Brian Haines

Healthcare Facilities and BIM

I recently presented at a BIM for healthcare event in Orange County California hosted by our partner US CAD. I was joined in presenting by Chuck Mies from Autodesk as well as our keynote speaker Andy Jizba from Mayo. The audience was excellent and contained not only AEC professionals but also several facility team members... Read more »

Brian Haines

Demystifying Lifecycle BIM

I hear the story all the time from building owners that they’ve received a model from an AEC team and it contains a wealth of information that they would love to utilize in their facility operations. The next question that arises invariably is, what do I do with the model now and how do I... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

IFMA’s World Workplace

FM:Systems was pleased to attend IFMA’s World Workplace last week in Philadelphia, October 2-4. Seven of our employees networked with customers, partners, and facility management professionals. Michael Schley, FM:Systems CEO and Founder, presented two presentations: “Technology for Dynamic Facilities” on Wednesday afternoon and “Three Technology Trends that Will Change FM” on Friday morning; each of... Read more »

Brian Haines

Pushing the envelope of higher education space flexibility

It’s day 3 at the Integrated Campus Space Management Conference in Orange County, CA hosted by Academic Impressions and the excitement and enthusiasm of the conference attendees is going strong. Some of my favorite topics so far have been Integrated Space Management, Optimizing Space Data and Flexible Space Planning. The majority of the attendees at... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Mobile Tools for Mobile Workers

Today’s facility professionals are beginning to spend more time out in the field than sitting at their desk. With today’s advance in technology, facility managers can have access to their facility data while they are in the field. In the past it could take hours to get a report to your manager, or valuable time... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Moving to Integrated Workplace Management

Manual methods of move management that most organizations use result in miscommunication and scheduling errors that can lead to time-consuming, problematic moves. Technology can automate the move management process and open the lines of communication between all parties involved. An automated approach can also reduce the costs associated with moves. Costs include time spent planning,... Read more »

Brian Haines

Thoughts on IWMS as a BIM Lifecycle Enabler

I’ve recently written an article on Revit Community that focuses on the basics about how IWMS can be the enabler for a true BIM based lifecycle approach to managing your facilities.  You can access the full article by clicking on this link.   It’s been widely accepted that BIM is more than just a 3D model... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Five Frequently Asked Facility Maintenance Questions

Do you spend most of your day logging, dispatching, tracking and reporting on service requests? With the FM:Interact Facility Maintenance module, you can streamline work order and preventive maintenance processes for technicians and vendors with automatic notifications, mobile access and detailed reports. You can improve internal customer satisfaction with Web-based service request forms – all... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Benefits of using the FM:Systems Portal

“How many cases do we have open?  What status are they in?” “We seen this issue before, haven’t we? I know we fixed it.  How can I look that up?” “Do we have the User’s or Administrator guides for FM:Interact 8?” “What is the latest version of FM:Interact 8? Is there a hot-fix available?” If... Read more »

Leasha Jackson

Benefits of a Space Management System

“It takes months to manually capture floor plan information” “I have a large number of sites and it is very labor intensive to manually update CAD drawings” These are just a few of the challenges we hear from Facility Managers on a daily basis. Times are changing and manually updating spreadsheets are becoming more and... Read more »