New building guide will help reduce waste

This guide is the latest in a series by the Strategic Forum for Building and Construction

A new building and construction guide released last month is anticipated to increase the success and reduce the waste of public and private building and construction projects.

The resource – <i>Building and construction procurement guide: Project team integration and building information modelling (BIM)</i> – was developed by the Strategic Forum for Building and Construction.

This guide is the latest in a series by the Strategic Forum as it aims to improve outcomes for end users and all participants of the building and construction process. It answers key questions around procuring BIM, including what difference it will make to project outcomes, what impact it will make on productivity and profitability, and how well the team works together.

Some other highlights of the guide include:

  • Summaries of considerations using project team integration (PTI) and BIM within procurement
  • Instances where PTI and BIM can be considered in adopting various delivery models
  • Examples of decisions that demonstrate how PTI and BIM can be applied in practice for public and private sector project sponsors in the building and construction industry
  • Supplementary practical resource tools including national and international reference materials.

“The Strategic Forum is acutely aware of the need for optimal delivery outcomes for projects that see all participants eliminate waste, and maximise end user benefits,” said Peter Barda, executive director of the Australian Construction Industry Forum ACIF, which co-founded the Forum alongside the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC).

“The purpose of the information contained in this guide is to provide asset owners and project procurers with an outline of potential procurement practices, processes and steps which might be followed in developing effective procurement strategies for implementation of BIM and PTI on specific projects within the built environment,” said Teresa Scott, executive director of APCC.