BIM Execution Planning Guide (BxP Guide)

Research purpose

The proposed research will include surveying the thousands of individuals who have previously attended BIMForum conferences since 2008 to document their current usage of BxP and BIM in general. This research will be conducted under the direction of the BIMForum BIM Execution Plan (BxP) taskforce. The BIMForum’s research will include online assessments, online video interviews, as well as in person interviews. This work will also collaborate with the Structural Engineering Institute’s (SEI) BIM Committees national BIM Survey data from 2005 to 2016 and the National Institute of Steel Detailer’s research in BIM and BxP usage in structural steel fabrication modeling. The BxP research would also include collaboration with the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI), BIM for Masonry (BIM-M) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). This effort will also include the input from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), American Institute of Architects, and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

BIMForum, a subsidiary of AGC
Project Area
Building Information Models
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Feb 2017 - Dec 2018
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Will Ikerd, P.E.
Industry champions

The BIMForum BIM Execution Plan (BxP) Taskforce

Research deliverables

Interim Report 1
Interim Report 2
Draft Final Report
Final Report
Final Report plus Electronic Files (PDF) for Distribution


BIM Project Execution Plan Guide
BIM Forum; Charles Pankow Foundation

BIM Project Execution Plan Survey Data Set
BIM Forum; Charles Pankow Foundation