Information models to form a part of property maintenance
The project carried out by Senate Properties is about developing a method for using digital information collected on a building in the planning, but also in the use and maintenance of the building.
What kind of problem is the project trying to solve?
The Building Information Model (BIM) is the collection of the information on a building and its construction process that covers its whole lifecycle in a digital format. It can be thought of as an electronic instruction manual that makes it possible to review the building virtually. The property and construction sector has utilised information modelling in planning and construction for more than 15 years.
Up-to-date information on the conditions, technical condition, equipment, maintenance needs, facility usage and energy consumption of a property is also needed during its maintenance phase. Despite numerous attempts, BIMs have not yet been successfully used in the maintenance phase of buildings regardless of the fact that up to 90 per cent of the costs and 100 per cent of the yields of a building are generated during this phase. There has not been a shared operating model for the use and updating of the information model.
Objective: Information models to support the utilisation of buildings
The experiment involves testing and developing a new method for using BIMs during the usage and maintenance phase of a building. The objective is to find out if the method works and whether it can be implemented on a large scale.
Ultimately, the objective is to offer services that improve customer satisfaction, productivity of work and the energy efficiency of the property while maintaining the value of the built property and achieving the optimal service life of technical systems.
What is done in this project?
Technological solutions, principles of information collection, databases and interfaces that the provision of the information model for the maintenance of the pilot object requires will be implemented. The integration of information from different systems improves existing services and allows the creation of new solutions. Based on the results of the experimental project, the requirements of the maintenance phase to the BIMs can be defined and added to the general requirements for building models.
All parties involved in property maintenance who gain experience in the implementation of the new solution and can implement it in their own business.