An organization’s building assets support its services across most major activities. A building asset management system typically addresses organizations’ information associated with leases, licenses to occupy, land-related covenants and the acquisition or other forms of real property and infrastructure. Important elements of a building asset management system is used in the fulfillment of construction and renewal project management, valuation, monitoring and performance management, integrated asset inventory and computerized work order management (CMMS), energy monitoring and the control, and audit systems on power consumption. It’s important that the system provides full assessment and recording of buildings operating costs, and ideally risk calculations are included. Key to this approach is awareness that a building asset management must be used to maintain awareness of the characteristics of a building, its operating environment and occupant requirements for safety and work performance. Buildings are confronted with continual decline, so management of these assets is critical to an organization’s short and long-term strategies.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)
Since the very introduction of BIM modeling, Michael Baker International has been a major contributor to the development of this model framework. Michael Baker served as the national program manager for the early formation the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers development of the Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE) along with its integration of the A/E/C CADD standards. These standards were predecessors to BIM and Michael Baker has been in a thought leadership role for BIM for nearly two decades. Recently, Michael Baker has worked with the USACE BIM Standards Committee in developing the COBie Compliance Document which will be used throughout the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for construction operations building information exchange. This standard will guide how BIM models are used throughout the course of a project to manage and disseminate information amongst the project team and ultimate customer.
Through the BIM process, we create the digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of your facility. Through BIM and using a building asset management approach, you possess the information about your facility that forms the basis for making nearly every decision during a building’s or structure’s life-cycle. As the owners or operators of buildings and structures, BIM allows you to harvest the economic benefits of your assets by organizing and using information associated with a 3D model to smartly manage your facilities. Components of the model’s framework are reusable across your enterprise of buildings and assets. Through BIM you can visualize the facility while exploring and managing contract and specification properties, understanding roles and function of personnel, programming for rehabilitation or expansion, accurately ascertaining and validating quantities, estimate cost, allocated spaces and know the geometry of everything to achieve all that BIM has to offer over the entire life-cycle of a building or other infrastructure.
Using BIM, we enhance the ability of infrastructure owners to develop and implement tools and collaborative working practices that optimize infrastructure asset costs and performance. Whether a design project or through capturing preexisting as-built data, Michael Baker International’s (BIM) experts support all aspects of Building Information Modeling.
By providing a structured framework for the creation, collation and exchange of information about assets, our BIM experts support effective asset management. Traditionally, BIM and asset management have been isolated practices; however, isolation between practices can cause duplication in work and budget overruns. Our experts maximize benefits from development and implementation of BIM and Asset Management together. Though many of the BIM highpoints are centered on design value, there is potentially even greater value in the post-construction in-service phase of your project. More specifically, the benefits from an integrated, enterprise-wide and life cycle approach to BIM and Asset Management will include:
- Greater clarity on long-term in-service performance expectations and the consequences of design-stage decisions over life cycle performance and cost.
- Reduced project start-up costs due to availability of better information at the beginning of the project.
- Reduced construction and operational costs as a result of reduced construction defects.
- Better life cycle management resulting from more readily available consolidated design and construction information as a single source of data.
- Reduced management process costs arising from incomplete data.
Veterans Administration – Carl T. Hayden Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
- BIM Clash detection efforts to analyze the interface between buildings structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.
CenturyLink Communications – Los Lunas Central Office Switching Facility, Los Lunas, NM
- Designer and architect of record for a building addition and comprehensive HVAC upgrade to an existing Central Office Switching facility.
- REVIT model created for the building to identify cross-connect locations for fiber optic cabling, POTS line and DC power cabling, and CLASH Detection with other building systems.
- REVIT model was delivered for use on future O&M projects planned for the facility.
