Facility Management Tools
The operation of a facility represents the longest duration of the lifecycle of a building and the largest portion of the total lifecycle cost. The facility management responsibilities are wide-ranging and multidisciplinary; varying from responses to immediate alarms to regular maintenance work orders or long term capital planning. Given the fact that today's buildings are increasing more complex, the need for a smart building to have facility management top of the line tools and processes to efficiently manage the facility becomes essential. The software facility management applications shape the administrative processes within facility management. They include: a work order system, a preventative and predictive maintenance application, space planning management, inventory control system, and asset management.
Building Information Modeling is a significant data management tool for new construction. The data and modeling generated in the use of BIM should be exported in the facility management systems.