Is The Age of Facility Managers’ Paper Boxes Over?
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 19th CIB World Building Congress, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Seamless and accurate hand-over of building information is a major bottleneck in promoting an automated facilities management (FM) practice and an integrated and life-cycle-oriented construction. Few Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools have so far been developed specifically for facility managers. Current data input methods applied for conventional Computerized Maintenance and Management Systems (CMMS) are prone to duplicate information entries and information loss. Such an approach to data management builds up additional costs and seriously hampers fulfilment of environmental goals.
In search of a thorough acknowledgement of both technical and process-based requirements for dealing with the aforementioned deficiencies, this descriptive theoretical study takes a qualitative approach and focuses on status quo and potentials for migration of building information and analytical capabilities from AEC-centric BIM tools to facility managers, owners, and users. Data has been collected mainly through literature and workshops. It has been complemented by a number of exploratory studies on existing technologies. This is a basic research aimed at illuminating the path for further applied research activities.
Results show that the bulk of the FM sector still confronts substantial challenges regarding appropriate access to building information that is often caused by deficiencies with current workflows, contracts, and IT infrastructure. Thorough implementation of established and developing standards such as IFC and COBie to be used in BIM-enabled FM systems entails a complete shift from as-designed and as-built documents to their as-commissioned and as-operated successors. In an interoperable FM information system based on or closely connected to post-constructional BIM technologies, performance data, and sensor data from Building Automation Systems (BAS’s) will be cycled back to inform both better design and better operation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FM:BIM, facilities management, BIM, CMMS, FM:BIM:BAS
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134310OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134310DiVA: diva2:665801
CIB World Building Congress,
QC 201312172013-11-202013-11-202015-04-23Bibliographically approved