Right from the outset of a project it is imperative to start with the end in mind. The handover process between the construction and operational stages and the effectual transfer of structured information to the asset lifecycle stages delivers considerable value.
Most organisations will require as part of their BIM strategy to transfer data created in the Project Information Model (PIM) to the Asset Information Model (AIM) and its associated software platforms such as a Computer Assisted Facilities Management (CAFM) or Asset Management System (AMS). The need to utilise efficiency gains within asset management has never been greater, and effective information management processes are key to uncapping these opportunities.
We work in collaboration with our clients to develop a structured methodology to develop through-life asset information requirements and to develop guidance on how to organise and manage data to support asset management. We have developed a systematic methodology to identify the information requirements for effective through-life management of an asset or a system.
We have developed a systematic methodology to identify the information requirements for effective through-life management of an asset or a system. The simple approach is the development of Information Requirements to bridge the gap between organisational requirements and Asset Information Requirements.
The Asset Information Model comprises models, data, documents and other records related to or required for the operational phase of an asset. It might include information outlining the original design intent, details of ownership, survey work undertaken, and operational performance details as well as 3D models developed on the project.
To effectively enable this, DCTs formal handover processes shall be documented in the Asset Information Requirements (AIR) and the Exchange Information Requirements (EIR). The EIR shall define the structure, process and content of information to be exchanged during the project. Data should be defined and managed in a structured format to allow mapping to the AIM platforms.