BIM - BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING
(CAFM) - COMPUTER AIDED FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
THE FUTURE OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
If you are in a position to make decisions about a facilities sustainability, you can affect your organization's bottom line profoundly.
you are a Facility planner, Plant engineer, Director of Plant Services, or Vice
President of Facilities Management.
CAFM allows you to integrate multiple facility management and building operation functions such as:
Space allocations for reimbursement
Preventative Maintenance Scheduling
Cleaning and Maintenance Contracts
Hazardous materials management
Emergency Response and Recovery
Some CAFM systems allow you to tie together and access information contained in databases, spreadsheets, drawings, repair manuals, graphics, photographs, policies and procedures manuals, and other documents.
This also includes just about anything
that can be electronically formatted and used by a computer application.
With BIM files, there is no need to have old, dusty, rolled drawings stashed away
in a back room, and nearly forgotten until a crisis brings up the need for
information stored on the fragile drawings. With BIM/CAFM, your drawings can be a
readily accessible, useful tool that can be queried electronically and accessed
visually to provide up to date information immediately. You can easily figure area square
footage, query locations of specific items or room functions, view utilized
versus vacant space, and measure department areas, boundaries and adjacencies,
as a few examples. The investment you have already made in CAD drawings can pay
off in the form of a "living" CAD tool that can be used for day-to-day tasks,
requests for information, and special projects. Remember, CAFM can integrate and
link the many existing sources and types of information you need to plan
effectively and efficiently, and to manage your facility.
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