Our partner, the OrthoGraph published an article about the operational BIM:
The goal of operational BIM is to rationalize the use of BIM in long-term building operation and extend its use to support the productive activity of the particular facility. It has to be easily surveyed with simple and rugged tools like laser distance meters for the floor plan and barcode/RFID readers for the inventory with all required additional data – including photos. It is key important that keeping these building and asset data up-to-date must be easy, processed by the normal operational crew without significant time need from them at the place of operation/maintenance – so it can become the part of their regular work.
Read the whole article on OrthoGraph’ s website: The Operational BIM | OrthoGraph | BIM Ecosystem for IWMS and CAFM.