Can Facility Managers Survive Without BIM?


Pre-construction and construction stages across a buildings lifecycle are vastly influenced by BIM. This influence is gradually spreading onto other stages and areas of a building design and construction project – especially the operational stages. This has made it mandatory for facility managers to brace up and be ready for the modern technology influenced methods of working.

This widespread use of BIM across the construction lifecycle is only logical, because it not only brings about cost and time efficiencies to a project but is also responsible for enabling streamlined processes, less liabilities, high quality, better coordination and higher collaboration. Besides, in UK, the government has made use of level 2 BIM mandatory by 2016, the Dubai municipality has also mandated the use of BIM for large scale construction projects, and Australia is also mulling over the BIM mandate, and will possibly pass it soon.

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Hiral Patel

Hiral Patel is a news editor and has been contributing to the CAD industry since last 7 years. She mainly writes about the application of BIM across Architecture, MEP and Structural, Mechanical sectors. Her focus is towards encouraging construction companies, sub-contractors and architects to adopt right technologies to improve efficiency and profitability.