Building Information Modeling for Masonry Phase III Project Technical Oversight for the Commercialization of the Masonry Unit Database

Research purpose

The Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) Initiative has entered Phase III of the four phases originally envisioned when we created the BIM-M Roadmap [1, 2]. Phase I and II of the initiative were funded by the BIM-M associations representing material supply, building professionals, contractors and labor, with administrative oversight and technical leadership from the Pankow Foundation. At this time the initiative is beginning to implement the workflows, data models and standards developed during the first two phases. The Pankow Foundation has agreed to support the technical oversight for the commercialization and standardization of the Masonry Unit Database or “MUD” as it will be noted in this document.

Georgia Tech
Project Area
Building Information Models
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Professor T. Russell Gentry
Industry champions

National Concrete Masonry Association
David Biggs – BIM-M Initiative


Specification and Work Plan for Version 2 of the Masonry Unit Database (08-16)
Russel Gentry, Digital Building Laboratory-Georgia Institute of Technology