Introduction to Digital Asset Management

ICT10016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Workplace


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 32 Hours

Aims and objectives

This unit explains the concepts and terminology of information management within the construction/infrastructure industry for product or asset lifecycle maintenance from which the students begin to assimilate the necessary knowledge relevant to their profession.
Students will gain an insight of product/asset management including the many stakeholders and systems, frameworks, databases, applications and other aspects of information management roles.
Students determine the strategies and content required to create an information structure for products/assets including standardisation, classification, hierarchy, identification, accessibility and location.
The function of virtual geometry linked to data and other data visualisation is examined for use and practicality.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Identify the key elements of Facilities Management tasks, relating to space management and critical asset management, and how their management can be enhanced by the delivery of BIM model and data from the Design and Construction phases.
2. Demonstrate the relationships between the different organisational elements of a data schema for space and maintainable assets.
3. Appraise the common methods for standardisation of data for Facilities Management including classification systems, tagging/id strategies and OpenBIM standards.
4. Identify the challenges of accruing asset information during Design and Construction phases, and gain knowledge on strategies to overcome them.
5. Examine the role of different specifications of BIM models for Operations and outline best practice for the delivery and use of BIM models to act as interface with Digital Asset Management systems.