Are you facing challenges related to Facility Management (FM) in your projects? And are those challenges making it a little too difficult for you to meet the deadlines? We understand that it can be embarrassing for you and your team members but worry no more as you have come to just the right place.

In our blog today, we are going to be talking about how BIM empowers Facility Management and how you must make the most of it while you are getting done and over with other things to enhance the productivity and efficiency of your construction projects. Make sure that you read the blog till the very end to know more and decide better!  

First things first; let’s try to fully understand what Facility Management (FM) is and how you can utilize BIM for Facility Managers. 

It is important to first understand what Facility Management (FM) is so that we can talk about how it contributes to the overall progress of a built environment. Facility Management refers to the management and maintenance of the physical environment of infrastructures and buildings and one of the jobs of Facility Managers is to provide support to efficiently carry out the processes of logistics and other related services. 

To ensure that FM is done right, the Facility Managers need to keep track of all that is happening around them so that they can make a decision or revise one as per the circumstances but they must also know that delays are never on the list.  

Understanding Challenges related to Facility Management

It is also crucial to understand that there could be several challenges that may arise if there is no facility management for example; environmental sustainability, energy management, security, workplace health and safety, budget constraints, regulatory compliance, space optimization and vendor management. In addition to that, FM teams are also responsible for adapting to changing work environments, managing data security and privacy, maintaining ageing infrastructures and old buildings, etc. 

We must also mention that the project team members can face various other challenges if they are still relying on traditional Facility Management for example; 

Data Fragmentation

Traditional Facility Management (FM) practices are not reliable – they used to be but when the built environments were not automated or digitalised however, times have changed and that means we must adapt modern techniques and practices to keep up with the latest trends and demands of our projects, etc. 

Having said that, one of the main challenges faced in traditional FM is the fragmentation of data. Since there is no proper management of blueprints and other records along with the use of the equipment, the data is all over the place without the mention of dedicated locations and formats for that matter.  

In the absence of proper Facility Management, the facility managers cannot fully coordinate and collaborate with the rest of the team members and stakeholders. That not only makes it difficult to discuss or share concerns but the miscommunication and limited or no access to real-time information can also impact the overall effectiveness of the project. And we are sure that you do not want that to happen! 

Having access to spatial information is very crucial to the facility managers and there is a very high chance that traditional FM may not be able to provide that which means that the FM teams might face difficulty when it comes to space allocation and planning, occupancy and optimization and in addition to that, the utilization of the resources that are there.  

Traditional facility management also impacts access to data which can directly affect the decision-making for all the stakeholders but most importantly, it is the facility managers who suffer the most as they can’t evaluate the data from the past and what’s in front of them to make a decision. Eventually, they will either rely on their intuition or consult with others to guide them – ultimately ending up making errors which will lead to substandard results.  

We would also like to mention here that without smart analytical tools, access to crucial information and data and dependency on paper-based documentation, facility managers might not be able to provide you with the best of their services and as a result, you will have to face the consequences as well. To mitigate such risks and make sure that you will get the results that you were hoping for when you started working on a project, DDC Solutions has the perfect strategy and a trained team to offer you what you won’t regret. 

Allow us to share how, with DDC Solutions, you can make the most of BIM Facility Management! 

As you are aware Building Information Modeling (BIM) makes project management way easier than anyone could imagine, here are a couple of things that you must know to incorporate BIM for facilities management. For example; BIM enables the project team members, especially the facility managers access to all sorts of crucial information and data that can help the FM teams with proactive decision-making. Since BIM is a powerful tool for facility management, you will notice how it also offers a comprehensive and advanced view of data that you will require at any point. 

By availing of the services provided by DDC Solutions, you will always be one step ahead for facility management and more. Here is how: 

We have said it before and we will say it again, our dedicated team of BIM experts treat your projects like their own. To provide you with nothing but the most effective solutions for your needs in mind, we ensure that you get to enjoy improved and enhanced data accessibility as we understand that without your data, you won’t be able to make a decision that will help you stay on the right track. 

With BIM, you won’t be dependent on data that can’t get you anything – meaning that you will have easy access to an organised system of data that you can reach any time of the day to make informed decisions about literally anything. In addition to that, BIM for facilities management also makes it super easy for you and your team members to visualize the various components and systems of a building and then decide what needs to be done – if it needs to be done and how along with assigning a timeline to it.  

At DDC Solutions, we make sure that you are getting what you asked for and since improved space and energy management is one of the requirements of effective facility management, we are determined to provide you with information that will help you track the dimensions of the rooms, halls and other spaces that are there in a building and in addition to that, you can also get access to the occupancy data as well. For proper facility management, access to utilization patterns is also important and you will have that too without any difficulty.  

Enhanced Asset Management - The DDC Style

With other things, we also make sure that you get to enjoy an enhanced system of asset management as well. We make that happen by providing you with relevant data for each asset by assigning appropriate tags so that you won’t have to manually scroll through all the data that is present in the database.  

Our practices enable us to offer you services that will prove to be beneficial for all your projects and we are sure that you would want to get in touch with us time and again to enjoy cost-effective plans with a streamlined way of work. Before we conclude our blog, we would also like to mention that with our BIM empowered solutions, you cannot only analyses, monitor and then optimize the lifecycle of a building but you will also be able to win the trust of your clients and customers as well. 

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