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BIM for Facility Managers

IFMA, Paul Teicholz (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-38281-3
352 pages
April 2013
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A practical look at extending the value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) into facility management—from the world's largest international association for professional facility managers

Building owners and facility managers are discovering that Building Information Modeling (BIM) models of buildings are deep reservoirs of information that can provide valuable spatial and mechanical details on every aspect of a property. When used appropriately, this data can improve performance and save time, effort, and money in running and maintaining the building during its life cycle. It can also provide information for future modifications. For instance, a BIM could reveal everything from the manufacturer of a light fixture to its energy usage to maintenance instructions.

BIM for Facility Managers explains how BIM can be linked to facility management (FM) systems to achieve very significant life-cycle advantages. It presents guidelines for using BIM in FM that have been developed by public and private owners such as the GSA. There is an extensive discussion of the legal and contractual issues involved in BIM/FM integration. It describes how COBie can be used to name, capture, and communicate FM-related data to downstream systems. There is also extensive discussion of commercial software tools that can be used to facilitate this integration.

This book features six in-depth case studies that illustrate how BIM has been successfully integrated with facility management in real-life projects at:

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • MathWork's new campus
  • Xavier University
  • State of Wisconsin Facilities
  • University of Chicago Library renovation

BIM for Facility Managers is an indispensable resource for facility managers, building owners, and developers alike.

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PREFACE / ix

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS / xiii

SPONSORS / xv

CHAPTER ABSTRACTS / xvii

CHAPTER 1 Introduction / 1
Paul Teicholz

Management Summary / 1

Problems with Current FM Practice / 2

How BIM FM Integration Can Address Current Problems / 5

Needs for Graphics and Data Varies over the Life Cycle / 6

Need for Interoperability between Systems / 8

Owner Benefits of BIM FM Integration / 10

Streamlines Handover and More Effective Use of Data / 10

Benefits during the Life of the Building / 11

Integrated System Can Be Used to Plan Enhancements to Building / 13

Calculating ROI in BIM FM Integration / 13

CHAPTER 2 BIM Technology for FM / 17
Louise Sabol

Building Information Modeling (BIM) / 17

BIM for Facility Management (FM) / 20

Standards and Data Exchange / 27

Challenges of BIM for FM / 29

FM BIM in Practice: Healthcare BIM Consortium’s Initiatives / 32

Emerging Technologies and BIM / 36

Cloud Computing / 36

Mobile Computing for FM / 37

Mobile and RFID Technologies / 39

Mobile and Cloud Technologies / 39

Augmented Reality / 40

Sensor Data / 41

BIM Component Data / 42

Standards / 43

References / 45

CHAPTER 3 Owner BIM for FM Guidelines / 47
Paul Teicholz

Introduction / 47

GSA Guidelines / 49

BIM and FM—Overall Vision and Objectives for Using BIM for Facility Management / 50

Tier 1 / 51

Tier 2 / 52

Tier 3 / 52

Implementation Guidance to GSA Associates and Consultants / 53

Modeling Requirements—a Record BIM / 56

High-Level Modeling Requirements / 57

BIM Authoring Applications / 57

BIM Model Structure / 57

Asset Identification Number / 58

Design, Construction, and Record BIMs / 58

Required BIM Objects and Properties / 59

National Equipment Standard / 59

Organization of Record BIMs / 60

Modeling Precision / 60

Consistent Units and Origin / 60

Prior to Submittal of Record BIMs / 60

Maintaining and Updating As-Built BIMs / 61

COBie Submittals / 61

Minimum COBie Requirements / 62

Creating COBie Deliverables / 62

Technology Requirements / 63

Central Repository of Facility Information / 63

Infrastructure / 63

Security / 63

Functionality / 63

The Vision: Technology Overview / 64

Technology Challenges / 64

Multi-User Update / 64

Management of Updates / 65

Multi-User Access and Viewing / 65

Vendor-Neutral Options / 66

Multiple Paths for Data Transfers / 66

Emerging Technology: Model Servers / 66

Pilot Projects for BIM and FM Using GSA Guidelines / 68

Peter W. Rodino Federal Building Modernization / 69

Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building / 73

Camden Annex Lifecycle and NASA Projects / 77

Other BIM Guidelines / 81

BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners / 81

National BIM Standard—United States™ Version 2 / 81

Wisconsin BIM Guidelines and Standards for Architects and Engineers, v2 / 82

LACCD BIM Standards, v3 / 83

CHAPTER 4 Legal Issues When Considering BIM for Facilities Management / 85
Kymberli A. Aguilar and Howard W. Ashcraft

