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DE2: Employer’s Information Requirements

Key Areas
Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Who Should Attend

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Key Areas

Use of Employer’s Information Requirements (EIRs) is a fundamental part of the UK Government’s BIM Level 2 mandate. For any project to claim compliance with this mandate there must be an EIR, which is a pre-tender document setting out the information to be delivered, and the standards and processes to be adopted by the supplier as part of the project delivery process.

The EIR should enable a potential project team to develop a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) describing how they will provide or exchange information through the stages of the project from initial design to operation.
It is, in effect, the digital aspect of the wider Employer’s Requirements set of documents and should not replicate information found elsewhere in this set.
The Employer’s Information Requirements will, in essence, ask the questions of the suppliers, be they consultants, contractors or manufacturers, that are responded to by the BIM Execution Plan (BEP).
The drive for an EIR should come from an employer’s Operational (or Organisation) Information Requirements (OIR), which is what an employer needs to know about their built assets to effectively run their business. In practice, not many employers have an OIR on which to draw, but this does not mean that an EIR cannot be produced.

This course covers the topics of Employer’s Information Requirements authoring and use. It covers areas including what to ask in specific project type scenarios and things to look out for when writing or responding to a set of requirements.

This course is worth 2 CPD hours.


Course Content

  • Software platforms
  • Data exchange format
  • Co-ordinates
  • Level of detail
  • Training
  • Standards
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Planning the work and data segregation
  • Security
  • Co-ordination and clash detection process
  • Collaboration process
  • Health & safety and CDM
  • Systems performance
  • Compliance plan
  • Delivery strategy for asset information
  • Data drops and project deliverables
  • Client’s strategic purpose 
  • Defined BIM/project deliverables
  • BIM specific competence assessment
  • Project Information

Learning Outcomes 

  • Understanding the purpose of EIRs
  • Ability to write and appraise EIRs
  • Ability to respond meaningfully to an EIR


Who Should Attend 

Anyone who is required to read, write or respond to an EIR.


Course Fees 

  • Membership Rate: £34
  • Standard Rate: £40


Getting Setup

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