This website is home to the NATSPEC National BIM Guide and other documents. It is also a repository of documents and tools that will assist the implementation of BIM in the construction industry.
Prompted by a Collaborate ANZ initiative, NATSPEC has just released new editions of its templates. The BMP Templates have been restructured and amended in response to a report by Collaborate Working Group CWG-002, BIM Management Plans. Following the wide circulation of a draft based on CWG-002’s suggestions, NATSPEC received additional comments by numerous industry stakeholders. We believe this has resulted in an upgraded set of documents tailored to “real world use”.
NATSPEC thanks everyone for their significant contribution to the project.
The most noticeable change to the Template is its splitting into parts. Strategic level information is separated from the more detailed technical information so that each part addresses the different needs and interests of BIM project stakeholders more directly. The split also reduces the amount of effort required to customise them for either a Design BMP or Construction BMP. For those who prefer a single document that can be adapted for either of these types of BMP, a Combined BMP, similar to the original template, has also been provided.
The new set of documents provides greater flexibility to adapt them to the users’ preferences and the differing requirements of individual projects. For more information and to check them out, click here.
We have recently upgraded the BIM Portal. Apart from obvious differences in appearance, other changes include:
All documents developed by NATSPEC have been grouped under the ‘Documents’ menu while links to documents authored by others have been grouped under the ‘Resources’ menu.
A new site template that provides improved behaviour on mobile devices and will allow functionalities, tools and features, previously not possible, to be added in the near future.
A subscription bar has been added at the bottom of the page to help you keep up to date with the latest information on BIM from NATSPEC. You can opt to be sent a 1 – 2 page BIM Team Update every three months or be notified by email or RSS feed when any new content is added to the site – no need to miss out on anything new between visits. If you register, it goes without saying that you will not be sent unsolicited material, and your details will not be passed on to anyone else.
A number of social media buttons have been added to make it easier to share items of interest.
NATSPEC is a not-for-profit organisation with the objective of improving the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of information.
NATSPEC believes that digital information, including 3-D Modelling and Building Information Modelling, will provide improved methods of design, construction and communication for the industry. Further, NATSPEC supports open global systems. This will result in improved efficiency and quality.
NATSPEC’s primary focus is on the “i” (information) in BIM and how it is linked to digital models. NATSPEC’s areas of interest include how specification information can be best integrated with BIM and the development of BIM guidelines and standards beneficial to the construction industry.
To learn more about NATSPEC, go to www.natspec.com.au.
We welcome feedback on the BIM Portal and its content. If there is anything that would assist your understanding of BIM - particularly with regard to its practical implementation - please let us know. We are also interested in any suggestions for improving the documents, tools or resources provided on the site.
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