Trends in BIM and IoT for Reactive Maintenance

Beatriz Campus Fialho, Ricardo Codinhoto, Marcio Minto Fabricio

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It is widely acknowledged in the literature that a buildings’ operational phase is directly related to the success of the business it supports. Building operation demands continuous efforts to reduce waste and operational costs while also improving service delivery. Of particular importance is the management of the Reactive Maintenance (RM) that if not managed efficiently can directly impact production lines and building user experiences, interrupting work and service provision. Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and devices have demonstrably delivered efficiency gains for some Facilities Management (FM) activities such as workplace management, building energy performance and post-occupancy evaluation. However, other areas, such as RM remain relatively unexplored. This research aims to identify BIM and IoT solutions applied to FM and propose a framework of BIM IoT uses assessed against associated gains, losses, enablers and barriers to implementation. A Systematic Literature Review (SLR) of journal and conference articles published between 2013 and 2018 was carried out to identify the outputs of BIM and IoT implementation for RM services. The review shows that the number of relevant articles is increasing and that there is also a lack of clarity regarding the cost-benefit of IoT. While the benefits and gains of systems are emphasized, disadvantages must be investigated. This research also revealed that there is a significant amount of uncertainty regarding guidance for the adoption of combined BIM and IoT applied to the improvement of RM services provision.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019
Event36th CIB W78 2019 Conference: ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) - Northumbria University at Newcastle, Newcastle, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sept 201920 Sept 2019


Conference36th CIB W78 2019 Conference: ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO)
Abbreviated title36th CIB W78 2019 Conference
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom
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  • Building Information Modelling (BIM), Internet of Things (IoT), Facilities Management (FM), Reactive Maintenance (RM)


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