Monday, May 20, 2013

Rethinking the contractual environment for BIM in the Australian built environment industry


AEC Connect's Dominik Holzer has recently been honoured with a High Commendation  for co-authoring  the above paper (with Ilsa Kuiper) for this year's Brooking Price entry. The Brooking Price of the Society of Construction Law Australia awards this price for the best essay submitted in their field. It is named after The Hon Robert Brooking AO QC in recognition of his Honour’s pioneering contribution to the study and practice of construction law in Australia.

Both authors are excited about this outcome and they started to investigate channels for publishing the paper with advice from the Society of Construction Law Australia. A full list of winning entries can be found here.

The Society of Construction Law Australia will hold their annual conference from 2-4 August in Sydney. One focus of the conference will be on new Technologies and about Building Information Modeling (BIM) in particular. AEC Connect is planning to attend the event and report back in a future blog-entry.

Rethinking the contractual context for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Australian built environment industry  

The paper introduces the legal context of BIM in Australia in reference to contemporary local and international approaches. It highlights the relations between the various contractual framworks applied on construction projects in Australia and the associated opportunities and challenges for collaborating via BIM.

The authors will be able to share the full abstract once a suitable context for publication has been found.

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