PCSG’s Asia Pacific Lead, Gavin Cotterill, addressed a seminar in Brisbane, Queensland aimed at sharing perspectives and experience of digital enablement.

The openBIM: Getting it Right seminar was the second in a series of strategic seminars organised by buildingSMART Australasia – the organisation that develops data sharing standards, provides tools and training, and drives the adoption of openBIM for use in the construction industry.

The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning published in November 2018 a set of principles to support the effective use of BIM across Queensland Government infrastructure delivery agencies.

The Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation, seeks to guide the Queensland Government’s consistent adoption of this new approach and to provide certainty to industry for its future investment and training decisions.

The principles and overarching workplan are required to establish a whole-of-government framework to meet the goal of implementing BIM on major government infrastructure projects by 2023.

All major government construction projects with an estimated capital cost of $50 million or more, which commence a detailed business case from 1 July 2019, will be required to use Building Information Modelling in accordance with the principles.

From its Asia Pacific base in Melbourne, PCSG has been supporting private and public clients like the Queensland Government to develop and deliver digital strategies that increase productivity and reduce waste across their portfolios.

At the Strategic Seminar, Gavin drew on PCSG’s work  to support the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), to transition to digital ways of working. He explained how PCSG assessed current TMR BIM maturity against other Australian government agencies and international best practice, and produced a five-year roadmap for TMR .

He also outlined how he and his team help clients accelerate their move towards digital information management by providing them with digital transformation servicesfor BIM and SMART Cities – not only reducing capital cost, but more importantly reducing the operational and whole-life cost of their assets.

“The need for a forward-thinking approach towards the design and delivery of the built environment is clear,” says Gavin. “It is key to helping Australia meet some of the many challenges it faces including demographic pressure, energy demand, transport inefficiency, housing needs and climate change.”

To find out more about how PCSG can help your business to develop its digital strategy, contact Gavin.Cotterill@pcsg-australia.com.au. To learn more about our digital services in the UK, please contact Olly.Thomas@pcsg.co.uk.