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BIM Implications for Facilities Management

Oct. 14, 2011

AIA Corporate Architects Facility Management Knowledge Community presents a free webinar with an in-depth look at what BIM means beyond the Certificate of Occupancy. The webinar will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at noon CST.

The CAFM KC is pleased to present a prescient webinar exploring the implications of Building Information Modeling to facilities management. Providing guidance for the 90-minute session is Dana Smith, FAIA and Birgitta Foster, both from the executive leadership of buildingSMART alliance. Long entrenched in the development of BIM, they will share their insights to illustrate how architects, as designers, should design with a focus on how the facility is going to be maintained during its 100+ year life cycle.

Their contention is that many facilities built today, even with BIM (and maybe even more so due to the complexity of BIM), are very difficult, if not impossible to maintain. As a result, a significant opportunity exists for architects to move from a project-centric mindset to one where they become their customers "go to" person for the life of the facility, helping facilities management professionals with everything from renovations to asset management to routine maintenance with their building information model applications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve understanding of BIM and why it is important to both the architecture and facility management professions.
  • Provide insight and understanding of potential expansion of the architect's scope, roles and opportunities to the client as it pertains to maintaining the life of their facilities.
  • Discuss benefits of BIM to the facilities management profession and how BIM will fundamentally reshape their profession from leveraged knowledge of integrated technology to work flow processes.
  • Give participants, both architects and facility management professionals, common understanding necessary to create a meaningful dialogue from project inception through the full life cycle management of the facilities.

Register today!