BIM For Facility Managment – FM

First and foremost “BIM” is the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. 3D visualization tools, such as Revit, Archicad, Bentley, etc. represent only one of several technologies and business processes/competencies required for efficient life-cycle management of the built environment.

There are far more important considerations, such as CPMS, efficient project delivery methods such as IPD and JOC, CMMS, BAS, CAFM, Portfolio Management, Property Management, life-cycle costing,  etc. etc.

Leveraging a robust ontology and quantitatively measuring physical and functional building levels and actively managing capital reinvestment over time.. with a focus upon life-cycle costs and impacts vs. first costs are the most important considerations to a successful strategy.

Facility Life-cycle Costs: Managing the Built Environment – BIM?

  1. What are Facility/Infrastructure Life Cycle Costs?
  2. What is life-cycle management?
  3. Is BIM the life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology?
  4. How important is a standardized ontology?
  5. What are the primary competencies and knowledge domains required to support life-cycle management of buildings and other physical infrastructure?
  6. What are the benefits of life-cycle cost management vs. a “first-cost” focus?
  7. How important is impartial third party cost data to life-cycle management?
  8. How important are collaborative construction delivery method to efficient life-cycle management of the built environment

Answers to the above:

1. The total cost of ownership of a built structure throughout all phases of conceptualization, design, procurement, construction, repair, renovation, adaptation, maintenance, operation, and deconstruction.

2. A process incorporating the ongoing, pro-active management of a built structure in order to best support the organizational mission(s) of the Owner.

3. Yes.

4. Critical.  A robust ontology complete with terms, definitions, and associated inter-relationships and/or data architectures is mandatory in order to achieve efficient life-cycle management of the built environment.

5.  Competency and integration of multiple knowledge domains are required:  Capital planning an management (CPMS) – the ongoing assessment of physical and functional requirements and needs as well as associated capital reinvestment decision support, ongoing routine maintenance (CMMS) of equipment and building components with individual task orders typically under $10,000, space planning and utilization (CAFM), building automation systems (BAS), geographic information management (GIS) and others.

6.  Total lower cost of ownership, enhanced building performance in concert with organizations needs/requirements/goals, enhanced safety, reduced risk, higher productivity …

7. Critical:  Independent third party cost data, such as RSMeans, provided a check and balance vs. external vendors/service providers and internal team activities/requirements.

8. Critical:  Robust, collaborative construction delivery methods such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) for major new construction and Job Order Contracting (JOC) for renovation, repair, sustainability, and minor new construction are integral to life-cycle management.

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