Title

AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING BUILDING FACILITIES

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 8-15-2020

Abstract

Buildings portray a significant aspect of urban infrastructure and function as the main share of non-residential infrastructure due to the huge network of their facilities. Building facilities are amongst the core aspects, which should be retained in order to guarantee their prosperous service delivery and to enhance their financial advantages. Operation and maintenance phase of existing building facilities resembles a huge share of the entire building facilities’ life cycle expenses that may lead to excessive expenses and inadequate fund assignment. In fact, there is arising proof that building facilities are crumbling, due to the deficiency in building facilities knowledge and inaccurate management processes. This research attempts to propose an integrated framework for the management and the condition assessment of existing building facilities components, focusing on as-constructed data and scoping the operation and maintenance of existing building facilities. The fundamental purpose of this paper is to provide a workflow for creating a detailed as-is condition BIM model for operation and maintenance of existing building facilities with their specific information using BIM capabilities and open standards. The proposed architecture introduces five consecutive steps to accurately portray the unique nature of the maintenance system.

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