BIM Project Execution Planning

CIC Research Program Project


Developing a BIM Project Execution Plan ensures all parties are clearly aware of opportunities and responsibilities associated with the incorporation of BIM into a project workflow. This Guide provides a structured procedure for creating and implementing a BIM Project Execution Plan. The goal for developing this structured procedure is to enable effective planning and enhance communication among the project participants during the early phases of a project.  The Guide and templates are included in the National BIM Standard - US (Version 3).


-  Charles Pankow Foundation

-  Construction Industry Institute

-  Penn State Office of Physical Plant

-  Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (PACE) at Penn State

-  buildingSMART alliance


Initial Development Project:  2008 - 2011.

Currently, the CIC Research Group is seeking resources to update the guide for inclusion into the National BIM Standard - US, in collaboration with the buildingSMART alliance BIM Planning Workgroup

Team Participants

Pricipal Investigator:  John Messner


Research Assistants:  

Industry Advisory Board Members:

Products Developed

Implementation Guides

  BIM Project Execution Planning Guide and templates


  BIM Planning Website

Research Reports

CII Research Report: RES-CPF 2010-11 - Building Information Modeling Project Execution Planning Research Project, 199 pages.

CII Research Summary: RES-CPF 2010-1 - Project Execution Planning for Building Information Modeling (BIM), 25 pages.

Related Research Papers

Related Thesis Documents

   Nevena Zikic

   Chitwan Saluja

   Ralph Kreider

For Further Information

Visit the website

Contact John Messner

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