Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. BIM articles below.
Expanded analytics and new integrations drive collaboration and productivity between BIM teams and project partners.
For portfolios lacking built-in sensor technology, networked HVAC components, and other big data tools, a probabilistic model can provide actionable insights.
Enhancements over previous versions of the BIM collaboration software include a dramatically simplified workflow and support for 2D PDF documents.
Improved task server management, ease-of-use and analytics allow BIM coordinators to accomplish more in less time with Autodesk Revit 2017.
NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.
Efficiency and sustainability will shape the future of nonresidential construction, according to a recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey.
Flexibility, mobility, and IoT are among the real estate and facility management trends that are expected to dominate the workplace in 2016.
In this video, an IMAGINiT Technologies expert addresses questions on BIM for FM, for the floor of Autodesk University in Las Vegas last week.
The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance® has released the latest edition of the nation’s consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Standard-United States® (NBIMS-US™) Version 3 (V3) covers the full life cycle of buildings.
Facility executives can derive more value from BIM within their facilities management system when employing these strategies.
By adding the VR component to BIM, facility management could start to feel more like a game than a challenge.
What benefits have you gleaned from the use of BIM in your facility projects? What challenges have you faced?
Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22, 1974.
The Facility Ops Challenge, developed by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), empowers students to perform as facility managers responsible for maintaining a virtual base on Mars while learning about building systems and the importance of teamwork.
User interfaces in intelligent buildings are taking the lead from the computer gaming industry.
When a company does not use CMMS or BIM, how does a facility management professional start the learning process?
This building modeling tool facilitates the exchange of project information. From the June 2013 issue.
As they pass the emergent stage, BIM and cloud computing will continue to impact project delivery. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
Facility managers can minimize delays and unexpected costs by being proactive.
The development and use of BIM provides value to Architects, Engineers & Contractors (AEC) by reducing project risk, costs, and time while improving the overall quality of the project via improved communication and collaboration of design intent.
If an AEC professional uses BIM for a building project and one of the components fails due to a problem with the software, who is ultimately responsible?
Facility professionals with strong leadership skills are increasingly in demand at healthcare and higher education institutions.
A new report by the National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council highlights four areas where the industry and the nation need to focus their efforts in order to improve buildings and infrastructure.
The city's Department of Buildings inspectors can now take a virtual tour of how a new building or major renovation will be constructed.
At $9.5 million, rehab of the university’s first research building for the college of architecture exemplifies innovation and preserves the legacy of Bauhaus-influenced functionalism.
A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.
This new resource details how design-build teams can make the greatest use of a technology that is transforming the A/E/C industry.
Using the latest devices, it is possible for fms to measure a space far more accurately, with less disruption to employees, and in a fraction of the time it would have taken with an old fashioned tape measure.
Building Information Modeling can help facility managers stay up to date.
Water conservation measures are no longer the stuff of science fiction books or disaster films. The pressure is on for large consumers to cut back.
Columnist Tom Condon illustrates how the comic book fantasy of x-ray vision may be closer than anyone could have imagined.
Are there any facility management (FM) software packages that read BIM models that are rich in data?
As a result of this agreement, I2SL and IFMA will be able to address a variety of topics, from operations and maintenance training for high-tech facilities to using BIM as a facility management tool.
Facility managers optimize the data they gather by integrating the information systems that manage it.