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26 JUN 2018

Building Information Modelling to support healthcare built asset management

Each year, England’s NHS spends billions of pounds to maintain its estates. This research investigates how Building Information Modelling (BIM) can provide benefit by demonstrating the links between built asset maintenance spend and added value to the organisational performance. The research uses a comprehensive literature review and a case study of an NHS hospital to achieve the research aim.

A conceptual framework for BIM enabled healthcare Built Asset Management (BAM) was developed and informed by: a literature review; initial data from the case study organisation relating to asset management and asset related data collection practices of NHS hospitals; and the capabilities of Building Information Modelling.

This framework demonstrates how a wide range of interdepartmental data can be digitally integrated to link maintenance strategies and organisational performance. The illustrational BIM model is further improved through the findings from focus groups.