Introduction / 85

How Will the Model(s) Be Used? / 87

Ask and You Shall Receive / 87

What Is the Model’s Contractual Status? / 89

Ownership of the Model / 91

Owner Owns Modeling Information / 91

Designer Owns Modeling Information / 92

All Parties Own Whatever They Create / 92

Who Owns the Intellectual Property? / 92

Who Owns the Design? / 92

Who Owns the Copyright? / 93

Standards and Interoperability / 94

Will Using BIM Increase Liability to Other Parties? / 96

Will Designers Have an Increased Risk? / 96

Will Contractors Have Increased Liability for Defects in the Plans and Specifications? / 97

How Does an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Environment Affect Liabilities Related to Reliance on BIM? / 99

Does Insurance Cover BIM-Related Work? / 101

Conclusion / 102

Sample BIM Specification / 102

References / 106

CHAPTER 5 Using COBie / 107
Bill East

Executive Summary / 107

Why COBie? / 107

How Was COBie Designed? / 109

Managed Asset Inventory / 110

Operations and Maintenance Requirements / 111

Technological Constraints / 112

Contracting Constraints / 113

Process Constraints / 114

What Is Included in COBie? / 115

In What Formats Is COBie Delivered? / 120

How Is the Spreadsheet Format Organized? / 121

Common Worksheet Conventions / 122

COBie Worksheet Descriptions / 125

How Is COBie Delivered? / 131

As-Planned / 131

As-Designed / 132

As-Constructed / 133

As-Occupied / 134

As-Built / 135

As-Maintained / 135

Software Supporting COBie / 136

Internal Software Testing / 137

Legal Implications of COBie / 137

How to Implement COBie / 138

Conclusions / 140

Future Developments / 141

References / 142

CHAPTER 6 Case Studies / 145

Introduction / 145

Case Study 1: MathWorks / 147

Case Study 2: Texas A&M Health Science Center—A Case Study of BIM and COBie for Facility Management / 164

Case Study 3: USC School of Cinematic Arts / 185

Case Study 4: Implementation of BIM and FM at Xavier University / 233

Case Study 5: State of Wisconsin Bureau of Facilities Management, Division of State Facilities, Department of Administration / 250

Case Study 6: University of Chicago Administration Building Renovation / 294

APPENDIX A LIST OF ACRONYMS / 315

APPENDIX B SOFTWARE CROSS REFERENCES / 321

INDEX / 325

IFMA FOUNDATION / 331

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The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 20,000 members in seventy-eight countries.

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March 25, 2013
BIM for Facility Managers

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and IFMA Foundation are proud to announce publication of BIM for Facility Managers, edited by Paul Teicholz. Building information modeling (BIM) is the practice of creating and managing the digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. These building information models are powerful resources to inform decisions about a facility at all stages of its life-cycle from construction to demolition.

 

IFMA defines facility management as a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.

Geared towards building owners, developers, and managers, this text covers how building information management (BIM) complements facility management (FM) systems to achieve significant lifecycle advantages. It includes coverage of the guidelines for BIM in FM as developed by owners such as the General Services Administration, the COBie2 (BIM document standard) used to collect and communicate facility equipment information, and a list of software for BIM/FM integration. It also offers six real-life case studies including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the State of WI Facilities.

About the Author: 

IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 23,000 members in 85 countries. The association's members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA's social media outlets online, visit the association's LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or www.ifma.org.

 

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