It has been a while since BIM (Building Information Modeling) obligated itself as a necessity, not just a luxury. Like blueprints and CAD software that came before, BIM is now a standard practice in any construction project, but unlike past methods, BIM is highly intelligent and collaborative. Improved data transmission and coordination among numerous stakeholders, along with increased construction productivity, gives BIM users a competitive advantage. Omitting BIM, companies could lose up to millions due to higher project risks, to name one.
Although Australia still has a long way to go before BIM is mandated on a national scale, motivated state and local departments, a private sector keen to stay globally relevant, and the growth of institutional BIM education, all point to it playing a major role in the country’s future infrastructure. State-level BIM mandates, such as Queensland’s requirement for all government construction projects over AUD$50 million to use BIM from the early planning phase, is accelerating the adoption of the mechanism. Similarly, New Zealand is on a definite path towards digital
transformation with four in five subcontractors using BIM in 2021 (79%), up from 57% in 2020.