Learning through interactions with industry professionals for a design assignment

Abstract This paper documents the effort to inspire Year 2 building services engineering students to develop critical thinking, reflection, technical and communication skills, and knowledge required to be self-learners. Students were required to learn what it takes to design, construct, and manage a high-rise building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems in Singapore and applyContinue reading “Learning through interactions with industry professionals for a design assignment”

Mobile cloud computing application solution for waste reduction in the facility management process

Abstract: The integration of facility management and mobile cloud computing is an innovative and vital undertaking to improve facility maintenance and management. Even though recent studies have proposed various methods of implementing mobile cloud computing, there remains an issue of simplifying data structures and maximising productivity. This paper presents a solution to mobilise corrective maintenanceContinue reading “Mobile cloud computing application solution for waste reduction in the facility management process”

Guidance for performing automatic verification of building information modelling (BIM) files using Python

Abstract: This technical note provides guidance on how python can be used to automate the process of verifying building information modelling (BIM) files. The research conducted and reported in this paper is a follow up to the Chua and Fadeyi (2021) study in which dynamo was used to perform automatic verification of BIM files. TheContinue reading “Guidance for performing automatic verification of building information modelling (BIM) files using Python”

Automated retrieval of photo data for asset information requirements (AIR) input using Python

Abstract: This study provides a potential solution that may improve productivity in the current facility management industry. An accurate and updated building asset information plays a crucial role in ensuring facilities management’s effectiveness and efficiency. Maintenance and operation require accurate building asset information to improve the maintenance process. An automated solution has earlier been developedContinue reading “Automated retrieval of photo data for asset information requirements (AIR) input using Python”

An automated solution for importing critical assets information into BIM 3D Model

Abstract: Facility managers or facility management firms usually painstakingly and manually import building critical assets information from assets information requirements (AIR) to a building 3D model. Unfortunately, such practice requires a lot of resources, manpower, time, energy, material, etc., to deliver the required usefulness – Quantity of quality that serves the function needed without compromisingContinue reading “An automated solution for importing critical assets information into BIM 3D Model”

Identification and rectification of errors in BIM models using dynamo

Abstract: 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 facilityContinue reading “Identification and rectification of errors in BIM models using dynamo”

Development of a solution to optimise the process for consolidating asset information into asset information requirements (AIR) template

Abstract: The maintenance and operations of building to ensure suitable building performance require consolidation of complete and accurate building asset information. The consolidation of building asset information is done in the asset information requirement (AIR) template. The AIR template is designed according to the building owner’s requirements. The risk of consolidating inaccurate asset information intoContinue reading “Development of a solution to optimise the process for consolidating asset information into asset information requirements (AIR) template”

The use of dynamo to automate the process needed to prepare building information modelling (BIM) models for facility management and operations

Abstract: Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that allows multiple project stakeholders to collaborate from the planning and design stage to the construction of the building within a 3D model. In turn, the information can then be extended to be used for facility operations and management. However, the effective operational benefits inherent in BIMContinue reading “The use of dynamo to automate the process needed to prepare building information modelling (BIM) models for facility management and operations”