Before I consider last week’s BIM Execution Plan complete I need to finish an outstanding item within my appendix; my Master Information Delivery Plan, or MIDP.
So what is a Master Information Delivery Plan? By referring to BRE’s BIM Terminology Tool a MIDP is:
Primary plan for when project information is to be prepared, by whom and using what protocols and procedures, incorporating all relevant task information delivery plans (TIDPs).
So (in plain language) a MIDP is a programme that includes all of the files that will be produced on a project, and who will be producing them.
To make a MIDP I’ll need to first create some Task Information Delivery Plans, a schedule of files to be produced by each team. If you want to know about TIDPs, there is a great post on them by Rob Jackson of Bond Bryan Digital here; but for now it’s project management time!
Using last week’s BEP, I have broken down the work on this project into three task teams (all being done by me!):
- Electrical, and
Each team was given the MS Excel template I made to list all the files that they will be producing for my house. Luckily for me this project is simple, so the only files being created my by Electrical and Mechanical teams are their graphical models. However, the Architectural team will also be producing drawings, COBie, and some schedules. For ease of reading, I have put all of the TIDPs into a single spreadsheet that can be accessed here.
You’ll hopefully notice a few clever tricks I have used. Firstly, I have aligned the column headings to column names within MS Projects so that I can import my TIDPs easily. Secondly, I have used the Concatenate function within Excel to pull each of the file naming fields into a single field to improve readability while maintaining control through a pick list. Once filled in, I was able to import into Projects, set up the preceding files to form my critical path, and included key review dates to create my Master Information Delivery Plan.
Now that I have my MIDP, I can use this plan to manage what files are produced when and by whom. This is done two ways:
- The dates generated in Projects were exported out, and then inputted back into each TIDP so that each can manage their resources using their own document, and
- I can now refer to the MIDP to make sure that each week all teams have completed the files needed so that all task teams have the information they need, when they need it.
There you have it, Master Information Delivery Plan complete! I can now manage all the files being produced for my house, my BEP has also now been revised to include the MIDP within the appendix, which can be found here. As I still haven’t had my BEPs reviewed, I will continue to not consider this Plain Language Question complete.
2.1 What existing information is available?
2.2 Is there sufficient information to produce a BEP?
2.3 What is the layout of the house?
2.4 What assets are contained within?
2.5 What asset information can be linked to the graphical model?
Now that I have my MIDP, it’s time to get some feedback on my BIM Execution Plan. So let’s see what my peers had to say…