Appendix B-5: Model Use: Compile Record Model

Compile Record Model

A process to obtain information regarding the facility elements, surrounding conditions, and assets of a facility. The record model should, at a minimum, contain information relating to the architectural, structural, and MEP systems.

Potential Value:

  • Enables easier modeling of future renovations
    Improve documentation of environment for future uses, e.g., renovation or historical documentation
    Provide the owner with an accurate model of the building, equipment, and spaces within a building to create possible synergies with other BIM Uses
    Minimize physical documentation required for building turnover information
    Enables integration of information with owner facility management systems

Resources Required:

  • 3D model viewing software
  • Model authoring software for any editable record model content
  • Data analysis software for any information provided in data spreadsheet or database


Team Competencies Required:

  • Ability to manipulate, navigate, and review 3D model
  • Ability to use BIM modeling application for building updates
  • Ability to thoroughly understand facility operations processes to ensure correct input of information
  • Ability to effectively communicate between the design, construction, and facilities management teams

Selected Resources:

  • Brown, J. L. (September 2009). Wisconsin Bets on BIM. Civil Engineering, 40-41.
  • CRC for Construction Innovation. Adopting BIM for Facilities Management – Solutions for Managing the Syndey Opera House.
  • Gregerson, J. (December 2009). For Owners, BIM Has Vim. Buildings, 26.
  • Knight, D., Roth, S., & Rosen, S. (June 2010). Using BIM in HVAC Design. ASHRAE Journal, 24-34.
  • Madsen, J. J. (July 2008). Build Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with BIM. Buildings, 94-96.
  • McKew, H. (July 2009). Owners, Please Demand More From Your IPD Team. Engineered Systems, 50.
  • Woo, J., Wilsmann, J., & Kang, D. (2010). Use of As-Built Building Information Modeling. Construction Research Congress 2010, 538-548.


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