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Research Article Open Access
The construction industry has been facing a paradigm shift to increase: efficiency, infrastructure value, quality and sustainability and reduce: costs, lead times and duplications, through effective collaboration and communication, wherein a considerable amount of challenge is on construction manager for successful project completion. For facility managers, Building Information Modelling software can be a powerful new tool to enhance a building’s performance and manage operations more efficiently throughout a building’s life. The complete BIM contains all of the building’s information, from wall systems, structural systems, HVAC equipment, plumbing fixtures, door and window schedules, and finishes, right down to the manufacturer, supplier, and square footage of every material specified on the project. Many large building owners see great benefits for developing and maintaining lifecycle data for its facilities. The overall purpose of utilizing BIM for data handover and facility management is to enable facility owners to leverage design and construction data to provide safe, healthy, effective and efficient work environments. The maintenance of this data will create greater efficiencies such as having accurate as-built information to reduce the cost & time required for renovations; increasing customer satisfaction; and optimizing the operation and maintenance of the building systems to reduce energy usage. The aim of this paper is to clarify the frequently occurring maintainability problems and to investigate the potential areas that can use BIM technology to solve the maintenance problems in early the design phase.
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Author(s): T.N Brinda, E. Prasanna