Last edited 13 Jun 2023

BIM execution plan BEP


[edit] Introduction

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a very broad term that describes the process of creating a digital model of a building. In the UK, the Government Construction Strategy published in May 2011, 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.

PAS 1192-2:2013 'Specification for information management for the capital/delivery phase of construction projects using building information modelling' (now replaced by BS EN ISO 19650) specifies the requirements for achieving building information modelling (BIM) Level 2.

PAS 1192-2:2013 proposes the creation of a BIM Execution Plan (BEP sometimes abbreviated as BxP or referred to as a BIM delivery plan or Digital Execution Plan) for managing delivery of the project:

[edit] Pre-contract BIM execution plan

PAS 1192-2:2013, proposes that the pre-contract BIM Execution Plan is a direct response to the Employer's Information Requirements (EIR). The EIR is a crucial document which sets out the information required by the employer aligned to key decision points or project stages.It may be considered to sit alongside the project brief.

Whilst the project brief defines the nature of the built asset that the employer wishes to procure, the Employer's Information Requirements defines information about the built asset that the employer wishes to procure to ensure that the design is developed in accordance with their needs and that they are able to operate the completed development effectively and efficiently.

The pre-contract BIM Execution Plan may include:

[edit] Post-contract BIM execution plan

The post contract-award BIM Execution Plan sets out how the information required in the Employer's Information Requirements will be provided:


Planning and documentation:

Standard method and procedure:

IT solutions:

Template pre-contract and post-contract BIM Execution Plans can be found on the CPIC website (Construction Project Information Committee).

NB: Where more than one supplier has been appointed, there may be one overarching BIM execution plan, with responsibility for its preparation set out in appointment documents. Subsequent BIM execution plans prepared by later appointments should be compatible with the overarching BIM execution plan.

The RIBA Plan of Work 2020 suggests that the Digital Execution Plan (DEP): ‘…represents an evolution of the BIM execution plan (BEP) promoted by UK BIM level 2.' For more information see: Digital Execution Plan.

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