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The Charles Pankow Foundation is sponsoring a guide for Building Information Modeling Execution Planning (BxP) to be utilized by building industry stakeholders in the management and planning for BIM use on their projects. The guide will aid building owners, architects, design engineers, construction managers, contractors, trade partners, building manufactures, academic education, owners and other important AEC community members in BIM. The BIMForum’s BxP Guide will be a practitioner led guide that draws from research and documentation of industry best procedures. From this broad perspective with deep insight, with the support of CPF, BIMForum will be creating the most useful BIM Execution Planning Guide in existence.

The funding is provided to the BIMForum to facilitate the needs of the technical writers and research staff who will drafting the BxP. The BIMForum has assembled an accomplished team of industry practitioners and experts in the use of BIM Execution Plans. The team is comprised of building owners, designers, general contractors, trade partners, attorneys, and academics. This guide aligns with CPF’s Mission Statement and Vision Statement:
Vision: “To Provide the AEC Industry with a Better Way to Design and Build”
Mission: “To Be a Catalyst to Advance Innovation in the Design and Construction of Buildings”

BIMForum has made great efforts to be an open forum for various disciplines in the building industry to engage with each other in a collaborative and efficient manner. BIMForum consist of architects, engineers, contractors, specialties, and owners who make collective decisions to develop standards, and educate the AEC community. Building industry stakeholders are implementing the use of BIM in their process to eliminate cost, increase coordination, and to decrease errors. However, BIM usage is commonly applied when architects, engineers, owners, and contractors exist in silos, working among themselves rather than with each other. Due to a lack of practical guidance, project teams are commonly creating inefficient BIM workflows reducing the effectiveness of BIM while increasing project risks. The BxP Guide is designed to assist teams to facilitate a BIM operation in a collaborative and effective manner.

The BxP Guide will provide a clear path forward for teams on the best way to use BIM collaboration in their projects. This groundwork to outlining best practices for collaboration is the foundation for these teams to adopted higher levels of innovation with BIM.

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