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Enabling BIM for Lifecycle Management with bluebee® cloud for Revit®

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is fast becoming mandatory in large buildings and infrastructure projects, yet its actual usage for operation and maintenance remains an open question. In the process industry, 3D plant design has a long history but is usually not linked to maintenance. In early 2016, Siveco released of its standard integration module bluebee® cloud for Revit®, as part of the company’s Maintenance 4.0 suite.

O&M data preparation during construction

During construction, bluebee® cloud with Revit® integration acts as the maintenance data collection platform, compliant with all relevant standards (PAS 1192, BS 1192, ISO 55000, EN 15331, ISO/TS 16952, IEC 81346, EN 13460 and ISO 14224). The system is used to prepare and upload O&M data, linked to the Revit® BIM model. Data preparation progress is monitored through KPIs. All data can be accessed, with a 3D viewer embedded in the bluebee® portal.

BIM support for operations

In the Operation & Maintenance phase, maintenance teams either in-house or outsourced, can always access all related data in a very friendly manner. If the maintenance provider is using another CMMS, all data required by this system can be uploaded directly from bluebee® cloud. Alternatively, bluebee® cloud can be extended into operations, providing a day-to-day maintenance tool based on the ISO 55000 Asset Management standard. Technicians are equipped with bluebee® mobiles (any Android device) to conduct their daily work. As a result, the BIM database is kept “alive” throughout the building lifecycle, enabling true “BIM for lifecycle”.

A standard module

This standard module is based on existing integration tools and the HMI integration concept that Siveco has popularized since the mid-2000s, already used for DCS/SCADA or GIS interfaces. The solution was developed at the Siveco China R&D Center in Shanghai. It has already been implemented for client projects such as China National Offshore Oil Corporation CNOOC and was prominently showcased at the Autodesk University China 2016, where WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s largest engineering firm, presented Siveco’s bluebee® solution. The same solution is used during the construction of various waste & water projects of environmental giant Suez in China and at the 530 meter-high Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre.

The CNOOC experience

In December 2015, Chinese offshore oil giant CNOOC selected Siveco to deliver its Facilities Management cloud and mobile platform bluebee®, integrated with BIM models in Revit format. The system enables advanced work preparation, using data and graphics from the model to assess step-by-step work instructions and safety points.


While many IT vendors are promoting an absurd dream in which technicians would wear virtual reality goggles instead of doing real work in the facility… bluebee® cloud for Revit® is designed by maintenance people, for maintenance people, in line with Siveco’s Maintenance 4.0 principles. Unlike IT vendors, Siveco is a maintenance consultancy familiar with real-life building operation. Drawing on its long experience providing data preparation services during project construction, Siveco also delivers consulting services to ensure the BIM model is prepared in line with operation and maintenance needs and international standards.

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