We hear and see the word "data" all the time. But what does it really mean? Does it even mean anything? Who needs data? Why do you need to collect data? Why is data important, really—it's not BIM . . . is it? Here are 4 questions that facilities managers should ask themselves: How often do you get handed the actual FM data needed for your PM program? How many hours did it take your team to populate the FM data from your last building project? Where is the data you received from your last BIM project? Where are your current operations and maintenance manuals kept and maintained? Now, think how you would deliver this data. Are you delivering this data? Do you want to deliver this data? We will explore all these options in this lecture. We will also discuss whether you need BIM to have data.
- Learn how to approach the facilities team about data needs
- Learn what data seems to be the most important data for facility teams
- See how facilities actually use the data we give them
- Better understand the need for accurate data