Last edited 09 Mar 2020

Digital execution plan

The RIBA Plan of Work 2020 defines the Digital Execution Plan (DEP) as: ‘A document (also commonly called the BIM execution plan) that sets out how the design team will deliver the Information Requirements for the project, considering the tools to be used at each stage. The construction team might prepare a separate DEP to confirm how the Asset Information and Verified Construction Information will be produced.'

It suggests that the DEP '…represents an evolution of the BIM execution plan (BEP) promoted by UK BIM level 2. The DEP is the core document for setting out how the design team will use digital tools on a project. A BEP has two focal points: first, it allows the design team to demonstrate that they have the relevant experience, skills, software and hardware to produce the Information Requirements; and second, it sets out how they will use these tools to undertake the project, including details on collaborative workflow and file naming… The DEP begins to consider issues beyond the modelling strategies, looking at the connectivity of all of the software used on projects, including that employed in Engineering Analysis. The ultimate goal for the lead designer is to reach the point where Engineering Analysis, or other software used by the design team, is integrated seamlessly into the federated model, giving real-time feedback on proposals as they are developed.’

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