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BIFM launches asset management guide

16 March 2016 | Jamie Harris

The BIFM has launched a Good Practice Guide to Asset Management Surveying Practice.

The guide has been published to help FM professionals produce meaningful asset data which meets expectations of clients, adding value to facilities operations.

Peter Brogan, research and information manager at BIFM, said: “Asset management is of major importance to FM professionals. At the most basic level better use of data enables FM to demonstrate its value across all business disciplines.

“However, its potential is not limited to day-to-day operations as utilisation of asset management data is recognised as a catalyst to both BIM and soft landings. The asset management opportunities now available to FMs are a complex and sophisticated area of expertise and stretch across a wide range of professional disciplines and activities.”

BIFM’s Asset Management Good Practice Guide includes specific guidance on:

  • Applying key built environment industry standard models and principles to improve quality and quantity of asset data information.  This includes building information modelling (BIM), the industry foundation classes (IFC) and COBie, to implement robust survey disciplines
  • Determining key survey goals and objectives
  • Identifying customer expectations and stakeholder needs and defining project scope to ensure these are met
  • Producing detailed specifications for the required asset surveys
  • Setting up a mobilisation process to ensure asset data capture surveys are carried out in a professional, coordinated way
  • Auditing, reporting and management of data asset files to ensure consistency and accuracy for data standards and compliance
  • Maintaining and enhancing quantified and qualified data through analytics and information assessment


The guide is free to download to all BIFM members as part of their member benefits. It is priced at £19.99 for non-members and available to buy direct from BIFM along with other guides in the series.