Extending Virtual Design and Construction for Facilities Management
FM has extensive information needs on various aspects of individual components comprising the asset portfolio during operation and maintenance (O&M). The inefficiencies of insufficient interoperability intrinsic to traditional information management practices and the considerable financial losses are driving the industry to search for more integrated, sustainable, and automated practices. Building information models (BIMs) can provide a virtual representation of the built facility, including both geometric and semantics required for FM workflows.
This presentation will showcase the power of computational BIM in facilitating automated workflows to generate data-rich FM deliverables, retrieve and verify model data for the transition to FM systems, and carry out analysis for downstream FM tasks such as move management, maintenance scheduling, and energy analysis. As BIMs have become a common practice in design and construction, AEC-intent models typically are available for newly constructed facilities at the time of project close out. But varying levels of quality and consistency of discipline models restrict effective implementation of these models for FM handover and downstream FM tasks.
This presentation will discuss different aspects of BIM data interoperability that need to be addressed to avoid inefficiencies in terms of remodeling, over-modeling, under-modeling, and wasted time in searching for data. The presentation will discuss different aspects of BIM data interoperability that need to be addressed to avoid inefficiencies in terms of remodeling, over-modeling, under-modeling, and wasted time in searching for data; promote sustainable BIM development and use; and facilitate automated creation, verification, transition, and management of data.