1st Qatar BIM User Day BIM processes Case Study #1


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Speaker: Paul Goodman-Simpson, Artra

- Utilizing BIM for facility management

About the Qatar BIM User Day:

Qatar University, HOCHTIEF ViCon and Teesside University proudly take the initiative to facilitate modern and innovative methods in the Gulf construction industry. The focus is Building Information Modeling (BIM), and our aim is to establish a knowledge platform with government, research and industry experts. The User Day aims to help people to share knowledge, discuss new technologies, and identify new potentials for BIM.

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1st Qatar BIM User Day BIM processes Case Study #1

  1. 1. ArtrA Field-BIM, BIM Based Fit-Out & Facilities Management Paul Goodman-Simpson International Sales ArtrA Ltd 1
  2. 2. Using BIM For Construction & FM - Requires New Tools Design Phase Discipline / Consultant CAD Design Application Construction Phase & Life Cycle Model Checking Clash checking Model Delivery Construction Management FM Architectural Design ArchiCAD Solibri IFC - NWD ArtrA ArtrA Structural Design Tekla Structures Solibri IFC - NWD ArtrA ArtrA Mechanical Services MagiCAD Solibri IFC - NWD ArtrA ArtrA HVAC CADVent Solibri IFC - NWD ArtrA ArtrA Electrical & Lighting MagiCAD Solibri IFC - NWD ArtrA ArtrA The builder cannot be expected to buy & learn all the CAD/BIM applications used 2
  3. 3. Building Information Workflow - FM Architects & engineers design information enables builders to construct a building The additional information generated by the builder during construction & Fit-Out... ...is the same information needed by the FM team to run the building 3
  4. 4. Two Approaches To Manage Building Information 1. Add all building information to the 3D BIM/CAD model • Relies on archietcts /engineers and CAD operators to add & retrieve the information • Many CAD packages will be required on a multi-discipine model 2. Hold the building information in an external database linked to a 3D model • More flexibilty to incorporate construction, FF&E & FM information • Easier to manage change • More accesssible information can be managed by the FM team ArtrA 4
  5. 5. Field-BIM - Database Management Field & Lifecycle BIM is not about construction or FM staff changing 3D design models It’s about bringing together all construction information into a usable & transferable resource ArtrA Viewing FM database information through a 3D model Using tablet PC’s instead of CAD workstations 5
  6. 6. ArtrA - What Is It? ArtrA is a building information management system for construction management, fit-out and facilities management Transfers a BIM from the design office to the construction team, and then to the FM team Multi-discipline, fully compliant with all BIM/CAD applications, handles IFC and read/writes COBie information At its core ArtrA is a (SQL) database management application with a graphical front end (an Active-X version of Navisworks) 6
  7. 7. Field-BIM – Model Preparation Facilities staff will receive 4 hours training, so the models need to be manageable Larger projects are managed by building Example shown - 12 NWF files – (1 for each building) 7
  8. 8. Field-BIM – Model Preparation Facilities staff will receive 4 hours training, so the models need to be manageable London & Barts Hopsital - Seperate models for each floor All levels Navisworks NWF Single floor NWD 8
  9. 9. Field-BIM – Model Preparation Facilities staff will receive 4 hours training, so the models need to be manageable Manchester Central Library - saved views for each floor 9
  10. 10. Field-BIM - Model Preparartion - Room Objects This Revit space object holds valuable information, but obscures all other objects. E.g. Doors, stairs etc. cannot be selected The solution is to flatten a copy of the space objects to become floor objects. Room/floor objects are excellent place holders for linking documents & construction data. They allow other objects to be selected 10
  11. 11. ArtrA Facilities Management BIM – Basic Principles Immediate access to project documentation ‘’Use the model for point & click access to review and capture project information’’ CodeBook database Snagging database Room sign-off QA/QC database Data capture 11
  12. 12. Linking FM Information Use the model attributes to search & find specific objects Link documentation, spreadsheets & database information to the results Review on-site on a tablet PC 12
  13. 13. Documentation In The Field Architectural Discipline Select the door and open the document from the list 13
  14. 14. Documentation In The Field Building Services Discipline Select the diffuser and open the documents from the list 14
  15. 15. Documentation In The Field Floor objects provide easy access to project documentation More than 1800 documents have been linked to this model in 32 categories Select the room and open the documents from the list Architectural 15
