At the onset of the project, the owners provided handover requirements that included gradual BIM data entry throughout project milestones. With complex data expectations, delivering a complete model through manual data entry and validation is a monumental task.
In the past, Carl and Monty had entered all FM required BIM data at the end of a project. This method of data delivery can cause major delays, Carl notes. “For a previous project, after completion, the owner requested that we enter FM data into the model to integrate with their CAFM system. It took the team nearly nine months to pull together the desired data, create and edit model content where needed, and manually quality check the data in the model.” This laborious process influenced Carl’s support of a gradual delivery method for BIM data.