information requirement

The information needed to support a business or other activity.

specification for what, when, how and for whom information (3.3.1) is to be produced

[cited from ISO 19650-1:2018(en), 3.3.2]

Term directly related to:

  1. Employer Information Requirements (EIR), sometimes referred to as Employer Requirements (ER) – Both replaced by Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) by BS 19650 framework.
  2. Organizational Information Requirements (OIR)
  3. Asset Information Requirements (AIR)
  4. Project Information Requirements (PIR)

Information Requirement is integral to information exchange workflow, principal characteristics:

  1. should define how and when information should be exchanged in the project/asset lifecycle.
  2. might include existing information and resources that are relevant to the project
  3. could include details of how the tender will be evaluated
  4. should include overall project requirements for information delivery, standards and processes
  5. will include the project’s information protocol
  6. intend to include information delivery milestones and information standards
  7. can be accepted or rejected as appropriate
  8. should be in accordance with the level of information need
  9. should be defined by the appointing party as part of Project information requirements (PIR)
  10. should be defined as part of exchange information requirements (EIR) by the appointing party and the lead appointing party

Key information requirements included in ISO 19650 framework are:


  1. organizational information requirements (OIR) [clause 5.1.2, ISO 19650-3]
  2. asset information requirements (AIR) [clause 5.1.4, ISO 19650-3]
  3. project’s information requirements (PIR) [clause 5.1.2, ISO 19650-2]
  4. appointing party’s exchange information requirements (EIR) [clause 5.2.2, ISO 19650-3] & [clause 5.2.1, ISO 19650-2]
  5. lead appointed party’s exchange information requirements [clause 5.4.3, ISO 19650-2]

For guidance on developing Information Requirement go to UKBIM Alliance Guidance Part D,see ISO 19650 guidance E to understand information requirements in detail.

PIR information requirements include

  1. Basic information about the project (scope)
  2. The intended purpose
  3. The reasons why information is required
  4. The project plan of work
  5. The intended procurement route
  6. The number of key decision points throughout the project
  7. The decisions that the appointing party needs to make at each key decision point
  8. The questions to which the appointing party needs answers, to make informed decisions

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