Identification and rectification of errors in BIM models using dynamo


The productivity of facility managers in delivering healthy and energy efficient buildings can be determined by the information available for managing the building. Incomplete, inaccurate, and irrelevant information can compromise productivity. In a digitalized architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, facility managers are required to use building information modelling (BIM) models for their facility management operations. It is not uncommon for facility managers to submit incomplete, inaccurate, and irrelevant as-built BIM models to facility managers, leading to low productivity due to non-usage or usage of the BIM model with errors. Unfortunately, many facility managers do not have automated solutions for identifying and rectifying BIM errors. This study aims to provide automated programming solutions that could help facility managers identify and rectify errors in BIM models with the complexity level of a high rise building and transform the BIM model to a facility management ready model. The investigation on the validation of the developed automated programming solution with built environment professionals suggests that the solutions can considerably reduce the time taken and accuracy for correcting the BIM model and make it facility management ready. The participants’ feedback also suggests that the developed solution is satisfying to use, user friendly, and could improve the work process.  Lessons and ideas of the developed automated programming solution reported in this paper can help develop solutions that will aid the adoption of BIM models for facility management operations.  

Keywords: Facility management, Building information modelling, Computational BIM, Productivity, Dynamo

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Cite as: “Chua C and Fadeyi MO (2021).”Identification and rectification of errors in BIM models using dynamo. Built Environment Applied Research Sharing #04.  ISSUU Digital Publishing.”

Published by Moshood Olawale Fadeyi

Assoc. Prof. Moshood Olawale Fadeyi is an Associate Professor of Sustainable Building Value Delivery Education at the Singapore Institute of Technology. He holds four university degrees, including a Ph.D. in Indoor Environment and Energy from the National University of Singapore and the Technical University of Denmark. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi is architecture (BSc Arch and M.Arch.), building science (MSc.), and engineering (Ph.D.) trained. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi is an architect, an indoor air quality expert, chartered engineer (UK) – building services, chartered construction manager (UK), cartoonist, and specialist adult educator. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (UK), Chartered Institute of Building (UK), and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi is well suited for architecture, interior design, building science, and architectural/building services engineering education. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi has experience and expertise in developing undergraduate and postgraduate curricula to make students job-ready upon graduation. Since 2018, Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi focuses more on education. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi's education practice includes research that aims to understand how students and industry professionals should be educated to develop the fundamental knowledge and skillsets for defining and solving a problem for value delivery instead of solving a problem that does not exist or providing a solution to a problem that exists. The theme of his education practice is sustainable building value delivery education. Under this theme, he has in-depth expertise in indoor air quality value delivery education and value-oriented productivity education (in sustainable design, construction, and facility management practices). Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi's education practice is enhanced by his fundamental knowledge and skillsets in design, critical, reflective, scientific, and lean thinking, fine art, oral and written communication, building information modelling and other digital solutions adoption, and storytelling. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi has published more than 200 applied learning, discovery research, and literature review articles and creative works (fine art and creative writing) contributing to applied learning pedagogy enhancement and scientific evidence on new knowledge. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi's expertise and leadership are highly sought after by companies and government agencies. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi is the Editor, Author, and Cartoonist of Indoor Air Cartoon Journal – an applied learning journal providing education on indoor air quality, with audiences from over 100 countries. Assoc. Prof. Fadeyi is a former National Taekwondo Champion in Singapore - Black Belt Middle-Heavy Weight category, 2006.

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