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  • PublisherCIBSE
  • Product CodeDE2
  • Number of pages24
  • Publication DateOct 2016
  • ISBN9781906846916

DE2: Employer’s Information Requirements


PDF Format




PDF Format



DE2: Employer’s Information Requirements

DE2, part of CIBSE’s Digital Engineering Series, is intended for those that create, complete and review Employer's Information Requirements documents. A free-to-all template associated with DE2 is available, and is intended to help users put theory into practice.

DE2 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). These documents 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.

Associated publications

The full set of titles within the Digital Engineering Series, so far published as at October 2017, 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

DE7: Organisation Information Requirements

DE8: Project Information Requirements


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 DE2

  • PAS 1192-2
  • Overview
  • Scenario 1 - Existing Buildings
  • Scenario 2 – New Build
  • General Requirements
    • Technical
    • Management
    • Commercial
  • Specific Requirements
  • How the project will be delivered
    • Technical
    • Management
    • Commercial
  • Changes to other Tender Documents
  • What we need to know about the project


Carl Collins - Consultant to CIBSE


Dr Hywel Davies - CIBSE 
Ben Roberts - Hoare Lea