BIM for Landscape

How are landscape professionals confronting BIM? I would be interested in hearing from anyone involved in a project where the contractor/client is demanding delivery in BIM and what are the specific requirements are that are being stipulated?

Clearly there are cases where all disciplines are encouraged to operate the same big name ‘platforms’ but what are the ultimate expectations from the client or his agent for landscape areas, objects, systems that are, as yet, undefined? Is anyone being asked to deliver landscape project information by the client, contractor or client’s agent that goes above and beyond the requirements of traditional contract documentation: carbon sequestration, general maintenance requirements, effective planting life/replacements, plant traceability etc?

The dialogue with clients, contractors and clients’ agents is essential in terms of properly formulating the data structure for landscape schemes if we are to fully realise the benefits of BIM.