Looking for greater value throughout the entire building lifecycle? A survey by Building Lifecycle Solutions team at IMAGINiT, www.imaginit.com, shows that more than half of the building owners surveyed did not know how to mine critical data from their building information model.

What’s more, the survey shows only 27% of AEC (architecture, engineering, and design) firms knew what type of BIM (building information modeling) data would be useful for owners and facility managers.

However, portal solutions can help. Case in point: Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), www.rand.com, Waltham, Mass., recently announced its IMAGINiT Technologies division is releasing a new addition to the IMAGINiT Clarity family of products—Clarity Owner Data Portal.

Clarity ODP is a combination of the popular benefits of Clarity with tools for organizations to distribute data to non-Revit users and integrate with enterprise facilities management software systems including ARCHIBUS.

IMAGINiT Clarity ODP addresses the gaps by allowing owners and facility managers to: easily access and edit model information via a Web browser, automatically generate COBie export files for import into other systems, and directly integrate with ARCHIBUS.

Additionally, Clarity ODP also saves facility managers hours of manual work by allowing them to query the model for information on assets and rooms. By setting rules specifying what data is important, facility managers can produce building-centric, graphical reports that identify assets and their locations within the building.

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