White paper: Managing BIM Deliverables - Specifying and Receiving the Information Your Organization Needs


A white paper on how the campus facilities management (FM) professional can get started on the path of defining their institutions own Building Information Modeling (BIM) requirements document.  As many higher education owners transition to BIM, the first step they need to take in that process is to create a set of BIM requirements.  The creation of a BIM requirements document will serve as the cornerstone for a successful implementation of BIM deliverable documents.  There is not a one size fits all template out there for a set of BIM requirements that meets all of the specialized needs of every institution.  To create a set of BIM requirements there must be questions asked. What are they?  Why are they important?  How are they used?  What will we find in them? We will dive into all of these and more throughout the paper. David Kendrick, the BIM/Archibus Systems Administrator at Wright State University, developed the following paper after participation in the 2018 the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) Conference held at the Ohio State University.  Much of the white paper content was gathered through formal presentations as well as conversations with many conference attendees with special thanks to Chuck Mies from Autodesk and T.J. Meehan from CADD Microsystems.

This white paper on Managing BIM deliverables was created in partnership with the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) on behalf of the CFTA Grant Review Task Force. For information on this task force and how to apply for future CFTA grants, visit our Task Forces web page.


  • Defining the Need
  • Getting Started
  • BIM Strategy
  • BIM Requirements Document
    • Initial Review
    • Kickoff Meeting
    • Documentation
  • Typical Sections
    • General Requirements
    • Submittal Requirements
    • Modeling Requirements
    • Additional BIM Tasks
    • Appendices
  • BIM Execution Plan
  • BIM Interoperability: Approach
    • BIM Standards and Interoperability
  • Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit
  • Autodesk Model Checker for Revit
  • Autodesk Model Checker Configurator
  • Resources
  • Terms and Definitions

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The whitepaper is available for free to CFTA members and to non-members for a fee of $25.  Members and non-members please click below to begin the download process. 

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