Date Approved


Embargo Period


Document Type


Degree Name

M.S. Civil Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering


Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering


Jess W. Everett, Ph.D.

Committee Member 1

William T. Riddell, Ph.D.

Committee Member 2

Douglas B. Cleary, Ph.D.


Building Information Modeling, Facility Management, BUILDER SMS


Industrial buildings--Maintenance and repair


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Construction Engineering and Management


An improvement to the workflow developed by Loeh et al. (2021) is proposed using a Revit template with BUILDER SMS naming conventions when creating the Sustainable Facility Management-enhanced BIM Model. The method presented by Loeh et al. (2021) is modified by integrating BUILDER SMS parameters and naming conventions into the BIM model during, as opposed to after, the creation of the model. Four building models created in 2020-21, four from 2021-22, and one building from 2019 were used in this study. Two groups of students were used to evaluate the effect of the building-specific BIM templates. Evaluating the 2020 and 2021 group's progress logs' milestone completion times using the T-test and ANOVA indicated that using the building-specific BIM template did not take significantly more time than allowing model builders complete freedom regarding naming conventions when creating BIM models. The initial time commitment required to create the building-specific template makes it easier to identify the location of elements in the model. Developing the Revit model with the BUILDER SMS naming convention in mind creates a compatible BIM model for transferring data.