Facilities management opportunities. (Check the new FM button on the top of the screen)
Moving forward, we see a number of exciting opportunities on the horizon. Of immediate interest to the LDAC team will be the leveraging of the building information model by facility managers for long-term operational efficiency of the Letterman Digital Arts Center.
For years facility management has been based primarily on text and line data linked by specialized database software. What we propose is to link the 3D parametric based objects to the same external data instead of looking at 2D line drawings. The facility managers will explore critical building systems more thoroughly and accurately within the 3D environment. As we have stated at the beginning, our world has changed since 9/11. Planning and training for emergency response situations within the 3D environment will become the norm. Equally, the requirement for ‘as is’ (vs. as-built) 3D models will become standard procedure.
Integrating a smart virtual construction model into the construction management process takes intelligence, courage, vision, enthusiasm and most of all, an intimate understanding of the design and building construction processes themselves. What the LDAC project demonstrates is that far-sighted building owners who invest in the construction of such smart building information models, can realize significant costs savings not only in the design and construction process but also in the maintenance and operation of the life cycle of the building