Building Information Modeling for Masonry Phase II Project; BIM for Masonry Benchmark

Research purpose

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.

Georgia Tech
Project Area
Building Information Models
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Professor T. Russell Gentry
Industry champions

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


Building Information Modeling for Masonry; Development and Documentation of Case Studies of Masonry Construction Projects (01-14)
T. Russell Gentry, PI; Charles Eastman, co-PI; John Haymaker, co-PI; Bryan Lee, Graduate Research Assistant