Jim Plume, Director of BuildingSmart Australasia last night presented at the Sydney Chapter's March meeting on Building Information Modelling (BIM) Requirements for Asset Management. With the focus of BIM being most heavily associated with the initial stages of an asset's life the audience were curious to see what BIM offers for the duration of its life. Living and changing requirements were presented as the 'DNA' which must be the thread through the whole life cycle and be open information to all relevant stakeholders.
Also expressed were the challenges in achieving this due to silos both due to technology domains and human organisational drivers. Jim's appeal to the audience was to link with BuildingSmart to help break through these silos and gain the potential benefits of an intimate knowledge of assets from conception to end of life. BuildingSMART has recently published the final report on BIM Requirements for Infrastructure Asset Management on the main web: