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Facilities Planning Software | Zavanti Facilities Planner

Supplier: Zavanti Property and Construction Software

Zavanti Facilities Planner from ActivePlan is able to relate graphical and spatial information to opera-tional databases and provide a way to review and man-age information in a multi-dimensional manner.

Price Guide: POA

Zavanti Facilities Planner is a leading software solution for facilities planning and spatial management developed by our partner, Activeplan

Features & Benefits:

SolutionsActivePlan is an application that facilitates space management in a way not previously possible. ActivePlan provides a high-level, strategic view of the estate, whilst allowing the operational detail to be instantly accessed where necessary.

Macro and Micro level planning and management both operate from the same integrated database, but have different interfaces to suit the role of each user.

ActivePlan’s Facilities Information Model (FIM) is unique in that it addresses the age-old problem of relating CAD and non-CAD information by building a spatial engine in a relational database (MS SQLServer) with a graphics engine that reads and writes to CAD applications via dwg or XML.

The resulting database ensures drawings and schedules are always coordinated (because they are just two views of the same data) and can be viewed as text documents, drawings, 3D models – all through a web-browser.

ActivePlan is therefore able to relate graphical and spatial information to operational databases and provide a way to review and manage information in a multi-dimensional manner.

The responsibility for a key piece of plant, what areas and activities it supports and the service levels that must be achieved are presented to the helpdesk, allowing the correct decisions to be taken to avoid disruption.

Briefing and Specification Management

Use to produce a specification in a form that allows suppliers to respond more effectively and their solutions to be automatically compared with the specification. Every revision of the specification is version-controlled and comparable against any other version.

Existing Facilities Data gathering and assessment 

Undertake an audit of all existing property-related data, why it is produced, by whom, how it is maintained, how it is used and what is the final output.

Having identified the prime sources of each information

Set,  the most accurate versions will be imported into a single co-ordinating database and inconsistencies or missing information identified.

Capturing new data

Generate a package of information to each surveyor, including an intelligent floor plan against which to record results, in a format that ensures the information they capture is properly structured to feed back into the master database. Asset tags, in the form of RF devices or barcodes can be applied to keep track of equipment and record maintenance information.

Apply, maintain and update information 

integrate with operational systems, much of the new data will be captured automatically.

Applications will be introduced to: Additionally Grade the locations by priority/risk; Relate them to the available budget; Review associated programmes to avoid unnecessary spend; Select which ones should be undertaken immediately; Issue work orders to contractors; Generate progress reports to inform the client and management teams

Portfolio Management

ActivePlan provides a single, portfolio-wide, view of the properties and allows them to be viewed by division, geographic region, location type or programme of works.

Site information

The ActivePlan database is able to present information about sites in a variety of ways, in this case, colour-coded to ease decision-making and focus on those with the highest risks. The floor plans, survey results and Maintenance Management information are in the coordinated database, which enables those visiting the sites to be alerted about risks and an audit trail of their actions maintained.

New Projects

ActivePlan is a revolutionary product lifecycle management (PLM) application that reverses the process of O&M creation to address the fundamental problems of data quality, timeliness and usability. We create a building model (BIM), but focus on the items that require maintenance and to emphasise the difference, we have named it a Facilities Information Model (FIM).

Design updates

ActivePlan’s ability to read and write data to most applications allows users to continuously update information.

Collaborative O&M

Our process recognises the need to capture the knowledge held by key individuals/firms in a simple way that gives them some value in return.

Existing building

ActivePlan is not only for use on new buildings. It can also be used retrospectively to produce Facilities Information Models for existing buildings.

Intelligent floor plan

CAD plans are integrated with data about equipment, systems and space planning to produce a single model, providing the FM with a coordinated perspective.

Energy Performance Compliance

ActivePlan’s FIM contains much of the information required by the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) systems to calculate the Energy Performance, reducing the time and cost required to produce and maintain Energy Performance Certificates.

Generating accurate asset lists and automated PPM population

The main driver has been to automate the population of the PPM systems with consistent asset knowledge using a range of data developed through the construction process. ActivePlan is able to store the documents produced on the project in a more easily retrievable manner.

Therefore, zones are created during the design process and updated as the use of the building is agreed so they reflect the operational requirement in much more detail and all of the equipment and materials in each zones inherit their location in the context of the floor, the building and the system they might be part of.

Where the shell and core and the tenanted areas are managed separately, this provides a platform for the fit out to be more effectively coordinated with the preceding works.