Opinion

Facilities ManagementX

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Back to Basics – The What’s, How’s and Why’s of BIM in FM

Although the application of BIM-enabled facilities management has the potential to add significant value to assets and estates. There are of course many challenges that need to be considered in order to make the transition ...

BIM Journal Issue 5 - BIM for Facilities Management

Welcome to Issue 5 of BIM Journal, a themed publication that deep dives into a pertinent topic of the day from the BIM/ Digital AEC realm.