BIM in facilities management applications: a case study of a large university complex

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/593085
Title:
BIM in facilities management applications: a case study of a large university complex
Authors:
Kassem, M. (Mohamad); Kelly, G. (Graham); Dawood, N. (Nashwan) ( 0000-0002-4873-7576 ) ; Serginson, M. (Michael); Lockley, S. (Steve)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Built Environment Project and Asset Management
Issue Date:
6-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/593085
DOI:
10.1108/BEPAM-02-2014-0011
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/BEPAM-02-2014-0011
Abstract:
Purpose – Building information modelling (BIM) in facilities management (FM) applications is an emerging area of research based on the theoretical proposition that BIM information, generated and captured during the lifecycle of a facility, can improve its management. Using this proposition as a starting point, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the value of BIM and the challenges affecting its adoption in FM applications. Design/methodology/approach – Two inter-related research methods are utilised. The literature is utilised to identify the application areas, value and challenges of BIM in FM. Due to the lack of case studies identified in the literature review, and to provide empirical evidence of the value and challenges of BIM in FM, a case study of Northumbria University’s city campus, is used to empirically explore the value and challenges of BIM in FM. Findings – The results demonstrated that BIM value in FM stems from improvement to current manual processes of information handover; improvement to the accuracy of FM data, improvement to the accessibility of FM data and efficiency increase in work order execution. The main challenges were the lack of methodologies that demonstrate the tangible benefits of BIM in FM, the limited knowledge of implementation requirement including BIM for FM modelling requirements, the interoperability between BIM and FM technologies, the presence of disparate operational systems managing the same building and finally, the shortage of BIM skills in the FM industry. Originality/value – There is lack of real-life cases on BIM in FM especially for existing assets despite new constructions representing only 1-2 per cent of the total building stock in a typical year. The originality of this paper stems from both adding a real-life case study of BIM in FM and providing empirical evidence of both the value and challenges of BIM in FM applications.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Technology; BIM; information management; facilities management; Asset management; Facilities management (premises); Information exchange
ISSN:
2044-124X
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) for non-commercial use only. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 08/01/2016]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKassem, M. (Mohamad)en
dc.contributor.authorKelly, G. (Graham)en
dc.contributor.authorDawood, N. (Nashwan)en
dc.contributor.authorSerginson, M. (Michael)en
dc.contributor.authorLockley, S. (Steve)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T12:36:14Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T12:36:14Zen
dc.date.issued2015-07-06en
dc.identifier.citationBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management; 5 (3):261-277en
dc.identifier.issn2044-124Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/BEPAM-02-2014-0011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/593085en
dc.description.abstractPurpose – Building information modelling (BIM) in facilities management (FM) applications is an emerging area of research based on the theoretical proposition that BIM information, generated and captured during the lifecycle of a facility, can improve its management. Using this proposition as a starting point, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the value of BIM and the challenges affecting its adoption in FM applications. Design/methodology/approach – Two inter-related research methods are utilised. The literature is utilised to identify the application areas, value and challenges of BIM in FM. Due to the lack of case studies identified in the literature review, and to provide empirical evidence of the value and challenges of BIM in FM, a case study of Northumbria University’s city campus, is used to empirically explore the value and challenges of BIM in FM. Findings – The results demonstrated that BIM value in FM stems from improvement to current manual processes of information handover; improvement to the accuracy of FM data, improvement to the accessibility of FM data and efficiency increase in work order execution. The main challenges were the lack of methodologies that demonstrate the tangible benefits of BIM in FM, the limited knowledge of implementation requirement including BIM for FM modelling requirements, the interoperability between BIM and FM technologies, the presence of disparate operational systems managing the same building and finally, the shortage of BIM skills in the FM industry. Originality/value – There is lack of real-life cases on BIM in FM especially for existing assets despite new constructions representing only 1-2 per cent of the total building stock in a typical year. The originality of this paper stems from both adding a real-life case study of BIM in FM and providing empirical evidence of both the value and challenges of BIM in FM applications.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/10.1108/BEPAM-02-2014-0011en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing) for non-commercial use only. For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo [Accessed 08/01/2016]en
dc.subjectInformation Technologyen
dc.subjectBIMen
dc.subjectinformation managementen
dc.subjectfacilities managementen
dc.subjectAsset managementen
dc.subjectFacilities management (premises)en
dc.subjectInformation exchangeen
dc.titleBIM in facilities management applications: a case study of a large university complexen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.journalBuilt Environment Project and Asset Managementen
dc.date.accepted2014-04-09en
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