Field BIM for commissioning and owner handover is the process of harmonizing and integrating as-installed information and documentation from construction quality and commissioning programs in the field and at the Point of Construction™ with building information modeling (BIM). It creates new efficiencies in project delivery, in transfer to the owner for beneficial use and in ongoing operations and energy utilization.
Manage critical quality and commissioning program data, documents, drawings, photos and links to and from the point of construction to the information model and back. Access information and documentation in the field via an easy-to-use interface on Mobile iPad (offline or online), securely on the web in Autodesk BIM 360 Field, or visually in the model by selecting the object in the BIM application.
From our appearance on the cover of Engineering News-Record (ENR) for our pioneering work with Skanska at the New Meadowlands Stadium, we have been at the forefront of tying BIM to construction handover and operations. See the following case studies for examples of hospitals, manufacturing facilities, power plants and more that are leveraging BIM for commissioning, handover and operations, including leveraging standards like COBie2:
We had a $150,000 outage that would have been avoided if we had the system. We went from 4-6 months to four days to get our facility up and running because the data was available in a structured way.- Michael Plank, Director Facility Operations, Maryland General Hospital
We got a usable handover deliverable, instead of a pile of paper or pile of CDs and we're able to have a visual way to organize information. Now it isn't just in one person's head. We want our staff to be able to access data and documents and also keep the model updated over time.- Paul Hanbury, PE, Senior Mechanical Project Manager, U. of Massachusetts Medical School
There's no question that BIM has helped us to save money on construction costs, and we expect it will help with training operators and maintenance personnel in our facility in the future.- Bill Mcnab, Project Manager, Severstal Dearborn steel manufacturing plant
Synchronizing the commissioning process can allow us to link accurate install dates, maintenance manuals, and operational information to the project model. We’re saving time as we capture critical data on materials, systems, and equipment.- Chris Horney, Project Engineer for Barton Malow, Severstal Dearborn steel manufacturing plant