AIA / ACA Digital Capability Survey

12 February 2019

NOTE: THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED. THE REPORT ON FINDINGS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ONCE ANALYSIS IS COMPLETE.

The ACA and the Institute have joined forces to run a National Digital Capability Survey, which will help us to gain a clearer understanding of the digital capability of architectural firms nationwide and to identify any problems encountered so far. 

 

A number of government agencies and private clients have begun their digital journey and are starting to require digital deliverables from consultants and contractors. Some governments are setting potential dates for mandatory deliverables as early as 2019 for building projects and 2023 for infrastructure works.

The ACA and Australian Institute of Architects want to understand the digital capability of architectural firms around the country and identify any obstacles practices have faced in implementing digital processes.

This information will enable the ACA and the Institute to recommend actions to assist architects implement and use digital processes. These will be articulated through the development of an Institute BIM Policy, guidelines, updated standard forms (such as client architect agreements) and CPD events to provide strategic, managerial and technical skillset required by architects to deliver digital processes.

This builds on the BIM Survey run in Queensland in early 2018, which helped us learn more about the current capability of architectural practices in that state after the government's “Building Information Modelling – draft policy and principles for Queensland” was released. Now, it's time to go national.