NATSPEC National BIM Guide

The NATSPEC National BIM Guide is a suite of documents that facilitate nationally consistent BIM implementation. They represent a substantial resource for anyone planning a project based on BIM and collaborative work practices such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

Main differences between the 2022 edition of the Guide and the previous one:

  • Restructure: The core Guide document is now aimed largely at those in executive and management roles. It introduces key BIM concepts and principles and focuses on the strategic and managerial aspects of BIM implementation. Detailed technical content has been relocated to the Appendices and Templates.
  • AS ISO 19650 alignment: The Guide now incorporates concepts, principles and terminology found in AS ISO 19650.

Main elements of the Guide:

  • NATSPEC National BIM Guide: The core document covers general strategic and managerial aspects of BIM implementation.
  • Appendices: Reference documents providing more detailed information and guidance on topics found in the Guide.
  • Templates: Documents used to implement BIM on projects. They are edited to document project-specific requirements. All templates include guidance for their use throughout.

Descriptions of individual documents are provided below.

Zip folder of all current National BIM Guide documents [MB]     Download

Or download individual documents:

NATSPEC National BIM Guide

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Covers topics including:

  • Key AS ISO 19650 concepts and principles.
  • General implementation considerations.
  • Information management practice.
  • Modelling practice.
  • BIM uses and deliverables.
  • Technology and project infrastructure to support BIM.

NATSPEC National BIM Guide [5.2 MB]     Download

Appendix A - Glossary

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Includes definitions and explanations of terms and abbreviations used in the Guide.

Appendix A [3.6 MB]     Download

Appendix B - AS ISO 19650 Resources Descriptions

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Includes brief descriptions of documents and resources that support the information management processes described in AS ISO 19650.

Appendix B [3.9 MB]     Download

Appendix C - BIM Use & Enabler Descriptions

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Includes descriptions of BIM uses and enablers including their potential value, scope considerations and useful references that can be used as a resource when selecting appropriate BIM uses on a project.

Appendix C [4.1 MB]     Download

 

Appendix D - Defining Information Requirements

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Includes guidance and resources for using the following templates to specify information requirements:

  • Asset Information Requirements (AIR) Template.
  • Project Information Requirements (PIR) Template.
  • Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) Template.

Appendix D [4.3 MB]     Download

Templates

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Editable templates include

  • AIR template (AS ISO 19650 aligned).
  • PIR template (AS ISO 19650 aligned).
  • EIR template (AS ISO 19650 aligned).
  • Project BIM Brief (PBB) Template. This serves a similar function to the PIR and EIR templates. Useful for simpler projects and eliciting a BIM brief from clients.

All Templates [470 KB]     Download

NATSPEC BIM Management Plan Templates can be downloaded from this page: 
https://bim.natspec.org/documents/bim-management-plan-template