New guide published

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a new guide for facilities management professionals working with clients on BIM construction projects. Employer’s Information Requirements is a practical 47-page document to support clients using BIM (Building Information Modelling).

The purpose of the EIR will support both FM professionals and clients in a user friendly manner by providing a template that can be edited and amended by the client or facilities manager to meet individual requirements for the project. Its guidance follows the publication of BIFM’s Operational Readiness Guide For Facilities Managers published in April 2016.

Since April 2016, construction projects commissioned by central government have been required to use BIM for their procurement and delivery. Building experts believe BIM can streamline the construction process by delivering gains in cost and carbon reduction.

Employer’s Information Requirements complements the suite of guidance documents created by BIFM for FM professionals around the implementation of BIM, equipping them with skills, ideas and expertise for working with clients.