BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework released

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Claimed as an Australian first, the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) recently released the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Knowledge and Skills Framework.
BIM is no stranger to BICSI members, with a BICSI BIM standard
BIM has the potential to revolutionise the construction sector and is transforming the process by which buildings and infrastructure are designed, constructed and maintained.
The APCC/ACIF Framework is a Framework of principles, practices and outcomes with which to build an education curriculum, professional development and business BIM requirements.
ACIF Chair, Ian Pedersen, said that APCC and ACIF together take a ‘whole of industry’ approach to facilitating positive change and encouraging greater productivity improvements in the industry, adding: “The Framework highlights the importance of having consistent skills and education relevant to BIM across the construction sector.”
The positive impact that efficiency improvements can have on the competitiveness of the building and construction industry are considerable. With an estimated construction spend in Australia of AU$207 billion in 2016-17 and a typical waste of effort reported at 30%, it is critical that efficient and effective processes are utilised. For example, a conservative 5% productivity improvement (in the 30% waste) driven by BIM would result in a $3.1 billion savings each year.