The Need for Representing Facility Information with Customized LOD for Specific FM Tasks

Priscila Dias, Semiha Ergan

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Abstract

The usage of building information models (BIMs) is well established within the architectural, construction and engineering industry to improve design, engineering and construction processes and exchange project information. BIMs proved to be beneficial by enabling off-site fabrication, reduction (even elimination) of change orders and facilitating access and exchange of digital information beyond the construction phase. This resulted in exploring the potential of utilizing BIMs for assisting facilities management (FM) tasks on a daily basis. Although there are mechanisms (e.g., COBie) to enable delivery of design information to the FM phase, the challenge is the need for customized facility information for operators when they perform FM tasks such as space management, and maintenance. Previous studies showed that BIMs should be customized for the requirements of an FM task at hand. Towards that vision to automatically customize BIMs for an FM task, the objective of the study is to identify the facilities operators' requirements on as-built BIM, with a focus on the maintenance of HVAC systems. The study builds on the level of development (LOD) and industry foundation classes (IFC) efforts to depict the level of detail of the geometric, spatial and semantic facility information during requirements elicitation phase with facility operators. The paper reports the initial findings of the requirements and LOD of the information for HVAC system maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2016
Subtitle of host publicationOld and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016
EditorsJose L. Perdomo-Rivera, Carla Lopez del Puerto, Antonio Gonzalez-Quevedo, Francisco Maldonado-Fortunet, Omar I. Molina-Bas
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages2563-2572
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: May 31 2016Jun 2 2016

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan, CRC 2016
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period5/31/166/2/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Dias, P., & Ergan, S. (2016). The Need for Representing Facility Information with Customized LOD for Specific FM Tasks. In J. L. Perdomo-Rivera, C. Lopez del Puerto, A. Gonzalez-Quevedo, F. Maldonado-Fortunet, & O. I. Molina-Bas (Eds.), Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016 (pp. 2563-2572). (Construction Research Congress 2016: Old and New Construction Technologies Converge in Historic San Juan - Proceedings of the 2016 Construction Research Congress, CRC 2016). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479827.255