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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeDE2T
  • Number of pages30
  • Publication DateOct 2016
  • ISBN

DE2T: Employer's Information Requirements Template

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DE2T: Employer's Information Requirements Template

CIBSE makes available here a template to support the recently released DE2: Employer's Information Requirements, the second in a series that CIBSE will be publishing in the coming months and years.

The series aims to assist members of the Institution and of the full supply chain, clients and their operational management as well as consultants, contractors, and manufacturers of all kinds, to tackle the practical challenges specifically of the BIM processes, and of digital engineering more widely.

This document is intended to provide a template for creating employer’s information requirements documents (EIRs). It is based on PAS 1192-2:2013, which provides specific guidance on the information management requirements of projects delivered using BIM. PAS 1192-2 is one of the documents included within the government mandate for the adoption of Level 2 BIM for central government procured contracts.

The employer’s information requirements document is created at the beginning of the capital phase of a project, and sets out the client requirements in detail, supplemented by questions for potential members of the supply team to respond to in the form of a BIM Execution Plan (BEP).

For authors of employer’s information requirements documents, it is important to understand what the employer organisation needs to know to effectively procure, manage and run its assets. This should take the form of Organisational, or Operational, Information Requirements document (OIR). For the respondents to an EIR, it is important to give clear and concise answers, which should be supported by including examples, certificates and other supporting documents.

The EIRs are intended to establish a clear basis for the information exchanges between the employer and the supply chain, which should make the exchanges more meaningful and help the employer to make decisions based on well-structured information.

These free-to-download templates are generic and can be modified in any way users see fit.

Note: the templates are issued to aid users but it is down to them to ensure their suitability, completeness and accuracy for their purposes.

 
Introduction to this CIBSE Guidance and Training

DE1 & DE2, supported by their templates, are the first releases in a series that CIBSE will be publishing in the coming months and years in order to assist members of the Institution and of the full supply chain, clients and their operational management as well as consultants, contractors, and manufacturers of all kinds, to tackle the practical challenges specifically of the BIM processes, and of digital engineering more widely.
 
CIBSE's Digital Engineering series represents the output of a co-ordinated and comprehensive approach from CIBSE that is designed to deliver the guidance and training that will enable readers and users to engage with and deliver the practical results that clients, led by Government since April 2016, now require from those responsible for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building services.

Associated publications:
The full set of titles within the Digital Engineering Series, so far published as at July 2017, are listed below. Each is linked to the appropriate page of our website:

We have also provided templates that should help with organise Model Review Meetings, which are available here: 

Model Review Meeting Agenda
Model Review Meeting Minutes


Acknowledgements
Carl Collins (Author) – Consultant to CIBSE

Other acknowledgements
Darren Hickmott (Arup)