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Ändamålsdriven överlämning av installationsinformation från projekt till förvaltning med stöd av BIM.: En kvalitativ studie av behoven av installationsinformation i fastighetsförvaltning samt en fallstudie för att beskriva en förvaltningsenhets kommande steg i BIM-mognadsdiagrammet
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Purpose-driven handover of building services information from project to facility management with BIM support : A qualitative study of the needs of building services information in facility management and a case study to describe a facility management organization’s upcoming steps in the BIM-maturity diagram (English)
Abstract [en]

From an overview study published in 2014 it is concluded that although new information technology

and standards are a strong driving force towards a more efficient and profitable facility management

it is just as important to identify what types of information, in which manner, and to what extents

the information is supposed to be shared to different business processes and disciplinary actors [1].

In the attempt to achieve a more automated facility management and integrated-life cycle approach

of buildings the handover of building information is a major bottleneck [2].

Delimited to building services for HVAC, plumbing and electricity this study aims to investigate which

needs related to installation information there are in facility management of buildings and that are

possible and should be included in the handover from projects to facility management. Furthermore

the study aims at in depth (through a case study) describe current ways of performing installation

information handovers. New ways of working for the case study organisation according to higher

levels of BIM maturity [3, 4] is described and analysed.

From the results of a series of interviews (informants: [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]) it is concluded that the two

most valued sets of information related to building services are:

Warranty information: warranty start date, warranty period and warranty terms (description

of what types of service and maintenance that are included in the acquisition of the asset).

All three properties need to be nationally standardized.

Air quality in spaces: Space objects where occupants spend time should include information

about the air types, its quantities and how the airflows are controlled over time in that space.

Furthermore informants ask for a description of the designed function of the space and some

ask for the number of persons the space is designed for. A national standardization of an

information model describing the mentioned variables is necessary in the future.

To be able to describe installed products regarding what (manufacturer, model and/or type) and

where (location in the building) was almost as prioritized. Thereafter was the issue of the expected

useful life of the products of concern for products with maintenance actions that would involve

substantial costs.


The organization in the case study needs to move on to completely digital ways of working for

enabling BIM. Additionally they need to state requirements on the structure and content of the

objects in both the proprietary formats as well as on the open formats (IFC [11]) of the CAD models

that are handed over to them from the projects. There is a possibility (but not utilized) for the

organisation today to map IFC files to their facility management software system [12]. In the future

they should utilize BIM model servers with cloud services [13] that are integrated with their facility

management software system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Building services, BIM, Facility Management, Handover
Keyword [sv]
Installationer, BIM, Fastighetsförvaltning, Överlämning till förvaltning
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-175711Archive number: 394OAI: diva2:862046
Available from: 2015-10-20 Created: 2015-10-20 Last updated: 2015-10-20Bibliographically approved

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