Strategic Forum, an initiative of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council, has
added a new publication to a series of resources created to increase
productivity, safety and sustainability for use by government and the
The publication titled ‘A Framework for the Adoption of Project Team
Integration and Building Information Modelling’ was launched by the Hon. Bob
Baldwin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry recently in
The Framework identifies the key elements that require a ‘whole of
industry’ approach to encourage and support increased adoption of Project Team
Integration (PTI) and Building Information Modelling (BIM). A ‘whole of
industry’ approach will inspire more advanced and innovative use of BIM
resulting in smoother construction processes with less wasted effort and
construction products, increasing end-user satisfaction and longer asset-life
for use by the community.
ACIF Chairman Robin Fardoulys explains that the Framework and all the
Strategic Forum resources are intended to improve both the process and the
result when building assets for the ultimate end user – the Australian
The document outlines proposed activities required to successfully
implement BIM across government agencies and private sector clients as well as
construction industry service providers, including the facilitation of more
integrated project teams from the outset.
Neil Castles, Chair of the APCC Council of Chief Executives comments
that BIM encourages innovative practices together with productivity, time and
quality gains applicable at every stage of the project delivery process without
inhibiting competition or transparency.
Electronic copies of the Framework are available on the websites of both
ACIF and APCC.