Terminal 2-project at Oslo Airport

Today’s terminal opened in 1998 and it now needs greater capacity due to increase in passenger traffic. This is to be achieved through an extension of the terminal and a new pier with space for more airplanes. The terminal will also get new departure and arrival halls and a new luggage system. The project will be finished in 2017 and includes 130.000 sqm/1.4 million sqft of new construction, all planned with dRofus.

Numbering system and object marking for FM

A unique, multidisciplinary ID number: for technical systems, equipment, components, building installations and rooms is crucial to the system for the operation of the airport.

The ID number, which is generated by the TIDA (Technical Information Database) module of dRofus is used both in the physical marking of the equipment and rooms, and in the connected databases and technical documentation.

Design & engineering teams use this numbering system for the identification of all assets (doors, finishes, installations, equipment, landing lights, locks, pipes, wires etc.). The ID number connects to objects in drawings and BIM models and is applied to the documentation that the design & engineering team produce.

Contractors mark up the actual building elements and technical systems, and apply the ID number to the corresponding FM documentation that is then uploaded through the TIDA portal.

The ID number then becomes the basis for precise and reliable tracking and connection between documentation/data systems and the actual placement and identification of systems, components, equipment and rooms in the facility. The ID number is in daily use to link all maintenance activities, system malfunction messages and the operation of the airport.

dRofus and TIDA in the OSL project

In addition to planning all rooms and equipment in dRofus, the Terminal 2 project implemented the TIDA module of dRofus in the collection of information/documentation for systems and equipment.

In addition to the large Terminal 2-project, the airport has numerous and continuously expanding parallel building projects that require tracking of all new and disposable systems and components in the facility. The tracking of this, until recently, has been done through the collection of Excel sheets from design & engineering teams and contractors which then have been imported to the airports OM system and IFS (the airports Maintenance Management System) after finishing a project. The relevant FM documentation was stored directly in the airport’s FM documentation system.

Before OSL implemented TIDA, these were many challenges including:

  • Incorrect numbering, due mainly to human error
  • Missing or incorrect system and equipment ID numbers in the FM documentation system
  • System and equipment ID numbers had to be entered manually into other FM systems
  • It was time consuming to enter and correct information
  • The information pertinent to systems and equipment was located in different systems and hard to find

For this reason, beginning February 2014, OSL has implemented TIDA as master during the FM phase for all systems and equipment information in the Oslo International Airport. TIDA runs in parallel and is synced with the airports FM system, IFS.

Now everyone (design & engineering teams, contractors, project leaders and the OM organization) have access to the same live/updated and complete information. This also gives quicker and direct access to FM documentation about all assets in the facility. As TIDA also tracks and displays both the statuses and a complete log of all changes of all assets at any time, it is now possible to move assets seamlessly between different projects and operation phases while continuously knowing the status and log history for each component until disposal.

Additionally, the fact that TIDA now is the master for system and equipment information makes it possible to re-use data when exporting necessary information to other operational systems within the airport.

There has been established a sync between TIDA and IFS through a routine where some data (relevant for OM) is imported to IFS for O&M from TIDA, while the complete information about all assets in the facility resides in TIDA at all time.

This is the first project where TIDA is being run as master in the FM phase of a building and is being synchronized with an FM system. The positive experiences that came from this project will lead to new opportunities for our customers. dRofus and TIDA will soon be able to offer full lifecycle data management and will bridge the gap between project and operation.

If you have any questions regarding the TIDA project at Oslo International Airport, please contact

Contact person Oslo International Airport (OSL):

Finn Arve Guttormsen
Manager Operational Support

Contact persons dRofus:


David Patera
Managing Director dRofus Inc.


Ole Kristian Kvarsvik
Head of Business & Technology