Cast-in-Place Concrete National BIM Standard Phase One: Information Delivery Manual

Research purpose

This project will take the first major step in realizing interoperability standards for reinforced concrete construction in buildings by developing the National BIM Standard for cast-in-place (CIP) concrete. The scope of Phase One is to define CIP concrete workflows and activities in a process map. Project data exchanges between activities will be identified and documented, and the exchanges will then be specified in terms of their information content. These content definitions become exchange requirements for information exchanges specified in IFC and later implemented by software companies. These requirements are termed the Information Delivery Manual (IDM). The process for developing an IDM is described in A Guide for Development and Preparation of a National BIM Exchange Standard, published by the Charles Pankow Foundation and PCI in 2010. The proposed work builds significantly on existing research and products recently developed for the precast concrete domain.

Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Project Area
Building Information Models
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
Grant Status
Principal Investigator
Professor Charles Eastman
Industry champions

Peter Carrato, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Bechtel Power Corporation; Chair, ACI BIM Committee 131

CPF allies

Information Delivery Manual (IDM) for Cast-in-place Concrete (03-12)
Chuck Eastman
Shiva Aram
Donghoon Yang