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BIM Execution Plans are seen by experienced BIM teams as a key to their success. This presentation will review the fundamental elements of a BxP. It will also show how owners and their teams who are new to BIM can learn best practices in forming their BxP. Additionally, key topics such as model elements Level of Development (LOD) in conjunction with the 2018 BIMForum’s LOD Specification will be addressed. The course will show the fundamentals of creating and implementing a BxP and will provide an overview of both best and worst practices. Key components of this presentation will address what owners and general contractors need to consider prior to BxP implementation, which elements should be included in the BxP, how to determine what reasonable expectations are within a BxP, and the current best practices in utilizing the advantages of BxPs in 2018. Finally, the presentation will include reference documents and other resources that all teams can utilize when considering BIM and BxP implementation on small-to-midsized projects.
- What is a BIM Execution Plan (BxP)?
- Why would you want to consider using a BxP on a project? How are they made? What elements make a BxP good or bad?
- Understand what the AIA/AGC BIMForum LOD Specification 2018 and the USIBD LOA are and how you can address LOD and LOA in BIM Execution Plans.
- Understand why BIM Execution Planning discussions are crucial early on in projects.
Mr. Will Ikerd, P.E. (TX) is principal at IKERD, a firm that specializes in consulting for attorneys, owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and trade contractors. The firm focuses in the areas of engineering, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). He serves as an expert consultant in design and construction litigation cases involving BIM and VDC processes. Mr. Ikerd is on the board of directors of the BIMForum and has served on Level Of Development (LOD) Specification since its inception. He is noted as the originally authored the LOD 350 definition that as ratified in the 2013 specification. Additionally, he chairs the BIMForum BIM Execution Plans (BxP) taskforce. He has won the “Best Speaker” award twice from the International Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Magazine’s “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering”, Glass Magazine’s, “Top 30 under 40”, and Building Design & Construction’s “Top 40 Under 40”. He graduated with his bachelor’s in civil engineering and masters in structural engineering in the mid-nineties from Washington University in St. Louis with a focus on 3D parametric modeling.
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