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1.04 Real-world BIM for Facility Managers

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Track: Council/Industry Specific
Format: Round Table Discussion
Organization: IFMA
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: For a facility manager, the information embedded in a BIM model represents the most tangible connection to the collective knowledge gained by the design team, the constructor and past operators of a facility. However, the technology, change and confusion surrounding BIM in the facility management industry is making it very difficult for a facility manager to navigate. The panel will lead the audience through the BIM value proposition and provide tools for assessing if BIM is the correct tool for their specific operation. This will include a discussion about why BIM, at this point in time, may not be the correct solution; and separately, for those who are ready for BIM, how to adequately specify the needs of an organization related to BIM.  For some, this may include developing a roadmap towards BIM aspirations.
Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the value of BIM for facility managers.
  • Learn how to establish if BIM is right for you and your organization.
  • Specify what you want from BIM.
  • Discuss when is BIM not the solution.
  •     Presentation


    Geoff Williams, BES, B. Arch
    Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
    Facilities Director

    Geoff Williams is the facilities director at Centre for Health & Safety Innovation in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where he is responsible for day-to-day operations, business development and corporate strategy development. Prior to joining CHSI, he oversaw the development, implementation and marketing of a Web-based CAFM solution that is currently assisting the daily operations of a wide variety of health care facilities in managing more than 10 million square feet of property. Geoff is also the past president (and current secretary) of the I.T. Council of IFMA, and the past president of the Toronto Chapter of IFMA. In all of these roles, he supports the FM industry at large. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture, holding degrees in both architecture and environmental studies.

    Ted Ritter, LEED AP
    Managing Partner

    Ted Ritter has more than 25 years of experience in facility operations and project management. He has supported client projects with a wide range of needs, including those of American Express, Bechtel, Roche, Motorola, Boeing, The University of Denver, The Limited Brands, The Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and The State of Arizona. He is the immediate past president of the Greater Phoenix Chapter of IFMA, and the current president of IFMA's I.T. Council.

    Kevin Janus

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