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The Role of FM in Preparing a BIM Strategy and Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) to Align with Client Asset Management Strategy

Ashworth, S, Tucker, MP and Druhmann, C (2016) The Role of FM in Preparing a BIM Strategy and Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) to Align with Client Asset Management Strategy. In: Research Papers for EuroFM's 15th Research Symposium . pp. 218-228. (15th EuroFM Research Symposium, 08 June 2016 - 09 June 2016, Milan, Italy).

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Purpose: To investigate the role of Facility Management (FM) in developing client strategy for Building Information Management (BIM) and Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) in order to define what information is needed, in which format and when in the BIM process.
Design methodology/approach: BIM/FM related scientific literature and UK standards/guidelines were reviewed to establish key documents/terminology facility managers (FMs) should be familiar with when engaging in a BIM project. A workshop questionnaire assessed UK FMs level of understanding of BIM documents/terminology. An FM-BIM Strategy Concept Model was subsequently developed to summarise the role of FM in the BIM process.
Originality: The research address a significant research gap regarding the FM role in developing a BIM-strategy/EIR at the start of the BIM process aligned with the client’s Asset Management (AM) strategy. The concept model outlines the process for co-creation with clients and other whole life stakeholders to prepare a BIM strategy/EIR based on a solid understanding of BIM standards, guidelines and tools. The FM-BIM Strategy Concept Model is based on UK standards. However the general principles could be applied to any country with a similar whole life cycle design, build and operate processes and standards.
Findings: Most FMs have heard about BIM but few have a deep understanding or practical experience. Guidance is needed focusing specifically on what FMs need to know when developing the client BIM strategy/EIR. These documents can then be used to brief stakeholders in the creation of assets to ensure the right information is handed across for operation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Doctoral Management Studies (from Sep 19)
Publisher: EuroFM
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2022 12:50
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:18
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/16358
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