A Building Owner’s Must-have: BIM Execution Plans

Who knew the letter “I” could be so Incredible? When it comes to Building Information Modeling (BIM), inputting information into Revit could truly be the superhero in your next project.

Our BIM crusader, Josh Murphy, BPAC, BIM Manager, once played the role of Dash from the Incredibles in Disney On Ice (read more about Josh here) and is Schemmer’s very own Incredible when it comes to implementing BIM and BIM Execution Plans (BxP).

What can a BIM Execution Plan Do for You?

BIM files provide incredibly detailed and information-rich collections of data that can be obtained and collaborated on by owners, contractors and designers of the project. A BxP provides the following:

  • Brings all information together
  • Ensures stakeholders know the part they play and when to execute
  • Keeps everyone on the same page
  • Provides a clear strategy, including goals and objectives, throughout the various phases of the project

In order to make a BxP work, Murphy emphasizes that owners know what information is important. “For owners, their first step is evaluating how they want to maintain record information on the equipment in their building. With Schemmer’s full-service team, we can help owners determine what is necessary and important to move forward. BxPs that ask for everything are not successful. We want to move towards a descriptive plan that emphasizes what is needed and when so that information can get transferred from one database to another. Data should be stored in the Building Information Model and pushed to other formats such as web applications or mobile devices for ease of access.”

Schemmer - Design with Purpose. Build with Confidence.

Schemmer utilizes BIM technology in architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines in the form of Revit software. We pride ourselves on the use of current technology to enhance our design capabilities, visualize the project design for our clients and increase efficiency for our staff as they tackle complex projects.

Schemmer not only uses Autodesk software to create construction drawings for projects but also for clash detection. Between Navisworks and Revit, clash bubbles are created to define areas of concern. This workflow helps the design team easily find problem areas and coordinate solutions by anticipating construction hotspots before a shovel ever hits the ground.

BIM Services Include:

  • Virtual Design and Construction Management
  • As-Modeled Clash Detection
  • Operation and Maintenance Data Incorporated into Modeled Equipment
  • Autodesk BIM 360 Glue for Cloud-based Construction Layout and Coordination

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