Brian Haines elected as Vice Chair of the National Institute of Building Science COBie Task Group

Charged with increasing awareness of Construction and Operations Building Information Exchange

RALEIGH, N.C. – 01/07/2016 – FM:Systems, a leading provider of Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) and Computer-aided Facility Management (CAFM) software, announced that Brian Haines, FM:Systems Director of Marketing, has been elected to the position of Vice Chair for the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) COBie Task Group (CTG). The CTG is a Task Group of the Information Standards Subcommittee of the buildingSMART alliance® (the Alliance), a Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (the Institute).

“The COBie Task Group will gain tremendous benefit from Brian’s leadership and industry knowledge experience,” said Michael Schley, CEO and Founder of FM:Systems. “His new appointment as Vice Chair will enable him to provide his expertise and over 20 years of experience in the AEC and facility management industries to NIBS.”

“Over the last eighteen years I’ve had the opportunity to work for the top AECOO software solution providers and have also work in architecture and for a large building owner. I look forward to bringing my energy and background to the COBie Task Group where I will take primary responsibility for increasing the awareness of COBie amongst the AEC community, facility management organizations as well as AECOO service providers” said Brian Haines.

About the COBie Task Group
The mission of the Alliance Construction‐to‐Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) Task Group is to exercise stewardship of the Construction‐to‐ Operations Information Exchange Model View Definition (MVD) and data schema by providing ongoing technical development of COBie to meet AECOO industry needs, supporting the process of incorporating successive versions of COBie in the National BIM Standard – United States® (NBIMS‐US™) and promoting the adoption and implementation of COBie by the building industry.

About FM:Systems, Inc.
FM:Systems helps facilities and real-estate professionals improve customer service, reduce costs and increase productivity enterprise-wide. FM:Systems’ Web-based software improves management of space, occupancy, moves, maintenance, leases and property.

FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit or call 1-800-648-8030.

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