Current Trends and Future of Advanced Simulations in Facility Management - An Owner's Perspective

Building Information Management (BIM) in facility management has been successfully implemented over the past several years. However, owners are still struggling to move towards the next level of advanced simulations, such as digital twins and augmented reality. This paper provides a literature review on the existing successful national and international implementation of advanced simulations in facility management. Furthermore, a conceptual framework is developed for moving towards the next generation of advanced technologies in capital projects in a large institutional owner, the Office of Physical Plant (OPP) at the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) which is a leading institution of BIM adoption for facility management in the US. Finally, a potential use case is identified in which advanced technology can be utilized and potential benefits could be tracked. Future research includes developing a taxonomy for advanced simulation implementation in facility management for large institutional owners.



Work Title Current Trends and Future of Advanced Simulations in Facility Management - An Owner's Perspective
Open Access
  1. Zahra Ghorbani
  2. Craig Richard Dubler
  1. Facilities management
  2. Augmented reality
  3. Virtual reality
  4. Digital twins
  5. Advanced simulations
License CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
Work Type Conference Proceeding
  1. Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE)
Publication Date May 2021
  1. English
DOI doi:10.26207/3yaw-p355
Deposited September 12, 2021




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