The integration of Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Accruent’s engineering document and drawing management software system, Meridian, can support the creation, exchange and distribution of technical engineering information in all phases of the facility lifecycle.
The value of BIM extends beyond design and construction and into an asset’s operational lifecycle. It delivers data that an owner or operator can use for facilities management, operations, maintenance, refurbishment and extension, all the way through to eventual demolition. According to a recent survey by Adobe, 55% of respondents reported a reduced time required for communication and 52% reported higher quality projects by integrating BIM with powerful engineering design tools. Accruent’s, engineering document management system, Meridian provides this integration and becomes the ultimate repository for consolidating all legacy and project-related engineering information with seamless handover and integration with BIM systems.
Delivering value with Building Information Modeling.
The construction industry has undergone a sustained phase of rapid transformation. Project teams working on the management or construction of infrastructures are liable to substantial changes in the years ahead, both in processes and technology. The rapid adoption of BIM is driving this transformation. BIM is an intelligent, model-based process that provides insight into the planning, design, construction and management of buildings and infrastructure. When combined with Accruent’s Meridian, it can significantly enhance the full lifecycle performance of facilities.
BIM is good, Meridian's Engineering Document Management system makes it great.
Capital projects can range drastically in size, complexity and cost, with large-scale infrastructures, are planned, designed and built with the involvement of a large number of stakeholders. Whenever BIM data is exchanged between departments, all information must be controlled and monitored in an audit trail. However, ensuring that correct versions of the appropriate information are included in the handover can be a severe challenge. When project team members receive BIM data through different sources or tools, this information is often incomplete, consisting of errors or existing in outdated formats. With Meridian’s document version control functionality, all relevant data can be managed across the facility lifecycle, from concept and design through its operating life.
Benefits of an integrated solution.
By integrating Accruent’s Meridian with BIM tools like Autodesk Revit, owner-operators benefit from a single source of truth for CAD files. This includes 2D data, not just 3D data, from multiple engineering disciplines. The integration ensures that data can be shared and used by operations and maintenance teams for future facility maintenance and/or modification projects. Regardless of the number of handovers, Meridian prevents the loss of data integrity. When facility information is finally needed for future projects, stakeholders can be confident they are working with accurate and complete information. Meridian automates and streamlines spatial, data and documents handover from the CAPEX project lifecycle to the OPEX asset lifecycle. At the end of the CAPEX project, enhanced models, data and documents are ready for handover to operations within the asset lifecycle.
Accruent customers recognize the growing importance of BIM and the value of integrating this information with an engineering document management system such as Meridian.