accommodate different size projects.
The focus is on information requirements and contract documentation; a survey and analysis of the contents and scope of existing BIM Standards defined by participating State Agencies would enable the identification of a framework of BIM process, technology and policy items.
BIM Process Consistency Handbook release: March 2018