Cannistraro confirmed as keynote address

Date Published 10th June 2011

The Project Board is delighted to inform industry that Mr Michael Cannistraro, Vice President of J.C. Cannistraro, LLC; United States of America has confirmed his availability to provide a keynote address at the upcoming BIM-MEPAUS Forum on 27 July 2011. Mr Mark Lowe, AMCA National President stated that “Mr Cannistraro is a significant thought leader in […]

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BEIIC Recommendations Report 2010

Date Published 7th June 2011

After two years of work and engagement with industry, the Council has produced a Recommendations Report 2010 which proposes 10 recommendations to move the industry forward. The recommendations across four key themes focus on Better Practice; Design Leadership; Cooperative Research; and Enabling Regulation and Procurement.

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Project Board meets with the Commonwealth Built Environment Supplier Advocate

Date Published 2nd June 2011

On 1 June 2011, the BIM-MEPAUS Project Board met with the Commonwealth’s Built Environment Supplier Advocate. Supplier Advocates work with groups of companies (typically at an association level) to undertake practical industry development activities aimed at improving access to opportunities and enhancing competitiveness. Typical activities focus on supply chain development, capability showcasing and development of training […]

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TSI software presentation FAB-MEPAUS – Design BIM through to Manufacturing BIM

Date Published 27th May 2011

On 27 May 2011, Mr Jim Reis, CFO and Vendor Relations, TSI presented at the Revit Technology Conference. The session titled: FAB-MEPAUS – Design BIM through to Manufacturing BIM can be viewed by clicking here.

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AMCA joins the Built Environment Digital Modelling Working Group

Date Published 18th May 2011

The Built Environment Digital Modelling Working Group is working in collaboration with the Information Technology Industry Innovation Council to develop an Australian built environment industry capable of adopting integrated digital modelling technologies to improve efficiency, address environmental and life-cycle issues and increase international competitiveness. The Working Group brings together industry, researchers, policy-makers and industry associations […]

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BuildingSMART Australasia: MESH Conference April 2011

Date Published 29th April 2011

Almost 300 attendees, speakers and sponsors participated in the MESH Conference held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. The BIM-MEPAUS initiative received considerable interest regarding plans for BIM based HVAC supply chain integration, bringing to a similar position the level of model based exchange, automated manufacturing and high levels of off-site fabrication  as that seen in the structural steel sector. Link […]

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AMCA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Pump Industry Australia March 2011

Date Published 31st March 2011

AMCA signed a MoU with the Pump Industry Australia (PIA) in relation to the cooperative and collaborative activities that will be undertaken to meet deliverables associated with: a peer reviewed technical standard; a generic BIM model for pumps component, to be used as the generic model within the BIM-MEPAUS packages released; and a generic computer aided […]

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Australian Construction Industry Forum Board Meeting March 2011

Date Published 31st March 2011

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is focused on creating a competitive construction and property industry that is a leader in building Australia’s prosperity. Representatives of the BIM-MEPAUS presented at a joint ACIF/ Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) Board meeting. Members supported the initiative and indicated a willingness to collaborate further as milestones are progressed.

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National Plumbing Regulators Forum March Conference 2011

Date Published 25th March 2011

The 2011 NPRF conference was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre in March 2011 with the theme ‘Healthy industry, healthy people, healthy environment’. The BIM-MEPAUS initiative received outstanding feedback from plumbing industry participants. Link accessible at

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Project Board’s key meeting with Senator Kim Carr

Date Published 9th February 2011

On 8 February 2011, the BIM-MEPAUS Project Board met with Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Minister Carr supported in-principle the direction sought after with this initiative. Currently at officer level the Project Board are exploring ways to partner the Commonwealth Government.

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