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How to structure my building-related data portfolio? In order to optimize facility maintenance management : research on structured facility maintenance management service provision aimed at flat roofs of existing buildings by using a Building Information Modeling approach

Breedijk, M.J.A. (2017) How to structure my building-related data portfolio? In order to optimize facility maintenance management : research on structured facility maintenance management service provision aimed at flat roofs of existing buildings by using a Building Information Modeling approach.

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Abstract:One of today’s major challenges in FMM is to structure day-to-day operational needs and effectively manage required information. With the right information at hand, a management board is able to make well-founded decisions regarding effective FMM services. Next, in our current competitive business environment it is essential that all available resources (manhours, material, etc.) will be used optimally. Optimizing the deployment of available resources, also depends upon the supply of accurate, relevant, and speedy information. When we are able to design a management information system that captures and exchange the wealth of information at hand, it is possible to optimize the FMM service provision and contribute to reducing the total life cycle costs (LCC) of an asset. One way of doing this is Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM offers a platform for enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration, the capability to manage change, and the ability to extend information support throughout the building life-cycle. In this regard, the ‘buildingSMART’ organization has provided the IDM and MVD protocols to describe required business needs and processes, as well as to provide in a formalized method to capture these business needs and processes within an information model. This qualitative research contributes to the design of IDM’s and MVD’s within the field of FMM service provision and with regard to the developments of BIM and IFC in the AEC-FM industry. It is decided to concentrate on yearly recurring FMM processes aimed at flat roofs of existing buildings, since these are responsible for one of the most important and yearly returning cost items in building maintenance (Reisen et al., 2014). Besides, IDM and MVD developments to support ‘workflows’ in FMM of existing buildings are still missing. The research took place in the field of FMM services, as provided by the company ‘Van Reisen Bouwmanagement’ and their clients. Subsequently, the main research objective is stated as follows: The development of an object-oriented information model and implementation of an associated prototype information system that improves the efficiency of facility maintenance management services - aimed at flat roofs of existing buildings - by ‘van Reisen Bouwmanagement’. The major contribution of this research is a prototype information model and ontology framework (class model) that takes into account both FMM process related data and object-oriented building information (related to flat-roofs) and structures it for efficient use. The information model and class model provides a solution for the identified challenges to support ‘daily’ workflows in FMM, regarding the fragmented information provision / requirements throughout the FMM phases and standardizing the quality of information involved actors have at their disposal. The prototype information model is built by using MS Excel, and is validated by using source triangulation. Scientifically and practically, the developed information model proves relevance in optimizing FMM decision making and deployment of available resources.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Construction Management and Engineering MSc (60337)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74161
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