Victoria’s new digital strategy for infrastructure

A new Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) will be rolled out in 2019 to support the $78.9 billion of state capital projects that will commence, be developed or delivered.

It will integrate computer-aided designs, 3D visuals and project schedules, construction sequencing and 4D models, cost and operations and maintenance performance in order to support government infrastructure projects.A new Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) will be rolled out in 2019 to support the $78.9 billion of state capital projects that will commence, be developed or delivered.

The system will be included across all relevant government agencies and will include Digital Engineering and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

VDAS has been developed by the Victorian Chief Engineer Collette Burke and the Office of Projects Victoria, who will be driving the implementation of the strategy.

The Victorian Government says industry groups support the VDAS and see BIM, digital engineering and smart construction as key elements to ensure Australia makes the most of its digital technologies.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas said it is vital to employ a consistent digital engineering and BIM approach to deliver the large infrastructure pipeline.

“It’ll help build the infrastructure we need in a smarter, quicker and often cheaper way – which is great news for our economy, productivity and jobs,” Mr Pallas said.

Victorian Chief Engineer Dr Burke said the VDAS is a best practice approach that supports cost savings, improved productivity, managing project risks, improved collaboration and better project and community outcomes.

“VDAS will enable data to be effectively and efficiently transferred through all stages of a project and into the asset’s life,” Dr Burke said.


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