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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeDE5
  • Number of pages20
  • Publication DateApr 2017
  • ISBN9781906846978

DE5: Asset Information Requirements


PDF Format




PDF Format



DE5: Asset Information Requirements

DE5, part of CIBSE’s Digital Engineering Series, is intended for those that specify, commission, and use Asset Information Requirements (AIRs). A free-to-all template associated with DE5 is available, and is intended to help users put theory into practice.

This guidance note is written in reference to PAS 1192-3:2014 and BS ISO 55000:2014, as these documents provide the framework around which an AIR is structured.

It is not intended to be an exhaustive or definitive document and it will be necessary for users of the guidance given to exercise their own professional judgement when deciding whether to abide by or depart from it.

Associated publications

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

DE1: Pre-qualification Questionnaires (2016)

DE2: Employer's Information Requirements

DE3: BIM Execution Plans

DE4: Common Data Environments

DE5: Asset Information Requirements

DE6: Security Requirements

DE6.1: Cyber security in building services design

DE7: Organisation Information Requirements

DE8: Project Information Requirements DE9: Application of Soft Landings and Government Soft Landings in Building Services Engineering

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


Contents of DE5

  • BS ISO 55000
  • PAS 1192-3
  • General Principles
  • Use of AIR
    • Asset in use
    • Asset creation or major works
  • Creation of the AIR
    • Template
    • Legal Information
    • Commercial Information
    • Financial Information
    • Technical Information
    • Managerial Information
  • Using the AIR Template
    • Facility
    • Space
    • System
    • Component


Carl Collins - Consultant to CIBSE


Martin Howe - SES Engineering Services
BEAMA BIM Steering Group