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 construction industry.

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 Canberra.

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 people.

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.