nbs bim whatEmployers are responsible for defining the deliverables required at each stage of a construction project as a digital plan of work (DPoW). This plan will cover the entire project timeline - from developing a strategy to managing the built asset. Here we explore the digital plan of work stages and show how content develops over time. The lifecycle of a digital project is defined in PAS 1192-2 which acts as a framework for collaborative working and information management on a Level 2 BIM project.

A visual representation of the information delivery cycle can be found in PAS 1192-2. (Page viii, Figure 2, PAS1192-2:2013) The strategy phase captures needs in Employer's Information Requirements (EIR), allowing procurement, a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) then sets out an approach to the project allowing for a contract to be awarded, allowing a Master Information Delivery Plan (MIDP) to be produced and mobilised. The project itself can be considered as seven key phases - Brief, Concept, Definition, Design, Build and Commission, Handover and Closeout and Operation, before the asset is finally deemed to be In Use allowing assessment to take place. Read More