BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology…. EAM and IWMS are “buzzwords”.
To achieve efficient the life-cycle management involved a list of competencies, processes, technolgies… please add to the list!
Collaborative construction delivery methods
Common glossary of terms
Common information exchange formats
Management “buy in”
A focus upon “life-cycle costs” and/or “total cost of ownership” vs. “first costs”
Metrics, Benchmarks, standardized and detail cost information – “you can’t manage what you don’t measure”.
Achievement of efficient life-cycle management of the built environment requires a fundamental shift in how the AECOO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Owner) sector conduct business. BIM and Cloud Computing are disruptive technologies that will assist in this “transformation”…which as already begun.. while economic and environmental market drivers will assure the transformation.
Adoption of collaborative construction delivery methods such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Job Order Contracting (JOC) … both decades old… has accelerated, and also are important
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Any Owner with a significant portion of lawn, natural, and/or impervious surfaces – typically Educational, Healthcare, Government, Hotel/Lodging, Transportation, and Recreational organizations – needs to consider a landscape management strategy.
Maintenance costs, energy/water usage, security, carbon footprint, and aesthetics are all directly linked to sustainable landscape strategies.
Initial implementation is, of course important, long term operational aspects and adaptation, however, are the keys to success. Beyond initial design work (renderings, plant selection, overall strategies), a HANDBOOK OF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR THE LANDSCAPE (Ground Maintenance Handbook) is a requisite component. The Ground Maintenance Handbook should include step-by-step strategies for installing and maintaining the landscape designs over time. It must be a living document that is updated as new discoveries and adaptations are made by the landscape crew. It is grounded in the concept of adaptive management, where the goal is to plan responses to multiple outcomes (e.g., deer eating the seedlings and invasion by bittersweet).
While this may be a lot to ask from a traditional landscape firm, and is the piece that is often missing from landscape plan, the Ground Maintenance Handbook is a requirement for success.
Sure, everything might look great when it’s installed at full maturity for completion photographs. But what happens afterwards?