Understanding Owner Information Need for Facility Management Asset Data in a Large Education Institute
For large facility owners with multiple capital projects and facilities to manage, effective information management is critical to the success of facility operations. Literature has shown the complexity of information deliverable in the perspective of structure, format, content and facility maintenance infrastructure to fit owner’s need and the necessities of defining owner’s information requirement. However, owners still have difficulties in understanding the requirement of building information deliverable to ensure the usefulness of the closeout information. This thesis presents a view from the user after implementation of COBie in a university project and reviews the general industry standard and university information deliverable specification development to bridge the gap between national standard and industry implementation. The findings are valuable to help practitioners to define information requirement for asset data to support facility management and are beneficial to support standardization efforts for data exchange in the FM industry.