July 17, 2015
As the rapid adoption of Building Information Modeling [BIM] continues amongst design and construction professionals worldwide, there is a growing realization in the AEC industry that BIM data offers great value even after the project is complete. Despite being responsible for the majority of a building’s costs over the course of its life, users in the operations and maintenance phase of a building’s lifecycle continue to rely on paper and spreadsheets to store information. Typically, that data never makes it into an electronic system or it gets manually entered which is a time-consuming, error prone process.
Today, Autodesk announced its Building Ops app, a game-changing “mobile first” solution that helps dramatically improve the handover experience, placing operations data collected during the BIM-based design and construction phases of a project into the hands of the team maintaining the building on day one. Autodesk Building Ops, a web and mobile maintenance and asset management solution, enables general contractors, mechanical and electrical specialty contractors, and building owner/operators, to use BIM 360 Field to put their BIM asset data to use by delivering it to building owners at handover.
Additional benefits of Autodesk Building Ops include:
- Enables owners to begin operations on the first day with a turnkey maintenance and asset management solution
- Helps contractors better service warranty requests and reduce expenses from unmaintained equipment
- Speeds adoption with a dashboard interface that offers focused and relevant, role-based information to technicians, managers, and occupants
- Rapid migration of relevant documents, models, photographs, and videos from BIM 360 Field
“New and retrofit building projects designed within a BIM workflow contain a huge amount of valuable information that can be used in building operations and asset maintenance,” said Jim Lynch, Vice President, Building and Collaboration Product Line Group, Autodesk. “Autodesk Building Ops offers a new way to extend the value of BIM throughout the entire building lifecycle — from design and construction, through operations and maintenance. Building Ops gives building owners and the general contractors who serve them an easy way to use BIM data to improve operations workflows and create better managed facilities.”
“Building ops represents a great opportunity for our teams to streamline the project handover process. It provides our owner’s facilities management teams with an easy-to-use solution that they will actually want to use. We’re excited about this tool’s potential,” said David M. Burns, Director, IT Field Solutions, McCarthy Building.
Autodesk Building Ops is available now for worldwide purchase in English, and available for download from the Apple App Store. An Autodesk product webpage with additional information will be available starting July 17.
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