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BIM2FM: Delivering Building Information to Owners

  • May 13, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Birgitta Foster, BSME, MBA

Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA, LEED®AP

A/E firms and GC/CMs often aspire to deliver to building owners “holistic, information-rich 3D models” for the owner’s use during the operational phase of the building life cycle. Few succeed in delivering models that owners can actually use. This presentation will show you how to leverage the information inherent in design and construction models to create a building information deliverable useful to the owner. 

Project teams struggle with differences in software platforms, modeling approaches, business processes, and the scope of a BIM deliverable. Paradoxically, most building owners don’t want—and for the most part can’t or don’t know how to use—a Revit model. What they want is a comprehensive data set of building information—an “information model” which may or may not include geometry—that can be imported directly into their CAFM, CMMS, or IWMS systems without manual data re-entry.

Birgitta Foster is Director of Facilities Integration of ACAI Technologies, Inc., and the former Facilities BIM Champion for Sandia National Labs. Birgitta has over 20 years of broad industry experience, having worked for a product manufacturer, an engineering / construction firm, an assembler / fabricator, a general contractor, and a building owner. She is the former Assisting Director of the buildingSMART alliance (bSa) and oversaw the development of the latest bSa online course "Introduction to Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)". Birgitta also represents the bSa to buildingSMART International (bSI), currently serving as International User Group (IUG) Secretary. Birgitta’s recent publications include “BIM for Facility Management: Design for Maintenance Strategy” (Spring 2011), and “Using Real-Time CMMS Asset Data Capture During Construction to Improve Facility Management” (Fall 2012), both of which appeared in Journal of Building Information Modeling.

Michael Tardif is the managing member and Senior Partner of the Building Life Cycle Information Group.  BLCI helps building owners maximize the market value and optimize the operational and financial performance of their real property through informed decision making grounded in reliable, accurate building information, whether for real estate portfolio management, capital planning, or building operations and maintenance. Michael studied both architecture and civil engineering and has over 25 years of experience in architecture, construction, and building industry technology standards development. He is the former Director of the AIA’s Center for Technology and Practice Management and the former project manager of the agcXML Project, the first information-exchange standard to support genuine e-Commerce in the building industry. Michael is the co-author, with Dana (Deke) Smith, FAIA, of Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide, (2009, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). In their spare time, Michael, Deke, and Birgitta are at work on a 2nd Edition.

Birgitta Foster

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ACAI Technologies, Inc. |

Michael Tardif

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BLCI Group, LLC |

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to define the contents of a Facility Information Specification.

Participants will be able to compare traditional contractual building information deliverables with the requirements of a Facility Information Specification.

Participants will be able to analyze the building information needs of building owners and organize them into a structured format.

Participants will be able to prepare a detailed Facility Information Specification using the Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) data schema.


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Food and beverages will be provided by group sponsor Imaginit Technologies.

AIA Continuing Education credits are pending. Credits are sponsored by Advance2000 and organized by NYC RUG VP Aaron Gonzales.

GotoWebinar service is provided by SOM.

The meeting space is provided by Pratt Institute Center for Continuing & Professional Studies.

High Performance Cloud Computing Workstation provided by Adam Glass of Advance2000.

Liability insurance funding provided by Case. service and administrative support provided by Array Architects.

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  • Michael T.

    Thanks, all, for the kind comments. We really enjoyed the thoughtful questions and lively discussion! Feel free to contact me, [masked], or Birgitta, [masked], if we can be of any further help. I am in NYC at least one week each month if you would prefer to meet in person.

    May 15, 2014

  • Robert M.

    Michael, Yes and no problem. I'll add you to the list with you AIA #. Good seeing you last night. Take care, R.

    May 14, 2014

  • Cheryle C.

    Very informative! Thanks for organizing, and thanks to the presenters for putting together the presentation.

    May 14, 2014

  • Mark H.

    Very informative, well and interestingly presented

    May 14, 2014

  • Michael J.

    Robert: Was an attendance sheet passed around? If so, it missed me! My AIA number is[masked]

    May 14, 2014

  • Eugene K

    I couldn't help but feel important when the presenters spoke. Their energy and enthusiasm was only second to their knowledge and experience. It was incredible to have the opportunity to share their time and valuable information. More please!

    May 14, 2014

  • Jimmy M.

    Attending the event via webex. Slides for the second speaker are not showing up on my end. Will the event be recorded for playback? Im a bit lost and can't follow with the talk.

    May 13, 2014

    • Ian A.

      Apologies for the freezing, the talk is being recorded and the slides will be available afterwards

      May 13, 2014

    • Jimmy M.

      Thanks Ian. I'll be on through lookout for them.

      May 13, 2014

  • Greg T.

    I'll be joining the BIM2FM via webex

    May 7, 2014

  • Robert F.

    I have been given the responsibility of upgrading our design dept. to Revit LT . Looking for some help in selecting correct software, education, ect. Any recommendations? Thanks

    March 19, 2014

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