Folllowing last month’s excellent #GreenBIM, we are pleased to bring you the first event in our Operation & Maintenance series which will explore BIM & Facilities Management.
— BIM Show Live (@BIM_UBM) April 1, 2015
It has been observed more than once that FM should be one the key drivers of BIM yet a 2013 survey conducted by the BIM 4 FM task group of end users, owners and occupiers identified that only 23.5% of respondants were planning to use BIM in the future with a massive 63.2% undecided. It was clear from the results that the majority of those surveyed were aware of BIM and the potential benefits it could bring but had concerns over initial investment costs of implemention, the need to implement new ways of working to facilitate adoption & how BIM data could/would integrate with existing CAFM & building management systems. The full survey can be downloaded here.
(image taken from BIM4FM 2013 survey)
At the first event in our Summer series we will hear real life case studies of how BIM has been used to manage & maintain buildings from two of the region’s early BIM adopters. We will hear firstly from BAM FM and the ways in which they are adopting BIM Workflows in facilities management processes at Wharfdale Hospital. Hear about how BAM FM came up with a new solution to the heating, ventilation & air conditioning management of this 76 bed in & outpatient facility, reducing electricity use by 28%.
We will also hear from Arup who will talk about a project they are working on with Leeds Beckett University to update the Calverley and Portland buildings focusing on reducing energy costs and fire safety whilst addressing critical issues such as the location of internal services and communications. Arup will be discussing how they are utilising BIM on this project and exploring the ways BIM can help us operate buildings in the future.
Wednesday 6th May
Old Broadcasting House, Leeds, LS2 9EN, 17:30-19:30