Mark Whittaker Presentation to Think BIM Seminar, May 2014
Wednesday 14th May 2014
FM & BIM: “Bridging the Gap?”
1. What is FM?
2. The Knowledge Gap
3. Can BIM bridge it?
4. The Evidence
What is Facilities Management?
“Facilities management is the integration of processes within an organisation to
maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness
of its primary activities”.
(CEN the European Committee for Standardisation)
Facilities management encompasses multi-disciplinary activities within the built
environment and the management of their impact upon people and the workplace.
It contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. On a day-to day
level, effective facilities management provides a safe and efficient working
environment, which is essential to the performance of any business – whatever its size
1. The basics
2. Asset Intelligence - The Gaps?
“No, we don’t have any accurate asset information.
You’ll have to guess-timate”
“Who decided to put that light fitting up there?
£500 to change a bulb!”
“Did they never think how it was going to be
“Building lifecycle? We don’t think that far ahead.”
Asset Intelligence - The Gaps?
“I wish the architect had spoken to me when
this building was constructed.”
“BIM? Lovely 3-D Model; nice to have but our
budgets are being slashed as they are.”
“Who will keep the data up to date?”
“Will it integrate into our existing CAFM system.
We have spend £000’s on it
Inaccurate & out of date asset registers
Lack of visibility from FM Contractor
Ill-informed decisions on Capex & Repairs
Expensive periodic asset verification & condition
Lack of focus on lifecycle
Lost & no Operations & Maintenance Manuals
“BIM provides opportunities for better information management”
Lifecycle management (74.5%)
Improve efficiencies (68.1%)
Better reporting data (62%)
Integration with current CAFM systems (50.5%)
Data management (33%)
“Need to support, educate & inform the industry”
BIM4FM Survey Results
BIM&FM - Six Benefits?
1. Early engagement & collaboration
2. Visualisation in pre-construction & lifecycle testing
3. Ability to challenge & change
4. Asset Database – management & tender accuracy
5. Assist in assessing impact of planning modifications
6. Fault Diagnosis & Resolution