DE8: Project Information Requirements is intended for those that specify, commission and use Project Information Requirements (PIRs), also known as Plain Language Questions (PLQs).
A free-to-all template associated with DE8 – intended to help users put theory into practice – is also available.
A PIR document may take any one of a number of forms; there is no prescribed right or wrong way of creating a PIR.
This guide is written to cover only those aspects of a PIR that would pertain to the building services and their related systems in terms of a constructed asset.
The PIR document should set out to ask for specific information and data relating to an asset or assets owned or operated by the organisation. This set of requirements will feed into the Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) document.
The purpose of the PIR is for the employer to ask, in simple and understandable terms, what information is actually required at each stage of the design and construction process.
DE8 – together with the rest of the Digital Engineering Series – is available on the CIBSE website.