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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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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