This Overview Report by the Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB)’s Technical Working Group 1 is a first step towards developing BIM process consistency for the digital design, construction and operation of an asset – A Common Framework.
The Report reflects the collective experience of a number of public capital works delivery agencies, public policy makers, and asset operators from across Australia. Ideas were also sought from leading practitioners. Their experience, learnings and knowledge are critical to shaping BIM common practices and standards to be applied across Australia. Proven practices will establish the benchmark for BIM adopters, thereby enabling greater levels of BIM process consistency in its application across the construction sector and the supply chain.
The Report should not be read as a technical guide to BIM technology, its applications or standards as this information can be found in some other sources, including NATSPEC and buildingSMART. The use of other reports and documents from related BIM initiatives (such as the BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework from ACIF and APCC and the National Guidelines for Infrastructure Project Delivery from the Federal Government) is highly recommended in pursuit of a consistent approach within the industry. This document points to, and encourages, the use of these standards and applications to stimulate wider benefits across the supply chain from a public client’s perspective.