Using Building Information Modeling to Control Lifecycle Costs
Building information modeling, or BIM, is a sophisticated technology that enables teams to design and manage projects, as well as operate across disciplines using graphic representations. When incorporated as part of the design and construction processes, BIM enables coordination and seamless communication between the owner, design team, and contractors. Once construction is complete, detailed information about the building’s equipment and infrastructure systems is available to owners and facilities teams for future operations and maintenance needs.
Even though building information modeling dominates the way owners, architects, engineers, and contractor teams work together, few institutions take advantage of BIM capabilities beyond the construction phase. If used effectively, a technology like BIM would free up resources otherwise committed to operations, maintenance, and management of facilities so these institutions could focus on their core missions (e.g., educating young minds and keeping people healthy).
This guide explains how to uncover more value from BIM technology after construction is completed. Inside, you’ll find:
- Market Drivers
- BIM for O&M and FM
- The Benefits of BIM for O&M and F&M
- Obstacles to using BIM for O&M and FM
- How to implement BIM for O&M and FM