A Strategic Framework has been established to standardise the approach to using Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the delivery and operation of major buildings and infrastructure.
The framework was endorsed by the Board of Treasurers in early August for proposed implementation by all state and territory governments across Australia.
BIM enhances information management on infrastructure projects – allowing information to be shared across design, construction and operation to improve decision making.
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 Victorian and Queensland governments, in collaboration with the Australasian BIM Advisory Board, the new framework will remove these inconsistencies and better support the construction industry to deliver major projects.
Victoria and Queensland will now play leading roles in driving the framework’s implementation at both a state and national level – another example of how Victoria continues to lead the way when it comes to infrastructure delivery.
Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas, said, “Our 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.”