Building Information Modeling for facilities management: skills, implementation and teaching map

Sandra Tawfiq Matarneh, Faris Ali Khairy Elghaish

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Digitalisation and Building Information Modelling (BIM) provide efficiency for facilities management teams to help manage information during the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase of building usage. BIM as a promising solution empowers facilities management teams to take the control of tomorrow and improve the long-term efficiency and performance of their facilities. This chapter provides an overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it can be applied to facilities management. The objective of the Chapter is to enable facility managers, owners, and students to read and navigate the BIM tool, and to impart knowledge of best building information modeling practices and techniques to improve facilities management practices. It details the applications of BIM in facilities management practices and their benefits and associated challenges. This chapter also spots on the main challenge of information exchange and interoperability between BIM and facilities management systems. A teaching map is provided to enable educators to include facility management-based BIM in their curriculums in terms of the prerequisite knowledge, 6D BIM process and BIM and advanced ICT technologies integrations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIM Teaching and Learning Handbook: Implementation for Students and Educators
EditorsM. Reza Hosseini, Farzad Khosrowshahi, Ajibade Aibinu, Sepehr Abrishami
ISBN (Print)9780367427955
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


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