We listen to our participants. The only demand suggested among the more than 500 attendees at the February 2016 edition was the inclusion of the management of real estate and infrastructure assets in the next event.
And so we did. If the suitability of introducing small-scale projects throughout the sessions was attended in the last edition -in each session there were case studies called Little BIM, Big BIM and Civil BIM-, in the next we incorporate BIM4FM.
The reason is clear: the phase dedicated to the management of the cycle of life -the stage we call O & M (Operations and Maintenance)- represents at least 60 times the cost of the project and three times that of its construction.
What best illustrates this theory is the pentalogy of videos of one of the precursors of the BIM standardization and promotion, Patrick MacLeamy. The HOK president in the United States has a unique vision of the future of the construction industry. He believes that today’s buildings cost too much to build, do not function as well as they could and do not last long enough.
In this series of videos, MacLeamy presents a solution for creating better buildings at more affordable prices. It begins with a story of three domes in which the gradual separation of the Designer and the Builder is told, and suggests that the integrated project management is an idea to incorporate. The story continues pointing out the importance of the Organization Team. Then he talks about the importance of a single contract that requires teamwork. Then goes to the famous graphic of The Effort Curve in which the new software modeling building information (BIM) enables optimization. After speaking about the building’s assembly and he reaches his emolishing proposal: the expression BIM, BAM, BOOM!
The term “BIM” begins to transmit the great promise of advanced construction when it is understood as Building Assembly Modeling to reach the Building Operation and Optimization Managing.
And in each session of the next edition, a case study of Facility and Asset Management will demonstrate it. Don’t miss it!