• Mette Tougaard Andersen
4. term, Building Informatics (cand.scient.techn) (Master Programme)
This thesis is written in connection with the completion of the education Cand. Scient. Techn. in building information technology, at the university of Aalborg. The thesis addresses the use of building information models in the work of facilities management.
The thesis is based on the work of the local owner and operator, Copenhagen Properties (Københavns Ejendomme). At the moment the low of governmental buildings (statsbyggeloven) is under legislative modification. This involves getting the local owners included in the low, with also means that they will be included in the ICT-publication. For the local owners, this will course them to have to consider using building information models in their work.
To begin with an analysis of the workflows in Copenhagen Properties, have been carried out. In this there were found different issues which has a potential for optimizing. Overall there were found that in some situations they worked with outdated data, examples of lack of cooperation between teams and applications and a lack of correlation between graphic and numerical data. Based on these issues different technological possibilities are reviewed. These technological possibilities are mainly based on building information models, but also computer aided facility management applications.
There will be made a suggestion for a solution of the workflow issues, based on these technological possibilities. In the solution there will be used a central database to store all the data of the buildings. When using a building information building, there will automatically be a connection between the graphic and numerical data. It is suggested that a net application will be created to give administrations and citizens access to information within the organization. The database has to be up to date at all time with require a change in the current workflows. The changes in the different workflows and the potentials of doing so will be reviewed.
At the end of the thesis some of the reflections are reviewed, that need to be thought about before implementing a facilities management system. These questions deal with both the use of building information models and cad-drawings.
The conclusion summarizes how the use of building information models can optimize the facilities management at Copenhagen Properties, and how the workflow can be improved.
In the broader perspective it will be considered how Copenhagen Properties would be able to benefit from the use of building information models all the way from the beginning of construction. There will also be seen how the future of the net application could be.
Publication date12 Jan 2012
Number of pages135
ID: 58847435