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Critical success factors for facility management employer’s information requirements (EIR) for BIM

Ashworth, S, Tucker, MP and Druhmann, CK (2019) Critical success factors for facility management employer’s information requirements (EIR) for BIM. Facilities, 37 (1/2). pp. 103-118. ISSN 0263-2772

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to describe the development and testing of an employer’s information requirements (EIR) template and guidance document designed to meet client and facility management (FM) needs in the building information modelling (BIM) process.
Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative design approach was used and triangulation of methods which included a focus group with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), semi-structured interviews with the case study Glasgow Life Burrell Renaissance Project who trialled the EIR and peer-reviews and interviews with BIM/CAFM experts from the BIM Academy and FM180.
Findings: Specific guidance to help clients and facility managers prepare key BIM documents like the EIR are needed. They are aware of industry BIM standards and guidance but often not in detail. The Glasgow Life case study illustrated the EIR as a useful collaboration-tool to bring together stakeholders in early planning stages to understand client information needs.
Social implications: Assets and buildings account for most of the energy and material use in society. A well-structured EIR will help ensure the right information is available to enable optimisation of running costs and utility-use over their whole life, thus contributing to long-term sustainability.
Originality/value: This paper provides a new EIR template and guidance document ideal for practitioners in industry as a practical starting point to plan the client information requirements for BIM projects. It can be downloaded at www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/knowledge.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1202 Building, 1503 Business And Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Built Environment
Doctoral Management Studies (new Sep 19)
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 08:59
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 09:00
DOI or Identification number: 10.1108/F-02-2018-0027
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9069

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