COX Communications – Digital Multi-media Transmission Center, AZ
- Designer and architect of record for a ground-up data center
- Facility is a prototype for future projects throughout the US
- Built a BIM Model to analyze all major and minor building components and systems
- Provided CLASH Detection
- Delivered BIM model that will be populated with installed equipment over the facility’s lifetime
- BIM Model to plan for future expansion, modernization and equipment migration
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
Michael Baker International provides operations and maintenance management services to support an organization’s need to manage their building systems and equipment, including:
- Documenting goals, objectives, critical success factors, performance metrics, and reporting dashboards
- Developing equipment standards, maintenance schedules, procedures, and plans
- Conducting equipment surveys and incorporating the data into the computerized maintenance management solution (CMMS)
- Developing maintenance plans for data management and integrating with space management if applicable
- Providing ongoing CMMS functional and technical support
REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT
Through Michael Baker International’s expertise in real estate management we guide an organization to better manage their land and real property portfolios we possess the capabilities to represent the owner in interactions with public agencies and private developers, and other stakeholders. Michael Baker International offers:
- A fully integrated suite of applications addressing all aspects of real estate and infrastructure
- Forecasting approaches for your asset opportunities, improved space management, and identifying investment risks
- Information protocols for investment timelines and associated cost information
- Asset inventory, space validation, and facility condition assessments
- On-site technical, training, and functional support
Hunter Point Candlestick Point Shipyard Redevelopment Environmental Mitigation Database GIS
- Over $2 billion dollars in public infrastructure, housing and open spaces
- Development planning for 12,000 homes, Research & Development Park, Office Space, Retail shops, Hotels, Entertainment and Performance Venue, Community Facilities, Parks
- Preparation of a Mitigation Measures database with block details, responsible parties, project library, and agency verifications
- GIS and Web Map solution with feature classes and associated data, graphical representation of spatial layers/themes, viewer for source documents, trip generator for on-site travel, and development simulator tools
SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Michael Baker International provides sustainability and energy management services to document, track, and recommend practical changes to ultimately reduce environmental impact, enhance positive economic viability, and promote social awareness. We provide expertise to:
- Develop baseline measurements of the impacts of energy consumption in the workplace and operations
- Manage workplace operations and assets to minimize unstainable impacts
- Take actions to improve performance and generate positive impacts through sustainable approaches to energy management
Navy Cargo Training Center – Newport, VA
Michael Baker International designed and implemented a LEED Platinum navy training center which included brownfield redevelopment, bicycle integration, light pollution reduction, and an emphasis on heat island effect mitigation.
Specifically, each building as part of the campus was designed to maximize energy and water savings to increase the return on investment for the owner. In addition to ROI, Michael Baker worked with the owner to holistically integrate green design features into the project site that would encourage mass transportation and low-emitting vehicles.
Significant energy and water saving measures include:
- Life-cycle analysis of photovoltaic solar panels to generate electricity
- High efficiency fixtures enabled the project to reduce its water consumption by nearly half
- An array of sensors, timers, and controls work to reduce wasted electricity to light the buildings
- Extensive daylighting throughout the buildings to reduce electricity costs
Sustainable construction features include:
- 30% recycled content in the overall construction materials
- Low-emitting materials used throughout the training center
- Sustainably harvest wood
- Extensive IAQ management plan during construction and before occupancy
UTILITY ASSET MANAGEMENT
Michael Baker International provides asset management services for the inventory, evaluation, recommendation, design and implementation of all types of: water, wastewater, energy, storm water management, storm water quality, and other utility systems.
City of Avalon
- Pipe Condition Assessment with GIS Viewer for collection of Sewer CCTV logs
- Inventory of century-old clay and metal pipes for replacement and rehabilitation
- Asset inspection showed half the sewer lines were flushed with corrosive salt water and some had deteriorated so much they have vanished.
- Prior to asset collection and analysis, and rehabilitation measures human waste flows went unchecked into the earth, trickling into the city’s groundwater and filtering through the sand into Avalon Bay.
By May 2014, an environmental nonprofit (Heal the Bay) announced Avalon was removed from its list of Southern California’s dirtiest beaches.
City of El Cajon
- Pipe condition assessments for sewer systems
- Risk Consequence Analysis identifying risks for sewer spills with sensitive community receptors such as food establishments, medical facilities, and storm drain systems.
- Building audits
- Capital Investment options and decision analysis
- Condition assessment
- Contracts and administration
- Disability strategy
- Energy management
- Inventory of assets
- Maintenance management
- Performance planning and reporting
- Property management
- Service level agreements
- Space management
- Statutory compliance
- Trend tracking and evaluation of program effectiveness