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    Project BIM Brief

    Construction BIM Plan

    Architectural (Design) Modelling

    Files and Security

    Requirements for 2D CAD

IFC Archives - National BIM guide for South Africa

Information Exchange Process

Project Information Exchange The smoothness of information exchange process is essential to the overall success of  a projects. Many measures have been taken to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the information exchange process in the construction industry, one of which is the introduction of industry specific applications. It has enhanced information management systems with… read more »

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… read more »

Software compatibility and data flow testing

Software used for Design and Construction BIM work must be tested for compatibility by the Construction BIM Manager. The use of software that is not Industry Foundation Class (IFC) compliant to prepare models is only permitted with the approval of the client. Versioning of software must be managed by the BIM teams throughout the project… read more »

Principles of CDE platform

Ideally a CDE should operate in a client’s management system, accessible by the whole project team, which supports version control and audit trails that have permission control access to data according to the status of the data and which provides tools to support design coordination. A Windows server network folder or FTP setup (eg. the… read more »

Facilities management / As-built models

An as-built model – with information captured during the design and construction phases of the project – can be a valuable resource during the operational phase of the project, if data is in an appropriate format. Define the facility management requirements to determine what information to gather. Typical uses include: Space management and tracking – space… read more »

Approved BIM software for projects

All BIM software used on the project is documented in the Project BIM Brief. The following criteria is used to evaluate the suitability of software for use on the project and any non- compliance with the criteria brought to the attention of the client for approval. Preference is given to object oriented software applications that comply with… read more »


BIM is used for all building systems design, development and analysis, including but not limited to architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire suppression, etc. During Conceptual Design, Schematic Design and Design Development Phases, BIM technology is used to develop and establish building performance and the basis of design in accordance with the client’s standards. The model… read more »

Objects and naming conventions for a QS

Objects and naming conventions Rather than permitting object naming to follow the typical conventions of the particular design practice responsible, or even to follow the standard families systems in design packages such as Autodesk® Revit® software products, it is important to agree at project inception how model objects will be named to allow them to… read more »