Knowledge Hub of BIM R&D

With reference to the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) “… NATSPEC, on behalf of the Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and ACIF, collected information on BIM related research and development being undertaken by government and industry organisations to populate the BIM knowledge hub.”

ACIF issued a simple questionnaire that aimed to “… to create a register of BIM-related research and development projects for the design and construction industry in order to avoid duplication of effort and facilitate collaboration.”

The questionnaires were submitted prior to 26th February 2014 and the BIM R&D Project details are available for reference if your organisation is interested or undertaking BIM-related research and development projects.

New Building and Construction Procurement Guide

The Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC), the peak body for government building and construction policy in Australia and New Zealand, has released new guidelines for procurement and contracting for road, bridge and non-residential building projects.  “The guidelines specifically respond to a range of issues raised by industry. They outline a process for developing procurement strategies and establish a series of common tendering and contracting principles which have been agreed to by all Australian states and territories.”

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