Define the Challenges of the Operations Phase

Define the Operation Phase - Exercise

The owner/operation phase is the final of the AECO phases. It begins with handover from the construction phase. 

The O phase is quite different than the other two phases since it spans basically the life of the facility. It is self-sustaining after proper handover and populating the variety of management systems with information derived from the previous phases.  

Consider how you and your organization relate to this phase. If this is the primary phase you are involved with, examine how your organization handles this phase. As before, use a critical eye for this inspection to determine how well prepared you are for the project lifecycle of BIM. 

If this is NOT the primary phase for your organization, use your imagination by considering members you know who belong to this phase to evaluate their adaptation of such BIM aspects. Of course, you would be looking from the outside in. 

Do not be too critical of such evaluations – let the criticism be constructive. 

Before you begin, you can download the Worksheet file from the Module Overview page using the Download Resources button. The sections of the worksheet detail the topics covered previously that you can use for this exercise, or you can venture off and explore your own topics.