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Principles and recommendations for client information requirements for BIM enabled construction projects in Qatar

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mohamad Kassem


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© Copyright 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.Employer's information requirements (EIR) is one of the key early documents in projects using building information modelling (BIM). EIR, introduced by the UK BIM Task Group, sets out information deliverables and the standards and processes to be adopted by the supply chain. It includes a set of requirements and guidelines in three areas namely technical, management and commercial. EIR, which are applicable to the construction industry in Qatar, are not clearly defined despite BIM is increasingly required on projects. This paper aims to develop a set of principles and recommendations for the three areas of the EIR which are applicable to Qatar's construction sector. Following an investigation of current BIM practices in Qatar, a set of general principles and recommendations were proposed and validated for the areas of the client information requirements (CIR) - an adaption of the term EIR as evidenced in the paper.

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Author(s): Hafeez MA, Ahmad AM, Chahrour R, Vukovic V, Dawood N, Kassem M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management

Year: 2016

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

Pages: 198-218

Online publication date: 28/11/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2014

ISSN (print): 1743-5110

ISSN (electronic): 1743-5129

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers


DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2016.080503


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