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Midwest Aviation Department


Kansas City, MO




KCAD – IBM Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Implementation

The Aviation Department’s mission is to provide outstanding airport services in a safe and cost-effective manner for the benefit of citizens, visitors, airlines, and customers. This Midwest Aviation Department owns and operates both International and Downtown airports, is supported wholly by airport user charges, and currently employs more than 400.

It is an exciting time as the Aviation Department is investing $1.5 billion for a New Single Terminal and Parking Garage. The total estimated building area for the terminal is 1,094,000 square feet (SF), with two (2) levels of the terminal split between arrival and departure operations. The modern, single-terminal will debut in early 2023 and includes 39 gates with a capacity for up to 50 gates, updated amenities and dining options, and efficient security. In preparation for the new terminal project, a best-of-breed Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system and program were needed. Maximo and EDI were selected to lay the foundation for that program.

One critical objective of the Maximo implementation was to put the Department in the position to consume and leverage the immense amount of Building Information Model (BIM) data that was to be generated as part of the new terminal project. The desired end result was to take a huge step forward in how as-built construction data was used to seed the EAM system. As such EDI implemented a BIM integration that allowed KCAD to consume COBie data directed from BIM models as well as link Maximo Assets directly to 3D BIM Models via Autodesk ForgeViewer inside of Maximo. This solution was piloted with a new Maintenance Shop building that was being constructed at the same time as the implementation.

Scope of Work Included:

  • Implementation of EDI’s Strategic Asset Management (eSAM) solution on the Maximo 7.6 platform
  • Definition of Airport Systems Hierarchies (Assets and Locations)
  • Implementation of EDI’s SuiteReq Work Request Portal
  • Work Order Management
  • BIM Integration, Including Direct COBie Data Loading Process and Inline 3D BIM Model Viewing via Autodesk ForgeViewer