Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an intelligent 7D+ model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure throughout the life of the asset.

Topics included in Building Information Modelling:

- BIM and related technology
- BIM Software
- Useful External Web-links & Resources.

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- Project management software listing

BIM and related technology

BIMBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility (a Digital Twin). Ideally, the BIM model is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle accessed, and developed by the various design professionals involved in the facility, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers constructing the facility, and the owners and operators during the life of the facility through to its demolition (or re-purposing).

BIM has the capability to be an intelligent model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools they need to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.


WP: BIM = Building Information Modelling. BIM is a game changing evolution in the way the ‘built environment’ is designed, built and maintained through life to the eventual decommissioning and either renovation or demolition of the structure. this White Paper offers a concise overview of the technology.

Art: BIM in Australia. Australia desperately needs effective leadership from the Federal Government, supported by the States and Territories to reap the benefits and savings achieved by a coordinated implementation of BIM. This article offers a brief overview of the situation as at May 2022. 

DP: Government Procurement A Sovereign Security Imperative. Report of the Australian government, March 2022. Recommendation 7 'digital by default' focuses on the use of BIM.

UK BIM implementation map. The Roadmap is owned by BSI committee B555 Construction design, modelling and data exchange, which brings together leading institutions and organizations around the BIM agenda to support the delivery of clear guidance to the UK industry dedicated to providing and operating built assets.

Prs: Projects controls using integrated data. This presentation outlines the future of project controls as an integrated part of an overall project information system using remote sensing, virtual reality and other emerging technologies.


BIM enabled software

Assemble - A web-based 3D solution that lets you extract meta data, add coding, collaborate, and connect. Part of Autodesk Construction Solutions:

Bentley - 4D constructon platform including SYNCHRO: 
              -  iTwin Products facilitate the development and use of 'digital twins'.
              -  ProjectWise, powered by iTwin, provides a data centric workflows enabling advanced civil
              -  Bentley Infrastructure Cloud delivers improved insights, decisions, and outcomes for
                  your infrastructure projects and assets.

BIM 360 - A unified construction management software platform connecting your project teams and data in real-time, from design through construction.  Part of Autodesk Construction Solutions:

iConstruct - A building information modeling (BIM) software for Autodesk Navisworks:

Navisworks® - Project review software, holistically review integrated models and data to better control project outcomes: 

Revit - Tools for architectural design, MEP and structural design, detailing and engineering, and construction professionals. Contributors across all disciplines use worksharing and Autodesk BIM 360 to share and save work to the same project:

RIB - 5D BIM Enterprise Construction Cloud incorporating project lifecycle management, enterprise digitization, BI and AI: 
Full RIB listing on our construction management page.

UniPhi - Integrated SaaS 5D BIM software to collaborate, track and report on your projects and portfolio:  

For a list of tools focused on managing the construction process visit our planning and controls, software page


Useful External Web-links & Resources

Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB). Providing a coordinated approach to development of BIM practices, standards, and requirements in Australia:

Australian National BIM Portal. Maintained by NATSPEC//Construction Information, all content is accessible free of charge: 

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership:

Constructing Excellence - CE (UK) aims to achieve a step change in construction productivity by tackling the market failures and promoting continuous improvement:

ICPMA - The International Construction Project Management Association (ICPMA) is an international umbrella association focusing on international Knowledge Management, the General Annual Meeting, working groups and publications:

World Commerce & Contracting (formally IACCM) world-class standards in contracting and relationship management process and skills: Publishes the IACCM Capability Maturity Model to benchmark contracting processes:


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