Level of information need

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Digital Construction (electrical)

term introduced first in PAS 1192 and updated in ISO 19650 framework, it depicts the process of specifying and delivery of project and asset information

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forms a framework that supports informed and consistent decision making by project teams, at each work stage, helping to deliver agreed and reliable information.

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Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) term introduced by BS EN 19650 replace the PAS 1192 term Employer Information Requirements (EIR) on all projects where BS EN ISO 19650 compliance is required.

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The term introduced by ISO 19650 typically describes the Tier 1 Main Contractor.

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breakdown structure to help plan the production of information

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schedule of information containers and delivery dates, for a specific task team

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An MPDT its old PAS 1192 term, the MPDT defines who produces what, when and to what level of detail.

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The term describes the details and amount of information required. It is a framework which defines the extent and granularity of data to be exchanged.

The term related to information which is exchanged and delivered throughout the life cycle of built assets

Level of information need describes the Exchange Information Requirements (EIR) as part of the information delivery process.

The required information may need to be human and machine-readable, it may be geometrical or non-geometrical (alphanumerical)

Although the information will be required for a specific purpose, at a particular time (milestone) and from specific actors. – The Level of information need does NOT specify:

  • the purpose.
  • the actors
  • the objects within a breakdown structure

The Level of information need shall:

  • be established in response to the purpose
  • the granularity of the information should be suitable for the particular milestone
    • more information required as the project progresses
  • take into account who should deliver the information
  • include location, position and orientation of an object against a reference point
  • be specified clearly and unambiguously to avoid different interpretation of the same requirement.
  • not to be shortened to an acronym

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