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The use of BIM in estates management

Watch the video to discover how Coventry University uses BIM in estate management.

In this video, Hadeel Saadoon, BIM manager for Coventry University Estates and Facility Management, explains how BIM consolidates data in estates and facilities management.

BIM aims to address post-construction data management with Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie), it’s an international process, and also a British Standard (BS 1192-4:2014) a UK government process of presenting non-graphical BIM data.

BIM facilitates easy access to data which traditionally was obtained in printed form but can now be handed over electronically once the construction process is over.

It also enhances efficiency in building maintenance as the information about the building and all alterations made are in one model.

BIM also helps with identification and location of buildings using the data embedded in the model.

Since the client is engaged from the earliest phase of the building process, they are able to visualise and plan many aspects needed for later estates management such as space management for students and staff.

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