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Engagement of facilities management in design stage through BIM: framework and a case study

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posted on 2013-05-27, 00:00 authored by Y Wang, X Wang, Jun WangJun Wang, P Yung, G Jun
Considering facilities management (FM) at the early design stage could potentially reduce the efforts for maintenance during the operational phase of facilities. Few efforts in construction industry have involved facility managers into the design phase. It was suggested that early adoption of facilities management will contribute to reducing the needs for major repairs and alternations that will otherwise occur at the operational phase. There should be an integrated data source providing information support for the building lifecycle. It is envisaged that Building Information Modelling (BIM) would fill the gap by acting as a visual model and a database throughout the building lifecycle. This paper develops a framework of how FM can be considered in design stage through BIM. Based on the framework, the paper explores how BIM will beneficially support FM in the design phase, such as space planning and energy analysis. A case study of using BIM to design facility managers' travelling path in the maintenance process is presented. The results show that early adoption of FM in design stage with BIM can significantly reduce life cycle costs. © 2013 Ying Wang et al.

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Journal

Advances in civil engineering

Volume

2013

Article number

189105

Location

Cairo, Egypt

Open access

  • Yes

ISSN

1687-8086

eISSN

1687-8094

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Ying Wang et al.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing

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