Many institutional owners have near-continuous capital planning (new construction and renovation) programs. Their decision-making processes depend on reliable, accurate information. Come to this class and learn how delivering building information can turn a project-to-project relationship into an ongoing, long-term relationship. Architects, engineers, and contractors live in a model-centric world. Building owners live in an information-centric world. Most owners are not yet ready to manage 'live' building information models, but many are ready to manage the rich data set of information that is inherently available in, and can be easily obtained from, Revit software models. It's the informationand not just the geometryin Building Information Modeling (BIM) that is making the difference for owners throughout the building lifecycle. This session focuses on the hidden value that may be found in your own models, and we will discuss how you can organize building information inand extracted efficiently fromRevit software models with the Revit software COBie Toolkit.
- Learn about the contents of a Facility Information Specification (FIS)
- Learn by comparing traditional contractual building information deliverables with the requirements of an FIS
- Learn how to analyze an owner's building information needs and organize them using the Revit software COBie Toolkit
- Learn how to prepare a detailed Facility Information Specification using the COBie Toolkit
Michael Tardif is the founder and senior partner of the Building Life Cycle Information Group, a consulting services firm founded in 2013. The firm advises and assists building owners in the efficient capture of the building information created during design and construction so that owners can use it in facility management and building operations and maintenance throughout the building's useful life. Michael is the co-author, with Dana (Deke) Smith (FAIA), of Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide. Michael served as director of Technology Services for Grunley Construction Co., Inc., from 2008 to 2013; as director of the AIA Center for Technology and Practice Management from 1998 to 2004; and as project manager of the agcXML Project. His experience also includes over 12 years in architecture practice. Michael studied civil engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and architecture at Boston Architectural College. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) AP.
As V.P. Operations and Facility Integration at VDCO Tech, Birgitta oversees strategic planning of Virtual Design, Construction and Operations (VDCO) services. Birgitta is a recognized leader in BIM/Facilities Management (BIM2FM) integration. She works with Owners to develop Facilities Data Specifications as a contract deliverable to support the implement of BIM2FM strategies including the use of COBie. During her 30 yrs in the AECO industry, Birgitta worked for a product manufacturer, an engineering/construction firm, an assembler/fabricator, a general/MEP contractor, and a building owner as Facilities BIM Champion. While involved in real world BIM/FM issues and challenges, Birgitta is active in creating solutions through industry initiatives and standards organization in US and abroad. She is member of the BIMForum LOD Core group, USACE BIM Consortium and UK Process Innovation Forum as well as buildingSMART Data Dictionary Pilot Project/Working Group Lead and bSI User Group Secretary.