Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be seen as a tool that brings the design and construction of a building close to its operation and maintenance. It offers the opportunity to building owners and real estate managers to seek partners for using a unique and dynamic repository of data. This opportunity allows building owners to move from a logic of cost of acquisition of the data to a logic of creating value, to replace design tools on one hand and operation management tools on the other hand by a single set of data shared by all stakeholders, and to build new services together with partners.
In this context, the French professional associations FEDENE - Fédération des services énergie environnement (energy and environment services), SYPIM - Syndicat du Pilotage et de la Mesure de la performance énergétique (energy performance monitoring and management), SYPEMI - Syndicat Professionnel des Entreprises de Multiservice Immobilier et de Facilities Management (facility management) and SYNTEC-INGÉNIERIE : Syndicat professionnel des sociétés d’ingénierie (engineering), released this document which gives their views on this topic. It provides recommendations on how to implement BIM so that it can be used for building operation, and shows examples in which this approach has been tested.
To download and read the full document (in French) please click on the link provided below.