BIM for Existing Buildings and its effects on Facility Management

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: BIM for Existing Buildings and its effects on Facility Management
Abstract: The Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly being used during construction projects. BIM is aimed to support the entire project life-cycle; from design to construction phase and the facility management (FM). However, BIM for FM is not reach yet its full potential usage. This paper is aimed to study and explore the value of BIM and the challenges affecting its adoption in FM application. The information handling which is required for efficient FM in the existing buildings and challenges to keep update the BIM information in FM. Furthermore, the paper explores creating a BIM model in existing buildings with new tools and techniques such as laser scanning. This paper follows with theoretical framework, which is framing theory around the core subject of the paper, then it presents empirical data as findings which is collected by interviews and finally concluding the paper based on reflective analysis and discussions. The information is key which plays an important role for efficient FM and then throughout whole building life cycle (BLC). Hence through BIM, information is handled efficiently in the whole BLC. Through present technology such as laser scanning, creating a BIM model for existing buildings becomes easy and can produce fast and reliable data enrich model for existing buildings. An efficient integration of BIM and FM provides pre-assigned required maintenance and overall increase in efficiency in daily work of operations and maintenance. Through the integration of BIM and FM can achieve cost and energy saving. The key challenge will be fully automation of data update in the BIM model and its integration with FM.
Keywords: Samhällsbyggnadsteknik;Civil Engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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