Thinking about CAIM at BIM
BIM is slowly gaining momentum, and that is also for CAFM interesting. This is because BIM models have already taken over part of the dates, which is a CAFM-system is also required. Wouldn't it make sense to include the other data for CAFM in the database during the BIM process? I think so.
The reason is quickly explained: a building costs up to nine times more than it cost to construct during its use phase. Renovation costs add another factor of 0.7 to 1.2. That's a lot of money, and CAFM can save a lot of it.
Therefore, it makes sense CAFM-relevant data in a BIM data model to integrate. This includes process data, documentation from the construction phase, contracts, awards, cyclical requirements such as cleaning and maintenance intervals and documents such as manuals, maintenance documents and more.
The only question is: who should pay for it?
Users benefit - TCO decreases
The additional costs for the extra data will probably be borne by the building owners or investors and passed on to the users. This would also be logical, because the users are ultimately the ones who benefit from improved CAFM integration.
By documenting a building "as build" directly after handover, all CAFM processes can be implemented immediately. This means that the advantages of CAFM take effect right from the start: costs, for example, in cleaning and maintenance efficiently control processes, speed up repairs and provide reliable evaluations in a timely manner via histories.
The idea here is that all aspects of subsequent use (such as energy costs, repair and Maintenance) as early as possible, as well as to transfer the BIM data directly to the next phase. And thus to reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), i.e. the total costs of operation.
Just real "BIM 6D".
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