Project BIM Brief

    Construction BIM Plan

    Architectural (Design) Modelling

    Files and Security

    Requirements for 2D CAD

Open standards

To ensure the life-cycle use of building information, information supporting common industry deliverables are provided in existing open standards (where available.) For those contract deliverables with open standard formats that have not yet been finalised, the deliverable shall be provided in a mutually-agreed format, which allows the re-use of building information outside the context of the proprietary BIM software (ie. Revit or ArchiCAD.) The formats used are best specified in the BIM Execution Plan and should include, at a minimum, the following standards:

  • A drawing format version recognised by all project parties and the client ( DWG, DWFX.)
  • Optional: Current version Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Model View Definition (MVD) formats:
    • Coordination: This format is required for all deliverables needed to demonstrate the coordination of design disciplines prior to construction or the coordination of construction trades supporting the efficient fabrication, staging, and installation of fabricated building elements.
      In addition to the coordination view file(s), where required, the designer and contractor will provide a report that highlights automatically detected (hard and soft) collisions and identify those collisions that require further work by the design or construction team.
  • Facility management: Portions of this life-cycle oriented data format may be required for different building information deliverables that replace paper deliverables. The deliverables for the FM Handover in a GBXML format include, but are not limited to:
    • Verification of the design solution against the Program for Design (PFD.)
    • Scheduled building and equipment lists.
    • Construction submittal register requirements.
    • Identification of installed equipment and all tagged building products.
    • Facility handover deliverables.
  • Portable Document Format: Copies of all approved submittals and other documents normally provided in traditional paper-based formats should be provided in PDF format. Documents authored directly by the project team will be transformed to PDF to allow selection of text within the document. Documents authored by others, but used by the project team (such as manufacturer product data sheets) should be provided as PDFs — made available by the manufacturer. If not available as PDFs from their authors, the documents should be scanned to create image-based PDF documents.
  • ASTM E57 3D file format (for 3D laser point cloud data): Copies of approved submittals for depiction of as-built services and building conditions will be provided in ASTM E57 3D file format (conforming to ASTM E2807) unless otherwise agreed with the Design BIM Manager.

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