BIM-Based Facility Management Services
BIM can be used to facilitate project management. Using a digital model enables project manager to plan construction processes faster and more optimized, and to reduce errors and clashes throughout the construction phase. BIM enables simulation of construction process before it is built. Benefits of BIM for project managers includes easy constructability review, fast and precise quantity take-off and cost estimation, enabling implementation of
lean construction concepts for project, enabling optimized planning and scheduling using construction simulation, enabling prefabrication of building elements, and facilitation of delivery process.
Our Facility Management Services
- Record Modeling for Operation of Facility
- Preventive Maintenance Planning
- Personnel Training
- System Analysis
- Locating Existing Facilities Using AR
- Asset Management
- Disaster Management
Record Modeling is a process to represent the physical conditions, environment, and assets of a building accurately. The record model should at least include information of the main structural elements and the MEP. This phase is the culmination of the entire BIM modeling process throughout the project, including the operations, maintenance and asset data linking to the asbuild model (information from design, construction, coordinated 4D model, and shop drawings) to deliver the record model to the employer or operator.
A process in which the functionality of the building structure (walls, floors, roof, etc.) and equipment serving the building (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc.) are maintained over the operational life of a facility. A successful maintenance program will improve building performance, reduce repairs, and reduce overall maintenance costs. Using the BIM model, maintenance schedule is attached to any of the relevant elements, and 3D model and its information is accessible with the proper interface as well as enabling 3D and editing within the interface.
Maintenance team will need training to perform their duties. Current training programs are very time-consuming and difficult, and trainee may not be able to understand what should he/she do. But with the help of the 3D model, the trainee can walk through the model view the information of installed equipment within the model. It can also be explained by hiding other sections and just showing the section in the model, for example, which section a particular channel or facility pipe serves. In addition, new people can refer to the model whenever they have problems and provide the information they need.
A process that measures how a building's performance compares to the specified design. This includes how the mechanical system operates and how much energy a building uses. Other aspects of this analysis include, but are not limited to, ventilated facade studies, lighting analysis, internal and external CFD airflow, , and solar analysis. The benefits of this process are: 1) Ensure building is operating to specified design and sustainable standards 2) Identify opportunities to modify system operations to improve performance 3) Create a "what if " scenario and change
Using the BIM model and augmented reality technology, maintenance team can easily determine the location of equipment and facilities, especially those that are hidden. Using AR for locating of installations to avoid destruction
A process in which an organized management system is bi-directionally linked to a record model to efficiently aid in the maintenance and operation of a facility and its assets. These assets, consisting of the physical building, systems, surrounding environment, and equipment, must be maintained, upgraded, and operated at an efficiency which will satisfy both the owner and users in the most cost effective manner. It assists in financial decisionmaking, short-term and long-term planning, and generating scheduled work orders. Asset Management utilizes the data contained in a record model to populate an asset management system which is then used to determine cost implications of changing or upgrading building assets, segregate costs of assets for financial tax purposes, and maintain a current comprehensive database that can produce the value of a company's assets. The bi-directional link also allows users to visualize the asset in the model before servicing it potentially reducing service time.
A process in which emergency responders would have access to critical building information in the form of a model and information system. The BIM would provide critical building information to the responders that would improve the efficiency of the response and minimize the safety risks. The dynamic building information would be provided by a building automation system (BAS), while the static building information, such as floor plans and equipment schematics, would reside in a BIM model. These two systems would be integrated via a wireless connection and emergency responders would be linked to an overall system. The BIM coupled with the BAS would be able to clearly display where the emergency was located within the building, possible routes to the area, and any other harmful locations within the building. It is Also possible to use the 3D model for simulation of every disaster in order to train personnel for every case. As a result, if any of the scenarios happen, personnel will be ready to react accordingly.