Over 70% of the cost of a facility is incurred during its occupied lifecycle, well after design and construction. Building owners who want to lower operating expenses can use BIM to improve how they document new spaces and maintain facility documentation and to create a streamlined collaboration channel for facilities and design firms. Facilities that have a Building Information Modeling (BIM)-based facility management system can expect improved coordination, efficient facility documentation, and accessible energy audit information. This class discusses the move from design to facility lifecycle management and explores the processes and best practices developed at Indiana University Health's Riley Hospital for Children and St. Vincent Fishers Hospital. Riley Hospital is an integrated project delivery (IPD)-driven project that is currently under construction, and St. Vincent Fishers Hospital recently completed an 11,000-square-foot expansion that integrates with the existing facility management plan.
- Identify the benefits of using BIM for facility management for facility directors and explain how it affects costs
- List the differences between using BIM or CAD for facility management
- Explain how to blend a new project done in Revit®-based software into existing building information established in CAD format
- Describe the strategy and best practices used at each hospital that guided these projects from design to construction
Mark Handy is Director of the multidisciplinary Facilities Management Practice at BSA LifeStructures. He has been with the firm since 1985 and applies his depth of design and project management experience to his focus on facility life cycle knowledge management. He leads the firm's efforts from the construction and design phases into the facility lifecycle phase, by employing design software such as Revit®, Navisworks® and AutoCAD® MEP - allowing his team to add value to their clients by strategically aligning physical assets to organizational business plans. Mark's healthcare background and familiarity with the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies drives the creation of flexible and robust data repositories that prepare his clients for JCAHO audits and inspections. Mark has conducted FM services for more than 20 million square feet of facilities for multiple Midwestern clients since 1996.