BIM Legal and Contractual

LAW20044 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Workplace


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 32 Hours

Aims and objectives

This unit examines the different aspects relating to contracts and legal agreements relating to BIM projects and providing BIM deliverables. Students will learn how this is being addressed internationally between clients and the supply chain.

This unit examines issues that arise when sharing models between different project stakeholders and intellectual property, legal ownership, legal use, client deliverables, and what constitutes a professional standard of care.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify legal and contractual issues and risks that challenge projects to fully adopting BIM within client information requirements.
2. Identify the legal and contractual issues and risks that challenge the full and efficient use of BIM on projects by the design and construct stakeholders.
3. Examine and compare international legal instruments where government bodies have made BIM delivery mandatory.
4. Identify areas that are incompatible, incomplete or unidentified in BIM workflows and BIM deliverables in the most common form legal agreements used in an organisation.