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Govt, building industry collaborate to increase productivity

01 December, 2014

In a national first, a Framework elevating project team integration and building information modelling to the national stage has been released as part of a joint project by the government and industry.

A Framework for the Adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling was launched by Bob Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry on Monday (1 December) in Canberra.

The Framework identifies the key elements, underpinned by objectives and actions, that require a 'whole of industry' approach to encourage and support increased adoption of Project Team Integration (PTI) and BIM.

"The Framework and other resources we have produced are intended to improve both the process and the result when building assets for the ultimate end user – the Australian people," said the Chairman of ACIF, Robin Fardoulys.

"This document outlines proposed activities required to successfully implement BIM across government agencies and private sector clients, as well as construction industry service providers, including the facilitation of more integrated project teams from the outset.

"Its adoption embraces the new wave of technology available and being used on a number of large government builds, such as hospitals, and private sector projects.

"Embracing PTI and BIM on a project is the way the industry is heading."

Neil Castles, Chair of the APCC Council of Chief Executives said: "BIM  encourages innovative practices together with productivity, time and quality gains applicable at every stage of the project delivery process without inhibiting competition or transparency."

More streamlined approach

A 'whole of industry' approach will inspire more advanced and innovative use of BIM. The result being smoother construction processes with less wasted effort, and construction products, increasing end-user satisfaction and longer asset-life for use by the community.

The new publication is another in a series of resources published by the Strategic Forum, an initiative of the Australian Construction Industry Forum and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council, who have joined forces to produce resources for increased productivity, safety and sustainability for use by government and the construction industry.

The publication was developed by the Strategic Forum for the Australasian Building and Construction Industry.

Electronic copies of the Framework are available on the websites of both ACIF and APCC.

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