HCI helps avoid four common traps when using BIM in healthcare operations and maintenance

by Brianna Crandall — March 3, 2017 — The number of healthcare owners receiving building information modeling (BIM) data following construction is rising and, with it, confusion about how best to apply this data to improve the building life cycle. Healthcare organizations seeking to use BIM data in operations and maintenance often fall into traps that can confuse BIM initiatives.

To help healthcare facilities managers (FMs) create an effective plan for moving forward with BIM, the Health Care Institute (HCI) of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), in partnership with BIM for Healthcare Owners, has published the third in its series of white papers addressing the unique challenges of applying BIM to healthcare operations and maintenance.

The white paper, Four Traps Slowing Utilization of BIM in Today’s Healthcare Operations, is the third in an ongoing series, A Guide to Applying BIM Data to Healthcare Operations and Maintenance. It incorporates practicable insight from experts at leading health systems — including Carolinas Health System, Mayo Clinic and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center — on how BIM can be used today to boost healthcare operational processes.

The new paper outlines the four most common traps holding FMs back from a successful BIM implementation, as well as solutions and insight from experts who are tackling these obstacles today.

A free copy of Four Traps Slowing Utilization of BIM in Today’s Healthcare Operations is available to download from the HCI Web site. Additional papers in this series are available for free download with registration on the HCI Building Information Modeling Web page.