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While building information modeling (BIM) is widely embraced by the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, BIM adoption in facilities management (FM) is still relatively new and limited. BIM deliverables from design and construction generally do not fulfill FM needs unless they are clearly specified and carefully managed.
The Facilities Group responsible for the Janelia Research Campus of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) expects any BIM platform to provide value in operations and maintenance. Janelia’s BIM vision goes beyond transferring BIM data to computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and integrated workplace management system (IWMS) platforms. Instead, Janelia creates and maintains FM-capable BIM, utilizes the models to solve operational challenges and improves safety and efficiency in various ways, including engineering analysis for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical and plumbing; building automation systems (BAS) analysis; operational impact analysis; and BIM-aided operation safety.