Services for Building and Facility Managers
- We support your BIM services contracting process
- We implement work methodologies and technological solutions based on BIM
- We optimise in place BIM work methodologies
- We define and implement BIM standards, manuals and templates
BIM Project Design
- We develop architectural and specialty projects supported by BIM models
- We support temporary needs of your company
- We develop digital libraries and other CAD and BIM content
- We develop BIM models from CAD drawings and project information
- We carry out construction surveys and produce their respective BIM models
- We train and support human resources in your company, providing them BIM skills
- Get access to all our services through pre-configured time packages
BIM for Facility Managers
The information about materials, systems and equipment contained in a BIM model is valuable for the creation of the necessary database, to organize preventive maintenance mainly concerning to equipment requiring regular inspections and maintenance, like heating systems, ventilation, air conditioning and security systems.
Furthermore, the availability of information systems that change frequently is valuable for managing facilities.
The BIM models provide an extremely useful basis for space management and occupation. Organizations that occupy wider areas of office spaces will benefit from the availability of this information. With the intersection of building information with human resources, large companies can better manage the available space with functionality increases and expense reduction associated with facility space.
Considering that commercial and industrial buildings are responsible for almost 20% of energy consumption, in several countries, there is a goal of analysis and research of options to promote greater energy efficiency. The BIM tools play an important role at this level, facilitating the analysis and comparison of several alternatives.
The management of updated technical drawings of the facility is always a challenge for facilities managers. Although BIM does not extinguish the need for maintenance of updated information about the buildings, it has at least two advantages over traditional CAD methods: BIM facilitates three-dimensional representation of the different components of the building, facilitating their perception, with obvious advantages, for example, when it comes to the representation of mechanical systems, ventilation, air conditioning, etc. BIM models contain relevant information about the assemblies, finishes and equipments.
Construction Life Cycle Management
Emphasis on sustainability has brought a greater focus on aspects related to building life cycle management. Responsible owners understand that this attitude makes sense both economically and environmentally. BIM facilitates the management of relevant information about the current conditions of buildings and facilitates alternatives analysis and decision making. BIM model may contain the information about life time and replacement costs of different components, helping owners to understand the benefits on initially invest in materials and systems that may pose a higher initial cost, but be reflected in savings over buildings life cycle.
Building automation energy systems (BAS) provide monitoring and control of sophisticated electrical and mechanical systems in real time. Experience shows that an efficient use of buildings is critical to achieve energy savings.
Despite recent, integration between BIM and BAS will bring significant benefits, with particular relevance in technical buildings such as laboratories or hospitals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BIM?
BIM building information modeling is a collaborative process of construction design, construction and management based on a three dimensional digital model, which simultaneously contains all the relevant technical information of the different components of the actual building that it simulates.
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