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Title: RES-CPF 2010-2 - BIM Project Execution Planning Guide, Version 2.0
Publication Date: 7/1/2010
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 122
Provides a structured four-step procedure for creating and implementing a BIM Project Execution Plan. Stimulates planning and direct communication during the early phases of a project. Helps project teams effectively design a tailored execution strategy through understanding the project goals, the project characteristics, and the capabilities of the team members.

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Abstract

A Building Information Model (BIM) is “a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.” (Readers who are not familiar with these concepts should first review the National Building Information Modeling Standard, Part 1 available at http://www.buildingsmartalliance.org/nbims.) To successfully implement BIM, a project team must perform detailed and comprehensive planning. A well documented BIM Project Execution Plan will ensure that all parties are clearly aware of the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the incorporation of BIM into the project workflow. A completed BIM Project Execution Plan should define the appropriate uses for BIM on a project (e.g., design authoring, cost estimating, and design coordination), along with a detailed design and documentation of the process for executing BIM throughout a project’s lifecycle. Once the plan is created, the team can follow and monitor their progress against this plan to gain the maximum benefits from BIM implementation.

Guide provides a structured procedure for creating and implementing a BIM Project Execution Plan. The four steps within the procedure include:

  1. Identify high value BIM uses during project planning, design, construction and operational phases
  2. Design the BIM execution process by creating process maps
  3. Define the BIM deliverables in the form of information exchanges
  4. Develop the infrastructure in the form of contracts, communication procedures, technology and quality control to support the implementation

 

The goal for developing this structured procedure is to stimulate planning and direct communication by the project team during the early phases of a project. The team leading the planning process should include members from all the organizations with a significant role in the project. Since there is no single best method for BIM implementation on every project, each team must effectively design a tailored execution strategy by understanding the project goals, the project characteristics, and the capabilities of the team members.

This BIM Project Execution Planning Guide is a product of the BIM Project Execution Planning buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa) Project. The bSa is charged with developing the National Building Information Modeling Standard™ (NBIMS). This Guide was developed to provide a practical manual that can be used by project teams to design their BIM strategy and develop a BIM Project Execution Plan. The core modeling and information exchange concepts have been designed to complement the long-term goals of the bSa in the development of a standard that can be implemented throughout the AECOO Industry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of BIM implementation on projects.