STUDY ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MAINTENANCE MODE FOR A BIM-BASED LANDSCAPE PROJECT
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181 - 192
YI-JAO CHEN, HUI-YI KUO, CHI-JEN CHEN
The maintenance of landscape construction projects exhibits several distinct features including long life cycles, high costs, and a variety of influencing factors. Landscape information modeling (LIM), developed based on the concept of building information modeling (BIM), has been applied in landscape design with several preliminary achievements. However, the current database structure associated with a landscape information model does not include any information required for the maintenance of a landscape project. Therefore, this study focused on the maintenance and management of landscape projects. Specifically, we first presented a detailed discussion on the information requirement for the maintenance and management of landscape projects. Based on these requirements, a building information model for describing the maintenance information is established. Finally, a BIM-based landscape maintenance and management system is developed and validated with a practical case study. The case study reveals high integrity, mobility, and effectiveness of the collected information for use in landscape maintenance. In addition, instantaneous visualization of the information is also demonstrated in the study, which provides great convenience for practical maintenance work.
landscape projects, BIM, facility maintenance and management