A guide to enabling BIM on built assets

The aim of the New Zealand BIM Handbook is to promote the use of BIM and its benefits and to create, maintain and operate quality built assets in New Zealand. Developed in partnership with industry at every step, the Handbook is for New Zealand’s building and construction sector, but draws on best BIM practice from around the world. The handbook follows the normal progression of a project, from project establishment through to operation, and documents a consistent approach, using a common language, to BIM in New Zealand.

This third edition of the New Zealand BIM Handbook expands on the successful second release in 2016. Based on direct industry feedback and global developments, including the recent release of the ISO 19650 standards, this edition provides more information on BIM for construction, facilities management and linear infrastructure. Updated appendices provide templates and examples of BIM planning documents and more detail on specific aspects of the BIM workflow, including model coordination.

 
 
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The New Zealand BIM Handbook

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.

 
 

New Zealand BIM Handbook
– Appendices

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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.

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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. This document is a working example.

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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. This document is a template for industry use.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.
This document is a working example.

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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.
This document is a template for industry use.

 

Funded by the BRANZ Building Research Levy, The New Zealand BIM Handbook has been produced by the BIM Acceleration Committee. It is supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.