Approved Use Matrix

The Approved Use Guide is intended to clearly define what the BIM should be capable of at various points in its development. For example, a LOD 200 BIM can be used to create time scaled, ordered appearance of major activities when used for 4D scheduling.

Authorized Uses

Model Content LOD 100 LOD 200 LOD 300 LOD 400 LOD 500
3D Model Based Coordination Site level coordination Major large object coordination General object level coordination Design certainty coordination N/A
4D Scheduling Total project construction duration

Phasing of major elements

Time-scaled, ordered appearance of major activities Time-scaled, ordered appearance of detailed assemblies Fabrication and assembly detail including construction means and methods (cranes, man-lifts, shoring, etc.) N/A
Cost Estimating Conceptual cost allowance Example $/sf of floor area, $/hospital bed, $/parking stall, etc.

assumptions on future content

Estimated cost based on measurement of generic element (i.e. generic interior wall) Estimated cost based on measurement of specific assembly (i.e. specific wall type) Committed purchase price of specific assembly at buyout Record costs
Program Compliance Gross departmental areas Specific room requirements FF&E, casework, utility connections
Sustainable Materials LEED strategies Approximate quantities of materials by LEED categories Precise quantities of materials with percentages of recycled and/or locally purchased materials Specific manufacturer selections Purchase documentation
Analysis/Simulation Strategy and performance criteria based on volumes and areas Conceptual design based on geometry and assumed system types Approximate simulation based on specific building assemblies and engineered systems Precise simulation based on specific manufacturer and detailed system components Commissioning and recording of measured performance
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