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Building Information Modelling (BIM) in New Zealand

Last updated: 21 June 2017

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 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 building better processes using 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 build better performance 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 five 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 – Leigh Construction
  • Dennis Burns - Archaus
  • Gleb Speranski – MBIE
  • Haydn Read – Auckland Council
  • Heather Staley – MBIE
  • Jon Williams – Beca
  • Paul Singleton – Precinct Properties
  • Robert Amor – University of Auckland
  • Steve Appleby – AECOM
  • Steve Davis – Assemble
  • Tara McDonald – BRANZ

BIM Acceleration Committee reports

Using Building Information Modelling on NZ construction projects

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: