What is Live BIM? Live BIM Benefits
What is Live BIM?
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Cross-Discipline Collaboration
via the Live BIM Desk

The model becomes a centralized, single source of information – eliminating model redundancies and asset data disparities.

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   Up to40%
Reduced Energy Consumption

From Increased Energy Conservation Programs
Live BIM helps facilities reach new standards in sustainability by enabling them to analyze inefficient systems and establish a proactive energy management plan.

Benefits that Span the Building Lifecycle

Operational efficiencies are achieved throughout the structure's lifecycle.Enabling all users to access and utilize the most up-to-date asset data available through a single model interface, Live BIM™ allows disciplines across the design, construction and operation of a building to leverage whatever technology tools they need, at whatever phase of the structure’s lifecycle they are working in, to optimize their efficiency and streamline their processes.

There is no one tool that can solve the industry’s inefficiency problems – waste related to time, materials, energy and labor comes from many different sources and must be addressed at each specific level to be successfully remediated. MTP’s Live BIM is not the next 'one-size-fits-all' solution to these challenges – instead, it is an integrated approach to optimizing Building Lifecycle Management.

Giving confidence that the information used to run these tools is accurate, Live BIM enables unprecedented cross-discipline collaboration that drives new levels of productivity, cost savings and operational benefits.

Benefits in the Design / Build Phase

Live BIM turns the traditionally fragmented construction process into a collaborative effort where architects, engineers and contractors can all share expertise and information, using a single model to:

Perform lifecycle analysis before ever breaking ground.

Calculate the energy impact of different construction approaches, and the lifetime costs of operating the building based on the chosen design.

Compare and choose the most energy efficient and cost-effective building materials.

Maximize the energy efficiency of your building from the start by running ‘what-if’ analysis in the Live BIM model to determine the operational and sustainability impact of using various part types and system set ups in a range of potential locations.

Enable smooth, fast execution with little to no installation conflicts.

Live BIM provides great value in the collision avoidance modeling phase, allowing engineers to run evaluations and identify potential conflicts between disciplines before actual work from any contractor starts – ensuring successful collaboration once the project begins.

Reduce materials waste with the exact ordering estimates generated by Live BIM.

Because of the exact material estimates provided by Live BIM, contractors won't need to risk either under- or over-ordering materials. This precision drives a very lean and cost-effective process.

Drive down documentation costs with more accurate handover materials.

Through integration with an asset management system like IBM Maximo, users can apply attributes to every part that goes into the building through the Live BIM model – considerably streamlining RFI and commissioning processes and ensuring smooth hand-off into operations.


Benefits in the Occupancy / Operational Phase

The operational phase of a building’s life comprises 97% of its total costs. Streamlining building management in this phase is absolutely critical for facility owners and operators to answer the call for more energy efficient and cost-effective buildings. Through Live BIM, facilities managers can:

Eliminate asset data loss as the building moves through its lifecycle phases.

The operational phase is when the accuracy of building information becomes increasingly more valuable. As an ever-evolving model, Live BIM can be easily transitioned to facilities managers after the construction phase to ensure accuracy of utility data continues to be upheld. When leveraged within an existing building, Live BIM helps facilities managers understand the true condition of the parts behind their walls, and ensures they work from the most up-to-date information on their infrastructure's systems moving forward.

Enable confident cross-discipline collaboration from a single model.

With Live BIM, any discipline – from architects to engineers to contractors – can access and update one model whenever maintenance, upgrades or expansions are made. This ensures all parties are working with the most accurate building information and ensures the validity of all data is upheld.

Use historic data to compare trends and identify under-performing system areas.

Instead of adding alternative energy solutions to already inefficient buildings, Live BIM allows facilities managers to run predictive analysis in the model, simulating future scenarios and identifying areas that can be retrofitted with new energy-efficient designs.

Take a proactive stance to achieving energy management performance targets.

Giving operators the ability to identify and resolve the root inefficiencies of their building’s assets, perform carbon footprint reviews, monitor performance targets, and analyze and compare the impact of various energy management options, Live BIM ensures the successful implementation of green initiatives throughout remaining building life.

Drive streamlined facilities maintenance and resource management activities.

Quickly identify any utility asset’s exact location, along with its warranty, part number, preventative maintenance information and any other associated documentation in the Live BIM model. With the ability to pinpoint problems and proactively identify preventative maintenance needs, facilities managers can better allocate resources to greatly reduce time and labor costs.

Enable unprecedented efficiency – labor savings of up to 75% – in work order processing.

Greatly reduce dispatch and resolution time through Live BIM integration with facilities management tools such as IBM Maximo asset management software. With an integrated Live BIM solution, facilities managers pinpoint system parts and their associated information in mere minutes. Maintenance can begin immediately, and armed with such comprehensive information, facilities personnel can cut their average time per work order from 12 hours to just 3.