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BIM Execution Plan (BEP)

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In the UK the Government Construction Strategy published in May 2011, states that the '...Government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016'. This will represent a minimum requirement for Level 2 BIM on centrally-procured public projects.

PAS 1192-2:2013 ‘Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling’ was commissioned by the Construction Industry Council (CIC) as part of its response to the Government Construction Strategy. It specifies the requirements for achieving building information modelling (BIM) Level 2.

PAS 1192-2:2013 proposes the creation of a BIM Execution Plan (BEP sometimes abbreviated as BxP) for managing delivery of the project:

  • A pre-contract BEP is prepared by prospective suppliers, setting out their proposed approach, capability, capacity and competence to meet the Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR).
  • Once the contract has been awarded, the successful supplier then submits a further BIM Execution Plan confirming the supply chain’s capabilities and providing a Master Information Delivery Plan (MIDP). The MIDP is the primary plan setting out when project information is to be prepared, by whom, using what protocols and procedures, it is based on a series of individual Task Information Delivery Plans setting out responsibility for specific information tasks.

Pre-CONTRACT BIM EXECUTION PLAN

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PAS 1192-2:2013, proposes that the pre-contract BIM Execution Plan provides the information required in the Employer’s Information Requirements (part of the employer’s requirements in the tender documentation setting out the information required by the employeraligned to key decision points), and:

  • A project implementation plan (PIP) setting out the capability, competence and experience of potential suppliers bidding for a project, along with quality documentation.
  • Goals for collaboration and information modelling.
  • Project milestones in line with the project programme.
  • Deliverable strategy.

Post-CONTRACT BIM EXECUTION PLAN

The post contract-award BIM Execution Plan provides the information required in the Employer’s Information Requirements, and:

Management:

  • Roles, responsibilities and authorities.
  • Project milestones in line with the project programme.
  • Deliverable strategy.
  • Survey strategy.
  • Existing legacy data use.
  • Approval of information.
  • Authorisation process.

Planning and documentation:

  • Revised project implementation plan (PIP) confirming the capability of the supply chain.
  • Agreed processes for collaboration and modelling.
  • Agreed matrix of responsibilities.
  • Task Information Delivery Plan (TIDP) setting out responsibility for delivery of each supplier’s information.
  • Master Information Delivery Plan (MIDP) setting out when project information is to be prepared, by whom and using what protocols and procedures.

Standard method and procedure:

  • Volume strategy.
  • Origin and orientation.
  • File naming convention.
  • Layer naming convention.
  • Construction tolerances.
  • Drawing sheet templates.
  • Annotation, dimensions, abbreviations and symbols.
  • Attribute data.

IT solutions:

  • Software versions.
  • Exchange formats.
  • Process and data management systems.

NB Template pre-contract and post-contract BIM Execution Plans can be found on the CPIC website (Construction Project Information Committee).

External references:

  • PAS 1192-2:2013.
  • CPIC BEP templates.

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