Queensland Minister for Infrastructure Cameron Dick has announced the state’s new principles for building information modelling (BIM) implementation policy, which aims to help improve the way government infrastructure is designed, built and used.
Mr. Dick said The Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation policy means that the use of BIM will now be required on all new government construction projects with an estimated capital cost of $50 million or more.
“The principles used to implement BIM will be put to work as the system is progressively applied on all new major government construction projects by 2023,” 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 work place health and safety issues.
Mr. Dick said BIM is a ‘win-win’ for designers, builders, asset managers and stakeholders deliver government infrastructure.
Chair of the Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ) Terry Rossitto said the release of the BIM principles policy gives the industry confidence to invest in education and training opportunities, and provides certainty for the sector.
“An example of this is the good work progressed by the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority in developing a digital model illustrating the value these practices can bring to major infrastructure project delivery,” Mr. Rossitto said.
“We want to build on the skill base of companies that tender for state government business, and in turn, advance Queensland into the digital infrastructure era.”
The policy can be found at dsdmip.qld.gov.au/bim.