WATCH – The B1M investigate ‘What Happens to Building Information Models’

BIM image. Credit: Fat Sumo
BIM image. Credit: Fat Sumo

We all know that Building Information Models can be of critical use not just before a project starts or as it it progresses, but also after the building or piece of infrastructure has been completed. The latter however it not always viewed as important as the others, and The B1M have today looked at why it should be.

Utilising BIM for asset management is a hugely important consideration that both asset managers and project teams need to get their heads around. Having asset managers on board early in the project lifecycle can ensure that all information that would act as a major utility to them exists.

Just as important is ensuring that project teams know not only that they should pass their BIM on, but how they can also.

“In an ideal world, the project’s Information Model would sit in one CDE over its life, without the need for it to move at the end of the delivery phase,” explains Fred Mills, Co-Founder of The B1M. “In reality, some form of transfer to the building operator’s CDE or digital facilities management system will be required. However, for many who have not yet adopted BIM for asset management, or who don’t procure buildings on a regular basis, this can prove difficult.”

“An alternative is to continue to host the model in the delivery phase CDE, with licenses for the end user team.”

Solid advice from Fred, and the video is full of a lot more, including an elaboration on the above point. Watch it below.

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