Founded in 1975, NATSPEC is a not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the design, build, construct and property industry through professional associations and government property groups. It is impartial and is not involved in advocacy or policy development.
NATSPEC's major service is the comprehensive national specification system endorsed by government and professional bodies. This system is comprised of two related strands:
- NATSPEC, the National Building Specification, is used by architects, interior designers, landscape architects, structural engineers, service engineers and domestic owners.
- AUS-SPEC is the Local Government specification system for the life-cycle management of assets.
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 in the provision of specification 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 support for digital information projects
NATSPEC supports a range of digital information projects. For a list of projects, past and present, click here or see 'Research & Development' menu.
NATSPEC’s primary focus is on the “i” (information) in BIM and how it is linked to digital models. This website reflects NATSPEC’s areas of interest including:
- Strategies for improving the exchange of digital information between industry stakeholders to facilitate collaborative workpractices.
- The development of BIM guidelines and standards beneficial to the construction industry.
- Effective methods of integrating specification information with BIM.