Beca is excited to share our continued contribution to innovation and change within the construction sector, through involvement in the New Zealand BIM (Building Information Modelling) Handbook update.

Released for public consultation and open for comments until Monday 23 October 2023, the Handbook is an essential reference guide, providing a comprehensive framework for capturing emerging practices related to digital collaboration and information management in New Zealand. With the insight and capability to enhance productivity for the construction sector, the Handbook seeks to improve how New Zealand manage and operate assets and drive sustainable change.

Beca has been an active contributor to the adaptation of the Handbook since 2014, and we are honoured to be part of this opportunity once again.

Beca’s Andrew Field, Principal - Digital Advisory, and Glenn Jowett, Technical Director - Digital Engineering Advisory, both hold positions in the BIMinNZ Steering Group. The BIMinNZ Steering Group, in partnership with the Construction Sector Accord and the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB), are custodians of the BIM Handbook and have most recently commissioned the review and revision of version 3 of the Handbook. Glenn is part of the core group coordinating and leading this effort alongside industry peers from Jasmax, Hawkins and Fonterra, to cover the whole asset lifecycle in the new update.

Glenn says, “Beca has been involved in accelerating the adoption of BIM in New Zealand since 2014 when the NZ BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC) was formed. Our involvement in the development of the revised New Zealand BIM Handbook demonstrates Beca’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the productivity and increasing the digital literacy of the design, construction and operations sectors, and purpose to make everyday better for our communities and clients.”

The latest update is expected to keep industry professionals up to date with relevant international standards, incorporate new terminology and consider any industry-led process changes, with the final version anticipated to be released on Wednesday 29 November 2023.
“When published, the revised version of the NZ BIM Handbook will represent a significant milestone in the almost decade-long journey to accelerate the adoption of BIM in New Zealand. Alignment of the revised NZ BIM Handbook with international standards will create a level playing field, allowing NZ Inc. to continue to operate efficiently in this increasingly globalised sector,” says Glenn.

Please use the link provided for public consultation on the BIM Handbook and note it is only open until Monday 23 October 2023. Please note that while you can add comments, making textual amendments to the document is not allowed.

See also October 2023