The thesis deals with the use of BIM tehnology for the quality assurance of design, installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems in buildings which are integral to measures for the protection of human lifes.
BIM solutions for the fire sprinkler systems enable increased productivity in design, improved quality of plans, as well as facilitate and improve communication and the coordination between participants in the construction project. BIM solutions have built-in tools and libraries for more efficient modeling in 3D, some enable the use of model for hydraulic calculations in real time, we can perform clash and collision detection, create schematic representation and show drawings for the piping system, which are very important for the quality assurance for the installation of the fire sprinkler system.
BIM tools also allow to create standardized data models for operation and maintenance which are essential in ensuring the reliability of the fire sprinkler systems throught their entire lifetime.
In this work we present the use of BIM models, level of development of BIM objects, and comparison of modeling features for the fire sprinkler systems. We explore both, generic and specialized BIM tools along with generic and specialized BIM libraries. Finaly, we present a case study of the use of BIM system and implemented COBie data model for use in the operation and maintenance phase.