BIM for Facilities Management Case Study: Maine General Medical Center
Tie YouBIM into the IBM Maximo environment (traditional static directory tree navigation). The world leading solution from IBM, Maximo is one of the most widely deployed CMMS solutions that helps manage every aspect of facility management. YouBIM is a SAAS (Software as a Service) cloud-based solution that brings an integrated database and instant access to facility information through an easy-to-navigate 3D/BIM (Building Information Modeling) interface.
Maine General Medical Center is a 640,000 SF, 192-bed hospital new hospital facility built in Augusta, Maine. This LEED Gold certified project was design and built through an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract approach. Construction was completed 10 months ahead of schedule, which allowed the hospital to plow $20 Million dollars of value-added construction savings back into the project. Total Construction Cost was of $215 Million. With medical equipment and all soft costs, total project cost was $322 Million.
When Robins & Morton (a top 10 ENR rated health care Contractor) and H.P. Cummings teamed up to build this large project, they knew they wanted to take BIM to the next level. Streamlining the construction process was paramount for both Robins & Morton and H.P. Cummings, but they wanted to leave their customer something more. Collaborating with their customer, they began to define larger goals.
For the Medical Center, one of the key benefits of the Integrated Project Delivery method was to be left with a rich BIM to Facility Management (FM) integration that would continue to return dividends throughout the life of the facility. Integration of various 3D models was a major focus, but flexibility was critical.
The key parameters for integration of the disparate information became:
• Ease of use
• Smooth 3D navigation
• Seamless integration between Maximo and the 3D models.