Phase IV - BIM-M Design Phase to Construction Phase

This project will document and formalize the transition of a BIM model from a masonry “design” BIM model, used primarily by architects and engineers during the contract document phases of a project, to a “construction” model that is used by general and mason contractors, and construction managers during the construction phase.

This project is expected to benefit from an industry-wide effort to establish multiple levels of BIM information that become more and more detailed as a given project progresses. These levels of BIM specificity are outlined in the current American Institute of Architects (AIA) E202-2008, BIM Protocol - but as yet do not contain references to the details of masonry construction. The project will focus on specific needs for masonry BIM that such as automated production of shop drawings, production of fabrication drawings for cut and cast stone, etc.