The publication series “Common BIM Requirements 2012” is the result of a broad-based development project entitled COBIM. The need for these requirements arises from the rapidly growing use of BIM in the construction industry.
Part 12 describes requirements and potential areas for utilization of BIM during the use and maintenance phase of the construction process. It offers illustrative examples of the utilization potential and the benefits of BIM as support for facility services processes. It describes the information management process throughout the whole construction value chain, and it sets minimum requirements for the update and quality assessment methods of BIMs for the use phase. The requirements include IFC based data transfer, but other data transfer standards for the use phase (COBie) are dealt with as well. Even if the requirements now set, are modest compared to the utilization potential, this part has an important position since it provides an analysis and paves the way for a growing use of BIM as integral part of the facility services processes.