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The right BIM for Facilities Management

There has been a lot of discussion over the past years about what kind of model is the right BIM for facilities management.  The bottom line is that the model you have is better than no model at all.  Starting from scratch is entirely different than leveraging an existing model.  Having no model will allow you to... Read more »

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Moving Towards an IWMS Solution

A few weeks ago I defined what Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) and Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) were and what the difference was between the two. Today I want to dive a little deeper into the true meaning of IWMS and how it plays such an important part in how organizations manage their facilities.... Read more »

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Using Revit Shared Parameters for Facilities Management

Revit Shared Parameters Autodesk Revit has always been positioned as the best project-centric BIM tool on the market.  Autodesk’s own website describes Revit® as building design software that is “specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), including features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction”.  Many building owners and operators are now receiving... Read more »

I am constantly seeing more and more professionals working from home and from remote locations such as coffee shops, restaurants, the airport, and co-working spaces. With today’s advancements in technology it makes it possible for us to work anytime and access our work information from anywhere. We have made it possible for our customers to... Read more »

I recently returned from SCUP’s 50th annual conference which provided me with an opportunity to learn higher education’s best facilities professionals and the challenges they are facing on their campuses.  It’s been a number of years since I worked in space planning and management at the University of Arizona so I enjoyed having an opportunity... Read more »

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Understanding data driven facilities planning

Data Driven Facilities Planning Real-time access to accurate facilities data enables facilities teams to instantly understand the status of their buildings space and equipment across their portfolio. This empowers them to quickly answer questions with considerable confidence especially when businesses need to remain agile at times when their effectiveness is most vulnerable. An accurate inventory... Read more »

The Power of Mobile Tools for Mobile Workers More and more work as a facility professional takes you away from your desk. In today’s highly dynamic facilities environments it can be hard to keep the rhythm of your job flowing smoothly without unnecessary interruptions and obstacles such as going back to your desk for information.... Read more »

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Recap of the 2015 User Conference

It is an honor to say that last week’s annual User Conference was by far the best one yet! I am ecstatic to say we hit our attendance record of 168 customers and business partners—34 more than last year! We had attendance from 8 different countries—France, Australia, Lebanon, China, Spain, Iceland, Canada, and the United... Read more »

When a BIM model is connected to an IWMS in a truly integrated fashion, building owners have the potential to realize the benefits of a full BIM based lifecycle approach.  This can only truly be realized if the model is connected bi-directionally to a distributed BIM Lifecycle process which places responsibility of maintaining the underlying... Read more »

Predicting the space needs of your organization years—or even months out—can be tough knowing a single mistake could cost millions of dollars. This makes the FM:Interact Scenario Planning capabilities of the Strategic Planning Module essential for the planning of your organizational changes. Scenario Planning allows you to proactively plan for and manage change in your... Read more »