A Study on the Building Information Modeling for Residential Condominium Facility Management

Kongkoon Tochaiwat, Anake Suwanchaiskul, Pannawich Vichayapan, Kittisak Arpornwicharnop


Residential condominium projects currently utilize the benefits of building information modeling (BIM) in many aspects, although the use of the BIM in the facility management aspect has not been popularized as much as it should be. This research aims to study the BIM data necessary for condominium facility management nowadays so that building managers can accurately receive the BIM's building information and effectively handle the building management. Several interviews were conducted with five personnel from real estate companies of condominium projects which used the BIM to explore guidelines for the BIM data preparation for condominium management and analyzing the data with content analysis. The research results presented: (1) the BIM data that the condominium managers need for building maintenance; (2) the characteristics of data preparation for the building's facility management; (3) the determination of duties to perform various processes for the management of building facility which consists of the Level of Development (LOD) and the Level of Information (LOI); (4) the determination of management of information transmission and exchange for the building facility management. We concluded that BIM facility management could solve the problems of scattered or conflicting data by clearly identifying and checking specific building areas. In addition, it can reduce the working steps in a condominium development. Therefore, the research results can help real estate developers and those involved in project development and condominium facility management learn how to efficiently and effectively manage condominium facilities.


Keywords: building information modeling, facility management, residential condominium, level of development, level of information.



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