Appendix B-4: Model Use: Monitor Maintenance

Monitor Maintenance

Using facility information models to monitor facility status and schedule maintenance activities for a facility.

Potential Value:

  • Allows for proactive maintenance planning
  • Gain data on maintenance history for future prediction and planning
  • Increase productivity of maintenance staff by providing information needed for work orders
  • Allow facility managers to justify the need and cost of establishing a reliability-centered maintenance program

Resources Required:

  • Design review software to view Record Model and components
  • Building Automation System (BAS) linked to Record Model
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) linked to Record Model
  • User-Friendly Dashboard Interface linked to Record Model to provide building performance information and/or other information to educate building users

Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to understand and manipulate CMMS and building control systems with Record Model
  • Ability to understand typical equipment operation and maintenance practices
  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review a 3D Model

Selected Resources:

  • Campbell, D.A. (2007). BIM – Web Applications for AEC, Web 3D Symposium.
  • Fallon, K. (2008). “Interoperability: Critical to Achieving BIM Benefits”. AIA Edges Website:
  • Singh, H.; W.H. Dunn (2008). Integrating Facilities Stovepipes for Total Asset Management (TAM). Journal of Building Information Modeling, Spring 2008. http://www.aia.ord/nwsltr_tap.cfm?pagename=tap_a_0704_interop
  • ASHRAE (2003). HVAC design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics. Atlanta, GA. (2004). Federal energy Management Program. O&M Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency, Release 2.0. July 2004.
  • Piotrowski, J. (2007). Effective Predictive and Pro-Active Maintenance for Pumps,


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