Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB)
The BIM Advisory Board was established by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), together with the key standard-setting bodies, NATSPEC, buildingSMART and Standards Australia. They have produced a number of resources, including a guide to the adoption of BIM. Two recent Australian Government reports (SmartICT and the Australian Infrastructure Report) recommended an integrated approach between government, industry and researchers for the development of BIM in Australia.
The Australasian Advisory Board’s membership consists of those organisations who have a pivotal role to play in influencing and leading the adoption and changes required for the optimum delivery of construction projects through BIM. It is a team of experts from government construction policy agencies, peak construction associations and standard setting bodies who share their valuable knowledge, skill and experience to set goals and deliver on the Advisory Board’s strategic direction.
The BIM Advisory Board has defined the strategic framework for BIM in Australia. Its vision includes improved productivity and asset outcomes. It is hoped to be achieved by the Board’s strategy to take a leadership and coordinating role in the consistent adoption of BIM and associated integration and collaborative processes. The website contains a download link to the strategic framework.