Asset Management and BIM (Building Information Modeling)
are two disciplines that are transforming the infrastructure industry and both are strongly focused on maximising the value that our assets bring throughout their whole life cycle. For our businesses to realise the full benefits of these approaches it is necessary for us to align and coordinate a number of activities and processes that take place throughout the life of an asset. A key leaver is the collaboration between the different stakeholders involved over the lifecycle.
The Ferrovial Centre for Asset Management, together with key senior representatives from all the strategic sectors within the Ferrovial family has for several years brought a community together with the goal of sharing knowledge and finding innovative and new technologies and methodologies. This community is named the Asset Management User Group and it is the vehicle used to keep raising the bar and showing the art of the possible, whilst developing common strategies and common projects in Asset Management and related topics across the group.
For this first project, the Asset Management User Group has selected a Heathrow
building recently designed by Ferrovial Agroman
, the Terminal 3 Integrated Baggage building (T3IB). T3IB has been selected as the ideal environment for a proof of concept for its characteristics and complexity. The project will help all of the stakeholders involved to better understand the opportunities that may exist in working in a collaborative ecosystem, highlight the capabilities and/or limitations of current technologies as well as baselining external standards and identifying gaps in the current relationship model.
The project aims to recreate the “as is” picture of how T3IB was delivered and prove the benefits of the “to be” methodology applying Asset Management and BIM (Building Information Modeling) principles in a common environment. It aims to demonstrate the impact of the new technology as well as the opportunities for improvements in relationship models, business processes and improved data standards. The User Group sees the project as a key differentiation opportunity that requires a balanced involvement and provides balanced benefits across the group.
The technology that will be trailed will be attempting to link the BIM models that are now being created by Ferrovial Agroman with the Enterprise Asset Management solution being utilized by Heathrow. This should enable us all to understand the current limitations and the art of the possible of linking the visual models with the operations and maintenance tool sets.
Asset Management and BIM
Asset Management and BIM are two disciplines that are transforming the infrastructure industry and both are strongly focused on maximising the value that our assets bring throughout their whole life cycle. For our businesses to realise the full benefits of these approaches it is necessary for us to align and coordinate a number of activities and processes that take place throughout the life of an asset. A key leaver is the collaboration between the different stakeholders involved over the lifecycle.
Asset Management is maturing across the business and more recently the world of BIM and the role it can play in supporting Asset Information management and collaboration in key lifecycle stages has become more widely known. However the technologies and process opportunities and their underlying business case are less understood.
With examples like HS2, Crossrail, Network Rail it’s very easy to see the Infrastructure Industry is experiencing a digital revolution. The physical and digital worlds are becoming linked and interdependent, and with it, new ways of working are arising.
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