Asset Management and BIM – A Mutual Dependency
Time: 11:20 am - 11:40 am
The interface between AM and BIM is in information management. AM requires structured information; BIM can provide it.
Working together to understand and use the information management standards (ISO 19650 et al) allows information silos to be opened up, processes to be integrated and the provision and use of digital information to be aligned with AM priorities to address specific purposes.
It is difficult to overstate the fundamental degree to which AM activity relies on information – complete, accurate, clear information about the buildings, facilities, infrastructure and equipment that make up the assets being managed.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of strategic asset management in enabling effective healthcare estates planning, facilitating the involvement of digital tools and techniques, and providing the basis for reaching net zero targets and improving infrastructure resilience.
Mutual interests and support
BIM can help AM in many ways. By working together at the Information Management (IM) interface, BIM can provide sharable, structured data with visual tools to enhance understanding and communication. This can work in a continuous loop with both strategic information forming a reliable foundation and dynamic data adding real-time enhancements.
Firstly, BIM can provide accurate information to help build a better understanding of the asset base, compile asset registers, assess and record condition, meet statutory requirements and improve system functionality. Secondly, and perhaps less well appreciated, BIM can also provide valuable means to affect asset management outcomes, with better-informed decisions, improved suitability for purpose, increased energy efficiency, reduced unit cost, and better asset performance.
Asset Management and BIM – A Mutual Dependency.