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Addressing building owners, developers, and managers, this text covers how building information management (BIM) complements facility management (FM) systems to achieve significant lifecycle advantages. It includes coverage of the guidelines for BIM in FM as developed by owners such as the General Services Administration, the COBie2 (BIM document standard) used to collect and communicate facility equipment information, and a list of software for BIM/FM integration. It also offers six real-life case studies including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the State of WI Facilities.

Author Biography

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 20,000 members in seventy-eight countries.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Management Summary

Problems with Current FM Practice

How BIM FM Integration can address Current Problems

Need for graphics and data vary over the life cycle

Need for Interoperability between systems

Owner benefits of BIM FM Integration

Streamline handover and more effective use of data

Benefits during the life of the building

Integrated system can be used to plan enhancements to building

Calculating ROI on Investment in BIM FM Integration

Summary of Book Content

Chapter 2: BIM Technology for FM

Chapter 3: Owner BIM for FM Guidelines

Chapter 4: Legal Issues of BIM for FM

Chapter 5: Using COBie Standards

Chapter 6: Case Studies

Appendix 1: Glossary of Acronyms used in the book

Appendix 2: List of software vendors mentioned in the book

Chapter 2: BIM Technology for FM

Louise Sabol1

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM for Facilities Management (FM)

Standards and Data Exchange

Challenges of BIM for FM

FM BIM in Practice:  Healthcare Building Consortium’s BIM Initiatives

Emerging Technologies and BIM

Cloud Computing

Mobile Computing for FM

Mobile + RFID Technologies

Mobile + Cloud Technologies

Augmented Reality

Sensor Data

BIM Component Data



Chapter 3: Owner BIM for FM Guidelines

3.1 Introduction

3.2 GSA Guidelines

3.2.1: BIM and FM-Overall vision and objectives for using BIM for facility management

3.2.2: Implementation Guidance to GSA associates and consultants

3.2.3: Modeling Requirements-a Record BIM

3.1 High-Level Modeling Requirements

3.1.1 BIM-Authoring Applications

3.1.2 BIM Model Structure

3.1.3 Asset Identification Number

3.2 Design, Construction and Record BIMs

3.2.1 Required BIM Objects and Properties

3.2.2 National Equipment Standard

3.2.3 Organization of Record BIMs

3.2.4 Modeling Precision

3.2.5 Consistent Units and Origin

3.2.6 Prior to submittal of Record BIMs

3.2.7 Maintaining and Updating As-Built BIMs

3.3 COBie Submittals

3.3.1 Minimum COBie Requirements

3.3.2 Creating COBie Deliverables

4.1 Technology Requirements

4.1.1 Central Repository of Facility Information

4.1.2 Infrastructure

4.1.3 Security

4.1.4 Functionality

4.2 The Vision: Technology Overview

4.3 Technology Challenges

4.3.1 Multi-User Update

4.3.2 Management of Updates

4.3.3 Multi-User Access and Viewing

4.3.4 Vendor Neutral Options

4.3.5 Multiple Paths for Data Transfers

4.4 Emerging Technology: Model Servers

3.2.5: Pilot Projects-Description of Pilot projects for BIM and FM



3.3 Other BIM Guidelines

Chapter 4 Legal Issues When Considering BIM for Facilities Management

By Kymberli A. Aguilar and Howard W. Ashcraft

I.How Will The Model(s) Be Used?

A.Ask And You Shall Receive.

B.What is the Model’s Contractual Status?

II.Ownership of the Model.

A.Owner Owns Modeling Information.

B.Designer Owns Modeling Information.

C.All Parties Own Whatever They Create.

III.Who Owns the Intellectual Property?

A.Who Owns the Design?

B.Who Owns The Copyright?

IV.Standards and Interoperability

V.Will Using BIM Increase Liability to Other Parties?

A.Will Designers have an increased risk?

B.Will contractors have increased liability for defects in the plans and  specifications?

VI.How does an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) environment affect liabilities related to reliance on BIM?

VII.Does Insurance Cover BIM-Related Work?


Chapter 5 Using COBie by Bill East

Executive Summary

Why COBie?

How was COBie designed?

Managed Asset Inventory

Operations and Maintenance Requirements

Technological Constraints

Contracting Constraints

Process Constraints

What is included in COBie?

In what formats is COBie delivered?

How is the spreadsheet format organized?

Common Worksheet Conventions

COBie Worksheet Descriptions

How is COBie delivered?







Software Supporting COBie

Internal Software Testing

Legal Implications of COBie

How to Implement COBie


Future Developments


Chapter 6 6.0 Introduction

Appendix A FM Related Extracts from BIM Specification

I.Record BIM



C. Facility Management Information

D.Construction Phase:

II.Facility Management


B.FM/BAS Integration Export

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