Building Lifecycle Management (BLM)
What is Building Lifecycle Management (BLM)?
Building lifecycle management (BLM) is the process of planning, designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and decommissioning a building or group of buildings over its entire lifecycle. It involves managing all aspects of a building's development, from its initial conception to its eventual demolition or decommissioning.
BLM involves a range of activities, including:
- Identifying the needs and requirements of the building and its occupants
- Planning and designing the building to meet these needs and requirements
- Constructing the building according to the agreed-upon design
- Operating and maintaining the building to ensure that it is safe, comfortable, and efficient
- Decommissioning the building when it is no longer needed
BLM is focused on maximizing the value and performance of a building over its entire lifecycle. This involves considering not just the initial construction and operating costs, but also the ongoing maintenance and repair costs, as well as the eventual decommissioning costs.
BLM can help to improve the efficiency, sustainability, and overall performance of a building, and can also help to reduce costs and minimize the environmental impact of a building over its lifecycle. It is often used in conjunction with other management approaches, such as building energy management systems (BEMS) and facility management, to ensure that a building is being used and maintained effectively.