Understand the need for a BIM Execution Plan.
- [Instructor] BIM is the acronym for Building Information Modeling. It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively in digital environments, and then creating, sharing, accessing and using that information throughout the design, construction, and life cycle of the building. A BIM Execution Plan is used to outline the goals of the BIM process. This enables the project team to understand key deadlines, to produce the required work and understand why that work is critical to the project's success, and for team members that need to share data to understand the process by which that data will be shared and why.
Most firms will start with a template for a BIM Execution Plan and then fill in the information based on the requirements for the project. The document on the screen is the initial BIM Execution Plan template I plan to use for this course, but you may use it as the base for you own BIM Execution Plans in the future. Every plan is different. Some BIM Execution Plans are 90 pages long, others may only be five pages long, dependent on the detail and complexity of the project, as well as local regulations.
The importance of the plan is less about the length of the document, and more about how it coordinates all the project team members toward achieving their goals for a successful project. I like to think of this document as a document that enables and dictates the digital project management across the life cycle of a project.
- Understanding the need for a BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
- Documenting the basic project information
- Specifying project milestones
- Identifying BIM goals and uses
- Determining how BIM will be used in design documentation
- Designing the BIM execution process
- Defining the LOD in the BIM Execution Plan
- Determining the information that needs to be in the model
- Collaboration procedures
- Defining the software to be used