Transition to Facility Management

by Fred J. Kitchens, Jr., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


The introduction of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) capability into facility planning, design, construction, and management provides the capability to better generate, manage, and retain information needed in the owning and operating of facilities. Many design and construction agents are now developing the capability to furnish facility owners a digitized project Integrated Data Base (IDB) containing planning, design, and construction information. The database must have a structure that will accommodate the addition of operation and maintenance data throughout the life cycle of the project. The author anticipates that the database will be a routine requirement of the facility owner within the next 5 to 10 years.

Subject Headings: Computer aided design | Information management | Construction management | Databases | Systems management | Aging (material) | Maintenance | Life cycles

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