The purpose of this Australasian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB) Guide is to assist clients and their consultants to define their Asset Information Requirements (AIR) to take advantage of BIM’s capacity to capture and deliver asset data. One of the most commonly cited benefits of BIM is its capacity to deliver the information of a built asset, captured during the design and construction processes, to those responsible for its ongoing operation and maintenance (O&M).
This Guide focuses more on decision-making about the information required, rather than on providing detailed coverage about the information itself. It also focuses on defining the information deliverables required at the handover between the construction and operational phases of an asset, rather than on the requirements at each stage of the project. The intention is to concentrate attention on the outcomes of the AIR definition process.