The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit organization that certifies close to 80% of US hospitals. The Joint Commission surveyors determine compliance with a broad range of hospital standards, such as the environment of care, emergency management, infection control, and medication management. An important aspect of the on-site survey is the ability to satisfy the surveyor’s questions and produce corresponding documentation regarding compliance of any asset and its ongoing maintenance. With the complexities of current health care facilities, the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling)-based processes in design and construction is becoming the standard. This industry trend is something that can benefit the facilities management professionals, but in order to capture the potential value, there are certain things that need to be understood about the process and how to exploit it. In this class, we will help you understand your role as a facility owner in making sure that BIM is of benefit to you.
- Learn how to implement an owner-driven data process
- Learn how to start the BIM process with health care compliance in mind
- Determine where to start, and which applications of BIM may be appropriate for your organization
- Learn how to reduce the cost of redundant work and cut down on the number of steps your technicians take on a daily basis
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.
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.