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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) benefits government and industry by boosting innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the construction industry.

Queensland is leading the way with our coordinated whole-of-government approach following the release of the Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure - Principles for BIM implementation (PDF icon 248 KB) in 2018.

Transitioning from paper-based plans to digital ones will deliver significant benefits during the design, construction and, most significantly, the operational phase of a project’s life.

BIM is already being used on major projects, including Cross River Rail. Since 1 July 2019, all Queensland Government construction projects with a value of $50 million or more are required to use BIM from the early planning phase.

All major government infrastructure projects will transition to implement BIM by 2023. As of October 2022, there are 42 government projects valued at $50 million or more using BIM, and 18 government projects valued at less than $50 million.

The following agencies have a BIM pilot project completed or underway and have developed plans on how they will progressively develop their BIM capability and embed its use into their normal project delivery processes:

  • Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy and Public Works
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Corrective Services
  • Sunwater.

Departmental BIM information requirements that align with our Principles for BIM implementation can be found via:

Last updated: 23 Nov 2022