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BIM, FM and Outsourcing - the Revolution for Design/Build

Posted by Scott Shuppert on Wed, May 03, 2017 @ 05:23 PM

If BIM is the revolution in Design/Buils then what’s the technology behind the revolution?  Some may say it’s the software, some may say it’s the models, but we think it’s about people, process and collaboration.

From a CAD Service provider’s perspective, one of the most valuable additions that BIM offers is the ability to work more closely with the people who send us their CAD work.  While we may specialize in CAD conversion, the truth is that today, CAD conversion is no longer about someone sending us a file to convert, and more about collaborating with the design team to ensure that they have all the bits and pieces of information in their BIM model.

Invariably, as a design/build project progress, this means that we get to interact with a lot of different players on the team.  There’s no longer the hard-and-fast divide between architects and contractors, engineers and subcontractors and outsource service providers. BIM plays a significant role in promoting collaboration between all project stakeholders, improving efficiency and profitability for all concerned – including clients. However, not every contractor and subcontractor feels yet inclined to assume the responsibility for promoting and championing BIM. 

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Tags: BIM Outsource Services, BIM Conversion, BIM Facilities Management, BIM for FM

Why Building Owners Love BIM

Posted by Diane Mitol on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

Why Building Owners Love BIM

Ask any building owner what his or her most important issues are and they will tell you, “Energy efficiency and cost savings.”  With the tight budgets that building owners and managers are facing, is there any wonder why these two issues are at the forefront?   These two issues are particularly important to both public and private institutions that face ongoing financial pressures despite signs that the recession is ending and the economy is recovering.  Public institutions are still lagging behind in tax revenues and private institutions will continue to feel the pinch until individuals feel comfortable spending money again.  Sources say that when asked about the problems they’re currently facing, over one-third of the facilities managers mention insufficient funding or lack of resources.

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Tags: Facilities Management, BIM Facilities Management

Facilities Management and BIM

Posted by Diane Mitol on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 02:43 PM

Facilities Management and BIM

Facilities Management (FM) is a field that encompasses many different disciplines to ensure efficient functionality of buildings.  FM usually includes the coordination of space, people, organization and infrastructure and is frequently associated with the administration of office buildings, sports arenas, schools, manufacturing complexes, convention centers, shopping centers, hospitals, hotels, and other similar facilities.  Facilities Management is used to manage a built environment with integration of people, place, process and technology.

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Tags: Facilities Management, BIM Facilities Management