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NATSPEC BIM Guide Documents

The National BIM Guide is to assist clients, consultants and stakeholders
to clarify their BIM requirements in a nationally consistent manner.

NATSPEC National BIM Guide
The core reference document.
Project BIM Brief
For defining and documenting the specific requirements of your project by reference
to the National BIM Guide.
BIM Object/Element Matrix
Can be used as a reference or to define the properties and Level of Development of many of a project's building elements.

Welcome to the National BIM Portal

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.

The National BIM Portal also acts as the ACIF and APCC Project Team Integration (PTI) and BIM Knowledge Hub. For more details of this initiative, see BIM R & D Projects.


ACIF-APCC PTI and BIM Framework released


On Tuesday 2 December 2014, ACIF and APCC released The Framework for the Adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling.
 The Framework is an ‘industry first’ and designed to guide and assist industry stakeholders in the adoption and implementation of Project Team Integration (PTI) and Building Information Modelling (BIM). This is the first time that government and industry have come together to collaborate and coordinate on a cohesive national approach to the effective adoption of BIM. The release of the Framework signals a ‘whole of industry’ approach to what will soon be the accepted way of doing things. View the media release here or view the Framework here.


Review of NATSPEC National BIM Guide

Please help NATSPEC update the National BIM Guide!

Collaborate Working Group CWG-002, BIM Management Plans, has just released a report which focuses on reviewing the National BIM Guide and BIM Management Plan Template. Its goal was to provide NATSPEC with industry feedback on its suite of documents, based on “real world use”.

NATSPEC thanks Collaborate for this initiative and CWG-002 for the significant effort they put into the report.

Advise us if you agree with their findings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
All comments will be taken into consideration when preparing the next edition of our BIM documents. 

For a copy of the CWG-002 Report [904 KB PDF] Go to source

NATSPEC BIM position statement

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.


Recent changes

  • 30/5/14 BIM Paper - Getting Started with BIM added under 'NATSPEC BIM Documents' > 'Related Documents'.
  • 21/11/14 BIM Paper - BIM Project Inception Guide added under 'NATSPEC BIM Documents' > 'Related Documents'.  

New report: National BIM Object Library Survey

This report summarises the results of an international survey on national object libraries conducted by NATSPEC in conjunction with Konrad Stuhlmacher of Dr. Schiller & Partner GmbH. NATSPEC has been challenged by the Australian Government and industry with the task of developing a National BIM object library for Australia. The survey is part of the research for the project.

[366 KB PDF] Download

New NATSPEC BIM Paper: BIM Project Inception Guide

This BIM Paper assists clients working with their Lead BIM Advisor to clarify and define their BIM requirements at project inception for the purpose of engaging the project team.

[554 KB PDF] Download

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