The word ‘information’ has a very wide range of meanings and is interpreted in different ways in different contexts. In its broadest sense, information sits within a hierarchy sometimes referred to as the knowledge pyramid. In this hierarchy, information is structured data, where data is discreet facts. Information can be organised to create knowledge, which can then be applied as ‘wisdom’.
Within the construction industry, information is a vital part of the decision making process, ensuring that the right decisions can be made by the right people at the right time.
There are a great number of articles on Designing Buildings Wiki relating to information. Some of the key articles are listed below:
- As constructed information
- Asset information
- Asset information requirements
- Building information modelling
- Cost information
- Descriptive information
- Design information
- Digital information.
- Employer's information requirements
- Exchange information requirements
- Freedom of Information Act
- Geographic information system
- Information and communications technology
- Information exchange
- Information management process
- Information manager
- Information requirements
- Information systems
- Information technology
- Legacy information.
- Organisational information requirements
- Manufacturing information
- Pre-construction information
- Product information
- Production information
- Project information
- Proprietary information
- Request for information
- Site information.
- Sensitive information.
- Verified construction information
- Works information
NB Roles in construction projects: analysis and terminology, by Hughes, W. and Murdoch, J. R, published in 2001 by the University of Reading, suggests that the term ‘construction information’ is a synonym for ‘production information’.
 Building Information Modelling (BIM)
 Information Requirements
Employer's Information Requirements (EIR)
Organisational Information Requirements (OIR)
Asset Information Requirements (AIR)
 Information Models
Project Information Model (PIM)
 Collaborative Practices
Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)