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Development of quality improvement procedures and tools for facility management BIM


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Leygonie, Romain, Motamedi, Ali and Iordanova, Ivanka. 2022. « Development of quality improvement procedures and tools for facility management BIM ». Developments in the Built Environment, vol. 11.
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Despite the potentially significant benefits that Building Information Modeling (BIM) can offer during a facility’s operation and maintenance (O&M) phase, the construction industry has thus far mainly implemented BIM in the design and construction phases. This is because even though as-built BIM models are delivered at the handover stage, owners and operators rarely have the expertise to efficiently use and update them. Additionally, industry standards do not provide precise guidelines on aspects such as the ease of use, interoperability, and maintain- ability of FM-BIM, that could ensure their efficient and effective utilization. Moreover, given that these models are mainly developed for the design and construction phases, they usually contain design and construction de- tails that are not useful for the building’s operation and maintenance or lack information required for this phase. Thus, this paper investigates correspondences between as-built models and O&M requirements, using procedures and semi-automated tools to facilitate quality management activities for FM-BIM. To achieve this, a detailed checklist of items that are required in the BIM models at the handover stage and of the items that can be purged was created. This checklist is part of an overall quality framework that includes quality assurance and quality control tasks to deliver useable models for the operation and maintenance phase. Additionally, a procedure and a set of tools were investigated to semi-automatically apply a collection of the items of the checklist on as-built models. A process flow is presented to assist in quality management activities during the development of the models and to prepare them for handover. Finally, two case studies were conducted to verify and validate the applicability of the developed tools and proposed procedures.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Motamedi, Ali
Iordanova, Ivanka
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2022 19:09
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2022 18:14

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