Current events and news
Successful Networking Drinks Events to launch NBI
With very generous sponsorship support from AECOM, Allens Linklaters, Minter Ellison and HYLC, buildingSMART has now been able to launch the National BIM Initiative through Networking Drinks events held in Melbourne, Sydney Brisbane and Adelaide during the past week.
A full report of the outcomes from those events will appear here very shortly, but we wish to take this opportunity to thank all those who participated, and especially the great support from our four sponsors.
IFC4 and ISO 16739 - Both now officially published!
After 6 years of intensive and hard work and many review and quality assurance cycles, the next generation of buildingSMART's flagship international standard IFC has been finally released. This is momentous achievement for the construction sector, providing greater support for the open exchange of accurate BIM data and collaborative working.
Industry Delegation meets Senator Kate Lundy
A cross-industry delegation led by buildingSMART met Senator Kate Lundy
on 19 Feb 2013 to seek her support for the NBI. See the meeting outcomes here
buildingSMART is establishing the National BIM Initiative (NBI) Taskforce
representing construction sector stakeholders. Meetings of interested organisations & individuals will be held in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne later this month.
National BIM Strategy to Boost Construction
The Australian Government and buildingSMART have released a strategic report outlining the support needed to drive the construction industry into a new efficient, low carbon era of Building Information Modelling (BIM). The National Building Information Modelling Initiative (NBI) Report was commissioned by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education. Its findings were presented by Sue Holliday, Chair, Built Environment Industry Innovation Council at a BIM summit in Sydney on 21 August 2012....
BEIIC - Economic Study validates value of BIM
"The use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) by those involved with the design, construction and operation of buildings (Buildings Network) will dramatically increase their productivity".
The potential for innovation must be realised as a national initiative!
We are developing a series of openBIM Tutorials
How do you use IFC to communicate between the disciplines on a project? We are commencing the development of a series of examples to show just how achievable this is using IFC. If you are interested in assisting in documenting such an exchange eg architect to structural engineer, architect to TA, structure to architect, building services to architect, sustainability, briefing, lighting costing etc, then please contact buildingSMART. We are committed to showing a diverse range of applications and vendors. More soon!
Interoperability: How important are open standards?
The AIA believes that all industry-supporting software must facilitate, not inhibit, project planning, design, construction, commissioning and lifecycle management.
Read this article to learn more on the AIA's position on open standards.
Product Information for BIM
buildingSMART has identified the importance of rich product data for BIM users. At present many discipline groups are re-inventing or duplicating object libraries, a waste of expensive resources and in the absence of cross diciplinary guidelines.
Read the full article