In August 2015, Arkansas Children's, Inc., announced plans to build a freestanding children's hospital in Springdale, Arkansas. The new building—Arkansas Children's Northwest—includes 235,000 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, diagnostic services, and clinical space. The hospital's Construction and Facilities Team put together a detailed set of data specifications to streamline the handover of the building and jumpstart maintenance and operations. The goal was to have all equipment data populated in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) by substantial completion in the fall of 2017. This enabled critical maintenance processes to be in place before completion. To realize that vision, a number of issues had to be addressed to successfully hand over data before the end of the project. This presentation will walk through planning, design, construction, the beginning of operations, and the ongoing preventative maintenance plans.
- Understand how mistakes were made and what was done to correct them
- Discover insights for dealing with the complexity of the data at various stages of the project lifecycle
- Discuss processes for gathering and validating data throughout the project lifecycle
- Learn how to correctly write a data collection spec and properly check the accuracy of the data
Mark is currently the BIM Application Specialist and has 22 years of construction and engineering design experience. He has played a key role in the implementation of Revit for Bernhard TME. He is a former Revit MEP Gunslinger, Revit Alpha and Beta Tester, and has recently worked closely with the Autodesk BIM 360 Ops team. He acquired the nickname BIM Yoda in 2012. Mark is an adjunct professor at Arizona State University on the subject of Building Commissioning and Building Start-Up. He has also been involved in several ASU BIM Facility Management research projects and was a co-author of the BIM for Facilities Management chapter, in the book, Building Information Modeling: Applications and Practices. Mark has shared his MEP BIM knowledge at events such as Autodesk University, BIM Forum, BILT NA, AHSE, FIATECH, ASHRAE, Children’s Hospital Association Forum and to numerous Revit User Groups. Recently, Mark has been involved with the BIM Facility Services group at Bernhard TME. This group focused on new and improved ways for a Facility Manager to maintain the operations of a building for its lifecycle. Mark recently led the Successful implementation of BIM 360 Ops for the new Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital in Springdale, Arkansas. Outside of the office, he is best known for being Caleb’s dad. He has been heavily involved in the Arkansas Autism Community and Miracle League baseball.
George is currently the Facility Operations Manager for Arkansas Children's Northwest - the newest Children's Hospital in the country providing healthcare for more than 250,000 children. George began his healthcare career in 1992 at a rural hospital in Arkansas where he took the PM program from paper to an automated CMMS. He was the strategic lead in implementing Autodesk BIM 360 Ops as the CMMS for the new hospital. Other career highlights include in 2008 leading the transition to operations for a 400,000 square foot replacement hospital with Mercy Health Systems in Arkansas - the first facility in the nation to achieve Energy Star in the first year of operations. In 2014 he worked as a commissioning agent/healthcare consultant with BTME, which gave him an in-depth look into the challenges facing healthcare facilities today.