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New digital strategy for infrastructure projects

As the Victorian Government invests in the biggest infrastructure program the state has ever seen, a new Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) will improve the way that projects are defined, delivered and maintained.

In the coming year alone, $78.9 billion of state capital projects will commence, be developed or delivered – each project helping grow our economy and create jobs.

The VDAS will support these government infrastructure projects, seamlessly integrating the many sources of information that create Victorian assets, including computer-aided designs, 3D visuals and project schedules, construction sequencing and 4D models, cost and operations, and maintenance performance.

In 2019 the VDAS will be rolled out in across all relevant government agencies and will include both Digital Engineering (DE) and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

VDAS has been developed by the Victorian Chief Engineer Dr Collette Burke and the Office of Projects Victoria, who will be driving the implementation of the strategy.

The move to the VDAS is supported by industry groups – who see BIM, digital engineering, and smart construction as key elements to realising the potential of digital transformation in Australia.

The Victorian Government is also supporting the development of new TAFE courses in BIM.

Source: Vic Government

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