Appendix B-2: Model Use: Monitor Space Utilization

Monitor Space


A process in which BIM is utilized to effectively distribute, manage, and track appropriate spaces and related resources within a facility. A facility building information model allows the facility management team to analyze the existing use of the space and effectively apply transition planning management towards any applicable changes. Such applications are particularly useful during a project’s renovation where building segments are to remain occupied. Space Management and Tracking ensures the appropriate allocation of spatial resources throughout the life of the facility. This use benefits from the utilization of the record model. This application often requires integration with spatial tracking software.

Potential Value:

  • More easily identify and allocate space for appropriate building use
  • Increase the efficiency of transition planning and management
  • Proficiently track the use of current space and resources
  • Assist in planning future space needs for the facility

Resources Required:

  • Bi-directional 3D Model Manipulation; software and record model integration
  • Space mapping and management input application (Mapguide, Maximo, etc.)

Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review the record model
  • Ability to assess current space and assets and manage appropriately for future needs
  • Knowledge of facility management applications
  • Ability to effectively integrate the record model with the Facility Management’s Application and appropriate software associated with the client’s needs

Selected Resources:

  • Thacker, J.  “Total Facilities Management.” 2010. 19 Sept. 2010. Technology Associates International Corporation. Web. 19 Sept. 2010.
  • Mapping Your Facilities Management Future. Aug. 2009 Web. 19 Sept. 2010. Acatech Solutions.
  • Vacik, Nocolas A. and Patricia Huesca-Dorantes. “Building a GIS Database for Space and Facilities Management.” New Directions for Institutional Research, n120 p53-61 2003.
  • Brinda, T.  and Prasanna, E.  “Developments of Facility Management Using Building Information Modelling,” Int. J. Innov. Res. Sci. Eng. Technol., 3(4), 11379, 2014.


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