Capturing information on existing assets is a challenge Wellington City Council (WCC) has over 2200 social housing units and so getting good information on them in a consistent manner was a challenge. They undertook a condition survey with surveyors on the properties. It took the surveyors on average 4 hours to survey each unit. There
In the first article here regarding capturing building services data on existing buildings, the focus was mainly on discrete components that sit in a system, with for instance lights, there may be an issue regarding which circuit they are linked to which switch or circuit fused in a sub-board, and this could easily be added
For new assets, if BIM models are used for design/construction then the modeled services are available for use in FM stage of the project. If there are existing assets that are partially through their lifecycle and services data is required for them, then you will need to consider the level of information that you require
Visualizing condition over time for room finishes When shopping for fresh food, it has a use by date. Depending on when you purchase it, there is a count down to when it has reached its fitness for purpose. So, with a building, things depreciate over time, with different components or finishes lasting for different
Revit to 3D PDF’s & Export to Excel For designers and contractors, working on the same documentation process, having expensive or specialized software for communication is part of the process. But in the FM/AM world, a lot of people who will be using the information will not want to download specialist viewers to review information.
Google Earth allows you to place your 3D models onto the Earth. (Prior to 2012 they allowed these models to be uploaded publicly but have since stopped that, so there are a number of 3D models inside Google Earth). From Revit you can export the model using the Free Lumion Collada Exporter. These can then