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Geographical InformationSystem GIS can be considered the core of the Interactive FacilitiesManagement Environment iFaME framework in managing different facilities onthe building bases. This study aims at building a comprehensive geodatabase fordifferent elements of infrastructure facilities and services on the buildingbases for a selected number of schools and developing a GIS-based iFaME interactiveapplication to manage different facilities at the school level in Kuwait. TheiFaME is a two-dimensional-three-dimensional 2D-3D desktop application. It isintended to take planners, decision makers, and maintenance experts inside thebuilding to provide an interactive GIS platform to manage, visualize, query,maintain, and update the database related to school assets and facilities. TheAutodesk Revit software was used to produce 3D building information modelsBIM for the selected schools. It provides accurate geometrical representationof the school building elements in an integrated data environment. The iFaMEapplication is integrated with the Revit BIM models and the STAR-APIC Elyx 3Dsoftware solution. With the development of the iFaME applications, the facilitymanagers in the MoE could establish greater control over the space allocationand management, asset management, emergency planning, and other areas offacility management. The school managers and maintenance engineers areconsidered among the most beneficiaries from this application. The schoolmanagers will monitor the maintenance activities all the time, while themaintenance engineers will use the application as a container for maintenanceorders, and on the same time to document what they accomplished on daily basis.The iFaME application will reduce the maintenance cost of school assets andfacilities in addition to increase their efficiency.

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Elyx 3D, Micro-GIS, Building Information Modeling BIM, Kuwait

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El-Gamily, H. and Al-Rasheed, K. 2015 Deploying an Interactive GIS System for Facility and Asset Management: Case Study-Ministry of Education, Kuwait. Journal of Geographic Information System, 7, 191-201. doi: 10.4236-jgis.2015.72016.





Author: Hamdy Ibrahim El-Gamily1,2*, Khalid Al-Rasheed3

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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