Key Aspects Of A BIM Execution Plan

Dec 24, 2021 | Structural services | 0 comments

Big construction projects require big planning from multiple parties. Making sure the communication between all parties is clear and quick is essential in making sure the process runs smoothly and quickly. 

What Is A Bim Execution Plan (BEP)?

A BEP is a comprehensive document that helps professionals involved in a project see what their roles and expectations are. This document is created before any project begins to ensure that the project runs smoothly and that it stays on track. A BEP is especially important for projects that have a tight deadline; this document makes sure that no detail is left unchecked and that there are no unforeseen last-minute changes. 

A BIM execution plan is essential to the BIM process. It is crucial to have for any new construction project. A BIM execution plan ensures that every person involved in a project knows what part they play, when each deadline is, as well as what to expect from all others involved. 

What Should Be Included in a BEP?

There is a lot of information that should be included in a BEP. 

The BEP should specify how the files are going to be created, handled, stored, and shared. Roles and responsibilities for each person involved should be included in the BEP. Also included should be software used by each person, and protocols and procedures to be followed. Deadlines should also be made clear.  

There Are Two Types Of BEP’s

There is a pre-contract and a post-contract BIM plan. 

A pre-contract BIM plan is made in the beginning phase of planning. This is where each professional discusses how they will approach the project. 

A Post-contract BIM plan is prepared once all parties have understood each other’s roles. This becomes the detailed plan that shows the steps that need to be taken moving forward.  

Why Use A BEP?

There are various reasons why a BEP is beneficial for construction projects. One of the main reasons is that the BEP acts as a guiding document for all team members involved. It helps everyone know exactly what part of the project they are on and what comes next. It provides the whole team with a clear and concise plan to follow. 

The BEP provides a project with strong communication between team members, aligns the standards needed for the project, and saves time for all parties. Each project is different, each region is different. That means that all parties involved must know the standards and regulations needed for each specific project, and all standards and regulations must match throughout to get the project flowing smoothly. 

In conclusion, having a strong BEP is essential for a construction project to be successful. A strong BEP will have clearly defined roles for each member of the team, contains the project deadlines and goals, and a clear objective for all team members to see. 

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