Digital transfer of information

BIM-MEP AUS to align with needs of facility managers

Published: 21 August 2019

BIM-MEP AUS is very excited to announce our latest development to support facilities and asset management by teaming up with Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS). 

Industry Issue

Construction models and data sets are still failing to prove useful upon building hand-over to facility managers. Operating and maintenance procedures, technical datasheets, schedules of equipment, commissioning and warranty information is also unhelpful.

As a result, digital models and their associated data sets are significantly under-utilised post-construction. This means their potential to support improved ongoing facility management, operation and maintenance is largely unrealised.

Industry Solution

The AMCA, through the BIM-MEPAUS initiative, has partnered with Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS) to align and optimise digital models with the needs and systems used by facility managers.

The VBIS approach is vendor agnostic and flexible enough to support transportability between any client maintenance software package and application. 

Crucially, VBIS and the AMCA have aligned this work with the recently released Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS).

About VDA

The new Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) aims to improve the way infrastructure projects are defined, delivered and maintained

About VBIS

The Virtual Buildings Information System (VBIS) facilitates the transfer of information from digital construction processes to building owners and facility managers. It is based on an open syntax standard, will be freely available and is being developed with funding support from the om the Victorian Government's Future Industries Sector Growth Program.