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Scan-To-BIM Helps Gain Outstanding Benefits for Facilities Managers

Scan-to-BIM enables Facilities Managers and AEC stakeholders to quickly reap outstanding benefits following the completion of construction and handover.

The process known as "Scan-to-BIM" is created when asset scanning technologies and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are coupled. In addition to streamlining large-scale construction and renovation projects, it accurately records As-Built conditions to boost the value of facilities maintenance.

The reliability of asset data and the quality of As-Built 2D deliverables are frequent problems for complex installations. If the facility goes through multiple rounds of remodelling, it becomes much more difficult and complicated for facilities managers. The administration of facilities costs, asset upkeep, security and time management, trade coordination, and compliance management are additional difficulties.

With precise laser scans that contain millions of point clouds that have been transformed to 3D models, it is possible to extract 2D As-Built drawings to manage continuing facility operations. Incomplete or isolated As-Built documentation makes project closeouts challenging for general contractors. Facility Managers can use a single source of truth created utilising a centralised database by incorporating design data, field adjustments, and other deliverables for a close-out into a BIM model.

Utilizing 3D models and the data they are connected with, facilities upkeep, repairs, and future renovations are coordinated with a facility's functional and physical qualities.

Scan-to-asset BIM's information modeling transition

Complete BIM deployment in projects gives clients access to accurate and thorough Asset Information Models (AIM) at project handover. The majority of BIM adoption is concentrated on the planning, design, and construction phases.

However, Scan-to-capabilities BIM's may be expanded by project stakeholders to operate and manage building assets for global facility management. This asset data consists of 2D As-Built drawings, 3D models, and other information that must be integrated into the asset and adhere to certain standards (COBie/NBS, for example).

BIM models for building operations can assist facility managers operate and maintain facilities more effectively by regularising details. Complex commercial infrastructure calls for in-depth knowledge of a number of components, including space reconfiguration, HVAC, electrical and lighting systems, plumbing, fire safety, material varieties, requirements, etc.

Scan-to-BIM enables facilities teams of commercial infrastructures to have a better understanding of the anticipated schedule and expense of ongoing maintenance.

BIM's development and existence result in long-term benefits

Undocumented building construction projects need validation post-construction using scan-to-BIM models and as-built drawings.

"Scan to BIM's genuine worth for future use is in demonstrating reliability and relevance,"

Information is incorporated into BIM models to create a database that contains the asset's exact dimensions. Facility managers may reduce time, money, energy use, and wasted space by keeping a 3D BIM model up to date.

The Facilities database can be linked to with equipment inventories, cost information, datasheets, maintenance schedules, and other information. Facilities teams can have full control thanks to BIM technologies' generation of data that is compatible with FM software and its centralised, interoperable database.

Conclusions

Facility managers can get a detailed perspective of existing structures and machinery when making repairs or upgrading the facility or machinery by converting point clouds to BIM models. Stakeholders can make informed decisions because they have quick access to information that is stored centrally and digitally.

Facility managers are able to increase facility maintenance and acquire crisis management with the improved visibility provided by 3D models. To save money and time, construction organisations are increasingly outsourcing their facilities management needs to reputable BIM service providers.

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