“BIM for maintenance: smart… or not?” at the 7th Greater Pearl River Delta Conference 2016 on December 6 in Hongkong



Siveco China's General Manager Bruno Lhopiteau is invited to speak at the 7th Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance to be held on December 6, 2016 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


Bruno will speak on the topic of "BIM for maintenance: smart… or not?" based on an article written jointly with Simon Ng, Associate Director and Regional Senior BIM Manager at engineering company WSP Hong Kong.


Session brief


BIM for maintenance: smart… or not?


The use of "smart" BIM for O&M meets practical "dumb" challenges, especially in the Chinese market where maintenance practices are not well established. Useful lessons can however be learnt from experience and standards used in the industry. A project role must be created for O&M data preparation, first to define specifications, formats, schedules before major equipment contracts are signed, then to follow up data preparation activities during construction. As far as software is concerned, a practical advice is to avoid conflicts with project teams and software vendors: instead, an O&M layer added onto the BIM model can provide the necessary support.


This annual conference is organized by Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society (BSOMES) in Hong Kong, and supported by the Department of Building Services Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU-BSE), the Macao Institution of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (AEEMM) and the South China University of Technology as co-organizers, to promote the best practices of building services operation and maintenance to the society of Hong Kong and the counterparts in the Greater Pearl River Delta (GPRD) region.


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Speaker's bio


A 18-year veteran of the Chinese maintenance market, Bruno Lhopiteau (www.linkedin.com/in/brunolhopiteau) is the founder of Siveco, China's largest maintenance consultancy, a pioneer in the development of Maintenance 4.0 technologies, focusing on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow". He also sits on the board of several companies dealing with plant and building engineering in China and lectures on Industrial Risk Management at the Sino-European School of Technology of Shanghai University.


About Siveco China


Siveco China, founded in 2004, is the country's largest maintenance consultancy and a pioneer in the development of Maintenance 4.0 technologies, with a focus on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow".


Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", Siveco has developed a unique approach combining maintenance consulting and software tools. While the Chinese market has historically been plagued by IT suppliers without understanding of industrial reality, Siveco is run by maintenance people for maintenance people, focusing on obtaining rapid and sustainable improvement.


Siveco China has over 850 customer sites, including ABB, Arkema, Baida Air, Brose, Carrefour China, CEPSA, Changcheng Property Group, CNEEC, CNOOC, Fushun Mining Group, Engie, GE, Greenland Holdings, Hanwha Chemical, International Paper, Nokia, Saint-Gobain, Shanghai World Expo 2010 pavilions, Shell, Sichuan Lutianhua, Suez Environnement, etc. The company boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.


Siveco China has won multiple awards including the prestigious 2010 Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions Grand Prix, Plant Engineering Product of the Year 2012, CHaINA Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013, Engineers' Choice Award by PEC in 2013 and by Plant360 in 2015. Siveco is the only China-based maintenance consultancy to operate outside of China and the only company in Asia to have obtained the ISO9001:2008 certification for maintenance improvement services and CMMS development.


Siveco China is a subsidiary of Europe's leading supplier Siveco group, with 30 years of expertise in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS). The company is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates a R&D center, and also has offices in Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong.


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