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buildingSMART Australasia – SNAPSHOT – ISSUE 2018.04

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ISSUE 2018.04
01 – How credible is your BIM team?
BIMcreds offers Australian and New Zealand BIM/DE practitioners a mechanism for demonstrating their competence. At the same time, it provides potential employers and project owners with confidence in the skills of the practitioners they hire.

Says Steve Fox, General Manager of BIM Consulting“Now that all our staff have completed the BIMcreds assessment, I really believe the insight they gained was beneficial to their professional understanding of the application of BIM in the industry.”

CLICK HERE to to find out more about the BIMcreds platform and purchase a BIMcreds assessment valued at $110 (includes 2 free attempts).

We have a range of professional workshops called “openBIM – Getting it Right” coming up in BNE/SYD/MEL that will help keep you at the top of your game:
Strategic – Client introduction to BIM and openBIM.
Managerial – openBIM implementation and change management.
Technical – openBIM for Quantification, Scheduling and COBie.
Drop us an email if you are interested.
buildingSMART Australasia is pleased to announce the release of a new openBIM tool to help with standardising of BIM objects based on ifcs.

Thanks to NATSPEC, BIM object standardisation is now achievable with the release of their BIM Object Properties Generator.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

04 – bSA/LCIA Future Infrastructure Summit coming in October
When: October 22nd, 20189am – 4:30pm
Where: ‘The Edge’ in Brisbane

The Future Infrastructure Summit (FIS) is a joint event held in partnership between LCIA and bSA. It will bring together clients, contractors and other industry partners and be held in a ‘TED’ format, with approximately 20 speakers spread over 2 tracks having not more than 18 mins to deliver a short, entertaining, and insightful presentation on their topic. One track will focus on digital engineering (BIM & GIS) and be primarily supported by buildingSMART Australasia, while the second track will be focused on Lean, IPD and prefabrication and supported primarily by Lean Construction Institute of Australasia. – Registrations will be opening soon.

If you are interested in exhibiting at, or sponsoring this exciting event – CLICK HERE

05 – IFC 4.2 to be released this year and IFC 5 by 2020
buildingSMART is running full-throttle to complete the IFC 4.2 extensions for bridges due for release at the end of 2018 and develop the much-anticipated IFC extensions for rail and road infrastructure by the end of 2019. Work has also commenced on IFC extensions for modelling port and harbour facilities, and plans are reaching maturation for tunnel structures and landscape/urban design extensions. All these extensions will be incorporated into IFC5 by 2020. We encourage your involvement in these developments, so please register your interest here:
06 – Australian Government taking interest + enabling BIM and PIM
Recently at the Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) meeting hosted by the Minister of Urban Infrastructure & Cities, Paul Fletcher, ABAB Chair Michael Green articulated the benefits that adopting a digital modelling strategy would bring to the Commonwealth and State governments (view Media Release). There was genuine interest from Minister Fletcher in these arguments. bSA’s representative on ABAB, John Mitchell noted that infrastructure projects like the Western Sydney Airport and Aerotropolis, can easily take advantage of Precinct Information Modelling (PIM) which develops an integrated city digital model in an open standard format. With the collection of integrated asset data, PIM allows owners and Councils to manage their city centres with focused investment, greater effectiveness, and enhanced communication with citizens.
Left to Right: ATS – Dr Jurij Karlovsek (QLD Treasurer),
bSA – David Mitchell (Chairman), ATS – Dr Harry Asche (Vice Chairman), bSA – Don Cameron (Director)
07 – MOU – buildingSMART and Australasian Tunnelling Society
We are pleased to announce that the Australasian Tunnelling Society (ATS) and BuildingSMART (bSA) have joined forces and signed an MOU to enable collaboration on BIM and digital engineering use for tunnels and underground structures. This will enable cooperation, information exchange and promotion on matters of common interest, knowledge-sharing, development of technical standards, driving interoperability of software and representation on technical committees.

Our first joint initiative is an ATS Technical Session: “BIM in Infrastructure, Rail & Tunnels, a project case study of Perth Forrestfield Airportlink,” presented by Belinda Thompson and Daniel Moodie of GHD at Engineers Australia in Brisbane on 20th June 2018.

08 – Standard for openBIM ISO Survey – a request from buildingSMART International
The ISO Task Force is working on a roadmap for standards to assist with organisation and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including building information modelling (BIM). This will be an important document which will inform the strategy and the ISO business plan.

We are urgently requesting some support from you that will inform the work of the Task Force. Could you please complete our survey and pass it on to other key people in your organisation and other people and organisations you work with?

We would be very grateful if you would complete the survey as soon as possible and no later than 29th June, 2018.