BIM Use… The Real Numbers

BIM UsesThanks a recent survey (AN ONTOLOGY OF THE USES OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING, A Dissertation in Architectural Engineering By
Ralph G. Kreider
© 2013 Ralph G. Kreider) that defined BIM uses and looked a actual project, we now have a much better picture of the “BIM State of the Union”.

BIM is the life-cycle management of the built environment.  Note how many respondents were using BIM for asset management… less than 10%.

Until there is a robust focus upon the business process competencies required for life-cycle management of the built environment, and an associated ontology… little substantial progress can be made.

So….  how does one begin to develop an ontology for BIM / Life-cycle management of the built environment?

Well.. help me draw on a napkin?



Facility Management, Stewardship Best Practices, and BIM

Robust processes, accurate information, and effective decision support drive facility management, stewardship, and are at the center of BIM. Whether your an owner, contractor, AE, oversight group, or a member of the associated community at large, you will be impacted by the viability of processes associated with building planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, adaptation, operations, use, and deconstruction.

BIM, or Building Information Modeling, is a method to create, organize, and reuse a centralized repository of building/facility information.  Whether you are in, or serve, Education (Higher Ed or K-12), Healthcare, Government (DOD, non-DOD, Country, State, or Local), Industrial, Transportation, Utilities, or Corporate – Private or Public; enhanced, more efficient outcomes will result from the robust application of the above components.

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