• Resources

    This page contains information on policies, procedures, forms and guidelines to assist consultants in delivering work for Department of Finance, Building Management and Works (BMW) projects.

    Primary School Brief and Secondary Schools Planning Guide

    The Department of Education, in conjunction with BMW, builds a number of primary and secondary schools every year in response to increasing urban and regional growth. Based on a number of years of experience, both departments agreed there was a significant consistency in education and functional needs from year to year to prompt the development of a standard brief.

    John Curtin

    The Primary School Brief and Secondary School Planning Guide describe the operational and technical requirements for Government Primary and Secondary Schools, and provides a model, which can be used at short notice with minimal design changes, on varied sites. Their purpose is to provide consistent standards and benchmarks to ensure durability and value for money for government school projects and equitable facilities across the state. Familiarity with a model primary school by the construction industry also assists rapid construction for both new schools and additions and renovations.

    Access to these briefs is password controlled. They are not available to the general public. BMW Project Managers enable access for the consultant team when a project requires a reference to the document(s). If you are a consultant who has lost or requires a password for these briefs, please contact the Manager of building records:

    Email Address: Building.Records@finance.wa.gov.au
    Phone Number: (08) 6551 1808

    Policies, procedures and forms

    For answers to frequently asked questions and access to commonly used guidelines, templates, policies, procedures, reports and forms applicable to consultants, click here.

    Technical Guidelines

    These guidelines provide information on design, documentation and construction issues. They are intended to assist consultants with delivering projects for BMW and provide detailed information on BMWs expectations.

    Document

    Acid Sulfate Soils
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for managing acid sulfate soils.

    Important to know if:
    You are a consultant or project manager who needs to know about requirements for managing acid sulfate soils.

    Aluminium Composite Panels - Fire Safety
    This guide addresses fire safety concerns with the use of non-compliant aluminium composite panels for external cladding. The guide assists consultants in selecting compliant products, outlining BMW’s selection criteria.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for selecting external cladding for a BMW project.

    Building in bushfire prone areas
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for government building projects located in bushfire prone areas..

    Important to know if:
    You are a consultant working on a government building project in a bushfire prone area.

    Commissioning and handover
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for the commissioning and handover of new government buildings.

    Important to know if:
    You are a consultant or contractor working on a new government building.

    Corrosion Protection
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for corrosion protection for government buildings.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for designing or specifying BMW projects.

    Flooring Requirements for Government Buildings
    This guide assists agency representatives, consultants and project managers to select and install flooring materials for Government buildings. This guide replaces the carpet panel and the carpet panel buyer’s guide.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for selecting flooring materials for a BMW project.

    Legionella Pneumophila in Building Water Systems
    This document provides guidance for the design and control of building water systems to reduce the risk of Legionella pneumophila colonies developing - particularly in relation to truncated plumbing lines.

    Important to know if:
    You are in control of workplaces with water systems, or have a general ‘duty of care’ to maintain these systems.

    Moisture Content in Concrete Slabs
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for vapour barriers under resilient flooring finishes, where the concrete moisture content test fails to meet AS 1884-2012 requirements.

    Important to know if:
    You are a consultant working on flooring specifications for a BMW project.

    NATSPEC Specification
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for producing specifications for government building projects.

    Important to know if:
    You are producing specifications for BMW projects.

    Ordering and Delivering Furniture for Works Projects
    This guide documents the process for the procurement, storage and delivery of furniture for works-related projects. It covers the use of Government Procurement Common Use Arrangements and procurement via the open market.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for ordering or arranging delivery of furniture for BMW projects.

    Plywood Cladding
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for specifying plywood cladding for government building projects.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for specifying and installing plywood cladding on BMW projects.

    Project Complexity Classification Guide
    This guide is designed to assist project managers and others to determine the project complexity level and category of BMW projects, primarily relating to consultancy engagement and prequalification.

    Important to know if:
    You are a consultant or project manager working on BMW projects.

    Project Cost Planning Guideline
    This guide is published to assist cost management consultants working on BMW projects to deliver consistent cost summaries. PLEASE NOTE: This document is currently under review with the next issue expected in September 2017.

    Important to know if:
    You are a consultant or project manager working on BMW projects.

    Roof Access
    This guide assists agency representatives, consultants and project managers to ensure the design of roofs and roof systems provide for safe and reasonable access for maintenance.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for designing or maintaining roofs on  BMW projects.

    Siphonic Drainage Systems
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for the specification and installation of siphonic drainage systems to minimise maintenance requirements and to limit damage which may be caused by an overflow.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for specifying or maintaining roof drainage systems.

    Termite Management
    This guide sets out BMW’s requirements for specifications of termite treatment for government building projects with particular reference to buildings with a high timber component including sports floors.

    Important to know if:
    You are responsible for designing, constructing or maintaining buildings at risk from termite damage.