BIM for Facility Management, Operations and Maintenance /

A well-known study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) estimates the efficiency losses in the U.S. capital facilities industry resulting from inadequate interoperability among computer-aided design, engineering, and facility management software systems at $15.8 billion per year. The largest part of this problem belongs to the Operations and Maintenance Phase of building lifecycle, resulting in efficiency losses of $9 billion per year. This is equivalent of $.25 per square foot of managed facilities: i.e. if you are a facility owner and have 1 million square feet you lose approximately $250,000 per year due to bad data.

EcoDomus helps mitigate this problem by helping clean handover data received from design & construction, and integrating various systems used for building lifecycle management, such as Building Information Models (BIM), Building Automation Systems (BAS), Facility Management Systems (CMMS/CAFM/IWMS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). By integrating these previously separate datasets EcoDomus FM allows the Facility Manager an increased ability to analyze operational data, thus enabling a holistic approach to capital asset management.

In addition to the cost benefits of enhanced operational analytics that the EcoDomus BIM for Facility Management, Operations and Maintenance solution provides, other savings are easy to calculate. For example: if a work order requires 5 man hours, 2 of which are spent researching information (how to replace spare parts, what a unit is connected to, is it still covered by warranty, etc.), imagine what the yearly savings could be if the 2 man hours could be eliminated. The EcoDomus solution provides that 2 hour savings. These savings could result in millions of dollars for capital asset owners.

Energy Efficiency and LEED compliance also should be considered. One significant reason why commercial buildings are not managed properly is the owner’s lack of detailed and visual information about their buildings. Owners can not improve the energy performance of a building if they cannot track the building’s energy usage by systems, zones, spaces, equipment, in comparison to the design data. Owners investing in LEED certification cannot identify where they are having issues without matching design specifications with actual performance. The EcoDomus’ link between BAS and BIM will solve these inefficiencies.

For government agencies, mission-critical facilities, and campus owners EcoDomus assists with risk mitigation within the facility. For example, if a pipe burst on the 3rd floor of a data center facility it’s a matter of minutes within EcoDomus FM to find the right shut off valve, thereby reducing the potential risk from water damage.

BIM on iPad for work orders

BIM on iPad for work orders

BIM integrated with sensors and meters

BIM integrated with sensors and meters