Title: Swiss-COBie : development of a design for information exchange between planners, contractors and FM in Switzerland
Authors : Ashworth, Simon
El-Arousy, Marc
Druhmann, Carsten K.
Proceedings: EFMC 2017 : research papers for EUROFM's 16th research symposium, 25-28 April 2017 in Madrid, Spain
Pages : 91
Pages to: 99
Conference details: 16th EuroFM Research Symposium: “Consolidating the Global Scope of Facility Management”, Madrid, 25-28 April 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Polyteknisk Forlag
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Lyngby
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Facility management; Building information modelling; Computer aided facility management (CAFM); Construction operations building information exchange (COBie); Switzerland
Subject (DDC) : 658.2: Facility Management
690: Building and construction
Abstract: Purpose: To develop a prototype Swiss Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) suitable for information exchange between planners, construction and facility managers (FMs) in Switzerland. To support this aim three questions were investigated: 1) what information relating to assets/buildings do users need most? 2) when does, information need to be exchanged during the planning and construction process? and 3) how can facility management (FM) benefit from a Swiss-COBie? Design/methodology/approach: Triangulation including; review of literature, Building Information Modelling (BIM) standards and industry best-practice in Switzerland, an analysis of data from three different company’s Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) systems to establish the most common/important data and semi-structured interviews with the responsible FMs. Findings: BIM for constructing new buildings is developing fast in Switzerland. However, there is a lack of established Swiss BIM standards and FMs have little or no BIM experience. Analysis of CAFM data highlighted essential COBie schema data fields and how existing COBie schema could be adapted to Swiss construction standards. FMs will benefit from improved handover of asset information from construction to operation helping to prevent long-term issues during the operational phase. Practical implications: A Swiss-COBie will help FMs transfer relevant BIM data localised to the Swiss market for transfer into their CAFM systems. Originality/value: This paper represents a first step in establishing a system for digital information exchange in Switzerland that could be trialled in practice.
Further description : Published as part of the EFMC 2017 Conference proceedings
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
Publication type: Conference Paper
ISBN: 9788750211129
URI: http://orbit.dtu.dk/en/publications/research-papers-for-eurofms-16th-research-symposium-efmc-2017(b018a23c-0715-434b-a4e7-1fee4f50a8c4).html
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