BIM and Digital Twins for a more comprehensive view of Facility Management


In recent years, we have seen an endless number of regulations emerging, which aim to adapt our infrastructures and operations to a smarter and increasingly sustainable world; Therefore, the FM sector in general has been evolving to adapt to these changes and, in particular from ROSMIMAN, we have not stopped innovating with the aim of executing said adjustments on an accelerated basis, with cost-efficient solutions, always keeping people and operational continuity at the centre of the equation. Some of the technologies that have emerged in recent years are related to the implementation of BIM systems and the need to have a digital twin of our infrastructures; however, not every 3D model is a digital twin.

In the market today, we find a variety of vendors offering different solutions, mostly highly valid and necessary but, individually, only aimed at one edge of the subject; That is why it is necessary to point to a backbone that allows each of the “edges” to be coordinated in a comprehensive way, allowing business decisions to be made in real time.

The development of a true digital twin begins by creating a model by scanning each corner of our structures, combining high resolution photos together with sizing through laser pointers and geo-referencing through GIS technology. This generates a 3D model based on images and point cloud that, depending on the density of said cloud, even allows us to make measurements with pinpoint accuracy within our facilities without the need to be physically in them; It is worth noting that through the point cloud model, the generation of a complete and updated BIM model can be considered with a minimum of cost and effort.

Whether with or without the BIM model, so that the 3D product of our scanning is a true digital twin, it is necessary to integrate monitoring systems (BMS, IoT devices, etc.) and the coordinates of the measurement points within of our model; This is how we can validate in real time and from the comfort of the computer: consumption, supplies, breakdowns, air quality, brightness, capacity and a long list of elements and indicators that must be taken into account in a living entity such as our facilities. Making its management more flexible from a forced “face-to-face” to an “anytime-anywhere”, complying with new regulations and with accurate real-time traceability of all the elements that directly influence our employees/users, as well as our income statement.

All this brings us to the previously mentioned backbone; here there are also many options on the market. However, due to the level of detail and specifications, it is advisable to opt for specific solutions for the sector such as IWMS systems. Specifically, ROSMIMAN® IWMS & SERVICES provides access to complex BIM models of infrastructures and facilities, the possibility of navigating through 3D models to access all related information through bidirectional correlation workflows of data connected between the BIM model, the elements of monitoring and the Asset Management, Maintenance and Facility Management system, from the ROSMIMAN® system user interface itself, for a practical and operational use, in an easy and intuitive way and without changing application.


About ROSMIMAN® IWMS Global Site

THE CARLOS III OF MADRID UNIVERSITY: Innovation in Facility Management Collaborative Global solutions for the comprehensive management of real estate assets, infrastructures, facilities and services.

 With more than 25 years of experience, ROSMIMAN is the leading provider in the design, implementation and development of software solutions for asset management, with its ROSMIMAN® IWMS Global Site suite of products for Maintenance, Facility Management and Cloud services, carrying out the most relevant and significant projects in Spain, both from the private and public sectors.

ROSMIMAN® IWMS & Services Global Site integrates in a single software platform a system with the greater functional, operational and technological scope of the market and includes:

  • Real estate & Property Management.
  • Space & Workplace Management.
  • Integrated Services Management.
  • Asset & Maintenance Management.
  • Project Management.
  • Environmental Sustainability.

With more than 500 companies in 16 countries as clients and a highly-qualified team of professionals and engineers with PMP® certifications, under the best practices of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and PRINCE2 methodologies, to manage, design, build and implement high added value projects to our customers, ROSMIMAN has all the talents, skills, experiences and resources which have shaped what we are: market presence with brand integrity, continued trust and loyalty of our clients and reliable, and committed services for more than 10,000 direct users from 30 different sectors using ROSMIMAN® solutions every day in their companies.

We combine advanced technology and investment in R+D+i, with extensive operational experience, to deliver innovative and practical solutions aimed at maximising the maintenance and facility management operations of our clients. We focus on providing practical, useful, simple, intuitive and user-friendly software solutions, so that the use of technology in business is not an obstacle, understanding the kind of current and future challenges faced by our customers in every industry and activity.

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