Sydney Opera House : facilities management exemplar project

Anon. (2006) Sydney Opera House : facilities management exemplar project. [Conference Paper]


The paper presents an interim summary of research and case studies being undertaken in the Sydney Opera House FM Exemplar Project covering procurement, benchmarking and building information models. The final outcomes of the FM Exemplar Project will be presented through various forums open to all FM practitioners and published in Australia and elsewhere through relevant journals. Sydney Opera House is an Australian icon, attracting some 4.5 million visitors per year who admire its built form and enjoy an evening of theatre. The building is the attraction, part of the experience. Therefore, facilities management is critical to the success of the Sydney Opera House enterprise and an ideal subject for the study of facilities management. Significantly the three research themes are heavily intertwined – effective risk sharing in procurement requires historic information and benchmarks for future performance, benchmarking gathers vast quantities of data that can only be exploited if properly related to one another and a building information model provides the means to manage such data. The case studies are emerging as real-life examples of how one organisation is addressing FM issues common to many, and will provide useful lessons for practitioners pursing similar strategies in their own organisations.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
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Paul Akhurst, Facilities Director, Sydney Opera House Norman Gillespie, CEO, Sydney Opera House

Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets; Project 2005-001-C : Sydney Opera House – FM Exemplar project
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