Equipment Inventories for Owners and Facility Managers


How to use industry standards to create complete, consistent, and accurate equipment inventories

The National Institute of Science and Technology estimates that the loss of information between the construction of buildings and their operation and maintenance costs facility owners $15.8 billion every year. This phenomenal loss is caused by inconsistent standards for capturing information about facilities and their equipment.

In Equipment Inventories for Owners and Facility Managers, Robert Keady draws on his twenty+ years of experience in facility management and his intimate knowledge of CSI classification systems and standards to tackle this problem head-on.

Using standards already in use in the AEC industry, he provides the road map for capturing everything owners and facility managers need to know to operate and maintain any facility.

This comprehensive, step-by-step guide:

  • Explains the different types of equipment inventories and why they are important
  • Identifies and describes the types of information that should be captured in an equipment inventory
  • Describes and compares the different industry standards (CSI OmniClass™ and UniFormat™; COBie; and SPie) that can be used for equipment inventories
  • Provides best practices for identifying and tagging equipment
  • Walks through the equipment inventory process with real-world examples and best practices
  • Provides the tools for conducting the equipment inventory—tables of all the possible information and data that need to be collected, and fifty maps of workflows that can be used to capture that data immediately


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