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    4.1 - Guide for Architects

    4.2 - Guide for CS Engineers

    4.3 - Guide for MEP Engineers

    5.0 - Procure

    5.1 - Guide for Contractors

    6.0 - Operate


0.3 – Planning BIM Adoption



    To embrace BIM to sharpen our green building design with digital simulation capability in order to provide value-added services to our clients for them to make sound decisions based on quantifiable simulation results.

    Organization could consider a few essential themes in its BIM adoption programme to provide focus for its adoption.To encourage continuous learning and innovation that supports the achievement of the organisation’s vision and goals.

    1. Learning focuses on new capabilities. Some possible areas of learning include:
      1. New skill set
      2. New technology
      3. New specialization
    2. Innovation focuses on new value creation. Some possible areas of innovation could include:
      1. New services
      2. More effective process
      3. More accurate information

    The BIM protocol for a typical project outlines clearly the type of BIM deliverables to be produced at different stage of project. A typical example (see the NavBIM Essential BIM Guide Architects, MEP, Civil & Structural and Contractors)


    A competency map is blue print that shows the types of skill set to be developed within the organisation in order to meet its BIM goals and objectives.


    It is important to note that learning can take place in the following forms:

    1. formal BIM training courses where new skills are acquired
    2. mentoring where more experienced staff are paired up to guide the less experience ones
    3. forum where leaning points are shared or obstacles discussed among practitioners
    4. good practices where all learning points are documented

    Therefore always provides opportunities to allow learning to take place beyond formal training in a continuous manner.


    To effectively participate in any BIM project, an organisation has to understand how to participate in the definition of the BIM Execution Plan (BEP). One can refer to the BIM Essential Guide – Quick Start Guide for BIM Execution Plan.


    The BIM Execution Plan BEP provides a baseline document, approved by the Employer, to guide the project team in achieving goals set, including BIM deliverables, throughout the project. It specially specifies the roles and responsibilities of project members when using BIM at different stages of a project, and contains details with regard to the BIM deliverables and the process through which the deliverables are created, coordinated, maintained and shared, in order to satisfy a set of project goals. A typical content of a BEP is as follow:

    1. Project information;
    2. Project members;
    3. Project goals & BIM uses for each stages of a project;
    4. BIM deliverables for each BIM uses,
    5. Model author and users for each BIM deliverables;
    6. Model elements, level of details and attributes for BIM deliverables;
    7. Process for BIM creation, maintenance and collaboration;
    8. Exchange protocol and submittal format; and
    9. Technology infrastructure & software used

    The BEP is usually defined at the start of the project and can be updated to accommodate new project members or new uses of BIM. All updates should be made with the permission of the Employer or his appointed BIM Manager.

    It can also be defined by the client, and made reference from the Principal Agreement via the BIM Contract Conditions.


    All parties in new BIM projects shall incorporate the Contract Conditions for Building Information Modelling (“BIM Contract Conditions”) as a contract document in their respective agreements for services, supply and/or construction for the project. Within this collaboration, model ownership and risk apportionment are expressly addressed. In addition, the BIM Contract Conditions requires completion of a BIM Execution Plan.