Attributing in-use building performance data to an as-built building information model for lifecycle building performance management

The construction industry is moving towards a holistic design environment facilitated by Building Information Modelling (BIM), where information generated during design can be used as the basis for operational management of the built asset. However, this information is often left unchanged post-construction. The data generated describing building performance, such as energy consumption, spatial temperatures and equipment performance cannot currently be managed in a BIM environment. Making use of existing data storage mechanisms and tools would enable better management of a buildings energy performance, but existing data management systems fail to provide a framework to do so. This paper forms part of a research project looking at how BIM can be used as a life-cycle building performance management tool, identifying the necessary steps move from towards integration of performance data in the holistic model.