What is the national BIM guide?
The National BIM guide is based on the international best practice BIM Framework and is delivered through the BIM Institute web platform. All information and links provided is through the guidance development philosophy from Australian Natspec , BIM Excellence , AEC (UK) BIM Standards and the Canadian BIM Council (CANBIM).
The National BIM guide includes a growing BIM directory of service providers and professionals who all support and contribute towards a work in progress on the National BIM Guide for South Africa.
Who manages and develops the national BIM guide?
The National BIM guide is owned and managed by the BIM Academy South Africa (BASA) and is based on the published research by Vaughan Harris, Executive Director to the BIM Institute.
The BIM Institute is driving dramatic improvements by developing the blueprints of the standards and requirements of the “Building Information Modelling initiative for Africa,” promoting software and digital processes and BIM standards to strengthening South Africa’s construction industry.
Using the BIM guide and its resources
This Guide is not intended as a one-size-fits-all document defining the use of BIM on all projects. This is not possible. The separate Project BIM Brief or BIM Execution Plan specifies project-specific requirements for using BIM on the project have been defined and before the project formally commences, the clauses of the Project BIM Guide are retained, amended or deleted in order to satisfy the requirements of the project are documented in the Project BIM Brief.
The Project BIM Brief records variations to the Project BIM Guide and must be read in conjunction with it and the Project Contract. (i.e NEC, FIDEC, JBCC.)
The National BIM Guide is a reference document to be read in conjunction with the Project BIM Brief and BIM Execution Plan which outlines the particular requirements for each project. The Guide can also be used as a planning tool by consultants to clarify the services they propose to provide when preparing tenders for projects.