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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM is an enabling tool for facilities projects within the Military Health System (MHS) to more effectively achieve current requirements and assist the MHS in achieving fundamental Facility Life Cycle Management (FLCM) requirements in supporting the delivery of health, dental, veterinary and research operations.

MHS BIM Objectives

The DoD’s MHS has established BIM Objectives to help guide the corporate use of BIM to support FLCM across the MHS.  The objectives are described in the MHS BIM Objectives and in the video “BIM 102 — Overview BIM Objectives in the MHS” found below.


MHS Minimum BIM Requirements (MBR) – Standards

The MHS has developed BIM minimum requirements for its projects to help ensure consistency across projects and ensure the BIM objectives are coordinated across the FLCM of a project.NOTE:  These are manadatory requirements for all MHS projects governed under the UFC 4-510-01 (except UMC projects).



BIM nomenclature and definitions.  The National Bim Standard  is also an excellent resource for information on BIM.  BIM is an enabling tool that supports many aspects of the FLCM.



BIM 101:  BIM for the MHS

coming soon…  (Until we have this video complete the following is a good overview)


BIM 102: BIM Objectives in the MHS (Overview)


BIM 102 Extended: BIM Objectives in the MHS (Details)

coming soon…



BIM 120: Importing SEPS Data (Overview)



BIM 120 Extended: Importing SEPS Data (How-To)



BIM 200: BIM Execution Plan (Executive Overview)


BIM 200 Extended: BIM Execution Plan (How-To)



BIM 410 Extended: BIM to AEC CADD Standard (How-To)



BIM 610: Exporting Data to COBie-MHS (Overview)



BIM 610 Extended: Exporting Data to COBie-MHS (How-To)



Description Link
MHS BIM Path Forward Overveiw Slides (.pdf)
MHS BIM Objectives Defined Doc (.pdf)
MHS BIM for the Field Overview Slides (.pdf)
DLA WebService (Logistics Data Available online) WebLink

Note:  All projects using the current version of UFC 4-510-01 and programmed for construction in FY2014 or later have this as a requirement.  (See Chapter 20 of the UFC).

Requests for Proposal:  The following language can be used in RFP’s or DA’s as needed.

     This project shall use and execute the Military Health System (MHS) Facility Life Cycle Management (FLCM) Building Information Management (BIM) Minimum Requirements document. An electronic copy is located at:


Design Authorizations:  The following language can be added to DA’s for projects that are prior to FY2014 construction targets, or need to emphasize the requirement for BIM to design and construction agents.

      This project shall use and execute the Military Health System (MHS) Facility Life Cycle Management (FLCM) Building Information Management (BIM) Minimum Requirements document provided by this office. An electronic copy is located at:
     USACE [NAVFAC] shall ensure the correct language is incorporated in the RFP and contracts associated with this project. Further, USACE [NAVFAC] shall take actions to ensure these minimum requirements are met in design and construction.


Partnering with the Healthcare Industry

PPMD is working closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs as we implement BIM on Military Health System (MHS) and VA facility projects.  We have found that many of our goals in BIM are identical or similar.  To achieve mutual success we have been collaborating since 2008 to find mutually beneficial solutions to our common objectives.

The MHS also participates in the Healthcare BIM Consortium (HBC), which is an open project of the Building Smart Alliance (bSa).  The MHS endeavors to work within the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry as it continues to use BIM as a tool supporting innovation, and to collaborate with other health system owners relating to common BIM objectives.  Information on upcoming HBC events will be listed on the  HBC page.

QR Code for HBC page.

BIM in other federal agencies

General Overview on 
USACE CAD*BIM Technology Center
GSA BIM Resources 
VA BIM Guide

BIM Families for Healthcare

Multiple vendors have BIM families and objectives available freely to the public to support more effective planning and coordination during the design process.  The following are not supported or endorsed by the MHS, however are shown as an example of available information that can be used to better inform the design development of healthcare facilities using BIM tools.  These types of resources are usually presented for use at the user’s own risk and liability, and do not relieve the designer or planner for their obligations under a given contract with the DoD’s MHS.

Modularized Furniture (office and medical)
Misc. Medical Equipment (medical specific casework, medical tables, chairs, etc.)
Casework (Woodwork Institute)