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Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR): A BIM case study to meet client and facility manager needs

Ashworth, S, Tucker, MP and Druhmann, C (2017) Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR): A BIM case study to meet client and facility manager needs. In: Papers from the 16th EuroFM Research Symposium . (European Facilities Management Conference, 25 April 2017 - 28 April 2017, Madrid, Spain).

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Purpose: This paper describes the development, testing and case study use 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.
Theory: UK BIM standards and EIR examples formed a basis for drafting the EIR.
Design/methodology/approach: Triangulation using:1) a review of literature and BIM standards, 2) a focus-group; with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM), 3) a case study interviews; with the Glasgow Life Burrell Renaissance Project who trialled the EIR, and 4) peerreviews and interviews with BIM/CAFM experts from BIM Academy1 and FM1802.
Findings: There is need for FM and client specific guidance including how to prepare an EIR. Practitioners are aware of key BIM standards but not in detail. The case study EIR was used by clients, FMs and the design team as a collaboration-tool to bring stakeholders together to discuss and understand the client’s information needs.
Originality/value: The full version of EIR Template and Guidance document is available at http://www.bifm.org.uk/bifm/knowledge. It provides a practical starting-point for capturing client information requirements in a structured way. It provides design/construction professionals with clear client instructions allowing a well aligned BIM Execution Plan (BEP) in their tender response. This will in turn ensure the BIM process delivers the right information for optimising asset usability and costs over the long term in operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Doctoral Management Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: BIM
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2022 12:12
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:18
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16215
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