Blog entry by: Dominik Holzer
Dominik Holzer from AEC Connect has been invited to attend an industry leadership workshop by buildingSmart Australia. They have recently secured funding from the (Australian) Commonwealth to analyse means to propagate the use of BIM across the building sector in Australia. The funds were given to buildingSmart with the aim to identify tasks, priorities and actions for the development of a National BIM implementation plan.
The Australian Government is keen to understand the political and structural mechanisms that are required in order to support its uptake in Australia’s built environment. Using the Commonwealth funding buildingSmart set up a series of workshops in several Australian Capital cities, resulting in a report to the Australian Government.
The workshops were set up with the aim to be as inclusive as possible and to find broad consensus among industry leaders in the building sector on how to progress BIM in Australia. buildingSmart prepared a framework of six main areas of investigation that were considered in greater detail during the workshop series:
- Product Information and BIM Libraries
- Adoption of Common BIM Guidelines & Information Exchange
- Compliance and Certification
- Procurement, Legal Issues & Insurance
- Business Process Change
- Multi-disciplinary BIM Education
The outcomes of the workshops are currently under revision by the Commonwealth after being collated into a comprehensive report by buildingSmart.
More information can be found on the buildingSmart website: http://buildingsmart.org.au/