SMART Information requirements

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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 acronym SMART has been defined by the PAS 1192‑2: 2013 clause 5.1.3. the term means that Information req

BS ISO 31000:2018

PAS 11922: 2013 clause 5.1.3 defines the acronym SMART as Information requirements which shall be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound against defined project stages and information exchanges.

The ISO 19650 Framework equivalent is the BS EN ISO 19650‑1:2018

’The levels of information need should be determined by the minimum amount of information needed to answer each relevant requirement, including information required by other appointed parties, and no more.

Anything beyond this minimum is considered as waste’… BS EN ISO 19650‑1:2018 p. 23 clause 11.2

This is also further supported by the BS ISO 31000:2018 statement that better decisions result in better outcomes. Meaning that effective information management necessitates that the right people have the right information at the right time and for the right purpose to make better decisions[1]

[1] A collaboration of leading figures in the built environment, 2021. Our Vision for the built environment.

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