Qld to mandate BIM on major infra projects

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Friday, 30 November, 2018

Qld to mandate BIM on major infra projects

The Queensland Government has introduced a new policy aimed at supporting the development of building information modelling (BIM) principles for its future infrastructure planning.

BIM is a 3D-model-based approach to building planning designed to give professionals the insight and tools needed to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.

The state’s Minister For State Development, Infrastructure And Planning Cameron Dick has introduced the policy, which he said will help improve the way government infrastructure is designed, constructed and used.

“The Queensland Government will now be leveraging building information modelling, which is an emerging process currently transforming the construction business,” he said.

“It’s a collaborative and productive way of working that will help us to better design, construct, manage and operate the assets that we build. This will ultimately de-risk projects by improving their on-time and on-budget delivery, as well as reduce workplace health and safety issues.”

Under the new policy, all government construction policies with an estimated capital cost of at least $50 million will be required to use BIM. The system will then be applied on all new major government construction projects by 2023.

“Our leading approach to the digital design and delivery of Queensland’s public infrastructure is front and centre, particularly for our number one infrastructure project — Cross River Rail,” the minister said.

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