Building Information Modeling for Masonry Phase 2 Project; BIM for Masonry Benchmark
Building Information Models (BIM)
January 2014 - March 2015
Professor T. Russell Gentry
This project is sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NMCA); Jeff Elder – Western States Clay Products Association and Interstate Brick; David Biggs – BIM-M Initiative
A benchmarking framework is needed to document and measure current and future-state processes in masonry design and construction. This framework should define how to describe and classify the people, tools, materials and information used in masonry processes in different project phases and on different building types. The framework also includes metrics for measuring the value (costs and benefits) of these BIM processes. With this framework in place, we can then observe, document, measure, and compare the impact of current and future state processes. With sufficient case studies, we will then be able to develop hypotheses about which BIM-based processes can provide the greatest business value for our masonry industry stakeholders. This proposal defines several tasks to achieve these objectives.