BIM Improves Efficiencies and Reduces Costs Throughout the Building Lifecycle
As buildings evolve, it’s crucial that building owners and their architects, engineers, contractors, and facility managers share information throughout the lifecycle – from initial design, through construction, to operations and maintenance. Building Information Modeling, or BIM, facilitates this information sharing. It is an integrated process that provides coordinated, reliable information about a project from design through operation.
Owners/operators and AEC service providers alike are discovering the values of utilizing BIM for both private and public sector buildings projects:
- Significantly improve efficiencies in the design development and review process
- Identify errors earlier, reducing costly reworks during construction
- Dramatically reduce time, effort, and cost of facilities management
This webpage contains information, free trials, add-ins, and templates that relate to using Autodesk software for both private and public sector building projects.
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Built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Autodesk® Revit® software helps capture and analyze concepts and maintain the project vision through design, documentation, and construction. Information-rich models support sustainable design, construction planning, and fabrication. And connecting BIM data from the design and construction phases to the facility management and operations phase allows owners/operators to better manage a building’s occupancy to help reduce real estate costs, and more productively track and maintain critical mechanical, engineering, and plumbing system assets.
Autodesk® Revit now includes Autodesk® Revit® Architecture, Autodesk® Revit® MEP, and Autodesk® Revit® Structure software.
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Tools and Resources:
See How BIM Can Reduce Time, Effort and Costs of Facilities Management
In this screencast entitled “BIM for the Building Lifecycle” you’ll learn how BIM helps to reduce time, effort, and costs in facilities management. You’ll see how extending BIM into the operations and maintenance phase of the building life cycle can help drive greater efficiency and significant savings.
SEPS BIM Tool
This Revit plug-in facilitates the creation, placement, and validation of medical equipment within a BIM model from the DOD’s Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS).
This Toolkit includes a Revit template that allows users to create COBie spreadsheets in conjunction with Revit model development.
USAF S-File Template
This Revit template helps users meet the USAF Flight Plan requirements for exporting S-File data.
GSA Spatial Template
This template assists Revit users in classifying rooms and areas in accordance with the GSA Space Assignment Guide specifications.
For information on BIM for facilities management, click here.