Educational institutions often have busy schedules, high building occupancy, and unique lab and lecture hall structures. When updating or expanding educational buildings, it’s valuable to have detailed documentation of existing assets in the form of plans, 3D models, and photographs in order to implement smart building practices. This documentation also allows for the optimization of building operations and preventative maintenance processes.
The main challenge with documenting BCIT’s campuses was scale. Due to the size of the project, providing all of the documentation BCIT needed in order to achieve their goals would require advanced reality capture technology, and keeping all that information organized and accessible would demand cloud-based solutions.
In addition, BCIT had a problem with outdated floor plans and asset information. As is often the case with large, long-standing institutions, BCIT has undergone many undocumented physical changes over the years.
BCIT also wanted to integrate their new 3D models and plans into their facilities management software, Archibus.