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Why Construction Companies Must Adopt BIM Models

Michael Rosario, Construction Tech Review | Thursday, March 18, 2021

The construction companies are using BIM to help track the performance and maintain building assets.

FREMONT, CA: Every discipline develops a building information modeling (BIM) model, and each model is combined into a composite master model. The network infrastructure must be covered under the BIM models because more business and building applications like data, wireless, voice, building control services, and video are operating over one network structure. The network infrastructure is the superhighway for the applications and is popularly known as the fourth utility after water, mains power, and HVAC. It will also ensure that there is better coordination among the network design teams and M&E.

BIM AND SPACE MANAGEMENT

Utilizing a BIM space for space management helps the facility teams manage, assign, and track the facility's areas and related resources. BIM allows the units to analyze the present utilization of space, efficiently plan for the future requirement, and evaluate proposed changes. It is necessary to have appropriate detailed space information as it is useful for planning the renovation projects where some of the building segments can remain occupied and change during construction. The current workspace management systems must be combined into the BIM.

BIM AND ASSET INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

The data obtained from the BIM record can be connected to the building assets database so that it can help maintain and operate the facility efficiently. Such assets consist of equipment, building elements, and systems that must be controlled and managed effectively to meet the facility user's requirement in a cost-efficient method. Asset management can also support short and long-term planning, maintenance scheduling, and financial decision-making. Here are some of the tasks that the facility managers can do efficiently with the BIM record model.

• Track the performance, use, and maintenance of the building's assets for the financial department, owner, and maintenance team.

• Produce appropriate quantity take-offs of the present company assets for the financial reporting and forecast the replacements and upgrades' future expenditure.

• Estimate the cost implications of changing or upgrading building assets.

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