The Victorian and Queensland Government‘s are heading up the development of an Australian Building Information Modelling (BIM) Strategic Framework.
The framework will look to standardise approaches to using BIM in the delivery and operation of major buildings and infrastructure.
BIM is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility and is used to help drive efficiency, value for money, productivity and innovation.
The government said it enhances information on infrastructure projects, allowing information to be shared across design, construction and operation to improve decision making.
Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said Victoria’s unprecedented infrastructure program is creating thousands of jobs and building the Victoria our grandchildren will inherit.
“The new BIM Strategic Framework is the next step in ensuring our projects are the most efficient, the most sustainable and provide value for money for Victorians and all Australians,” he said.
Until now, there has been no policy framework on BIM at the national level, leading to significant inconsistency in the way state and federal governments consider and apply BIM.
Led by the two state governments in collaboration with the Australiasian BIM Advisory Board, the new framework will aim to remove inconsistencies and better support the construction industry to deliver major projects.