Plannerly provides architects, engineers, contractors and owners with a centralized platform to co-create, review, comment, approve and contract to BIM Execution Plans; define, agree on and assign scope; monitor progress and verify deliverables – all in one dedicated online application.
Plannerly helps design managers eliminate scope gaps and misaligned expectations, significantly reducing risk. Owners can also easily access the latest project standards, model requirements, project tracking and BIM compliance – all in one integrated workflow.
BIM Execution Plans
A BIM Execution Plan (BEP) outlines the process of integrating BIM into a project. It provides guidance for the team, identifies responsibilities and opportunities for collaboration throughout the project.
In addition, BIM Execution Plans can be helpful in meeting budgets and timelines. They can also reduce communication gaps and help to avoid costly delays.
The CPIC website (Construction Project Information Committee) offers templates for both pre-contract and post-contract BIM Execution Plans.
A pre-contract BEP is drawn up at the tender stage to serve potential suppliers to demonstrate their capability, competence and approach to meeting a client’s requirements. It should include a Project Implementation Plan (PIP), key project milestones and information modelling goals.
A post-contract BEP is drawn up once the contract is awarded. It should include details of the contractor’s work team and digitalisation infrastructure capabilities, IT Solutions and project implementation schedule. It should also include the contractor’s information delivery master plan.
BIM software enables all design team members (owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers) to collaborate more accurately and efficiently than with traditional processes.
BIM is a virtual process, so everyone involved in the project can access and edit building information within a single model. This helps prevent inconsistencies and reduces the need for multiple versions of documents.
During the planning phase of the project, it is important to clearly define and assign the modeling and information scope. This will help keep all teams on the same page and ensure that they work together seamlessly to complete their tasks on time and without any mistakes or delays.
The Plannerly platform makes it easy to keep track of the detailed scope, information requirements, assignments and deadlines for your project. It also provides real-time updates to ensure that you are always on track and that your team is delivering the highest quality of work possible.
BIM Documentation is a key component of any successful project. It helps architects, engineers and contractors to efficiently communicate, collaborate and track project progress.
As the technology evolves, it’s vital to create a BIM strategy to align with your project, team, processes and standards. This will ensure that the requirements are clear and achievable, increasing productivity and decreasing costs throughout the project lifecycle.
It is also important to document the process and use of BIM, as it will help teams to understand the benefits they can get by using BIM technology. This will help them to create a unified starting point for future projects, and it will help eliminate waste from the process.
Plannerly makes it simple for architects, engineers and contractors to scope and agree on on-line stored BIM files and scope of work in a collaborative workflow. With a standardized and easy-to-use tool like this, owners can make better design choices from the start, keeping projects within budget.
BIM collaboration is a vital part of the entire project delivery process. It allows design teams to build a 3D model that everyone can see and understand, and it also provides a great opportunity for contractors to work together and catch unforeseen issues before they’re even built.
At different stages of a project, stakeholders can add, extract, or modify the information in the model. This ensures everyone is on the same page and helps the project progress smoothly.
For example, a contractor may overlay more information in the model to help them with scheduling data. This allows them to plan their job more effectively and avoid delays that could lead to cost overruns.
Traditionally, design and construction teams have worked in isolation – each using different software programs and standards. This can lead to errors, miscommunication and delays.