As our clients realize the benefits that BIM (Building Information Modeling) can bring to facilities management (FM), we are progressively seeing more and more new design-and-build projects incorporating that all-important FM data. However, this leads to the question—what about our clients' existing facilities? New South Wales Health in Australia is currently in the process of moving their existing FM systems to a BIM-enabled system. Using the Prince of Wales Hospital Precinct in Sydney as a case study, this class will look at the advantages of utilizing the Revit database connector to manipulate large data sets for use by FM teams and building owners. We will also explore the potential of integrating the client's existing non-BIM FM database through the use of external relational databases, developing data-rich models, and ensuring consistency to enable a smoother transition to BIM for existing facilities.
- Understand key concepts in developing your BIM solution to integrate with your client’s facility management requirements
- Explore workflows involved in the recording of existing assets into BIM, such as on-site data capture and its incorporation into your BIM
- Learn how to work with relational databases connected to Revit via the OBDC link tool
- Learn how to manipulate and correlate data between the external database and Revit to provide comprehensive solutions for clients