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Building information modelling (BIM) for facilities management (FM): The MediaCity case study approach

Arayici, Y, Onyenobi, TC and Egbu, CO 2012, 'Building information modelling (BIM) for facilities management (FM): The MediaCity case study approach' , International Journal of 3D Information Modelling, 1 (1) , pp. 55-73.

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      Abstract

      Facilities Management (FM) as the total management of all services supports the core businesses of an organisation in a building. However, today’s buildings are increasingly sophisticated and the need for information to operate and maintain them is vital. Facility Managers have to acquire, integrate, edit, and update diverse facility information ranging from building elements, fabric data, operational costs, contract types, room allocation, logistics, maintenance, etc. However, FM professionals face challenges resulting in cost and time related productivity, efficiency and effectiveness losses. Building Information Modelling (BIM), that seeks to integrate the building lifecycle, can provide improvements and help to overcome those challenges. Thus, the paper explores how BIM can contribute to and improve the FM profession. It uses the MediaCityUK project as a case study, which is a regeneration project aiming to attract media institutions locally and worldwide and establish itself as an international centre for excellence. For this purpose, the key FM tasks are identified and a BIM model for the new university building in MediaCityUK is developed and experimented with the FM tasks by a group of FM experts. As a result, the paper explains how BIM can support FM tasks in an itemised manner.

      Item Type: Article
      Themes: Built and Human Environment
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Information Technology in Construction
      Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of 3D Information Modelling
      Publisher: IGI Global
      Refereed: Yes
      ISSN: 2156-1710
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      Depositing User: Y Arayici
      Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 14:14
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:20
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19330

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