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Building Information Modelling (BIM) in New Zealand

Last updated: 15 April 2016

We’re supporting the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM), the digital representation of the complete physical and functional characteristics of a built asset. Through the work of the National Standards Committee and the BIM Acceleration Committee, we’re learning how BIM can have a positive impact on the New Zealand building and construction sector.


Visit the website of the BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC), the driving force behind BIM in New Zealand.

Visit BIMinNZ

What is BIM?

It involves creating a model with real life attributes within a computer and sharing that information to optimise the design, construction and operation of that asset.

Used well, BIM can add value over the whole life of a built asset.

BIM Acceleration Committee

The BIM Acceleration Committee is a nationwide alliance of industry and government, established in February 2014 to coordinate efforts to increase the use of BIM in New Zealand. It is sponsored by the Productivity Partnership and BRANZ. The Committee meets every six weeks. Members are drawn from across the construction industry and give their time and expertise freely.

Members include:

  • Andrew Reding – Productivity Partnership (Chair)
  • Andrew Field - RCP
  • Dave Hunter – Fletcher Construction
  • David Sharp – BRANZ
  • Haydn Read – LINZ
  • Heather Staley – MBIE
  • Jon Williams – Beca
  • Robert Amor – University of Auckland
  • Steve Appleby – AECOM
  • Steve Davis – Assemble

BIM Acceleration Committee reports

Using Building Information Modelling on NZ construction projects

National Technical Standards Committee

The BIM Acceleration Committee is an offshoot of the National Technical Standards Committee which is overseeing the development of open industry standards for building and location data. This is key to ensuring that BIM and other digital tools used by the building and construction sector are interoperable. The National Technical Standards Committee has industry and government members including representatives from architecture, construction, engineering, city councils, Auckland University, LINZ and MBIE.

Members include:

  • Andrew Reding – Productivity Partnership (Chair)
  • Chris Bauld – Tonkin & Taylor
  • David Sharp – BRANZ
  • Haydn Read – LINZ
  • Jon Williams – Beca
  • Kevin Currie – MBIE
  • Michael Byrne – Tonkin & Taylor
  • Richard Murcott – LINZ
  • Robert Amor – University of Auckland
  • Rob Deakin – LINZ
  • Rob Scott – MBIE
  • Tim Weight – Auckland Council

National Technical Standards Committee meeting minutes

National Technical Standards Committee reports

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