NATSPEC has released a free BIM (Building Information Modelling) guide for the building and construction industry
The NATSPEC National BIM Guide is freely available from www.natspec.com.au.
This project is the result of industry-wide collaboration and the support of the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council.
The objective of the guide, used in conjunction with a Project BIM Brief, is to clarify what is meant when BIM is required on a project.
NATSPEC notes that BIM has the potential to provide a platform for integrated project delivery; improve sustainability outcomes through modelling; increase productivity through decreasing variations during construction; and provide a tool for facilities and asset management.
However, the organisation says: “often a client has talked about wanting BIM on a project without clarifying their requirements in a consistent manner. The Guide will reduce confusion and wasted effort. The Guide can also be used as a planning tool by consultants to clarify the services they propose to provide when preparing bids for projects.”
Whilst the Guide is expected to remain constant for a number of years, the supplementary documents including the NATSPEC BIM Reference Schedule and
NATSPEC BIM Object/Element Matrix can be updated, as required, to reflect the developing BIM industry and international developments and systems. All input can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATSPEC will release the National BIM Management Plan in the coming months.
NATSPEC is a not-for-profit organisation with the objective to improve the quality of construction in Australia; its major service is the national specification system.
NATSPEC believes that digital information, including 3D Modelling and Building Information Modelling will provide improved methods of design, construction and communication.
Source : http://www.architectureanddesign.com.au