BIM FM: An International Call for Action

BIM FM: An International Call for Action

Ricardo Codinhoto (The University of Bath, UK), Vincenzo Donato (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Julie Comlay (The University of Bath, UK), Kemi Adeyeye (The University of Bath, UK) and Arto Kiviniemi (The University of Liverpool, UK)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5625-1.ch004
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Despite significant progress for the adoption of BIM in AEC, currently its adoption for FM has been sparse, scarce, and extraneous. There are few cases in the world where robust adoption has taken place that are able to demonstrate success and are willing to disseminate the positive impact of BIM FM on sustainability, operational efficiency, and cost reduction. To date, there is no approach, motivation, or support in place to enable the extensive adoption of BIM for FM worldwide. In the UK, for instance, the UK BIM initiative, mandate, and the Digital Built Britain cannot count on the participation of FM stakeholders; the government has only started promoting initiatives that could trigger an extensive BIM approach, generating benefits for organizations and more importantly, society as a whole. In this chapter, data from authors' various research projects has been put together to generate an agenda for BIM FM implementation. The findings reveal that unless an intervention, such as a mandate for FM services suppliers, is put in place, very little will happen with regards to BIM FM.
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Sources Of Evidence, Knowledge And Beliefs

The sources of evidence, knowledge and belief that underpin the discussions presented in this article were derived from various longitudinal research projects undertaken at different organisations. A synopsis of the aims and methods for these projects is presented in the following paragraphs and links to additional information are provided. In addition, the authors are referring to their experience and participation in research and educational programmes and professional groups such as Sennatti Properties, BuildingSmart, BIM TaskGroup and UK BIM Alliance.

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