1. Why is BIM Execution Plan (BEP) important?
BEP has a very important place in the definition of BIM implementation goals. The roles and responsibilities of the individual people in the project team are clearly understood. It creates a project guide for new members of the project team by describing routines, processes and strategies. It is specific to the project and therfore all the information is relevant and useful. It allows the technical infrustructure to be easily accessible and therefore deciding which software to acquire . It highlights any training needs and the knowledge requirements for the project team relating to BIM.
2. Why is the Employer's information requirement (EIR) important?
In the EIR Employer defines the information that employer requires from their internal team and from suppliers for the project development. It is important because it ensures that the right information is issued at the right time to support decision making by both employer and contractor. The EIR ensures that all client's needs are understood and addressed. The EIR covers 3 main areas: technical such as details of software platforms, definitions of level of detail: Management such as details of management processes to be adopted in connection with BIM on a project and Commercial Such as details of BIM deliverables or timing of information exchanges.
3. How BIM affects construction workers on the project?
The construction workers who carry out the tasks need to be able to read, understand and implement the information that was developed with BIM . Moreover, it is important for the workforce on site to know why there is a change from traditional to digital in order to develop a positive attitude towards BIM technology. They should be able to communicate with specialists from other trades to carry out tasks on site in collaboration with other construction companies.
4. What do construction workers need to know about BIM?
Construction workers should get an introduction to BIM, where they learn the definition of BIM, its benefits, recognise how BIM can improve the current state of the construction , get an overview about the terminology, understand what various tools and software are available and how BIM workflows affect the construction project lifecycle.