Facilities Management

Opinion

BIM and Augmented Reality in Construction & Maintenance

The evolution (and availability) of an ever increasing array of technical approaches and devices shows no sign of abating. To discuss the reach, influence and significance of this field further, Will Brocklebank (Founder & CEO, ...

Opinion

BIM & FM - It’s a Circular Thing

In this article Steve Owen (Managing Director, FM180 Ltd) highlights the psychology between the less than harmonious relationships that can occur among project participants and what can be done to solve it.

Opinion

Ten Steps to Soften any Landing

As it is critical to champion even better outcomes for our built assets by facilitating a Soft Landings approach, it is a pleasure to invite Deborah Rowland (Director Public Sector Affairs, Sodexo) to quickly offer ...

Opinion

The (BIFM) EIR Template & Guidance

To introduce this very useful, hands-on practical guide for clients and facility managers when it comes to EIR preparation and deployment here again is Simon Ashworth (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) and Dr Matthew Tucker ...

Opinion

BIM & FM - Past, Present & Future

In a candid and enlightening trip down memory lane, Ivor McCauley (Facilities Manager, Glasgow Life) reminds us of the distance travelled in terms of BIM adoption and how this has been used to bolster real ...

Opinion

Defining FM and Client Information: OIR, AIR, PLQ and EIR

Given the criticality of (and confusion around) these very documents and processes, here is a timely reminder by Simon Ashworth (Institute of Facility Management, Zurich University of Applied Sciences) of how this jigsaw fits together ...

Opinion

The Facilities Manager’s Role in a BIM Project

As the devil is so often in the detail, here is Paul Thomas (FM Principal Consultant at Turner & Townsend) to advise how FMs can contribute to provide a far better BIM project outcome.

Opinion

BIM Awareness in the FM Sector

To present a snapshot of the joint research carried out with the British Institute of Facilities Management, here is Simon Ashworth (Zurich University of Applied Sciences) and Dr Matthew Tucker (Liverpool John Moores University) to ...

Case Studies

BIM Academy - Smart Connected Buildings

By way of update to an ongoing project that considers data collection and analysis in terms of social housing, here again is Graham Key (BIM Academy) to outline their latest initiatives when it comes to ...

Case Studies

BIM Academy – Durham Cathedral

With the estates team at Durham Cathedral seeking to apply digital solutions to improve the curation and management of this 900-year-old World Heritage Site, here is Graham Key (BIM Academy) to tell us just how ...