Requirements Management for AEC Projects

Requirements Management for AEC Projects

Create better project briefs.
Systematically verify compliance.
Integrate with BIM.

Trusted by 5000+ AEC professionals in Europe, the US and Asia

Define requirements
clearly & precisely

Create high-performance project briefs, architectural programs, and room data sheets. Make sure that requirements are clear, complete and actionable.

Analyse requirements
& identify risks

Analyse requirements to get an in-depth understanding of the project.
Flag requirements that are ambiguous or that represent risks.

Link requirements
and BIM models

Use our IFC integration to link requirements and BIM models and to check how requirements have been translated into design solutions. 

Systematically verify

Check whether designed and built solutions are compliant with the client’s requirements. Create verification plans, commissioning plans and compliance matrices.

Manage change

Avoid scope creep by controlling and tracking changes to requirements. Clearly communicate changes between different versions.

Develop requirement

Do not reinvent the wheel every time you embark on a new project. Develop standard requirements for specific project types and speed up the specification process.

Integrate requirements with design documentation

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Microsoft Sharepoint

Bricsys 24/7

For construction clients

Be crystal clear about what you want from a project

Provide clarity about your needs, ambitions and expectations

Scope control

Avoid scope creep and budget overruns by controlling change


Reduce the time needed for developing and verifying requirements

For engineering teams & contractors

Deliver what the client asks for

Achieve compliance by planning and executing systematic verifications

Cost control

Reduce rework by getting a clear understanding of the project’s requirements

Risk reduction

Identify requirements that represent a risk to the feasibility of the project

Plans and pricing

Unlimited users for every plan.
  • LITE

    For creating room data sheets and architectural programs in building projects.

  • 210 model / month
  • LITE will provide you with
    Unlimited users
    First model included
    + 1 free sandbox model
    + 1 free archived model
    Manage spatial requirements
    IFC integration
  • Try for free
  • PRO

    For requirements management in building and infrastructure projects.

  • 520 model / month
  • All the features of LITE, plus
    Process requirements
    Requirement texts
    Analysis and verification
    RFC feature
    DMS integration

    More than 3 projects?
    Check our COMPANY bundle.
  • Try for free

    For company-wide use of BriefBuilder and the development of requirement libraries and templates.

  • 1890 / month
  • Advantages of this PRO bundle
    Best value for more than 3 projects
    First 10 project models included
    +10 free sandbox models
    +10 free archived models
  • Try for free

    For large organizations who want to integrate BriefBuilder in the workflows of all their projects.

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  • More than 25 projects?
    Contact us for a quote.

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Compare across plans

User accounts Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Active models included 1 1 10
Free sandbox models 1 1 10
Free archived models 1 1 10
Additional active model € 210 € 520 € 189
Additional sandbox/archived model € 21 € 52 € 18,90
Spaces & Locations
Systems & Elements
Requirement texts
Objectives & Principles
Processes & Deliverables
Users & user activities
User equipment
Requirement management
Word and Excel reports
Versioning of models
Version publication
Analysis of requirements
Verification of requirements
Change management (RFCs)
Two-factor authentication
IFC integration
Extensive knowledge base
Response time 2-3 work days 1 work day 1 work day
Dedicated account manager
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Frequently Asked Questions

In the AEC sector, requirements management can be defined as the process of capturing, structuring, analysing, and verifying all the requirements concerning a facility—be it a building, tunnel, or a subway system.

Requirements management provides a way to avoid errors by keeping track of changes in requirements, integrating requirements into BIM models, and systematically verifying compliance throughout the project lifecycle.

Requirements management overlaps with the concepts of briefing (also known as facility programming or architectural programming) and scope management, but it has a broader scope and is carried out in every phase of the project.

Typical deliverables are:

  • Project briefs
  • Room data sheets
  • Technical data sheets
  • Adjacency diagrams
  • Interface diagrams
  • Scope definitions
  • Tender specifications
  • Compliance matrices
  • Verification plans and reports
  • Change logs

In BriefBuilder, all these deliverables are available as live overviews in an online environment.

The purpose of requirements management is to make sure that the outcomes of a project meet the needs of the project’s stakeholders, including usability, sustainability, safety and security, and operational efficiency.

Requirements management helps project teams to define and capture requirements in a systematic way that helps them to avoid mistakes, inconsistencies and double work.

Requirements management also helps to ensure that requirements aren’t overlooked or ignored during the course of a project, thereby reducing the risk of design defects, scope creep, budget overruns and rework.

When a project involves lots of requirements, Word and Excel will no longer cut it. The Excel sheets become unwieldy and the Word reports too voluminous.

The advantage of using dedicated software is that you create a ‘single source of truth’ that contains all requirements and is easily accessible during all project phases and by all project participants.

Another advantage is that requirements become actionable—they are no longer locked in a document, but part of a database that can be used for requirements analysis, change management, BIM integration and systematic verification.

We pride ourselves on the fact that our application is easy to use. You don’t need to be a BIM wizard or systems engineering guru to be able to use it.

Another advantage is that you can use it straight away—you don’t need to bring in expensive consultants to configure the software.

Excellent support, an extensive knowledge base, and online training possibilities are other unique selling points.

Last but not least there is pricing. BriefBuilder is significantly cheaper than alternative applications. You can find our prices and plans here.

BriefBuilder is for anyone who works actively with construction project requirements:

  • Facility owners and construction clients
  • Design and engineering teams
  • Contractors and suppliers
  • Tender managers
  • Contract managers

BriefBuilder is being used in a wide diversity of projects, ranging from large and complex projects such as hospitals, laboratory facilities, tunnels and airports, to smaller kinds of projects such as schools, sports facilities and office fit-outs.

No, you can use one of our standardized templates to get started quickly. Alternatively, you can choose to build up your very own model structure if you prefer. Another option is to create your own template (or set of templates) which you can then use as a starting point for your projects.

Of course! We have a free trial version. Request your free trial here.

Certainly. We have online training available, an extensive knowledge base, and our support team is also there to help you.