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Title: Emerging challenges and opportunities in building information modeling for the US Army Installation Management Command
Authors: Brucker, Beth A.
East, E. William
Marrano, Lance R.
Case, Michael P.
Goran, William D.
Carroll, Allan
Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Center for the Advancement of Sustainability Innovations (U.S.)
Military installations
Facility life cycle
Data interoperability
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CERL ; SR-12-8
Description: Technical report
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data during a facility’s entire life cycle. New BIM standards for computable building information could serve as the foundation for automation and transformation of many current activities of the US Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM). As with any important emerging technology, a key issue for IMCOM is to decide when it makes economic sense to adopt BIM at the enterprise level. Facilities typically have an expected service life of 50–75 years, so the availability of up-to-date facility data through BIM on a moment’s notice represents a great potential benefit to building operators and maintainers. This in turn implies that facility owners and occupants will ultimately have the most to gain from enterprise-wide BIM adoption. The purpose of this report is to help IMCOM to better understand the implications of large-scale adoption of BIM in terms of timing, costs, and benefits.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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