Last edited 08 Jul 2016

Task information delivery plan TIDP

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a very broad term that describes the process of creating and managing digital information about a built asset such as a building, bridge, highway, tunnel and so on.

In the UK, the Government Construction Strategy stated that the '...Government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016'. This represents a minimum requirement for Level 2 BIM on centrally-procured public projects, that is, a managed 3D environment with data attached, but created in separate discipline models.

PAS 1192-2 (Publicly Available Specification) Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling, sets out the requirements for Level 2 BIM during the capital/delivery phase of a project (PAS 1192-3 focuses on the operational phase).

PAS 1192-2 proposes that during the procurement stage, a pre-contract BIM execution plan (BEP or BxP) is prepared by prospective suppliers, setting out their proposed approach, capability, capacity and competence to satisfy the employer's information requirements (EIR).

Once the contract has been awarded, the successful supplier submits a post contract-award BIM execution plan confirming the supply chain's capabilities and including a master information delivery plan (MIDP).

The master information delivery plan is the primary plan for the preparation of the project information (from the supplier's perspective) required by the employer's information requirements. It lists information deliverables and sets out when project information is to be prepared, by whom, and using what protocols and procedures for each stage of the project. It is developed from a series of task information delivery plans (TIDP).

Task information delivery plans set out the responsibilities for each individual information deliverable and are used to manage the delivery of that information. They are prepared by individual task team managers. Cpic (Construction Project Information Committee) propose a template for task information delivery plans in Post Contract Award Building Information Modelling (BIM) Execution Plan (BEP).

The master information delivery plan collates the separate task information delivery plans, aligned with the design and construction programmes. It is then used by the project delivery manager to manage the overall delivery of information during the project.

It is important that this is not simply a paper exercise. The master information delivery plan should be developed collaboratively by the project delivery manager and task team managers, and task team managers should be aware of the overall project milestones in the MIDP as well as their own. These milestones should be communicated to team members, and progress should be reviewed regularly. Failure to deliver task information in accordance with the MIDP can have knock-on effects for other tasks and can delay the overall delivery of information.

Where more than one first tier supplier is appointed, there may be one overarching master information delivery plan, with responsibility for its preparation set out in appointment documents.

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