Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the star player in the construction industry. Adopted by the Queensland Government in November 2018 through the Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation policy, it will improve the way Government infrastructure is designed, built and used.

The policy applies to all new government construction projects with an estimated capital cost of $50 million or more. By 2023, all new major government construction projects will be using BIM.

BIM is being used on Queensland’s flagship infrastructure project, Cross River Rail. Through ‘Project DNA’, which stands for ‘Digital Network Approach’, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority has made a commitment to put BIM and digital modelling at the very centre of everything it does.

IAQ’s BIM breakfast event will include:

  • An update from the State Government on policy implementation
  • Findings from research conducted by the IAQ Digital Taskforce into current preparedness of Queensland businesses to adopt BIM and Digital Engineering
  • A case study from CRRDA exploring the value of Project DNA in project planning and procurement activities completed so far

Event Q&A – speakers answer the questions from the audience

VENUE: The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, The Sky Room, Grey Street, South Brisbane

TIME: 7.15am — 9.00am

COST: Members $115, Non-members $140, Members Tables of 10 $1035, Non-members Tables of 10 $1400 (includes GST)










Andrew Curthoys, Director, Engagement and Taskforce, Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Queensland

Andrew Curthoys is an Urban and Regional Planner with over 30 years’ experience in planning for urban communities, infrastructure projects and public policy delivery.

He studied a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New England in Armidale, has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Queensland and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew is a Registered Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

Andrew Curthoys has worked for Queensland Government since 1992 in policy, project and program management roles and is currently assisting Government agencies and the private sector to identify infrastructure priorities and the necessary policies for asset delivery and asset management.

He is leading the delivery of Queensland’s BIM implementation program including the delivery of the policy and principles, Digital Enablement for Queensland Infrastructure – Principles for BIM Implementation which were released by the Queensland Government in November 2018.

Andrew is passionate about asset management and better utilisation of public infrastructure and the opportunities that digitisation and digital enablement will bring.

He believes that if projects are delivered with a higher degree of certainty and a corresponding reduction in risk, that more projects will be able to be delivered in the same funding envelope.


Russ Vine, Executive Director, Marketing & Communication, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Currently the Executive Director for Marketing & Communications at Cross River Rail, Russ has a reputation for being ‘infectiously obsessed’ with what it takes to reach and influence consumers across today’s fast-moving, post-digital communications landscape.

Russ worked at advertising agencies Ogilvy, BBH and JWT in the UK before moving to Brisbane in 2007 to join independent agency ‘Junior’.  Russ took over as MD in 2010, before bringing in digital agency Cru in 2013 to create ‘JuniorCru’. An agency that has since become Ogilvy Brisbane.

In 2017, Russ left Ogilvy seeking a position client side in the public sector and has taken up the role of Executive Director for Marketing & Communications at Cross River Rail, the newly formed statutory authority tasked with delivery of Queensland’s largest and most significant infrastructure project.


Peter Quick, Director, Program Controls, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Peter Quick is a Project Director with extensive experience managing medium to large-scale projects in commercial, defence, health, infrastructure and transportation sectors.

Peter has worked within client, consulting and contractor organisations to deliver successful outcomes on projects ranging from $10 million to $14 billion across Australia and overseas.  He has qualifications in Business, Engineering Management and Project Management as well as specialist training in Aviation, Building Information Modelling and Project Planning and Control. Peter is recognised as a Certified Practicing Project Director by the Australian Institute of Project Management.

Peter is currently managing the Program Controls Office for the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority. This role includes the management of traditional project and program controls functions and the implementation of the Delivery Authority’s Digital Network Approach.


Adam Boersma, Director, Infrastructure Advisory, EY

Adam is a Director from EYs Infrastructure Advisory practice, within the Economics, Regulation and Policy team. He has advised on infrastructure related issues for a range of public and private sector clients for close to 20 years.

Adam has a wide range of experience across the infrastructure life cycle, from policy, planning and business case phases through to construction. Most recently he has led projects focused on economic appraisal of regional roads, regional transport planning, and the challenges and opportunities of future mobility solutions in Queensland.