2.3. Defining Responsibilities and Ownership

In all the types of contracts discussed, the project team members need to define how data will be shared and used (see Figure 2.5) in order to do the following:

  • Eliminate confusion

  • Organize tasks

  • Standardize information transfer

  • Define the schedule

  • Focus on project quality

Anticipation is always a better approach than reaction; just ask a goalie. To carry out a BIM project, you need to create two plans at a minimum that anticipate some of these issues. The first is the Information Exchange (IE) Plan. The second is the Model Coordination Plan. Both plans should begin as drafts and then be reviewed and approved by the team in preliminary contract meetings. These two plans or other similar plans will then ...

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