Yes it is a mouthfull but it does have relevance to BIM:
“BS 10008 also has a role to play with Building Information Modelling (BIM) which generates and manages electronic information about a building during its entire life cycle. Like all material generated on a project there is a risk where more than one party participates in drafting the specifications. The participation required by BIM begs questions like: Does one party have superior knowledge or ‘significant participation’ in the development of the specification? Will dimensions be accurate? Will quantities be accurate? Will detail be adequate to provide for clash detection? Does the client have ‘control’ of the design?
Designers may feel less in control because the lead contractor implementing the BIM may suggest changes, effectively straying onto the designer’s pitch. It has been suggested that the best solution to this is to address specific BIM risk allocation up front, in contracts, and at the project outset, with electronic data storage and agreed logistics for data exchange.
Most large projects require significant documents to be kept for as long as they are necessary to maintain or modify the structure, comply with statutory requirements, make or defend claims and to facilitate future planning. The format of these documents often includes electronic files, email, CD/DVD media, data-stick, books, etc.”