A BIM Framework – BIM – BIM for FM – Article 2011 – COAA


BIM for FM

4Clicks COAA Article – BIMF – BIM Framework – BIM for FM

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BIM for FM and a “Building Information Management Framework” – BIMF includes a laser sharp focus on integrated functional planning and cost metrics. The framework’s value for stakeholders includes: a) transformational change effected by a capital planning philosophy that emphasizes integration of professional practice; b) delivery models that emphasize lean construction practices; and, c) transparent standardized construction and facility operations data and taxonomies that contain cost by providing access to building information whether stored or linked to a building
model.

3D/4D/5D BIM, IPD, and JOC are powerful tools that drive project collaboration, quality, productivity, and a better return-on-investment. Electronic sharing of standardized “apples-to-apples” information and more formalized consistent business processes respective of all players involved will help to promote communication, transparency, and collaboration.  Standardized model scheme, common data exchange and access protocols,
model server technology, cloud technology, intelligent agent technologies, and user-friendly interfaces all work together to realize BIM implementation.  Adaptation of the overarching “Building Information Management Framework” assures consistent use of business processes to assure accurate, timely information and better decision-making.

Sharing best practices leads to more effective facilities and infrastructure asset management.  4D/5D BIM, integrated with standardized construction delivery methods, such as IPD and JOC, as well as complementary processes/technologies such as CPMS, CAFM, CMMS, GIS (geographic information systems) and BAS (building automation systems), provide tools to capture, store, and share critical building information.

Challenges facing the AEC sector and the planning community at large require behaviors and practices foreign to the professional education
of many practitioners.  Greater emphasis must be placed upon the skills and tools required to quantify and manage operations of the built environment. In general capital planning must be recognized as being of strategic importance and an ongoing process, with continual
reassessment and gap analysis applied. Comprehensive, long-term strategies to acquire, develop, and sustain the built environment and the professional competencies required for sustainment must be adequately defined within various professional curricula.

For professionals, BIMF, 4D/5D BIM, IPD, and JOC offer a basis for capital planning and Scope of Work definition, which lead to more effective organization-wide planning and more efficient facility operations.

A BIM Framework - BIMF

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