As the construction phase ends, the longest portion of the building life cycle, which is building operation and management, begins. There are regular schedules for cleaning, testing, inspecting and upgrading building systems. Landscapes also need to be kept up as do various pieces of equipment like heating and cooling systems which require filter changes and scheduled maintenance. The approach to this kind of maintenance varies from project to project. Unlike the automotive and aviation industries, there is sometimes less rigor in regular inspections and repairs and yet much can be learned from large scale manufacturing operations.
Dassault Systèmes provides a spectrum of tools for maintenance and services planning in the construction industry. The solution includes human modeling and simulation that when included in the planning can help optimize the work sequences and methods for safety, time and costs.