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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.

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.

Queensland was one of the first states to develop a coordinated whole-of-government approach to BIM following the release of the Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure - Principles for BIM implementation (PDF icon 248 KB) in 2018.

More recently, the 2022 State Infrastructure Strategy committed to review the Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure - Principles for BIM implementation policy to ensure Queensland continues to lead the way.

BIM is being used on major projects across Queensland 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.

The following agencies have developed plans on how they will progressively build 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: 13 Nov 2023