“The reality is that BIM is going to be applied differently for different projects and particularly in Australia where there is no standard or mandate to use BIM in comparison to the UK.”
David Mitchell is Director and 5D Quantity Surveyor for Mitchell Brandtman. He is a passionate ambassador for open leadership, collaboration and technological advancements that support positive industry change. David speaks regularly on BIM and 5D quantity surveying in Australia and internationally.
This article is based upon a presentation from 2012 outlining his experiences with 5D cost planning. Written from the unique perspective of the QS, it forms the basis to the discussion about what 5D BIM and how it can be included within a BIM execution plan for a project.