What is the difference between BIP & BEP?

by Tejjy Inc CEO

BIP stands for  BIM Implementation Plan and BEP symbolizes BIM Execution Plan.  BEP is created for successfully implementing Building Information Modeling technology throughout the project lifecycle. It serves as a reference document where BIM team members are able to define the quality control measures for ensuring that all project stakeholders could meet the project standards. BIP is set to outline the procedures, objectives, strategies and activities of construction project managers.

What is BIP?

  • BIM Implementation Plan outlines the policies, techniques, purposes, strategies, and activities that the BIM Managers will implement to ensure that the BIM workflows are effectively managed as per client requirements. It considers the documentation of the strategies to ensure that all BIM clients have got the BIM team or appointed designers. This assures that every party is well-defined as per the contractual requirements, project objectives and deliverables.

  • The BIM implementation plan also defines how the BIM team should develop, monitor, and control information and models throughout the project delivery phases. Hence, it is substantial that the BIP is completed in collaboration with the modeling team. This ensures that all project team members understand the way the BIM services are defined before starting BIM activities.

  • BIP is important for both the planning and project delivery phases. Hence, it should be reviewed and updated at relevant stages, including  designing, planning, construction, as well as commissioning.

Why is BIP useful?

  • BIM Implementation Plan helps to combine various disciplines on the project, so that the information produced by each segment could be shared to form a federated BIM Model. All disciplines within a 2D or 3D environment, are essential for comprehending and matching as per BIP. Further, all are required to provide a BIM Execution Plan (BEP), including the consultants, fabricators, and subcontractors.

What is BEP?

  • BEP specifies how to deliver work, as per the expectation set within BIP and this is specific to the software. BIM Execution plan facilitates communication and collaboration, saving time and enabling stronger project execution. The primary objective of a BIM execution plan is to define a foundational framework, ensuring successful deployment of advanced design.

Why is BEP useful?

  • Communications – BEP encourages communication amongst team members from the very start of the construction project, managing responsibilities, expectations, and ensuring clear communications for all project stakeholders.

  • Collaboration – Since, BIM execution plan is a living and breathing document, the team members collaborate in real time, enabling proper attention to the project irrespective of the standards in place.

  • Data Sharing - A robust BEP helps to maintain your schedule of deliverable through sharing of data from the very beginning of the process with direct access to BIM implementation like file formats, dimensions and details of the model.

  • On-time Project Execution – BEP ensures a strong finish and execution, ensuring a strong finish on time and on budget.


  • BEP is suitable for Individual Company Level, whereas BIP matches project level.

  • BEP is formed by a disciplined BIM manager, whereas BIP is written by a BIM manager.

  • Several BEPs pertain to one BIP, whereas in case of BIP, there is one exclusive BIP

  • BEP constitutes to be the internal documents of the organization, stating the execution of BIP, whereas BIP outlines the autonomous management and delivery of BIM objectives. 

This is where BEP differs from BIP. If you want to create an accurate BIM Execution Plan or BIM Implementation Plan for your construction project, get in touch with Tejjy Inc. BIM consulting service provider at 202-465-4830 or

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