FM Data reconciliation is a common task for many contractors and others in the construction industry or at least it should be. When you are reconciling FM data your objective is to ensure the information assembled is complete and accurate reflecting approved submittals, as-built conditions in the field as well as the BIM models while also conforming to the owners expectations. Mistakes happen all the time, making data reconciliation a must-know, but what if there was a way to streamline identifying and fixing those errors? FM Data standards define the owner’s requirements for FM data and establish a process for assembling and verifying the data for the purpose of streamlining and reducing errors in handover while providing tools to ensure completeness.
In 2019, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) introduced BIM standards. These standards provide the necessary framework to help designers and contractors from different countries collaborate efficiently on all phases of construction projects. The introduction of these standards also encourages BIM’s wider use.