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Infrastructure guidelines strengthened

2 December 2014

Guidelines ensuring the integrity of Australia’s major infrastructure projects were further strengthened today with the release of the Building Information Models (BIM) guidelines.

BIM is an electronic interface using one common format that designers, architects and engineers all use simultaneously to produce the plans that builders follow to construct major infrastructure like high-rises, commercial structures and factories.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Bob Baldwin, launched the new guidelines - ‘Framework for the Adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling’, in Canberra today.

“These new guidelines when applied will improve the quality and delivery of major infrastructure and construction projects like the Badgery’s Creek Airport,” Mr Baldwin said.

“The Coalition will also continue to support industry by assisting the ACCC in identifying and prosecuting companies bringing in non-compliant product from overseas and through VET reforms to training programs for the trades.

“Delivering new and quality infrastructure is vital to Australia’s future prosperity, guidelines like this ensure we continue to deliver quality world class projects.

The guidelines were developed jointly by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) and the Australian Construction Industry Forum.

Faulty building material can be reported to the ACCC.

The Guide is available online free of charge at the APCC website.

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