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BIM-FM: Handover of Life Cycle Data in BIM As-Built Facility Models

Call for Papers

Transferring life cycle information to facility owners at project close-out for use in postconstruction operation and maintenance has become increasingly critical and is needed to allow the owners to better manage and more effectively maintain their facilities. Traditionally, owners have had to examine large amounts of paper-based plans and documents and digital files to extract needed data and manually enter the information into a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS). Various studies have shown that this process is tedious, time consuming, and error prone, leading to information that is often inconsistent or incomplete.

Process improvements utilizing BIM models and tools continue to be examined and evaluated to determine best options and strategies to deliver critical life cycle data in as-built facility BIMs at project handover based on owner needs.

This special issue aims at attracting research-based or case-based work investigating the use of BIM tools and technologies for delivering life cycle data in BIM as-built models to facility owners. Submissions that address investigation of life cycle data requirements, use of industry standards, current tools and methods to capture and upload data in component and federated BIM models, and methods for direct or indirect linking or as-built models of CMMS are encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Data needs analysis and strategies to assist owners in defining their requirements
  • Current technology tools to build data in BIM as-built models
  • Workflows and processes for bidirectional information exchange between BIM as-built models and external databases or facility management systems.
  • Implementation of COBie
  • Validation/evaluation studies
  • Direct use of as-built BIM models for facility management
  • Maintenance and updating of as-built BIM models with facility modifications

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 18 May 2018
Publication DateOctober 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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