In facility management, it’s time to go digital and adopt BIM technology.
Facility Management is by definition the business discipline that coordinates physical work space with human resources and the company’s own operations. It integrates the principles of business economic and financial management, architecture, and behavioral and engineering sciences*.
By definition, Facility Management is an integrated approach that requires the balancing of strategy, analysis and management-operations in order to deliver services in the best possible way.
And it is precisely because of the large number of activities that are required of a Facility Manager that it is now time to adopt the BIM methodology, taking advantage of the incomparable potential that Building Information Modeling offers in terms of management of buildings and everything that is attached.
Someone might think that collecting data, compiling data on the software, searching for the data once it has been entered and other operations would take far too long, but this is not the case.
The use of BIM software with developed technology, such as the Building in Cloud platform, not only decreases the time it takes to access data, but also improves cooperation between parties involved and prevents data or documents from being lost.
For this reason, a correct use of BIM technology in Facility Management will make the management of an asset more efficient and transparent, representing an economic saving. The basic information needed to manage, coordinate and preserve a building is available in one place, accessible at any time and constantly updated.
Abandoning the traditional method and adopting BIM technology will allow the Facility Manager to deliver superior services, in a quality work environment and at a lower cost.
Towards a BIM world
Nowadays, in the Italian public sector, there is an obbligation to contract digitally only for works above 15 million euros, but from 2023 the threshold amount will drop to five million euros until by 2025 all works to be contracted will have to be compulsorily developed with the BIM methodology.
If you’re still not convinced of the need to abandon “tradition” and go digital, discover more 12 good reasons to adopt BIM methodology in Facility Management..
Building in Cloud and BIM
Building in Cloud leverages the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) to increase the level of efficiency and collaboration of those involved in the design, construction and management processes of a building.
It allows federated model management; it is possible to link an infinite number of BIM models to a single building, e.g. by disciplines, floors, groups of floors or by areas of relevance.
Building in Cloud is compatible with both the Industry Foundation Class (IFC) format and the RVT format used by the most popular parametric design software – Autodesk Revit.
*definition by IFMA (International Facility Management Association)