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November 14, 2019 by AGACAD

Today, we take up the third topic in our #AU2019 series: Digital Asset Inventories & BIM for Facility Management.

Taking a digital inventory of facilities — from factories, hospitals, and schools to shopping malls and industrial plants — is becoming increasingly popular because it makes managing them easier and more effective. This is especially true for buildings that were constructed without digital documentation because, when they are handed over to new owners or managers, a daunting lack of information often comes with them. Information that is available is more often than not in the form of paper documents, be those drawings, technical specs, or project and product certificates. Those in turn may be outdated, deteriorated, and can turn up missing over the years. This all means that a large portion of facility information is either inaccessible from the get-go or is subject to expiration or decay.

Digitizing buildings using accurately processed data obtained from 3D laser scanning not only solves these problems but brings a host of benefits besides. Check out the attached white paper wherein we lay out the 6 stages comprising the digital inventory process and the benefits to be accrued.

Digital Inventory of Existing Assets

  1. Conduct a 3D laser scan of property.

  2. Process the data contained in 3D point clouds.
  3. Create a 3D model of the building and its components.
  4. Prepare the 3D model for facility management and maintenance.

  5. Prepare a CDE (Common Data Environment) for the facility.




  6. Integrate with ICT (Information & Communication Technology) systems.



We sure are looking forward to exhibiting at Autodesk University next week! Will you be there? Visit our team of BIM and Revit professionals at booth AE452 (see map below). If you have an interest in building digitization, digital twinning, etc., our CEO Donatas Aksomitas would be especially glad to meet you there.


In the lead-up to AU2019, we've been exploring three major areas in the AEC industry in which BIM plays a vital role, namely: Classification, Fabrication, and Transformation. You can read our take on the first two in the articles linked below.


  1. BIM Content Management & Classification
  2. BIM for Prefabricated Construction


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