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Lean Management Framework for Healthcare Facilities Integrating BIM, BEPS and Big Data Analytics

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Department of Civil Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul 34220, Turkey
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Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle NE1 8ST, UK
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Sustainability 2020, 12(17), 7061; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177061
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 15 August 2020 / Accepted: 19 August 2020 / Published: 29 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lean Design and Building Information Modelling)
An increase in the usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Facility Management (FM) induces a huge data stack. Even though these data bring opportunities such as cost savings, time savings, increase in user comfort, space optimization, energy savings, inventory management, etc., these data sources cannot be managed and manipulated effectively to increase efficiency at the FM stage. In addition to data management issues, FM practices, or developed solutions, need to be supported with the implementation of lean management philosophy to reveal organizational and managerial wastes. In the literature, some researchers performed studies about awareness about building information modeling (BIM)-FM, and FM-related data management problems in terms of lean philosophy. However, the comprehensive solution for effective FM has not been investigated with the application of lean management philosophy yet. Therefore, this study aims to develop an FM framework for healthcare facilities by considering lean management philosophy since more stable workflow, continuous improvement, and creating more value to customers will help to deliver a more acceptable solution for the FM industry. Within this context, the integration of BIM, Building Energy Performance Simulations, and Big Data Analytics are proposed as a solution. In the study, the Design Science Research (DSR) methodology was followed to develop the FM framework. Depending on the DSR methodology, two scenarios were used to investigate the issue in a real healthcare facility and develop the FM framework. The developed framework was evaluated by four experts, and the revisions of the proposed framework were realized. View Full-Text
Keywords: Building Information Modeling (BIM); Building Energy Performance Simulations (BEPS); Big Data Analytics (BDA) Building Information Modeling (BIM); Building Energy Performance Simulations (BEPS); Big Data Analytics (BDA)
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Demirdöğen, G.; Işık, Z.; Arayici, Y. Lean Management Framework for Healthcare Facilities Integrating BIM, BEPS and Big Data Analytics. Sustainability 2020, 12, 7061. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177061

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Demirdöğen G, Işık Z, Arayici Y. Lean Management Framework for Healthcare Facilities Integrating BIM, BEPS and Big Data Analytics. Sustainability. 2020; 12(17):7061. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177061

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Demirdöğen, Gökhan, Zeynep Işık, and Yusuf Arayici. 2020. "Lean Management Framework for Healthcare Facilities Integrating BIM, BEPS and Big Data Analytics" Sustainability 12, no. 17: 7061. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12177061

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