Digital Node’s expert knowledge called upon by the South Australia Government’s DPTI
Digital Node has been commissioned by the Building Projects sector of the Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in South Australia to develop a strategic framework which will support the implementation of BIM across the department.
Utilising an international framework, DPTI is committed to creating an opportunity where they can develop internal BIM capability and drive efficiencies throughout their supply chain. Digital Node is working closely with them to develop a strategy which will support the wider implementation of BIM and Digital Engineering throughout the department.
The Building Projects sector of DPTI works in partnership with government agencies and industry to manage the delivery of social infrastructure (building construction) projects, providing project management, budget risk management, construction advice, design risk management and professional services in architecture, engineering and heritage architecture.
The project, which began in November 2017 is inclusive of workshops to address the above mentioned critical services that Building Projects provide, where director Rebecca De Cicco, documents and records all key information shared to her by the department for Digital Node to intelligently assess what the implementation would look like on a strategic front.
The three key areas where our focus lies is:
- A review of the existing BIM Processes and systems in place within DPTI Building Projects and how these are being implemented.
- A series of workshops to define the key benefits for DPTI regarding the implementation of BIM.
- Recommendations regarding the implementation of BIM within the department and how these areas can be addressed and reviewed for future implementation within the department.
The workshops are held with key stakeholders within DPTI and the agencies who support DPTI and the funding of the projects. They include all of those involved in the project management side (a key group) as well as individuals from other areas of the department such as Asset Management.
Agencies are also involved to support the knowledge gathering stage; some include the Department of Health who were instrumental in delivering the Royal Adelaide Hospital project this year.
The paper, due to be completed in April this year, will be inclusive of key recommendations to the department which would ultimately not only support the building projects unit but the wider government department regarding a strategy toward adoption of BIM.
When asked why Building Projects required such a tailored and in-depth solution for BIM capabilities, Rebecca noted:
Currently, DPTI is not consistent in their approach toward BIM and implementing on a project by project basis. Appointing Digital Node to develop the strategy, as well as educate key members of the PM team, will support greater knowledge and growth.
It will also ensure the Government of South Australia stay up to date and consistent with other government departments throughout Australia who are currently beginning to adopt BIM solutions across their assets.”
Digital Node has expert knowledge and understanding of how to practically apply BIM utilising a consistent framework. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the British Standards, as well as Rebecca’s connections to the global BIM community, make Digital Node the perfect organisation to appoint regarding this project.