In Summary :
“Presentation: Emerging Applications of BIM to Facilities Management: What Architects Need to Know about Connecting Design and Operations; AIA National Convention and Design Expo
Convention is May 17-19, 2012 in Washington, D.C.; I will have access to the recording and/or slides of this particular presentation; please contact me if you are interested in receiving a copy:
The application of building information modeling (BIM) to facilities management is the focus of this year’s annual seminar sponsored by the Corporate Architects and Facilities Management Knowledge Community (CAFM KC). Although the architecture community is adapting quickly to designing in BIM, there is still a disconnect between using BIM for design and extending its application into facilities management. The full application of BIM includes collaborating with the client to ensure that the model used for design is then integrated into the facilities management of the project. This allows for a more complete connection between the design team, the owner, and the owner’s staff who will operate and work in the project. Peggy Yee of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), John Welsh of the University of Southern California (USC), and Igor Starkov of EcoDomus Inc. will jointly present the story of applying BIM to facilities management. In their respective roles as 3D-4D-BIM program expert at GSA and associate vice president of facilities management at USC, Yee and Welsh are inspiring and knowledgeable champions of BIM for facilities management. Starkov of EcoDomus will provide a nonpromotional demonstration of the open-platform software technology that has been developed for design and facilities use by architects and clients including GSA and USC. The presentation segment of the seminar will show what works in real life; how open standards (for example, COBie, OmniClass) are applied; what is the best workflow to create “as-built BIM”; how direct integration can bring additional benefits to data exchange; and how to keep a BIM model live for many years after construction is over. The panel discussion portion of the seminar will be moderated by Dave Alpert, AIA, of the CAFM KC.
Learning Objectives: 1. Observe demonstrations of emerging BIM technology for facilities management 2. Discuss BIM technology and skills to the operational period following project occupancy 3. Explore the lessons of early client-adopters GSA and USC 4. Examine how to provide improved project performance in their designs by integrating operational needs into BIM models.”