Want to improve safety, uptime and efficiency across the lifecycle of your project and asset? A great way to attain this within construction work is through properly implemented asset information management (AIM). A management process that sees you store and disseminate information.
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The issue with AIM is that it’s confusing and nuanced. Many UK construction industry facility managers think they might need it but aren’t entirely sure what it is. Many also don’t understand the best way to implement it in their construction projects and management processes.
This guide, put together by project information management experts BC, will explain:
Asset information management is the action of dealing with all asset information requirements. It is, quite literally, the ordering and sharing of all information (BIM Level 2 data, Geospatial information, parts maintenance instruction etc.) provided by an asset information model.
AIM is usually implemented by means of a common data environment to permit a single source of truth for streamlined decision making. Good AIM helps assure a project is built on time, in budget and on specification through assuring information is comprehensive and current:
By making sure decisions can be made quickly and assuredly, well-practised AIM helps owner-operators to maintain a competitive edge.
AIM stores important reference data and activity records that are used to support high-impact decisions. Information such as that involving critical processes, security or health & safety.
Information relating to the functions and inner-workings of an asset and its components, such as flow diagrams and equipment specifications.
Information relating to the design of an asset, such as piping & instrumentation diagrams and building information models (BIM) and digital twins.
Information how an asset should work, including descriptions of operations and certification requirements.
Information about the finances and investment opportunities relating to an asset, including purchasing records and depreciation.
Data about the status of an asset and its workings such as procurement and MRO inventories.
All information on the asset’s past including maintenance records and incident reports.
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AIM improves portfolio management and asset management throughout the asset lifecycle by building hindsight, foresight and insight into a management system. It achieves this by making information at the design & build, operations & maintenance and decommissioning stages available to those who need it.
The question now facing you is how to best-implement asset information management?
BC are leaders in AIM software solutions with their class-leading BC Enterprise and BC Enterprise+ common data environments.
Get in contact with BC to discover how they can help you to implement AIM.