ABSTRACT

Information management is the administration of information on a project. In a built environment project, information consists of models and the graphical and non-graphical information they hold. This chapter covers the application of the key information management standards on a Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 project. It looks at the Common Data Environment (CDE), the central data store for the project, and the information delivery cycle by which files are approved and shared. Document and information management is key to BIM Level 2. The Information Manager has overall management responsibility for ensuring that information is shared to the CDE correctly by the task teams, and the Task Team Information Managers are responsible for ensuring that their task teams upload files to the CDE correctly. This is the information delivery cycle. Once the development is complete and verified, the information model becomes known as the Asset Information Model (AIM) as the information that it contains now describes the asset itself.