BIM Best Practice Guidelines


Australia and New Zealand BIM Best Practice Guidelines

The Australia and New Zealand BIM Best Practice Guidelines is now available to download for free here.

These guidelines have been developed collaboratively between AIQS and NZIQS and are an essential guide for quantity surveyors, cost managers or cost estimators looking to be involved with a project using BIM.

The aim is to promote the adoption of BIM amongst quantity surveyors at all levels and capabilities in Australia and New Zealand, with a view to support the future development and enhance the value of quantity surveyors to the property and construction market.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become more popular in recent years as digital construction technology is beginning to fundamentally transform the building and construction industry practice in the delivery of the built environment.  New technologies will improve construction productivity as well as the level of integration and collaboration across the various disciplines in the construction value chain.  It is therefore important for the industry to embrace the technology with clarity.

These guidelines highlight key knowledge areas relating to BIM including:

  • information on what quantity surveyors need to know about BIM
  • specifics about 5D BIM (what it actually is and what it isn't)
  • what to expect in a BIM project
  • timeline of a quantity surveyor's role in the BIM Execution Plan
  • what information quantity surveyors need from 3D digital models
  • quality assurance and legal issues to be aware of whilst working on BIM projects.

The Guidelines are free and can be downloaded as a PDF here.  Please feel free to pass onto your colleagues and other construction industry professionals.

NZIQS acknowledges the significant contribution of the members of the NZIQS and AIQS BIM committees in developing these guidelines.