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Building Lifecycle Management (BLM) Services

PLM-BLM-BIM Correlation

Building Lifecycle Management​Building Lifecycle Management (BLM) involves “adaptation of product lifecycle management – like techniques to design, construction, and management of buildings.” It requires a standardized ontology and the integration of disparate competencies, technologies, and processes.[1]

In other words, BLM is “the practice of designing, constructing, and operating a facility with a single set of interoperable data.” [2] It is operationalized through a robust Product Lifecycle Management system, which creates an efficient environment for coordinating complex Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) data.

Building Lifecycle Management requires accurate and extensive Building Information Modeling (BIM). BLM adopts a BIM Level 3 approach that enables a highly efficient collaborative process based on manufacturing industry best practices.

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Core Benefits of BLM

BLM enables BIM Level 3 and improved construction predictability, long-term value for owners and AEC profitability. The core benefits of employing BLM are:

  • improved productivity, sustainability and quality
  • reduced waste, risk, and cost

These benefits are achieved through BLM’s ability to eliminate rework, reduce Requests For Information (RFIs), centralize data, contextualize information, and near-accurately predict outcomes.

BLM Enables Improved Productivity

  • Centrally managed data helps remove version control issues, chances for human error, and even the need to manage files.
  • Rework, redundant drawings and iterations can be drastically reduced when all users access a single live database via web services
  • Inefficient RFIs, submittals, and change orders can be reduced or eliminated with users proactively resolving issues in real-time using a BLM system.

BLM enables Increased Quality and Value from Suppliers

  • Using BLM, designers can make better decisions within a richer data context and maintain greater control over the quality of the finished product.
  • Collaborating in a BLM environment can help construction firms and building systems manufacturers develop a greater understanding of project requirements.
  • With reliable data, builders and suppliers can improve coordination, execute more quickly, and accurately realize the design intent.
  • Building Lifecycle Management also offers built-in governance and traceability, improving accountability across the disciplines.

BIM enables Reduction of Waste, Risk, and Cost

  • BLM is designed to reduce waste by more accurately predicting outcomes, identifying potential points of conflict, and optimizing processes.
  • BLM also reduces risk to the project schedule, worker safety, and overall construction budget.

BIM Helps Gain a Competitive Advantage

  • The potential opportunity for AEC firms to gain a competitive advantage is to adopt BIM Level 3 approach early, before the market calls for further mandates.
  • Getting ahead of the curve with a BLM system enables a team to become more efficient than competitors, deliver higher quality, gain the loyalties of owners and design partners, and retain a healthier profit margin.

In addition to Building Lifecycle Management services, Zero/Six Consulting also provides related services like Building Lifecycle Cost Analysis. For more details, Read about Building Lifecycle Cost Analysis

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