Define internal naming, numbering, and classification standards for space and assets
Act as the program manager and COBie integrator
Implement COBie for Facility Turnover
Make revisions to COBIE data to fine-tune process and improve how data is displayed inside CMMS to meet owner’s functional needs
Input COBIE data into project and configure COBIE to suit owner requirements
Assist you in developing a BIM Program of Requirements, which should be specified and communicated as early as possible in the process so that the appropriate stakeholders are entering the required information in the correct way. This can also cover how project participants should use BIM, what documentation they will supply, and details from past experiences using BIM on similar projects.
Provide guidance to designers and construction contractors about what information to include in the BIM considering what is required for MEP schedules, replacement parts and warranties
Assist you to identify which information is critical and assist you to document it as decisions are made. We can also assist you to create a template such as a shared parameter file
Assist you to develop a role use case: a description of how a specific professional role would use a software product. These will be developed by conducting a series of interview with specific individuals within the owner’s FM team. (See BIM for FM; FMS case study)
Assist you to clean up the As-Built models, including making sure that:
Systems are properly colour coded
Files are named correctly
Components are named correctly
Component hierarchies are correct
Proper system connections and direction of flows are confirmed
Families are created correctly, including smart connectors
Assist you to provide training to the project team about COBIE and the challenges that exist when integrating BIM model to the CMMS
We can act as a third party database consultant to help you determine what data to collect, determine how to organize the data within an Excel spreadsheet, and how to map the data so that it could successfully be uploaded into a CMMS
It is to advance the quality, timeliness and cost effectiveness of facility information. This can be achieved through the creation of a digital record of planning decisions, operational assumptions, design intentions, dates, costs, installed components, tests, potentially everything about the facility; the documentation of the information as it is created or becomes known.
Some of the resistance to transition to digital documents and processes may be due to the lack of familiarity with computers and concerns about the security of data on computers
To overcome these challenges requires providing team members with the opportunity to use the new technologies and help them to understand the additional cost, inefficiency, and risk of continuing to use paper-based processes and documents
If the BIM integrator is hired for one phase or across the lifecycle of the project. Two benefits to hiring a BIM integrator across your project lifecycle are that it (a) builds trust across the project team, and (b) allows better information to be shared between the different phases of the project
The experience the BIM integrator has in the technologies that will be used and how they will foster team collaboration and can be trusted by various stakeholders on project team
The BIM integrator is not meant to replace or take on the responsibilities associated with the BIM managers or design and construction team. These roles are usually employees of lead consultants and contractors that are responsible for the final deliverables
High quality data are accurate and can be used for decision making
To ensure that data of sufficient quality for an FM portal, it is necessary to define what the “source of truth” will be, which should be the primary source where information is stored
If information is stored in more than one location, as may be the case with a middleware use to help transfer data, it is important you retain the ability to define the source of truth.
This is to avoid unmanaged duplication or loss of data, which can lead to lack of confidence in their accuracy
It is particularly important to capture and deliver high quality data that can be used for FM. Although accurate geometric models are important, they are second priority to the data. Having the right information is critical to make effective FM decisions.
Define the deliverables. Do not allow them to be too vague.
What BIM authoring tools to use. Because it impacts the success of information exchanges between applications, coordination of information among disciplines, and eventual transfer of data for FM information systems. Upfront due diligence in selecting the BIM tools for the construction phase can be of great value. By basing the technology selection based on cost, availability, and familiarity facilitated easy adoption by project team and owner
Format of the information and specific information to collect. Includes selecting a mechanism (such as COBIE) to help collect and communicate data.
From the IT perspective: we will determine if the data could be uploaded into CMMS, and if so, if the uploading would take less time, even if large amounts of time were required to clean up the data, compared to manual entry of data
FM perspective: determine what data is needed for maintenance activities, such as work orders and preventive maintenance