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BIM Data Handover from Construction to Operations

9 pagesPublished: December 11, 2023


Facility owners and managers rely on trusted asset data developed during projects in BIM for reducing risk in operations, strategic planning, design, construction, sustainability, and environmental responsiveness. The prime contractor is the party responsible for construction handover and for fulfilling the project owner’s requirements to deliver the building information model (BIM) and the asset data as set forth in the BIM Project Execution Plan (BEP). This research was approached with a broad perspective of the state-of-practice of BIM data use for Facilities Management (FM). Using a questionnaire sent to facility owners, managers and those in similar positions this study sought to identify why the project data handover from construction is vital to facilities management for operations and maintenance, and how the project data is collected and used for facilities management purposes. The results discussed here were limited to Construction Deliverables and Facilities Management. The research found that following a prescribed process for understanding O&M needs, as defined in the UK for some years, could help. Understanding the issues identified in this paper is a great starting point for construction handover. Reflections from this study should be applicable for O&M stages in both the USA and UK respectively.

Keyphrases: BIM, Construction Handover, Facilities Management, Operations & Maintenance

In: Tom Leathem, Wesley Collins and Anthony J. Perrenoud (editors). Proceedings of 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference, vol 4, pages 777--785

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Glenda Mayo and Tamera McCuen and Mark Shelbourn},
  title     = {BIM Data Handover from Construction to Operations},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference},
  editor    = {Tom Leathem and Wes Collins and Anthony Perrenoud},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Built Environment},
  volume    = {4},
  pages     = {777--785},
  year      = {2023},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2632-881X},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/tf1b}}
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