The Guide provides a framework to improve safety performance on construction projects and covers all stages of a project: planning, design, construction and post-construction. Its overarching objective is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths on construction sites and to improve the ability of the industry as a whole to deliver safer construction projects and healthier employees.
The three primary stakeholder groups of the construction industry - clients, designers and constructors - have worked together to create a methodology which integrates occupational health and safety into strategic and operational decision-making at all stages of the project.
The Guide is intended to be an aspirational document that leads discussion and industry change, as well as a practical tool which can be used across the industry, by clients, designers and constructors and by large firms and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Adopting BIM for facilities management
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This second industry report to be developed from the Sydney Opera House FM Exemplar project series,provides a comprehensive overview of the digital modelling research stream of the project led by John Mitchell, principal of the consulting company CQR Pty Ltd and consultant to Construction Innovation's research partner CSIRO, which focuses on the application of Construction ICT, specialising in BIM and open standard model sharing such as IFC.
This research demonstrates significant benefits in digitising design documentation and operational and maintenance manuals and focuses on:
- Re-usability of standardised BIM for FM purposes
- Potential of BIM as an information framework acting as an integrator for various FM data sources
- Flexibility of BIM to cope with business-specific data and requirements
- Commercial FM software using standarised BIM
- The ability to add (organisation-specific) intelligence to the model
- A roadmap for Sydney Opera House to adopt BIM for FM.
$35.75 (inc GST) - for hard copy
Sydney Opera House is recognised throughout the world as a building icon of 20th century architecture. The CRC for Construction Innovation and the Australian Governments FM Action Agenda chose this iconic symbol as the focus of the Facilities Management (FM) Exemplar Project and partnered with industry, government and research to develop innovative strategies across three research themes.
1. Digital modelling
2. Services procurement
3. Performance benchmarking
By focussing on different dimensions of the management equation, FM as a business enabler showcases innovative methods for improving FM performance, a better alignment of service and performance objectives and provides a best-practice model for supporting the business enterprise.
Sustainable subdivisions: Review of technologies for integrated water services
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by Clare Diaper, Grace Tjandraatmadja and Steven Kenway
Improved planning and management of water in Australia is essential to ensure reliability of water services and to support ongoing growth of our cities. Sustainable Subdivisions: Review of technologies for integrated water services deals with emerging water supply, wastewater treatment and reuse technologies at household, cluster and subdivisional scales.
HVAC system size: Getting it right
by PC Thomas and Steven Moller
Many heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems installed in commercial buildings, have more capacity than is ever required to keep the occupants comfortable. Such oversized HVAC systems can have negative effects on the environment, on occupant comfort, as well as on the economic outcomes for the building. Drawing on case studies of the HVAC systems of two large office and the literature, the publication covers the symptoms of over-sizing, the impacts of over-sizing, the barriers to right-sizing and suggestions and solutions to reduce over-sizing.
Being the Best
by Karen Manley