Defining BIM roles on a project
The following table shows the responsibilities assigned to each role during the development of the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and throughout the project. These are subject to contractual agreements and any variations are agreed. The BIM team defines the working relationships between roles (eg. request, reporting and approval protocols) so that lines of authority are clear, and to facilitate the efficient resolution of issues as they arise.
BIM Execution Plan
|Project Manager||Manages and coordinates project execution and BIM to meet procurement strategy and cost containment.||Oversight.|
|Design Team Project Manager||Team manager and coordinator, BEP.||Coordinate and review.|
(Design Team or Construction)
|Coordinate BIM use on project, determine schedule of use, sharing activities, quality control, modelling responsibilities and documentation in BEP.||Oversight, management
execution and model
|Lead BIM Coordinator||Assist BIM Manager.||Implement BIM Manager
instructions with (Design or
Represent BIM Manager.
|Architecture Team||Design execution – formulate with BIM Manager.
Map BIM use for architectural design.
|Modelling and review.|
|Structural Team||Engineering – formulate with BIM Manager.
Map BIM use for structural design.
Determine BIM use for structural simulations, analysis and documentation.
|Modelling and review, model exchange.|
|MEP Team||Engineering – formulate with BIM Manager.
Map BIM use for MEP design
Determine BIM use for simulations, analysis and documentation.
|Modelling and model exchange.|
|Interior Design Team||Interior Design Execution – formulate with BIM
Manager and architect.
Map BIM use for interior design.
|Data development, modelling and model exchange.|
|Quantity Surveyor/Cost Consultant||Support alignment of project procurement to BIM development and cost containment strategies.||Use of model.
Data development and integration.
|Contractor||Receive or help create BIM for constructability and handover for field use.
Determine interference checking responsibility.
|Use of model, review, model
|Subcontractor and/or Fabricator
|Off-Site Fabrication – formulate with BIM Manager and designer.
Map BIM use for fabrication and shop drawing design.
Determine BIM use for simulations of maintenance space analysis and documentation.
|Use of model, modelling and