Publication type: Contribution to magazine or newspaper
Title: Building a bridge to BIM
Authors: Ashworth, Simon
Tucker, Matthew
King, Laura
Published in: Croner-i
Page(s): 1
Pages to: 4
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Croner-i
Language: English
Subjects: Facilities management; Building information modelling; Whole life cycle cost; Employer's information requirements (EIR)
Subject (DDC): 658.2: Facility Management
690: Building and construction
Abstract: Research shows that although the majority of the whole-life cost of a building sits within its operational phase, most of the decisions that will affect its running costs are made early on in the design process. As custodians of buildings, Facilities Managers (FMs) are in an ideal position to advise and influence decisions affecting how a building will be used. Increasingly, this means getting to grips with Building Information Modelling (BIM), especially as BIM Level 2 is now a mandatory requirement for all government-procured projects and is also becoming commonplace in the private sector. BIM has many advantages. It is a process that allows buildings to be designed and built in a collaborative way. It does this by creating a data set that can be interrogated, shared and used throughout the building’s lifecycle — from its initial conception through to construction and operation. This way of working essentially creates a “digital twin” of the building which can be examined, changed, broken and fixed: a much cheaper way of resolving problems than trying to solve issues once a building is being built or has been handed over. The process also gives FMs a say in what data they will get when construction finishes — providing them with the best information possible to manage both the asset and the transition from a building undergoing construction, to one that is being used.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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Ashworth, S., Tucker, M., & King, L. (2017). Building a bridge to BIM. Croner-I, 1–4.
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ASHWORTH, Simon, Matthew TUCKER und Laura KING, 2017. Building a bridge to BIM. Croner-i [online]. 27 November 2017. S. 1–4. Verfügbar unter:
Ashworth, Simon, Matthew Tucker, and Laura King. 2017. “Building a Bridge to BIM.” Croner-I, November, 1–4.
Ashworth, Simon, et al. “Building a Bridge to BIM.” Croner-I, Nov. 2017, pp. 1–4,

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