BIM Academy have supported British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) to produce a new guide for facilities management professionals working with clients on BIM construction projects.


Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) is a practical 47 page document to support clients using BIM. The user friendly brochure demonstrates how to specify exact requirements for the design and construction phase of a built asset through to its full life time operation.




The purpose of the EIR will support both FM professionals and clients by providing a template which can be edited to meet individual requirements for the project.  The guidance follows the publication of BIFM’s Operational Readiness Guide published in April 2016.


Graham Kelly, associate at BIM Academy said, “The Employer Information Requirements are the starting point for clients and this template will assist FM professionals to understand where they are in the BIM process and how they can enable better data management.”


Ashworth BIFM states, “FMs are often best placed to write the EIR as they understand the client’s needs and strategic objectives.  The new guidance has been created with help from the BIM Academy and will provide practical guidance and tools to facilities managers starting to engage on their BIM journey and projects.”
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.  The Operational Readiness Guide for Facilities Managers, sets out a roadmap for FM to support soft landings in any environment.


The Employer’s Information Requirements is available to download here.