Building Information Modeling (BIM)

A collaborative process

Acacia is at the forefront of advising clients on how to maximise the operational benefits of implementing Level 2 BIM. We are one of the few FM Consultants with the experience and expertise to advise clients on the operational requirements of BIM Level 2 enabled projects.

In New Build Projects, the key to the successful transfer from the Design and Construction Phase to the ongoing Operational Sustaining Phase is the implementation of both the Soft Landings Framework and BS 8536-1:2015. Both the Soft Landings Framework and BS 8536:1 call for operator input at all stages of the process. 

This ensures that digital data from the BIM model is relevant and detailed enough to ensure a smooth transfer from the project cycle to the sustaining cycle.

We work with our clients to develop the Asset Information Requirement (AIR). The key objectives of the AIR are:

  • To ensure that all relevant documentation described in the specification is provided in a timely manner at project handover, to allow the client to safely occupy and operate the facilities from the date of occupation.
  • To provide the required drawings, documents, and data in the defined electronic format. This enables the information to be loaded into the CAFM database, electronic document management system and / or other appropriate software.
  • To deliver a Building Information Model (where specified) to a defined level of information and detail.

Benefits

  • BIM software allows us to have an overview of a facility and anticipate issues before they become a problem
  • BIM works to our client’s advantage by anticipating costs and reducing safety risks
  • Our expertise in building information modelling is unique in the Irish facilities management market

Contact Us

David O'Brien
Managing Director
T +353 86 618 2607
E david.obrien@acacia.ie

Recent Case Studies

Additional Consultancy reading material

Acacia Hosts ISO 41001 International Conference Event

Acacia were delighted to host an international conference event for its fellow members of ISO 41001 Technical Committee (TC 267). 

ISO 41001 FM Standard – Acacia Expertise

This week saw the publication of the new ISO Facilities Management System Standard ISO 41001.
David O’Brien, Acacia’s Managing Director, was part of an international expert group tasked with developing Technical Specification for auditing the standard.

Big Picture Thinking – Acacia at the SCSI Conference

Acacia were pleased to contribute to the recent Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) Property Management, Facilities Management conference.

ISO standard in development for Facilities Management

Acacia welcome the progress towards the development of international standards for Facilities Management.

Operational Readiness Strategy

Where an organisation is undertaking a large change to the physical environment an Operational Readiness Strategy and Team should be put in place.

Salesforce Best Large Workplace in Ireland

Salesforce was recently ranked No. 1 on the list of the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland

BIM adoption in the UK

BIM brings together all of the information about every component of a building, in one place. It makes it possible for any speciality to access that information for any purpose

New Code for SME on leasing commercial premises

The SCSI have recently launched a new code “The Business Leasing Code for Landlords and Tenants”

IDA Value Proposition for Ireland

The IDA have refreshed their Value Proposition to emphasise the fundamental factors that attract investment to Ireland

International Property Measurement Standards

In November 2014 the International Property Measurement Standards were published, providing universal guidelines for the measurement of office buildings.

Acacia in the Middle East

Acacia celebrates its second year of operations in the Middle East. Operating on a number of high profile projects such as the development of Mobily’s Data Centre Network throughout The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.