In June, Autodesk added a new module to BIM 360 Build called Assets.
Assets is used to track key milestones in the asset lifespan, from design and fabrication to delivery, installation, commissioning and ultimately handover.
Assets can be defined as the following;
- Systems Components – such as Mechanical Equipment or Windows
- Moveable Equipment – such as Diggers or Concrete buckets
- Building Materials – such as Concrete or Wall linings
- Rooms & Areas – for Quality Assurance of Finishes
Why an Asset Management System is Important
A familiar anecdote we hear about is that there is little consideration on how a Building Information Model deliverable could be utilised post-construction, let alone, a system to structure and manage this valuable project information.
Some of the pain points encountered through a lack of planning are:
- Difficult to track assets throughout the lifecycle of a project (from production to installation to testing through acceptance and handover).
- Easily accessing and locating asset information and documentation onsite.
- Difficulty tracking asset lifecycle through the commissioning process.
- Owners don’t have the information they need at handover to manage the building in the future (warranty & maintenance information).
Why Use BIM 360 Assets
BIM 360 Assets integrates with existing Document Management and Field Management workflows and provides a user-friendly interface to customise and track project asset information. Some of the benefits to using BIM 360 Assets in the field are:
- Barcode / QR Code Scanner – Carry out relevant inspections and ongoing maintenance effortlessly with the simple scan of a barcode or QR code from your mobile device.
- Defects – Quickly document any defects by capturing photos and attaching them directly to an asset.
- Inspections / Testing – Easily complete any onsite inspections or testing by connecting assets to Checklists.
- Mobile Accessibility – View commissioning and asset-related information onsite allowing for quick resolutions.
- Asset List Imports – Quickly populate your asset list from excel.
To see BIM 360 Assets presented in more detail, we have a recorded webinar you can watch here:
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