BIM Project Execution Plan Template Document


After designing the process and information exchanges, the project team should develop the written BIM Project Execution Plan. This plan contains 9 categories.



BIM Project Execution Plan Categories:

Category

Description

Project Goals/BIM Objectives
The team should document the underlying purpose for implementing BIM on the project, as well as explain why key BIM use decisions were made. (Step 1)
BIM Process Design
The team should develop process maps for each BIM activity used as addressed in the previous section. These process maps provide a detailed plan for implement BIM in each BIM use. They also define the specific information exchanges for each activity. These process definitions are the foundation to the entire plan, and this is a critical section within any execution plan. It is suggested that the team use a consistent process mapping format for the communication of these process maps. (Step 2).
BIM Scope Definitions
The team must determine the model elements by discipline, their level of detail, and any specific attributes which are important to the project. The project models do not need to include every element of the project. It is important for the team to define the model components and discipline specific deliverables in order to maximize value and limit unnecessary modeling on the project. (Step 3)
Delivery Strategy/Contract
The desire to embed BIM into the project may require revisions to the delivery process. For example, more integrated delivery approaches such as design-build or integrated project delivery (IPD) may be more appropriate for achieving the team objectives. The team must define the impact to the project delivery structure, team selection, and contracting strategy for the project.
Organizational Roles and Responsibilities
The team must define the roles of each organization, their specific responsibilities, as well as their contracting strategies.
Communication Procedures
The team must develop their electronic and meeting communication procedures. This includes model management (read-only files, model check-out, etc), project wide information exchanges, and typical meeting actions and agendas.
Technology Infrastructure Needs
The team must determine the requirements for the hardware, software, space, and network for the project. Issues that may also need to be discussed is organization location (co-location or separate locations) and as the availability of technological training.
Model Quality Control Procedures
The team must identify the methods to ensure model accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Project Reference Information
The team should review and record critical project information for future reference. This includes project overview information, BIM specific contractual requirements, and key project contacts.