Digital Asset Management
Once the building is operational, the many different stakeholders – end users, property managers, FM managers, maintenance teams and finance teams – may all use different applications with their own discrete (disconnected) databases.
Information becomes quickly out of synch and more difficult to keep accurate and current. This leads to additional (unnecessary) costs such as surveys – when the information could have been captured as part of other processes at no cost.
The cost of using and running buildings is higher because the information is in silos.
Just as the Internet of Things protocols enable connected devices to interoperate dynamically, this new fully digital data environment does the same for the applications and asset datasets – enabling a fully connected Internet of BIM.
This means FM and maintenance management applications can draw from and feed back to the Asset Information Model (AIM) dynamically and any updates to the AIM (perhaps small works to rooms or replacement equipment) automatically update the CAFM applications.
Where several FM applications are used – perhaps one for engineering and others for property, compliance, space management, fire, asbestos and O&M/H&S – the new Internet of BIM enables them to operate in a connected asset management world.
The specific data each system requires can be defined using the Asset Information Requirements (AIR) tool so the AIM can verify the required data is provided and is added to the data model in the right format to be read automatically by any application that requires it.
ActivePlan’s Asset Information Requirements application, combined with the Asset Information Model provide the means to reduce risks by specifying the data the building owner really needs, checking it has been provided and making it easy to keep up to date – and find it.