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The meaning of Facilities Management (FM) in BIM

Facility Management with Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a specialized application of BIM in the management and maintenance of facilities and real estate assets throughout their lifecycle.

We understand a facility as any physical space used for a specific purpose, and Facility Management refers to the comprehensive management of buildings and facilities to optimize their operation and performance. When combined with BIM, this management becomes more efficient and strategic.


Enhancing Facility Management through BIM methodology

In the context of Facility Management with BIM, three-dimensional models (BIM) are used, containing detailed and accurate information about the physical and functional aspects of the facilities. These models go beyond graphical representation to include construction-related data, such as material specifications, electrical systems, plumbing, structures, and any other relevant information.


“The implementation of BIM in Facility Management has taken asset management to another level. If we look back in time, we can compare how the integration of three-dimensional models allows for much more informed decision-making, significantly enhancing our management as facility managers.” – Josefina S., Architect


The advantages of using BIM in FM

Leveraging BIM in Facilities Management (FM) yields various advantages:

  • Asset management facilitates the efficient tracking and optimal performance of facility assets.
  • Preventive maintenance identifies and addresses potential issues before they escalate, saving valuable resources.
  • Space planning optimizes facility usage to align with organizational needs.
  • Energy management reduces consumption and costs, concurrently lessening environmental impact.
  • Compliance management ensures adherence to applicable regulations and standards.

The integration of BIM in FM not only streamlines operations but also enhances efficiency and sustainability across diverse aspects of facilities management.


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