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.

NATSPEC supports important Australian BIM initiatives through the National BIM Portal - it acts as a Knowledge Hub for the Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) and the ACIF-APCC Project team integration (PTI) and BIM initiative. For more details, see BIM R & D Projects.

It also hosts tools developed by the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc). See the BIM Value Tool.

abab      ACIF APCC      SBEnrc

NATSPEC Properties Generator

BIM Object standardisation is now achievable with the release of the NATSPEC BIM Object Properties Generator

A new tool that supports the standardisation of BIM Objects across the Australian construction industry is now available. The key issue currently restricting the exchange and interoperability of BIM Objects between disciplines and projects, is the inconsistencies in properties, property naming and object designation.

The Properties Generator resolves this issue. It is an upgraded and extended online version of the NATSPEC BIM Object/Element Matrix that is more powerful and simpler to use. It makes the exchange of information and interoperability of BIM objects possible from project to project and software to software, reducing the huge duplication of effort currently involved.

For more information, go to www.propgen.bim.natspec.com.au.



Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB)

The BIM Advisory Board was established by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), together with key standard-setting bodies, NATSPEC, buildingSMART, and Standards Australia.

The ABAB provides a coordinated approach across government, industry, and academia to the development of BIM practices, standards, and requirements. New technologies and processes in BIM can lead to increased productivity and improved asset management in the built environment across Australasia through collaboration, education, innovation, and simplification.

To learn more about the ABAB, go to www.abab.net.au.

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.

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.

See our contact details below. 

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