bim for existing assets.

BIM delivers added value

The availability of up-to-date building information is essential in revitalisation and upgrading projects as well as in general building operations, serving as a reliable basis for investment decisions while supporting the operator in meeting its responsibilities. In most real-life cases, however, the information and data is not available in digital format. BIM delivers added value by allowing users to access, reuse and share digital building information. The most frequent user of information and data is typically Facility Management.

What is more, operator responsibilities and the associated documentation requirements can be met more effectively by keeping the digital information up to date. Other cases where digital information about a building and its maintainable assets is of particular value include outsourcing of services, such as facility services, or upgrading the property for a planned transaction.

Focus on requirements

One of the pre-requisites for being able to use digital building information is the creation of a three-dimensional as-built model of the building or property at the beginning. This can be achieved economically using a variety of technical means (such as 3D laser scanning).

It is important to define the requirements for the digital as-built documentation right at the beginning. When this information is needed at a later time for a BIM revitalisation project, previously defined requirements for the as-built documentation should be available. Not all point clouds are suitable for creating a 3D building model using CAD software. What matters is the technology used to create the point cloud, and whether the point cloud can be used for purposes such as virtual inspections only or is sophisticated enough to serve as a basis for a BIM model. When choosing the technology for as-built documentation of a building, it is important to consider how the resulting information will be used in the future.

Another highly relevant consideration is whether the as-built information will be imported into a CAFM solution. If so, additional CAFM-related alphanumeric and geometric data must be collected that will be needed when creating the BIM model.

The details make the difference

Depending on the nature of the project, we will sit down together with our client to develop a strategic concept for implementing BIM for an
existing property, whether it is in the context of a specific revitalisation project or just to digitise as-built information. Whether the purpose
is to digitise as-built information or to operate the building based on a digital model makes the big difference for the approach that should be
taken and the practical implementation. To establish a solid basis for economic and strategic decisions, we will analyse your project together
with you to determine the objectives, the applications and associated requirements, and the specifics for final implementation.