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A series of documents to provide clarity around BIM and give guidance on the do's and do not's.

 

New Zealand BIM Handbook – Second Edition

Building Information Modelling (BIM) adds value to the whole life of a built asset, from inception to operation. It allows the latest digital technologies to be applied at every step.

This second edition of the New Zealand BIM Handbook expands on the successful first release in 2014 to help unlock BIM’s benefits for our building and construction sector. It follows the normal progression of a project, covering: project establishment/briefing, design, procurement, construction, handover, operation.

Based on direct industry feedback and global developments, the new edition provides greater detail on how to use BIM on a project. There’s more information on the construction and handover phases of a project. Updated appendices provide templates and examples of BIM planning documents and more detail on specific aspects of the BIM workflow, including model coordination.

Funded by the BRANZ Building Research Levy, The New Zealand BIM Handbook has been produced by the BIM Acceleration Committee – an alliance of industry and government – to increase the use of BIM in New Zealand. It is supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.


New Zealand BIM Handbook
Appendix A – Modelling and Documentation Practice

This provides some detailed guidance on modelling and documentation best practice. With key considerations to Planning the modelling process, Model location and orientation, Naming conventions and structures, Level of Development (LOD), Model coordination, Model handovers and BIM deliverables.


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Appendix B – BIM Uses across NZCIC Phases

The following document sets out the core BIM activities aligned to the New Zealand Construction industry Council (NZCIC) Design and Documentation Guidelines.


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Appendix C – Levels of Development definitions

Appendix C outlines the Definitions of Level of Development (LOD), its notations and the aspects of LOD.


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Appendix D – BIM Uses Definitions

This appendix defines the unique task or procedure on a project which can benefit from the application and integration of BIM into that process. To create a common language, the New Zealand BIM Handbook lists these as “BIM Uses”. There are 21 separate Uses that have been identified, here their definitions are outlined.


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Appendix Ei – Project BIM Brief – Example

The Project BIM Brief (PBB) is a document that defines the client’s requirements and expectations for a project with regard to BIM. The document identifies goals, objectives and people’s responsibilities. This document is a working example.


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Appendix Eii – Project BIM Brief – Template

The Project BIM Brief (PBB) is a document that defines the client’s requirements and expectations for a project with regard to BIM. The document identifies goals, objectives and people’s responsibilities. This document is a template for industry use.

To download a copy of the Word document template please right click on the download button and select “Save link/target as”.


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Appendix Fi – Model Element Authoring (MEA) schedule – Example

This schedule assigns responsibilities to Model Elements via an Author (MEA) and defines Level of Development (LOD) for those model elements across project stages.


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Appendix Fii – Model Element Authoring (MEA) schedule – Template

This schedule assigns responsibilities to Model Elements via an Author (MEA) and defines Level of Development (LOD) for those model elements across project stages.

To download a copy of the Word document template please right click on the download button and select “Save link/target as”.


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Appendix Gi – BIM Evaluation and Response – Example

A supplementary document to the Project BIM Brief in the RFP or contractor procurement stage that aims to provide a consistent framework for the BIM component of an RFP.


Appendix Gii – BIM Evaluation and Response – Template

A supplementary document to the Project BIM Brief in the RFP or contractor procurement stage that aims to provide a consistent framework for the BIM component of an RFP.

To download a copy of the Word document template please right click on the download button and select “Save link/target as”.


Appendix Hi - Project BIM Execution Plan – Example

The Project BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is a detailed plan that defines how the project will be executed, monitored and organised with regard to BIM. This document is a working example.


Appendix Hii – Project BIM Execution Plan – Template

The Project BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is a detailed plan that defines how the project will be executed, monitored and organised with regard to BIM. This document is a template for industry use.

To download a copy of the Word document template please right click on the download button and select “Save link/target as”.


Appendix I – Model Coordination

The appendix provides an overview of the key to successful coordination. Identifying issues, prioritising them, and assigning relevant project stakeholders to address the issues and tracking the issues until they are resolved.


Appendix Ji – Model Description Document (MDD) – Example

A Model Description Document is issued with a model to describe what it contains and identify any limitations of use.


Appendix Jii – Model Description Document (MDD) – Template

A Model Description Document is issued with a model to describe what it contains and identify any limitations of use.

To download a copy of the Word document template please right click on the download button and select “Save link/target as”.


BIM101 – An Insight seminar booklet

The BIM101 – An Insight seminar booklet is now available for download.

Written by the BIM Industry Training Group the booklet contains information from the recent BIM101 - an insight seminars. It aims to disseminate our joint learnings on BIM use in New Zealand, to highlight the need to change, explain how BIM and collaboration can help effect that change and start removing perceived barriers to BIM adoption.


Productivity Benefits

This brochure presents a compelling case for using BIM and gives real examples of the economic benefits it can deliver.


 

EBOSS Survey 2016

The BIM survey reports provide baseline information on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry. Produced in partnership with EBOSS, these surveys are in a five year series that will chart the progress of accelerating the introduction of BIM in New Zealand. The 2016 edition is the 3rd in the series.


EBOSS Survey 2015

The BIM survey reports provide baseline information on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry. Produced in partnership with EBOSS, these surveys are in a five year series that will chart the progress of accelerating the introduction of BIM in New Zealand. The 2015 edition is the 2nd in the series.


EBOSS Survey 2014

These BIM survey reports provide baseline information on the use of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry. Produced in partnership with EBOSS, these surveys are in a five year series that will chart the progress of accelerating the introduction of BIM in New Zealand. The 2014 edition is the first in the series.