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An Australian First – National Standards on BIM

The Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) released the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Knowledge and Skills Framework (“framework”) earlier this month.

The APCC and ACIF membership represents a significant section of the building and construction industry and the release of the framework is a result of the whole of ‘industry approach to facilitating positive change in the industry.

The ACIF chair, Ian Pedersen1, states that:

the framework highlights the importance of having consistent skills and education relevant to BIM across the Construction Industry”.

The APCC executive director, Theresa Scott1, says:

“the framework allows Australian businesses and educators to pay attention to BIM with an item proven quality, project delivery and proven productivity”.

A conservative estimate of a 5% productivity improvement driven by BIM would be considered to result in a 3.1 billion dollar savings each year in the building and construction Industry.

Given the benefits of BIM to the construction sector the framework was necessary to ensure Australia harnesses BIMs potential and strategically engages and applies new technology in a consistent manner.

For more information on the framework, visit the APCC website: http://www.apcc.gov.au/SitePages/Home.aspx

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  1. Media Release, APCC 8 March 2017 http://www.apcc.gov.au/SiteAssets/SitePages/BIM%20Knowledge%20and%20Skills%20Framework/Media%20Release%20BIM%20Framework%20March2017_APCC_ACIF.pdf