Title: Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) : a BIM case study to meet client and facility manager needs
Authors : Ashworth, Simon
El-Arousy, Marc
Druhmann, Carsten K.
Proceedings: EFMC 2017 : research papers for EUROFM's 16th research symposium, 25-28 April 2017 in Madrid, Spain
Pages : 112
Pages to: 121
Conference details: 16th EuroFM Research Symposium: “Consolidating the Global Scope of Facility Management”, Madrid, 25-28 April 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Polyteknisk Forlag
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Lyngby
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Facility management (FM); Building information modelling (BIM); Operational information requirements (OIR); Asset information requirements (AIR); Asset information model (AIM)
Subject (DDC) : 658.2: Facility Management
690: Building and construction
Abstract: 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) peer-reviews 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.
Further description : Published as part of the EFMC 2017 Conference proceedings
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
Publication type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 9788750211129
URI: http://orbit.dtu.dk/en/publications/research-papers-for-eurofms-16th-research-symposium-efmc-2017(b018a23c-0715-434b-a4e7-1fee4f50a8c4).html
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