BuildingSMART develops standards, tools and training to drive the adoption of openBIM so the industry can realise cheaper, greener, and more efficient buildings and infrastructure.  It works hard to ensure that BIM is not proposed or implemented in a haphazard way across the sector.  BuildingSMART Australasia is part of the international BuildingSMART program that has representation across the UK, Europe, North America, the Middle East and Far East.

OpenBIM is a universal approach to the collaborative design, realization, and operation of buildings and structures based on open standards and workflows.  It is about recognising the need for vendor-neutral (non-proprietary) methods of exchanging information throughout a project.

An excellent portal for providing guidance in the implementation of BIM within public sector procurement within Scotland.  It contains excellent information on government BIM procurement policy, BIM standards and case studies, and BIM resources.

The following videos provide a basic introduction to BIM:

Provides a link to the Victorian Government’s Construction Technologies Sector Strategy.  It acknowledges that “BIM is the future of construction technologies and we want to lead the way”.  Among other things, the Government plans to develop a plan with industry to provide for the greater uptake of BIM, build expert skills in BIM, and promote Victoria as the national hub for digital innovation for the construction industry.

Provides a link to the Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure - Principles for BIM implementation which will guide the Queensland Government’s consistent adoption of BIM  and provide certainty to industry for its future investment and training decisions as to meet the goal of implementing BIM on major government infrastructure projects by 2023.

Provides information about Transport for NSW Digital Engineering Framework to enable more collaborative and productive methods of project delivery and management of assets through the lifecycle compared to those traditionally utilised.

The Tasmanian Government has put forward a bold vision for Macquarie Point that will maximize public spaces and cement the project as a national landmark.  It will be a major mixed-use development that will connect, engage and complement existing activities and infrastructure.  Keystone has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Macquarie Point Development Corporation to investigate the feasibility of the project being deemed a BIM project.  This could include a precinct site model and the requirement that all infrastructure developments utilise BIM.