BIM BIM Pre Conference - Defining the Future of BIM FM: A Working Meeting at Facility Fusion 2015

Conference Overview:
Whether you’re trying to figure out what building information modeling (BIM) for FM means or providing your experiences and expertise, the value of BIM in Facility Management is the topic for this important session.  Come to learn from industry experts while having ample opportunity to discuss with facility managers, product vendors and consultants what BIM is.  This meeting will include the opportunity to learn about key BIM resources to help you evaluate the best strategies and processes for your organization.  Attend to better understand BIM in FM and to add your feedback to the development of BIM in FM.

Morning Session - Speakers: Deke Smith, Birgitta Foster and Kimon Onuma
This not to miss session will bring together three of the most knowledgeable individuals in the facilities industry today. All three have an extraordinary vision for the future of the facilities and infrastructure industry while fully understanding today’s realities. They are moving the industry forward and demonstrating what the future will be like. Information is truly transforming our world today and the facilities and infrastructure industries have much to gain by applying lessons learned from other industries who have or are currently being transformed. Having confidence in the accuracy of the information about your facility on which to base decisions is has been an allusive dream. But dreams can become reality so join us to see how close we are and what it will look like in your near future.

Working Lunch Led by Kathy Roper - This is your opportunity to provide items that should be included in a BIM Implementation checklist. Brainstorm with attendees and let’s put some ideas on paper.

BIM and Facility Management – Moving from Theory to Practice - Speaker: Michael Schley
Recent advances in technology are making it possible to integrate BIM data from design and construction with facility management systems. Facility managers who are utilizing these new integrated systems are now faced with the need to define standards for information management, to determine what information they need and to develop ways to obtain it.
Michael Schley will share his experiences working with organizations that are using BIM data for facility management operations. The session will cover the ground-breaking work being done by the Singapore BCA to define standards for BIM and FM and experiences of early adopters in the United States like Xavier University and Mathworks. Schley will also discuss the recently-organized BIM-FM Consortium, a group of facility managers, architects, engineers, and contractors who are sharing their real-world experiences to develop practical standards for BIM and FM

Case Studies
These sessions will dive in deep to several real stories and case studies while providing the opportunity to network with facility managers, product vendors and consultants. A panel will present, provide examples and discuss success stories in implementing BIM.

Case Study 1: Optimizing facility maintenance planning through the effective use of BIM at Xavier University - Speaker: Greg Meyer
Description: Learn how Xavier University used a BIM-based building lifecycle approach to leverage data collected during construction to power their facilities management programs. With this optimized approach Xavier saved thousands of hours of data entry for facilities management which was then used to make more informed facilities management budgeting decisions. The University then leveraged this information to help them develop a comprehensive 10 year facilities plan.
Presented by: Greg Meyer, Assistant Director for Facilities Assessment for Xavier University

Case Study 2: Strategy for Information Exchange Standards at Zurich Insurance Group" - Speaker: Ian Cameron

An Information–enabled real estate industry is closer now than ever before and information exchange standards are central to its evolution. This session showcases uses the example of Zurich Insurance Company’s approach to building a strategy for selecting and implementing the right set of standards in a combination that works, including BIM, OSCRE and COBie. Zurich has built a “standards strategy” that integrates information exchange standards that creates an end-to-end flow of information in partnership with their global service providers and a variety of software firms.  Corporations like Zurich increasingly rely on their global service partners for the information they need to run their portfolios.  And, data management and data governance are now core to outsourcing contracts, placing even greater emphasis on standards.
This session will explore how Zurich uses a variety of standards, leveraging their strengths and identifying how these standards can work together in a single overall information strategy.
Learning Objectives
During this session, you will learn first–hand:
1.     How to build an overall strategy for the application of standards.
2.     How various standards fit together (OSCRE, BuildingSMART, OmniClass, COBie and others).
3.     What resources and organizational support it takes to implement these standards.
4.     How this approach fits with a core information strategy.
5.     What’s next on the standards horizon.

Case Study 3: BIM as a Collaborative Platform in the Clouds - Speakers: Nancy Sanquist, David Karpook

This session will describe how a cloud based collaborative platform empowers teams of facility managers, architects, engineers, contractors and owners to access, analyze,  and manage building project data from anywhere at any time.  Case studies will include the new Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, as well as the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center.  In this project, a portal was created to manage $24b of building projects with a 4D model interfaced to GIS for access by not only the project team, but the entire community in the neighborhood of the World Trade Center reconstruction program.
3 Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how collaboration can occur in the cloud with 3D and 4D BIM.
  2. Discover how facility managers can be involved in the planning stages of a building project as  well as in the handoff to operations and maintenance following the commissioning stages.
  3. Discover how difficult buildings designed for Frank Gehry are leading the 3rd wave of BIM adoption, facility management.

Track/Topic Area:
Council/Industry Specific
Learning Objectives
What is happening in design, construction and operations to support the facility manager.
What tools are available to you today and how will they be advancing over the next few years.
What plans do we have for the future for the facilities and infrastructure industries.
Levels of Learning
300 level
Ian Cameron
Birgitta Foster
Mr. David Karpook
Greg Meyer
Kimon Onuma
Kathy Roper
Ms. Nancy Sanquist
Michael Schley
Deke Smith