During the course of a design project, do you find yourself asking any of these questions:
- Why did Consultant X start using that version of Revit?
- When are we supposed to send the model to the engineer?
- What phases did the architect say they wanted to use again?
- What’s the LOD on this column supposed to be?
If you find yourself consistently asking these or similar questions, you very well might need a BIM Execution Plan, or you might need a better one.
The purpose of a BIM Execution Plan (sometimes called a BIM Project Execution Plan) is to get all parties on the same page when it comes to the why, when, and how of a project’s Building Information Models. Items like software versions, responsible personnel, LOD, delivery timeline, and model expectations are all covered… as long as you have a robust BIM Execution Plan.
If your projects don’t start with a BEP, it’s time to get one. A properly created and developed BIM Execution Plan can answer a slew of questions on your project before you even knew they were going to be questions.
Need more info on a BIM Execution Plan? Register for our upcoming webinar “Implementing BIM for Owners” here.