Proceedings of the 2019 European Conference on Computing in Construction


BIM LOD for facility management tasks

Seyed Hamidreza Alavi, Nuria Forcada
Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), Dept. of Construction Engineering, Spain

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2019.187
Abstract: Building information modeling (BIM) widely adopted in design and construction phase of the buildings, holds undeveloped possibilities for supporting Facility Management (FM) tasks in Operation & Maintenance (O&M) phase. The purpose of this paper is to define appropriate Level of Development (LOD) for different FM areas in order to enable FM-BIM for existing buildings during O&M phase. To do so, the customized LOD have been defined by existing literature review and facility experts. Then the required properties for each FM areas are implemented in two case studies. Conclusion demonstrated that more than 60 percent of properties defined as LOD500 are unnecessary to execute FM tasks. Besides, the elements which required more properties are related to the categories of Services including Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) and fire systems and they need specific LOD to leverage BIM in O&M phase.
Keywords: BIM, Facility Management, Level Of Development, Information Requirements, Operation And Maintenance
Pages: 154 - 163

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