The BIM Execution Plan for Architects

The BIM Execution Plan for Architects

BIM has changed how architectural projects are won and produced. A BIM Execution Plan (BIM-EP) is a critical document for standardizing your organization’s BIM practices. It can help increase project quality, consistency, and results, while improving your team’s efficiency and ability to innovate. Learn how to develop your own BIM Execution Plan by following along with Megan Johnson, Director of BIM at ODELL Associates. Megan begins by introducing the basic definitions of BIM and why the industry has developed the BIM Execution Plan. She then reviews the different topics that should be covered in your documentation: standards for drawing deliverables, model controls and requirements, file formatting and best practices for the design review and design coordination meetings, scheduling and budgeting, permitting, and more. The course closes with a look at a sample BIM Execution Plan, which you can use as a template for your own organization. Plus, learn how to prevent retroactive or retro-BIMing—a wasteful practice of trying to transform 2D drawings into 3D models after the fact.

Topics include:

  • Comparing BIM and Revit
  • The facility life cycle
  • Lean BIM Execution Plans
  • Deliverables and linking strategies
  • Model control strategies
  • Model requirements
  • Design reviews
  • Scope, schedule, and budget
  • Streamlining the process
  • Project phases
  • Permitting
  • Lean design coordination meeting
  • Preventing retro-BIMing


  • 英文名称:The BIM Execution Plan for Architects
  • 时长:1小时35分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. The architect's lean BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
  2. Digest of the BIM Execution Plan
  3. BIM or Revit
  4. The architect's challenges
  5. Architect vs. contractor BIM Execution Plans
  6. The facility lifecycle
  7. The data
  8. The BIM Execution Plan table of contents
  9. The Lean BIM Execution Plan
  10. The architect's role
  11. The individual project
  12. Deliverables and linking strategies
  13. Model control strategies
  14. Digital excellence
  15. Revit startup sheet
  16. Pre-construction
  17. Basic modeling requirements
  18. Level of development
  19. Design review
  20. LOD matrix
  21. Training
  22. Scope, schedule, budget
  23. Streamlining the process
  24. Project phases
  25. Model checklist requirements
  26. The permit set
  27. BIM coordination
  28. Lean design coordination meeting
  29. The architect's BIM Execution Plan
  30. Preventing retro-BIMming
  31. Next steps