Integrating BIM into facility management: Typology matrix of information handover requirements

Reza Hosseini, M. and Roelvink, R. and Edwards, D.J. and Pärn, E.A. (2018) Integrating BIM into facility management: Typology matrix of information handover requirements. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 36 (1). pp. 2-14. ISSN 2398-4708

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Integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) into Facility Management (FM) has generated fervent debate within extant literature given an increasing realisation amongst practitioners that the majority of BIM benefits reside within whole-lifecycle management. Converting a building’s in-use data and information into tangible business knowledge to augment FM performance is crucial for business growth and prosperity. Yet curiously, scant academic attention has been paid to investigating the data and information hand-over process through BIM required by FM. This study addresses this knowledge gap.


The research approach adopted draws upon pertinent BIM in FM literature and a qualitative discourse accrued via focus group meetings of Australian FM experts.


The study’s findings are presented as a data and information typology matrix which captures the associations among different forms of data ownership, FM service delivery categories and data and information typologies for using BIM in FM.


Analysis results will prove invaluable for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners by providing a relevant data and information typology and capturing the complex associations in the process of integrating BIM into FM.


This study contributes to the field by providing a better understanding of different forms of data and information, required by members of a facility management team. The original insight shared here is the necessity to consider a distinctive array of interests and the potential for using different forms of data and information when integrating BIM into FM.

Item Type: Article
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Date: 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modelling (BIM); Facility Management; Information requirements; Typology matrix
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA13: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Euan Scott
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 16:52
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 16:52

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