buildingSMART Australasia | Advocacy
Creating a Better Built Environment


buildingSMART Australasia (bSA) engages with all levels of government, contributing to the development of federal, state and local policies and regulations by advocating its ‘OpenBIM agenda’. This agenda outlines the main priorities bSA sees as essential to ensuring that the building and infrastructure industry use open BIM standards, collaborative processes and integrated practices.

bSA’s main priorities are:

  • Encourage visionary government leadership on the adoption of open BIM technologies and standards.
  • Encourage development of world’s best-practice building modelling standards and national regulations.
  • Counter any misinformation or poor attitudes towards BIM.
  • Integrate the Australian and New Zealand industry into the global electronic market and improve productivity.
  • Establish guidelines to enable and encourage information sharing and interoperability throughout the building and infrastructure industry.


  • Inquiry into the Commonwealth Procurement Framework (March 2017): Read More
  • Plan to Save NSW Energy and Money Consultation (December 2016): Read More
  • Meeting government policy objectives through the adoption of Building Information Modelling (November 2016): Read More
  • Position Paper: Integration of Geospatial and Built Environment – National Data Policy: Read More
  • The National BIM Initiative (NBI): Read More
  • NBI Working Groups Formed: Read More
  • IFC4 and ISO 16739 Published: Read More
  • BEIIC Economic Study Published: Read More