IFMA: Minding the Gap: Connecting AEC to Owner for New Construction, As-Built and Handover
Over the past decade many building owners have adopted Building Information Modeling (BIM), Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) and LEAN methodologies as a core part of their design and construction process. Minding the data and process gap between construction and operations is increasingly becoming a critical component to ensuring the success of the next step for the building owners is to expand the use of BIM to the entire lifecycle of their facilities.
Developing a plan to implement Lifecycle BIM is essential to success for facilities owners. Although implementing a BIM plan works best when invoked at the beginning of a project, there is value in undertaking the plan at any stage of the design, construction or occupancy lifecycle.
The plan should address the following main issues:
• The information needed in the model to support building operations and lifecycle planning.
• The process and responsibilities for creating and maintaining that data.
• When the data should be gathered, and which methods should be used to populate the model.
• The level of model information that needs to be incorporated into the actual model including both graphical and data elements.
This presentation will examine the processes and ever-changing technology landscape facing owners, contractors and service providers as part of the overall delivery service through case study examples.