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The Airport Department


Kansas City, MO




MCI –Building Information Models (BIM) for Facility Management (FM)

The Airport Department is investing $1.5 billion for a New Single Terminal and Parking Garage. The new Single Terminal will total an estimated 1,094,000 SF, with two (2) levels of the terminal split between arrival and departure operations. The modern, single-terminal will debut in early 2023, and feature 39 gates, updated amenities, and dining options, and the addition of a 6,300-spot six-level parking garage with a covered commercial curb that connects to both levels of the new terminal via roadway crosswalks on each level. The new terminal is proposed to replace terminals A, B, and C, and will be constructed on the previously demolished terminal A site.

A key deliverable of the terminal construction project is a set of as-built Building Information Models (BIM) for Facilities Management that will easily integrate into the airports Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) system. Electronic Data, Inc. (EDI) provided project execution planning services, data standards development, and a proof of concept BIM for FM model to the Clark, Weitz, and Clarkson (CWC) Joint Venture (JV) team under their parent company, Arora Engineers, Inc. (Arora) parent contract. CWC is acting as the Design-Builder on behalf of the Airport. The deliverables of this project will ensure that CWC and its network of sub-contractors can deliver BIM models and asset data that seamlessly loads into and integrates with the Airport’s Maximo system.

Scope of Work Included:

  • BIM-FM Model Strategy: EDI finalized the overall BIM-FM Modeling Strategy and delivered an approved set of BIM Project Delivery Standards documents. Tasks included reviewing the Airport Department’s previously provided BIM documentation and drafting a new set of delivery standards, which included: overall project approach, roles and responsibilities, processes, and software and tools.
  • Master Asset List: EDI worked with both CWC and the Airport Department to review the provided list of included asset types, and then submitted and reviewed EDI’s Strategic Asset Management (eSAM) Standard Data Model for Airport. EDI’s eSAM approach identified standard asset types, systems, and attribution to be collected. A comprehensive BIM-FM/EAM Asset Data Standard was finalized and included required systems, asset types, attribution, and required operations and maintenance (O&M) documentation.
  • COBie Creation and Delivery Plan: EDI reviewed the applicable BIM project delivery standards documents included as part of deliverable #2, and developed a detailed COBie Creation and Delivery Plan, which included:
    • COBie Data Standard Definition (including nomenclature)
    • Process for Generating and Finalizing COBie Files
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Software and Tools

Field Data Collection Plan: The EDI team finalized the field data collection process and software by first reviewing applicable BIM project delivery standards from previous tasks and subsequently developing a detailed Field Data Collection Plan, which included the following:

  • References to the Applicable Asset Data and COBie Standards
  • Processes for Initiating, Planning, Scheduling, Executing and Reviewing Field Data Collection Tasks
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Software and Tools

O&M Submittal Data Delivery Process: EDI reviewed the project delivery standards and asset data standards documentation from previous deliverables and developed a detailed O&M Submittal Data Delivery Plan, which included:

  • References to the Applicable Asset Data and COBie Standards
  • Processes for Vendor Submittal of Data
  • Processes for Validation of Data
  • Process for Preparation of Loading Data
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Software and Tools

Proof of Concept BIM for FM Deliverable and Process Assessment Report: Using the processes and tools defined above, EDI created an example full-scale model for Facilities Management (FM) as a mockup, which included “as-built” BIM-FM model with representative systems and assets. The team then generated COBie exports with O&M attachments from the mockup, and prepared exports for loading into the Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Maximo. This deliverable was finalized with the production of a final Process Assessment Report detailing all processes as well as the results of the outputs.