How to use Building Information Systems for a transition towards Sustainable Building Operation

Laure Itard, F Joosstens

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    BIM Building Information Model or Modelling connects many different information
    systems from various actors during the building construction process with each
    other in one easily accessible and understandable model. BIM assures an effective
    and efficient building construction process by reducing failing cost and reduces the
    use of materials by so called clash-controls. More and more buildings and
    infrastructural works are completed with help of BIM and materials, energy, time
    and money are saved by doing so. But why not use BIM for the exploitation phase of
    both new and existing buildings? By connecting the BIM model with the other
    exploitation information systems as Facility Management Information Systems
    (FMIS), and Building Information Systems it’s possible to create an easily
    accessible and understandable building and operating information management
    tool. Furthermore using BIM during the exploitation will increase the BIM market.
    This paper makes clear that BIM an make a big difference in the quality of the
    exploitation and operation of buildings, by helping creating a better and
    comfortable indoor climate while reducing energy losses and costs. Facility
    Managers should be the owners of this “exploitation and operation BIM” and have to know which information they must extract from the BIM and how to manage this information system. Another benefit will be time savings, and thereby money savings, because searching, reconstruction and updating building information again and again is not needed anymore. The paper also discuss some of the problems with the implementation and use of such a BIM.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCLIMA 2016
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th REHVA World Congress
    EditorsPer Kvols Heiselberg
    PublisherAalborg University
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress - Aalborg, Denmark
    Duration: 22 May 201625 May 2016


    ConferenceCLIMA 2016 - 12th REHVA World Congress
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    • Facility Management
    • Building Information Management Systems
    • Sustainable Management and Maintenance
    • Sustainable Operation of Building


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