Leveraging the relationship between BIM & Asset Management

This paper explains the mutually-supportive relationship between Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Asset Management. They should not be isolated practices, they must be considered together to realise the full benefits.

ICE's BIM and Asset Management paper 'Leveraging the relationship between BIM & Asset Management'
ICE's BIM and Asset Management paper 'Leveraging the relationship between BIM & Asset Management'

Who wrote this?

  • Dr Navil Shetty, Institute of Asset Management & Atkins
  • Alan Hayes, EC Harris
  • David Pocock, Halcrow – CH2M HILL
  • Julian Watts, Atkins

It was produced jointly by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) and the Institute of Asset Management (IAM). This was written on behalf of the ICE/ICES Management Panel's Asset Management subgroup. 


It was first published in October 2013.


To explain the BIM and Asset Management connection, and thereby encourage infrastructure owners and their suppliers to optimise infrastructure asset performance.

Who should read this?

Anyone who is involved in Asset Management, but particularly infrastructure asset owners (clients) and the supply chain.


This paper outlines the benefits of an integrated Asset Management approach to asset owners, designers, contractors, operations and maintenance service providers and software suppliers. It gives a list of 10 recommendations to maximise the benefits of coordinating BIM and Asset Management.

Asset Management Suite of Papers

This is part of an evolving suite of documents produced by the Asset Management subgroup to tackle issues that are faced by project managers and engineers in the dynamic area of whole life cycle asset management.

Other papers also published:

Asset Management Policy

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