To make BIM effective, information needs to be made available when it is needed and provided to a satisfactory quality.

By ensuring that project participants are aware of information requirements more reliable information exchange should take place. This, in turn, should result in better quality information being provided, in a timely manner, aiding decision making and the overall success of the project.

It is the Information Delivery Manual (IDM) (sometimes referred to as an Information Delivery Specification (IDS)) that identifies the series of processes undertaken during a built asset’s lifecycle together with the information that is required in order for these processes to be carried out.

Are there standards for the production of an Information Delivery Manual?

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