Facilities management domain review: potential contributions towards digitisation

Conor Shaw1, Flavia de Andrade Pereira1,3, Ciaran McNally2, James O'Donnell1
1 School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and UCD Energy Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
2 School of Civil Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
3 CARTIF Technology Centre, Energy Division, Valladolid, Spain

DOI: 10.35490/EC3.2021.211
Abstract: Digitisation within the facilities management (FM) sector has great potential to positively impact the environmental performance of the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industry. Currently, the domain suffers from poor data integration with other disciplines and earlier life-cycle phases. Though solutions which address the interoperability issue are replete in the literature, there remains no comprehensive alignment. This domain review paper synthesises the key literature around digitisation within FM. In doing so, it outlines a broader working definition of FM, identifies key subtopics and gaps in knowledge and recommends a direction for future research contributions.
Keywords: Facilities Management (FM), Digitisation, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Interoperability, Ontology, Semantic Web
Pages: 123 - 130

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