Potential Utilization of Building Information Models for Planning Maintenance Activities

Akçamete Güngör, Aslı
Akıncı, Burcu
Garrett, James H
The opportunities for leveraging Building Information Models (BIMs) for facility operations are compelling and yet utilization of BIMs during building operation and maintenance is falling behind the BIM implementations for design and construction. Current studies of BIMs used for the operations phase and commercially available technologies focus on transferring information from the design and construction phases to the operations phase by enabling creation and capturing of digital facility information throughout the facility lifecycle. Some of the commercial systems provide automated transfer of such information from BIM to Computerized Maintenance and Management Systems (CMMS) and/or Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) Systems but the focus of recent studies is limited to automated transfer of space and asset data with some emphasis on gathering the manufacturer and maintenance schedule information. Hence, currently available facility management systems are not benefiting from the 3D visualization capabilities that BIMs provide and the topological relationships between components already available in them. In this paper, the authors discuss opportunities for utilizing BIMs for facilities management, with a specific emphasis on supporting maintenance planning. The envisioned approach does not only make use of the information in a BIM that is transferred from design and construction phases, but also leverages the spatial relationships represented in a BIM for visualization and analyses of facility data. Along with this vision, the authors present results of a case study in which work orders generated during a one year period for a campus building were investigated and manually integrated into a BIM of that building in order to assess possible benefits that might be gained through the usage of a BIM for maintenance planning. Some of these benefits include: trend analysis of breakdowns at certain locations and under certain topological relationships and analysis and visualization of spatial relationships of work orders for more effective reactive maintenance and preventive planning.
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A. Akçamete Güngör, B. Akıncı, and J. H. Garrett, “Potential Utilization of Building Information Models for Planning Maintenance Activities,” Nottingham, İngiltere, 2010, p. 151, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: file:///D:/Documents/_CONFERENCES/PROCEEDINGS/ICCCBE2010-UK/icccbe2010/html/76.htm.