On 13 March 2012, the ANZRS signed a memorandum of understanding with the AMCA’s (Air-conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association) BIM-MEPAUS.
BIM-MEPAUS has been launched with the aim of facilitating the implementation of Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery within the Australian Construction Building Services Sector. As part of that, the initiative has developed MEP-focused practices, models and workflows. Revit content developed as part of the initiative is to be ANZRS-compliant, and feedback from the BIM-MEPAUSinitiative will contribute to the ongoing refinement of ANZRS.
The AMCA and ANZRS seek to establish a high level relationship that will optimise both initiatives. A representative of ANZRS will be invited to participate within the BIM-MEPAUS User group ensuring the software and standards provide:
- peer review of technical MEP standards, generic models and package releases; and
- alignment with content developed with respect to MEP
The draft standards developed will be circulated amongst the ANZRS user community in order to align future developments specific to MEP. Both organisations will also collaborate at events planned later this year, such as the RTC on 24 May 2012 and the BIM-MEPAUS Forum on 2 August 2012. Registration details for RTC AUS 2012 are now available here.