ERIC Number: EJ910323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
BIM in the Facility Manager's Toolkit
Peglow, Timothy M.
Facilities Manager, v26 n6 p34-39 Nov-Dec 2010
There has been a tremendous increase in use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the design and construction industry. There have been numerous case studies that have documented the improvements. The majority of these improvements have focused on better coordination of design resulting in fewer Requests for Information and/or change orders. There have also been a number of projects that have reduced timelines due to the more precise design documents. The owners and facility managers have been slower to adopt BIM. A portion of this delay is directly related to projects moving from design to construction to substantial completion. Other delays may be related to the increased investment that is necessary to move to a BIM platform. Working with the design and construction team on a new project is the ideal time to begin exploring the advantages that BIM can provide to the facility manager. In this article, the author talks about BIM as a better tool for facility data management and discusses how to create a BIM model for facility management.
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Construction Industry, Facilities Management, Educational Facilities Improvement, Facility Improvement, Building Design, School Construction, Buildings, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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