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3.04 BIM for Facility Managers: How Building Information Management is Transforming Life Cycle Management

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Track: Council/Industry Specific
Format: General Presentation
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become the technology of choice for building design and construction.  The real potential for BIM is to manage the ongoing life cycle of the building.  “BIM for Facility Managers,” a new book produced by IFMA and the IFMA Foundation, breaks important new ground in exploring this topic covering return on investment, technology, emerging BIM standards, owners’ guides, legal issues, and six case studies of organizations that share their experiences being on the leading edge of this technology.

Speakers for this session include Paul Teicholz, one of the true industry luminaries for BIM; Angela Lewis, who will discuss two of the case studies and explain the importance of COBie; and Michael Schley, technology expert and chair of the IFMA Foundation Knowledge Management committee, who will provide an overview of legal and contractual issues and discuss two of the case studies.

The session will highlight key aspects of the "BIM for Facility Managers" book and provide attendees with practical, useful information for adopting BIM practices and technology.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how organizations are using BIM today.
  • Understand the potential benefits of BIM for maintenance, sustainability and space management.
  • Recognize the value of COBie, the Construction Operations Building information exchange.
  • Review the legal and contractual issues of BIM.
  •     Presentation


    Michael Schley, IFMA Fellow
    CEO and Founder

    Michael Schley is the CEO and founder of FM:Systems, a developer of facility management software based in Raleigh, N.C. He is responsible for overseeing company operations and guiding the company’s product direction. Michael is recognized globally for his expertise in FM technology and has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the world, including IFMA’s World Workplace and FM conferences in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Zurich and Amsterdam. He has led several significant industry standards efforts, including serving as chair of the AIA CAD Layer Guidelines Task Force and co-chair of the IFMA Area Measurement Task Force. Michael has been recognized as an IFMA Fellow and serves on the IFMA Foundation Board of Trustees. Michael also chairs the IFMA Foundation's Knowledge Management Committee and oversees the foundation's research projects. Michael has a master's degree in architecture from the College of Design at North Carolina State University and a bachelor's degree from Case Western Reserve University.

    Angela Lewis, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP
    Facility Engineering Associates
    Project Manager

    Angela Lewis, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, is a project manager with Facility Engineering Associates. Angela entered the facility management side of the buildings industry when she started her Ph.D. research. Before transitioning to facility management work, Angela worked as a mechanical engineer, helping to design conventional and green mechanical systems for museum, high-density residential, office building and laboratory projects. Angela has worked with facility management teams on a variety of projects, including helping to determine the requirements for computerized maintenance management systems and define training requirements; as well as energy management and building automation system master planning projects. Through the IFMA Foundation, Angela has served as the editor of the Sustainability "How-to" Guide series and the 2009 North American Facility Management Degree Program Guide. Angela is currently active within ASHRAE as the chair of the Electronic Communications Committee and the chair of an ASHRAE Handbook subcommittee. She is also active within the buildingSMART alliance and leading the 2013 COBie Challenge for FMs.

    Paul Teicholz, Ph.D.
    Stanford University
    Founder and Director
    Center for Integrated Facility Engineering

    Paul Teicholz, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was the founding director of the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford with responsibilities for management, planning and research in the areas of architecture and AEC computer applications. Dr. Teicholz was co-editor of "The BIM Handbook," published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008 and updated in 2011. He is the editor of the forthcoming "BIM for Facility Managers" book to be published by John Wiley and sponsored by IFMA and the IFMA Foundation. He was awarded the Henry C. Turner prize for Innovation in Construction Technology by the National Building Museum in 2006 and has been a recognized leader in research in BIM, facility engineering and construction science.

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