Facility maintenance management (FMM) has become an important topic for research on
the operation phase of the construction life cycle. Managing FMM effectively is extremely
difficult owing to various factors and environments. One of the difficulties is the
performance of 2D graphics when depicting maintenance service. Building information
modeling (BIM) uses precise geometry and relevant data to support the maintenance
service of facilities depicted in 3D object-oriented CAD. This paper proposes a new
and practical methodology with application to FMM using BIM technology. Using BIM
technology, this study proposes a BIM-based facility maintenance management (BIMFMM)
system for maintenance staff in the operation and maintenance phase. The BIMFMM system
is then applied in selected case study of a commercial building project in Taiwan
to verify the proposed methodology and demonstrate its effectiveness in FMM practice.
Using the BIMFMM system, maintenance staff can access and review 3D BIM models for
updating related maintenance records in a digital format. Moreover, this study presents
a generic system architecture and its implementation. The combined results demonstrate
that a BIMFMM-like system can be an effective visual FMM tool.