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BIM Uses


This Guide provides a structured procedure for creating a BIM Project Execution Plan.  The four steps within the procedure include:

  1. Defining high value BIM uses during project planning, design, construction and operational phases;
  2. Using process maps to design BIM execution;
  3. Defining the BIM deliverables in the form of information exchanges; and
  4. Developing a detailed plan to support the execution process.

The goal for developing this structured planning procedure is to stimulate and direct communication and planning by the project team during the early phases of a project.  While there is no single best method for BIM implementation on every project, each team must effectively design a tailored execution strategy by understanding the project goals, project characteristics, and the capabilities of the team members. 


For more information, please contact Dr. Messner at

Penn State