buildingSMART - National BIM Initiative Working Group 2: BIM Guidelines

Project name: National BIM Initiative Working Group 2: BIM Guidelines

Completion/expected completion date: June 2014.

Main participating organisations: AEC consultant organisations, contractors, NATSPEC, technical information providers, tertiary education institutions.

Project goals and objectives: Develop Australian technical codes and standards for BIM. Consistent application of standards are essential for interoperability and collaboration between BIM model authors.

Context: Following a series of MESH conferences in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in early 2011, six priority areas were identified as requiring attention to accelerate the adoption of BIM in the Australian built environment sector. As a result, National BIM Initiative (NBI) Working Groups were formed in order to address these areas as part of the NBI Implementation Plan. The findings of these Working Groups were documented in a report to the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education in mid 2012. With the failure of the Federal Government to support the report’s recommendations with funding, buildingSMART formed Working groups in August 2013 to progress three of the six recommendations: BIM Guidelines, IPD and Object Libraries.

Proposed deliverables: A report on the BIM guidelines and standards needed to facilitate interoperability of model data and collaboration between BIM project stakeholders. The report is to be tabled at a conference being held in Sydney over 11-12th June 2014.

Planned 2014 activity: Development of report content through shared on-line resources, web conferences and face-to-face meetings.

Expected audience: All stakeholders in BIM projects.

Approach, methodology: Research, sharing experience and expertise.

Project contact:
Name: Scott Beazley
Position: Chair
Tel: 07 3327 5000