7.6. How to Maintain a Model

Just as in the design and construction phases, the value of a BIM file to facility management is in its accuracy and ability to be up-to-date. That said, maintaining a BIM file with regard to facility management information is very similar to maintaining the actual facility. As components are replaced, repaired, or removed, those changes will need to be reflected in the BIM file. The tool needs to be updated to match the facility so the accuracy doesn't fall behind and the BIM file becomes less of a resource for its user. If the BIM file is not updated and relevant, this makes finding the right information the next time more difficult. Without BIM, the facility manager refers to 2D drawings or self-inspects the facility. ...

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