We tend to focus on designing and constructing new buildings, yet they represent only 2% of United States commercial buildings. Greening operations and maintenance (O&M) of existing facilities is critical, and more architecture, engineering, and construction professionals should be involved in the entire building lifecycle. The Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes and tools that we use for design and construction are essential to an O&M assessment and ongoing facility management. Revit®, Autodesk® Vasari, and Autodesk® Green Building Studio® all help with planning facility changes, in identifying heat islands, and for designing solutions. Whether a building model exists for a facility or not, point cloud data can be brought into Navisworks® to verify existing conditions. Cloud solutions from Autodesk, such as BIM 360™ Field help tremendously for verification, BIM viewing, and retro-commissioning. Come and learn how DPR Construction has approached BIM for the lifecycle.
- Describe why sustainability for existing buildings matters
- Develop templates for using Autodesk BIM tools for O&M assessment
- Define where Autodesk BIM tools can help prepare for LEED Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (EBOM) certification
- Explain where verification tools and Autodesk BIM software can work together for the benefit of all
Andrew Fisher, LEED® AP O+M, is the BIM applications manager for DPR Construction. He is a seasoned project coordinator with 10 years of AEC industry experience from the design side. Andrew earned degrees from UC Berkeley in Architecture and Legal Studies, and is one exam away from becoming an Architect. A top innovator at DPR Construction, Andrew is passionate about emerging technologies such as 3D printing and Augmented Reality. An avid speaker, writer and blogger, Andrew previously covered the events at AIA TAP and is currently working with his DPR colleagues on internal BIM education using iBooks.