SBEnrc - Project 2.24 Integrated Project Environments

Project name: Project 2.24 Integrated Project Environments

Completion/expected completion date: July 2014

Main participating organisations: SBEnrc, QTMR, NSW RMS, WA Dept of Finance, John Holland, Curtin University, Griffith University, Swinburne University; EA, buildingSmart and CCF

Project goals and objectives: (i) Develop a national public procurement strategy; (ii) Develop guidelines for new contractual frameworks; (iii) Close or reduce skill gaps especially for SMEs, within the context of IPD and BIM in Australia’s transport infrastructure construction industry

Context: This research will contribute to realising productivity benefits of digital modelling and integrated project delivery for the Australian construction industry through a focus on the use of building information modelling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) in the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.

Proposed deliverables: Research and Industry reports, academic publications that bring an understanding of (i) the institutional environment required for the uptake of BIM/ VDC especially in relation to procurement in an integrated project environment, to maximise productivity benefits of digital modelling; and (ii) the role of knowledge intermediaries in facilitating skilling and training for the uptake of these technologies.

Planned 2014 activity: literature review, document review, peak body mapping, cross-country interview analysis, case studies

Expected audience: Clients, architects, engineers, contractors, QSs, all project stakeholders.

Approach, methodology: Desktop research, interviews, case studies

Project contact:
Name: Adriana Sanchez
Position: Research Associate
Tel: 07 3735 9242