ABAB BIM Process Consistency Report

Government organisations can provide leadership to encourage the untapped opportunity for savings and benefits of digital design and construction, and in turn, provide better public services and better value for public expenditure. The vision is to build a BIM process consistency framework, together with the private sector, that sets the national standard. Encouraging BIM process consistency represents the construction sector’s greatest opportunity to realise the benefits of BIM.

This Overview Report by the Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) Technical Working Group 1 is a first step towards developing BIM process consistency for the digital design, construction and operation of an asset – A Common Framework.
The Report reflects the collective experience of a limited number of public capital works delivery agencies, public policy makers, and asset operators from across Australia. Their experience, learnings and knowledge are critical to shaping BIM common practices and standards to be applied across Australia. Proven practices will establish the benchmark for BIM adopters, thereby enabling greater levels of BIM process consistency in the application of BIM across the construction sector and the supply chain. Ideas were also sought from leading practitioners.

A Common Framework will help governments and industry adopt, implement and align the use of BIM on public projects. In doing so, government and industry will have greater control over quality and achieving financial and strategic expectations. A Common Framework will drive savings and efficiencies, and support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) transition to the BIM environment – the new way of doing business in the construction industry.

This Overview Report should not be read as a technical guide to BIM technology, its applications or standards as this information can be found in some other informed sources, including NATSPEC and buildingSMART resources. The use of other reports and documents from related BIM initiatives (such as the BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework from ACIF and APCC and the National Guidelines for Infrastructure Project Delivery from the Federal Government) is highly recommended in pursuit of a consistent approach for industry. This document points to, and encourages, the use of these standards and applications to encourage wider benefits across the supply chain from a public client perspective.


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