Building information modelling to support maintenance management of healthcare built assets

Wanigarathna, Nadeeshani and Jones, Keith and Bell, Adrian and Kapogiannis, Georgios (2019) Building information modelling to support maintenance management of healthcare built assets. Facilities, 37 (7/8). pp. 415-434. ISSN 0263-2772

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/F-01-2018-0012

Abstract

Purpose: This research investigated how digital capabilities associated with Building Information Modelling can integrate a wide range of information to improve built asset management decision making during the in-use phase of hospital buildings. Research methodology: A comprehensive document analysis and a participatory case study was undertaken with a regional NHS hospital to: review the type of information that can be used to better inform BAM decision making; to develop a conceptual framework to improve information use during the healthcare built asset management process; to test how the conceptual framework can be applied within a BAM division of a healthcare organisation; and to develop a cloud-based BIM application. Findings: BIM has the potential to facilitate better informed built asset management decision making by integrating: a wide range of information related to the physical condition of built assets; resources available for built asset management; and the built asset’s contribution to healthcare provision within an organisation. However, interdepartmental information sharing requires: a significant level of time and cost investment; and changes to information gathering and storing practices within the whole organisation. Originality/value: This research demonstrated that the implementation of BIM during the in-use phase of hospital buildings is different to that in the design and construction phases. At the in-use phase BIM needs to integrate and communicate information within and between the estates, facilities division and other departments of the organisation. This poses a significant change management task for the organisation’s information management systems. Thus, a strategically driven top-down organisational approach is needed to implement BIM for the in-use phase of hospital buildings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Building Information Modelling, Healthcare, Built Asset Management, Information Integration, Organisational Performance, Built Asset Maintenance
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Technology
Depositing User: Nadeeshani Wanigarathna
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 12:54
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 10:32
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/703600

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