Information Manager Role

One key aspect of BIM Level 2 is the appointment of an Information Manager by the client. The CIC Outline Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management document summarises the tasks of the Information Manager into 4 main areas:

1. Common Data Environment Management

  • Establish a Common Data Environment including processes and procedures to enable reliable information exchange between Project Team Members, the Employer and other parties
  • Establish, agree and implement the information structure and maintenance standards for the Information Model
  • Receive information into the Information Model in compliance with agreed processes and procedures. Validate compliance with information requirements and advise on non-compliance
  • Maintain the Information Model to meet integrity and security standards in compliance with the employer’s information requirement
  • Manage Common Data Environment processes and procedures, validate compliance with them and advise on non- compliance

2. Project Information Management

  • Initiate, agree and implement the Project Information Plan and Asset Information Plan covering:
    1. Information structure across roles e.g. software platforms (all levels of supply chain) appropriate to meet Employer requirements and Project Team resources
    2. Responsibility for provision of information at each Stage Level of detail of information required for specific Project Outputs e.g. Planning, Procurement, FM Procurement
    3. The process for incorporating as-constructed, testing, validation and commissioning information
  • Enable integration of information within the Project Team and co-ordination of information by Design Lead
  • Agree formats for Project Outputs
  • Assist Project Team Members in assembling information for Project Outputs

3. Collaborative Working, Information Exchange and Project Team Management

  • Support the implementation of the Project BIM protocol including updating the Appendices
  • Liaise with and co-operate with Project Team Members and the Employer in support of a collaborative working culture
  • Assist the Project Team Members in establishing information exchange processes, including:
    1. Define and agree procedures for convening, chairing, attendance and responsibility for recording “information exchange process meetings”
  • Participate in and comply with project team management procedures and processes including:
    1. Risk and value management
    2. Performance management and measurement procedures
    3. Change management procedures including adjustment to budgets and programme
    4. Attendance at project and design team meetings as required
    5. Agree and implement record keeping, archiving and audit trail for Information Model

4. Additional Services

  • Provide the services to host the Common Data Environment

One key aspect of BIM Level 2 is the appointment of an Information Manager by the client. The CIC Outline Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management document summarises the tasks of the Information Manager into 4 main areas:Whilst the information manager role can change through the lifespan of a project, it is imperative that all the tasks and who is responsible for each is clearly documented within the appointment. The IM can sit within the design/construction team or be a completely independent appointment, but they will have no design responsibility and no responsibility for clash detection or model coordination as part of the role.

The Common Data Environment is the single source of all approved information and documents (not just BIM models) relating to a project. This allows for greater collaboration across the entire team and helps to facilitate consistency, reducing errors.

Information Manager Role

One key aspect of BIM Level 2 is the appointment of an Information Manager by the client. The CIC Outline Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management document summarises the tasks of the Information Manager into 4 main areas:

1. Common Data Environment Management

  • Establish a Common Data Environment including processes and procedures to enable reliable information exchange between Project Team Members, the Employer and other parties
  • Establish, agree and implement the information structure and maintenance standards for the Information Model
  • Receive information into the Information Model in compliance with agreed processes and procedures. Validate compliance with information requirements and advise on non-compliance
  • Maintain the Information Model to meet integrity and security standards in compliance with the employer’s information requirement
  • Manage Common Data Environment processes and procedures, validate compliance with them and advise on non- compliance

2. Project Information Management

  • Initiate, agree and implement the Project Information Plan and Asset Information Plan covering:
    1. Information structure across roles e.g. software platforms (all levels of supply chain) appropriate to meet Employer requirements and Project Team resources
    2. Responsibility for provision of information at each Stage Level of detail of information required for specific Project Outputs e.g. Planning, Procurement, FM Procurement
    3. The process for incorporating as-constructed, testing, validation and commissioning information
  • Enable integration of information within the Project Team and co-ordination of information by Design Lead
  • Agree formats for Project Outputs
  • Assist Project Team Members in assembling information for Project Outputs

3. Collaborative Working, Information Exchange and Project Team Management

  • Support the implementation of the Project BIM protocol including updating the Appendices
  • Liaise with and co-operate with Project Team Members and the Employer in support of a collaborative working culture
  • Assist the Project Team Members in establishing information exchange processes, including:
    1. Define and agree procedures for convening, chairing, attendance and responsibility for recording “information exchange process meetings”
  • Participate in and comply with project team management procedures and processes including:
    1. Risk and value management
    2. Performance management and measurement procedures
    3. Change management procedures including adjustment to budgets and programme
    4. Attendance at project and design team meetings as required
    5. Agree and implement record keeping, archiving and audit trail for Information Model

4. Additional Services

  • Provide the services to host the Common Data Environment

One key aspect of BIM Level 2 is the appointment of an Information Manager by the client. The CIC Outline Scope of Services for the Role of Information Management document summarises the tasks of the Information Manager into 4 main areas:Whilst the information manager role can change through the lifespan of a project, it is imperative that all the tasks and who is responsible for each is clearly documented within the appointment. The IM can sit within the design/construction team or be a completely independent appointment, but they will have no design responsibility and no responsibility for clash detection or model coordination as part of the role.

The Common Data Environment is the single source of all approved information and documents (not just BIM models) relating to a project. This allows for greater collaboration across the entire team and helps to facilitate consistency, reducing errors.

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