Opinion

BIM for FMX

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, ...

Beyond Information Requirements

The effect of increasing shifts in client sentiment, as felt throughout the supply chain, are captured head on as Nicholas Nisbet (BuildingSMART UKI) introduces a call to arms that champions asset performance and new business ...

BIM and Asset Data Management

There are many reasons why asset data that is passed from design & construction to facility management is bad: no incentives for designers and builders to collect and document it in a better way, facility ...

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.

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 ...

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.