BIM Contracts and Legal Issues

While planning for BIM, it is necessary to understand the constraints and obligations that follow it in order to plan and manage them. Following are some of the documents that help understand the legal issues that follow a BIM implementation and how to develop contract documents that include BIM addressing these issues.

BIM Legal Issues
BIM: recognising your obligations and limitations This article considers two examples where discrepancies and misalignment of obligations can emerge in contract documentation if parties are not careful when assembling their contracts: the
CIC BIM Protocol and Government Soft
 BIM: mapping out the legal issues Koko Udom, in the article published at NBS, intends to achieve two purposes in this article: the first is to outline the legal issues that may occur in adopting the BIM process and the second is to expand the discourse on the appropriate approach for adopting BIM in the UK in light of these legal issues.
An Investigation into the Legal Issues Relating to Building Information Modelling The paper published by RICS, explores the findings gathered from a web-based survey of the top 100 UK construction companies, revealing the some of the legal issues relating to BIM adoption.
BIM Legal and Insurance Issues  A presentation by Michael D. Hastings and Brian P. Clifford at BIM Forum.
BIM legal issues from a practical perspective This article provides an interesting overview of the management processes Nunelah Design Consultants have instituted to support the legal responsibilities while adopting BIM in their projects.
BIM Contracts
CIC BIM Protocol

BIM Protocol FAQs

The BIM Protocol is a supplementary legal agreement that is incorporated into professional service appointments and construction contracts by means of a simple amendment.
Consensus Docs 301 – Building Information Modeling (BIM) Addendum The first standard contract document that globally addresses legal and administration issues associated with using BIM. An overview of the BIM Addendum discussing its drafting process and the specific rights and obligations set forth, can be found in this article.
AIA E202-2008 Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit E202 defines the extent to which model users may rely on model content, clarifies model ownership, sets forth BIM standards and file formats, and provides the scope of responsibility for model management from the beginning to the end of the project.

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