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Why A-Spec?

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A-SPEC is a suite of data specifications supporting the delivery of machine readable data relating to infrastructure assets.

A-SPEC provides certainty that the correct data is captured in the correct format - streamlining processes related to the capture, validation and usage of infrastructure information.

A-SPEC delivers benefits to all participants involved in the commissioning, designing, building and maintaining of infrastructure assets through providing the basis for a consistent and efficient approach to the supply of digital 'As-Constructed' data.

 

Download the following brochures for more information about A-SPEC:

 

 

A-SPEC contains generic information common for all specifications and is to be used as a 'partner' document with all the specifications. 
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B-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to Buildings Assets.

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D-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to drainage assets: pipes, pits, property connections and Water Sensitive Urban Design Elements (WSUD).

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O-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to Public Open Space and Recreation assets.

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R-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to authorities' assets within the Road Reserve.

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S-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to sewerage/waste water asset data.

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T-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to optical fibre/telecommunications assets. This will be further developed with a draft available for review in first quarter 2019.

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W-Spec outlines the specifications for the delivery of digital data relating to Water (potable and recycled) asset data.

 

 

The key objective of the specifications is to record and provide 'As Constructed' digital data in a GIS ready format to the A-SPEC Consortium Members.

The A-SPEC suite of specifications have been created in close consultation with A-SPEC Community members and directly addresses the needs of the A-SPEC Community.

The A-SPEC Community comprises a growing consortium of 60+ Local Authorities across Australia using the A-SPEC standard specifications. Including 17 of 32 Growth Area Councils in Australia who have identified A-SPEC as the preferred method of engagement with industry.

Any modification or enhancement to any of the A-SPEC specifications is controlled by clear governance arrangements and change management protocols that includes consultation with the A-SPEC Community. This collective approach to the specifications ensures all Consortium Members' interests are taken into account in the specification evolution process. Enhancements are driven by the user Community for the user Community.

Keeping in mind that all changes to the specifications are subject to approval by the A-SPEC Community, a proposed Roadmap outlining the ongoing development of A-SPEC is here.


 

New A-SPEC Versions valid from 3 December 2018

 

Specifications Version Published Date
A-SPEC V2.0.1 15/11/2018
B-Spec V2.0.1 15/11/2018
D-Spec V9.0.1 15/11/2018
O-Spec V3.0.1 15/11/2018
R-Spec V3.0.1 15/11/2018
S-Spec V2.0.1 15/11/2018
W-Spec V2.0.1 15/11/2018

 

Previous A-SPEC Versions valid until 3 December 2018

 

Specification Version Published Date
A-SPEC V1.0 14/3/2017
B-Spec V1.2.0 7/8/2017
D-Spec V8.1.0 1/2/2017
O-Spec V2.6.0 1/3/2017
R-Spec V2.6.0 1/2/2017
S-Spec V1.1.0 1/3/2017
W-Spec V1.1.0 1/3/2017

 

Addendum List  (As of 4/03/2019)

 

Release Date Addendum Name Relevant Spec/s Content of Addendum
 10 December 2018  ADDENDUM No 1 - R-Spec 20181210 R  Attribute name changes in Asset Class Traffic Management Points.
 25 February 2019  ADDENDUM No 2 - R-Spec 20190225 R  Attribute name changes in Asset Class Pathway Centreline.
 4 March 2019  ADDENDUM No 3 - R-Spec 20190304 R  An example included in the Description column does not align with the published  CODELIST CODE value in the ITS (Lines) & ITS (Point) Asset Classes
       
 25 February 2019  ADDENDUM No 1 - D-Spec 20190225 D  Attribute default value changes in Asset Class OSDS-Linear
 4 March 2019  ADDENDUM No 2 - D-Spec 20190304 D  An example included in the Description column in the Water Harvesting Device Asset Class was changed to align with the new value in the Position CODELIST CODE.
13 March 2019 ADDENDUM No 3 - D-Spec 20190313 D Attribute to be added to asset Pits in the spreadsheet (exists in document)
       
25 February 2019  ADDENDUM No 1 - O-Spec 20190225 O

 Attribute data type and length changes in Asset Classes Landscaping and Jetties, Piers, and Marinas.

4 March 2019  ADDENDUM No 2 - O-Spec 20190304 O  An example included in the Description column does not align with the Position CODELIST CODE value.
       
25 February 2019  CODELIST Addendum No 1 20190225 D, O  Additional CODES missing from published versions added in Bank Foundation Material, 

 Geofabric/Transition Material, Valve Control Type, Valve Power Type CODELISTS.

4 March 2019  CODELIST Addendum No 2 - 20190304 D, O  CODE modified from published version in Position CODELIST.
6 March 2019  CODELIST Addendum No 3 - 20190306 S, W  CODES added and modified from published version in Pipe Installation Method CODELIST.

 

CODELISTS

Below is a link to our CODELISTS for all A-SPEC Specifications

If you wish to help us expand or modify our list, contact us with recommended Codes and Descriptions for specific CODELISTS or NEW CODELISTS.

A-SPEC Harmonised Codelist Version 1.0.1 Distributed 6/03/2019

CODELIST Addendum No 1 - 25/02/2019

CODELIST Addendum No 2 - 4/03/2019

CODELIST Addendum No 3 - 06/03/2019

 

 

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