@BIMShowLive 2017 ‘Auf Wiedersehen, BIM – an International Perspective

‘Auf Wiedersehen, BIM – an International PerspectiveAcross the globe data is becoming a critical raw material of the modern construction organisation turning that into meaningful insight will drive a new wave of sector innovation.
As we enter a new cognitive era of construction there are many questions that need answered:
• How will AI and machine learning impact on construction?
• Is there a growing need for under understanding and reasoning and insight based on an industry awash with data?
• What will machines learning to scan huge amounts of data to predict costs and get clients best deals – mean to the professions?
From BIM mandates to supplier innovation we are witnessing digital disruption on a worldwide scale. This presentation will examine the key issues of improved functionality to the existing BIM value proposition and show how this is manifesting across the globe.
Case studies will be referenced especially from Australia and New Zealand including who Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) are and why are they spending AU$11Bn/yr. on infrastructure
– the TfNSW Digital Engineering Scoping Study:
– Capability and Capacity
– Information Requirements
– Processes and Procedures
– Standards
– Technology
– Impact on supply chain across Australia and government approach to DE/BIM
– I3<http://www.aecom.com/solutions/security-resilience/i3-aecom/&gt;. AECOM’s new Information Management service:
– overview, genesis, market plays, project examples (Denver Airport, Sydney Opera House)
– Summary thoughts on future of industry – Construction 4.0
Speaker: Steve Appleby, AECOMVIEW BIOG<http://www.bimshowlive.co.uk/speakers/?view=programme189&speaker=189&gt;
BIM being the precursor to construction 4.0

Australia – the lucky country


The BIM intelligence tool – periscope

Forge to get models online. 

Digitised the Australian health guidance through dynamo and linking to client requirements 

The digitisation of the construction sector is global and not always called BIM. 

Digitisation of the asset strategy. 

Smart ICT for infrastructure report in Australia. 49 submissions. 


Clients talking LOD is not helpful as it’s a lazy approach but it’s a start. Likewise setting project value on when to do BIM. 

National BIM guidelines and BMP. Natspec

NZ have the BIM acceleration comittiee. Only really 2 number tier 1 contractors. 

New Zealand BIM handbook. 

Transport for New South Wales. Committed spend of 10bn per year for next four years. 

They want to be leaders in this space. 


More of a focus on digital engineering. 

Planning, design and delivery of data. 

Healthy start team go out and help the supply chain to get going. 
i3 – information – intelligence – integration 

PLQs are answered by pulling together multiple elements of data from different systems. 

Digital asset performance management. 

Repair before fail. 

Capture and use data to improve customer outcomes. 

Network view – asset view – model view 


6 man data and analytics team in Perth. 

Syndney opera house managers want to leave a legacy. 

Dedicated inhouse modelling team.


Continuous commissioning 

Performance tuning and predictive maintenance 

L3 realtime data exchanges?

IBM Watson analytics 

Lifecycle data science

Cognitive asset management

Optimisation of operational delivery. 

About Shaun Farrell

I have been involved in the construction sector since 1986 and over the years I have seen things change dramatically. Much of the change has been directly as a result of technology. This blog will be about the key combinations of People, Process and Technology. Any views expressed here are strictly my own.
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