  16. 16. Linking Documents To Websites Click on an object to access its documentation from a website Provided internet access is 100% guaranteed at all times & the websites don’t change 16
  17. 17. Discipline Driven The large number of documents can result in information overload Therefore everything in ArtrA is driven by discipline & ‘user rights’ 17
  18. 18. Hardware & Software – Online & Off-line Use any hardware you like – but is it fit for purpose? Online or Offline or Both? 18
  19. 19. Use Of Barcode & RFID Tablet PC’s are equipped with barcode & RFID readers Barcodes help construction teams & FM managers find the correct information Use Revit ID or IFC GUID 19
  20. 20. Field Access To Design Information Revit attributes imported into tags - click the object to open the tag A complete material take off for each window type in Excel Information bubble ‘pops-up’under the mouse All avaialble in a couple of clicks! 20
  21. 21. ArtrA Tags A tag is a set of new information in the database that is linked to the model User definable - 30 minutes is all that is required to create a new tag and link it to the correct objects in the model This tag deals with floor finishes, but they can also deal construction progress, trades, room data, logistics etc. 21
  22. 22. Facilities Management Infomation In Excel - Multiple Sources The model provides the room/space name & number, dimensions... Room data sheets (Excel) define the floor finish type Suppliers provide part numbers, more detail & cost from RDS The combined information is linked to the BIM database from model from supplier 22
  23. 23. Facilities Management BIM – Data Import Workflow Excel Room Data is imported into ArtrA tags Import templates are saved and re-run as the information changes The information is sorted by room and displayed as a Tag by clicking on the room 1255_CL_Input_Architect.xlsx 23
  24. 24. Convert Dumb 3D Models Into Intelligent BIMs 24
  25. 25. Furniture Fixtures and Equipment 99% of BIMs don’t include the objects neccesary for Fit-Out & FM Who supplied it & when? What did it cost? Who installed it? Who commisioned it? When does the warranty expire? What’s the stock No.? Whats the manufacturers description? Where is the product brochure? Where is the installation guide? What is the commisioning process? What documentation is mandatory? What is the maintenance cycle? 25
  26. 26. Managing Fit Out & Compliance – BIM & External Databases ArtrA will read building information from any source... CodeBook, Excel etc. A contents manager merges the data from various sources to the correct room, zone, floor, department etc. Additional FM information is added (warranty, supplier etc.) Then links the combined data to the correct room in the model 26
  27. 27. Managing Fit Out & Compliance – BIM & External Databases Example LNB Hospital - Commissioning & compliance checks of Codebook Room Data 27
  28. 28. Facilities Management Processes – Using BIM Most FM processes cannot be modelled FM Process Check External areas Daily Intruder Alarm Daily CCTV System Daily Fire Alarm Daily Refuse Collection Daily Emergency Lighting Daily Full Light Check Daily Internal Areas Daily Plant Room Daily Outer Passage & Exits Daily ArtrA FM Process Intruder Alarm Fire Alarm Toolkit Portable Appliances Ladders & Steps Vending Machines Lighting Legionella Outstanding Repairs Building Cleaning Powered Doors & Mag Locks First Aid Kits (x2) Lost Property System Trolleys (x7) Back-Up Generator Check Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly Weekly FM Process Building Cleaning COSHH Regulations Fire Extinguishers Scheduled Maintenance PHS Contract Legionella Full System Window Cleaning First Aid Kits (x2) Safe Refuge Points Back-Up Generator Tested Check Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly FM Process Fire Emergency Plan Legionella Full System Furniture & Equipment Inventory Fire Drills Servicing of Fire Appliances Check Annually Annually Annually Annually Annually But they can be described in a database that is linked to a model 28
  29. 29. Use The Model For Any Lifecycle Process... 1. 2. 3. Create the tag & properties in ArtrA’s database Link it to the model (circulation areas in this case) Record the monthly data using a tablet PC FM Process Building Cleaning COSHH Regulations Fire Extinguishers Scheduled Maintenance Check Monthly Monthly Monthly Monthly 29
  30. 30. ArtrA – Reporting From The BIM Database Information in ArtrA’s BIM database can be reported or sent to Excel Often more meaningful when shown thematically through the model Thematic report - Partition status on a given date 30
  31. 31. Recap – The Lifecycle BIM Concept Design & Engineer Construct & Fit-Out Facilities Management & Lifecycle 1. Use model attributes to link information & documentation to a project database 2. During construction add fit-out, FF&E and room data information 3. Export (sell) the combined project database to the FM provider - if they want it! 31
  32. 32. Ends 32