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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


BIM for Design vs BIM for Operations.

For a unique perspective at the interface of ‘BIM for designer’ vs ‘BIM for operator’ here is Derek Lawrence (Associate Director, Arup) with some pertinent points and wise words.

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.

How to create realistic views of 3D render?

Rendering is an important part of the architecture and engineering industry. With the realistic 3D views, business owners can market their upcoming structures.

PAS 1192-3 and BIM Training for FM & Asset Managers

Many facility and asset management professionals are unaware of the scope and purpose of PAS 1192-3 and the subsequent range of expert training available. To shed light on this minefield, here is David Churcher (Director, ...

Demystifying BIM for Facilities Managers

With BIM being notoriously difficult for newcomers to grasp, here is Mike Packham (Director, BWA (Europe) Ltd) to delicately guide all willing participants.

Building on BIM

Use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in both the public and private sectors is increasing albeit with differing levels of application.

The Value of BIM 360 for MEP (M&E) Design and Coordination Workflows

MEP (M&E) design and coordination workflows may vary, but the value of BIM 360 is significant for saving time and costs and ensuring efficient and customised workflows.