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Publicado por FAMASE el 10/09/2015 (ENG)

Take the facilities-management department at The Ohio State University. Using BIM, the department began creating 3D, digital, intelligent project models of more than 500 buildings and 35.4 million square feet of interior space on its main campus. Because BIM enables OSU to involve building users earlier in the renovation process (for adjustments before incurring construction costs), as well as provide energy-use analysis to help meet carbon-neutral goals, the savings are adding up.

Then there’s Xavier University, which constructed four new buildings and expanded its campus portfolio by 25 percent. As a result of the project—one of the first bidirectional integrations with BIM and space-management software—the school’s administration raised the maintenance budget from $750,000 per year to $12 million. Why? BIM data served as empirical proof of the need for new room finishes, flooring, roofing, and mechanical equipment that had previously been left unaccounted.

In turning to BIM for facilities management, a number of universities, hospitals, and private companies in the U.S. and abroad are using building-design software as a facilities-management tool to make use of vast amounts of information—everything from occupancy data and energy reports to equipment serial numbers and make and model data—to plan for new construction, guide renovation decisions, and track the energy performance of their buildings.

Here, industry expert Michael Schley, founder and CEO of FM:Systems and an International Facility Management Association Fellow, shares BIM’s benefits for facilities management and tips for how building owners may apply the software to capture structural, system, and performance information about a building and put it to good use.

How BIM Helps. So, first, a little history. Prior to BIM, general contractors often handed a building’s keys to the owner, along with a complicated paper trail left to disentangle: blueline drawings tucked in file boxes, binders and brochures of parts and equipment, and PDFs collected on CD-ROMs.

“Before BIM, if a truck backed into a curtain wall, and you were looking for materials to repair it, the answer was often bound in files, not searchable, not indexed,” Schley says. “BIM is well-populated, searchable, and easy to query. It is a better source of information about make, model, and potentially the serial number so that the owner understands what’s in the building and can make repairs.”

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