BIM Roles and Responsibilities

The clear definition of activities, roles, responsibilities and authority are an essential element of an effective BIM Information Management Process – and these have been defined in detail by BS 1192 and the CIC BIM Protocol.

The BS 1192 does not require specific roles but rather defines a set of activities under specific heading which should be undertaken by the most appropriate members of the project team. These are:

  • Employer’s Representative

    is responsible for ensuring the client’s project information requirements and the methods and procedures to be used are defined and validated within an official specification document known as the Employers Information Requirements (EIRs).They also take responsibility for reviewing the information models against the EIR and accepting contractual delivery of them.

  • Project Delivery Manager

    as the name suggests this role is responsible for the information delivery process, the accuracy of the model and timing of the project including the pre/post contract BIM Execution Plan (BEP).They are also responsible for ensuring there is effective communication between the client, contractor and the task teams and for ensuring that the necessary software and hardware are in place to support efficient delivery of the project.

  • Project Information Manager

    this role is normally undertaken by the Principal Contractor and involves developing the Project Standards, Methods and Procedures (SMP) and for ensuring these are followed and contributes to the development of the BIM execution plan and task team information plans.They are also responsible for ensuring the Common Data Environment is available to all teams and for identifying the design team’s training requirements and implement them.

  • Task Information Manager

    is responsible for the information produced by the individual task teams; from checking they have the capability in the first place to verifying the information they produce is in accordance with the specified systems and procedures. They are also responsible for providing education and training to comply with the requirements.