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BIM-Supported Building Life Cycle Management Project Update III

BIM data can be used to populate facility maintenance software but the work process is not automatic.  The most common data standard for BIM, CObie, does not support the level of detail normally required by facility maintenance related software.  Further work is required to facilitate the most efficient transfer of data across functional boundaries in a facility life cycle.  This project was presented at the 2016 Construction Research Congress and at two 2016 Society of American Military Engineer Conferences.  The project research is complete and the published report will be available here. Participating in Fiatech PAT 11 will grant additional access to our findings. More information is available by contacting Garry Zettersten at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..        

BIM-Supported Building Life Cycle Management Project Update II

Fiatech’s project: “BIM Supported Building Lifecycle Management” was submitted for presentation before the 2016 Construction Research Congress scheduled for 31 May-2 June, in San Juan Puerto Rico. Dr. Rui Liu, Assistant Professor of Construction Science and Mr. Garry Zettersten, PE, Senior Project Manager, Fiatech are listed as co-authors of the paper entitled: “Facility Sustainment Management System Automated Population from Building Information Models.”

The proposed paper highlights Fiatech’s work in advancing the use of BIM data and products post-construction. The Dow Chemical Company estimates that facility handover and transition costs are 30% of the original capital cost. Data management (or really, data loss) is a prime component to this cost. The use of BIM generated data for the purpose of facility life-cycle sustainment is a first step in facilitating a significant reduction in the cost of facility turnover. Fiatech’s current work in this area directly supports the goal of improved facility performance at significantly reduced cost to owners.

 

BIM-Supported Building Life Cycle Management Project Update I

The BIM-Supported Building Life Cycle Management project aims at sharpening the focus of data transfer systems so that only the information truly required for effective asset management is captured. Facility asset management programs are commonly believed to be compromised by an inability of facility maintainers to effectively manage the huge amount of information provided when structures are constructed, repaired, or modernized. The project team will determine the true life cycle information requirements from project inception to disposal and develop a tool to assist in the identification of those requirements. The initial focus will be on HVAC systems for buildings.

This BIM-Supported Building Life Cycle Management project is the first official project to be undertaken by the Fiatech CSRF Construction Communication Committee (CSRF ConCom) with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). This project will focus on the most effective possible transfer of design and construction data to the ultimate facility maintainer.

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To learn more about CSRF as members of Fiatech, click here.