Towards value-driven Asset Management through dynamic Information Management
Effective asset management in the built environment, particularly for dynamic institutional built assets like hospitals and universities, presents enduring challenges. These assets continually evolve, generating vast data reservoirs. This information is pivotal for the decision-making processes of asset owners, primarily within the public sector, where policymakers and decision-makers seek to optimize value creation. Therefore, access to precise and up-to-date data is paramount for informed decision-making, with the overarching objective being value enhancement. Information management (IM) throughout the asset’s lifecycle has gained attention in academia and the construction industry. Various IM concepts, principles, and technological innovations have been introduced to address IM challenges. However, a gap remains between theory and practical application, necessitating remedial strategies to bridge this divergence.
This research project’s primary aim is to propose solutions for elevating information management practices across the institutional built asset’s lifecycle. This enhancement in IM aims to facilitate decision-making among asset owners, ultimately resulting in improved value generation. It is noteworthy that this study is limited to institutional built assets in Quebec, Canada.
Publications from this project are available in the drop-down menu below:
Mehran, D., Poirier, E. A., & Forgues, D. (2022). BIM and Lean for value generation in the built asset industry: an information management perspective. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 1218, No. 1, p. 012052). IOP Publishing.
Mehran, D., Poirier, A.E, & Forgues, D. (2022). Impact of Fragmentation on Value Generation – Towards a BIM-Enabled Lean Framework. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC30), 1165–1176. doi.org/10.24928/2022/0229
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