Facility professionals can integrate BIM data to manage space and maintenance
RALEIGH, N.C. – July 26, 2011 – FM:Systems, a provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, today announced support for Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 and Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 software through an integration with its FM:Interact Workplace Management Suite. The integration lets FM:Interact customers use BIM (Building Information Modeling) data for facility management and operations.
“BIM is revolutionizing the way buildings are designed, built and operated. We are committed to bringing solutions to market that help ensure they are more efficient and sustainable,” said Jim Lynch, vice president, Autodesk Building Product Line Group. “We are excited to work with a strategic partner such as FM:Systems who shares our commitment.” FM:Systems offers a direct integration with Autodesk Revit products through the BIM Integration Component of FM:Interact, enabling users to connect BIM data from the design and construction phases of the building lifecycle to the facility management and operations phases. FM:Interact uses space information from BIM models and, with this accurate and detailed inventory of space, facilities professionals can better manage occupancy and reduce real estate costs.
FM:Interact’s integration with Autodesk’s Revit MEP enables maintenance professionals to collect essential information from BIM models on the mechanical, engineering and plumbing systems of a building. MEP model data provides an accurate equipment inventory for these systems and develop maintenance and inspection schedules. This information allows maintenance professionals to better track and maintain critical assets and reduce the lifecycle costs of the building.
“Getting data into maintenance systems has been a time-consuming, costly process,“ said Marty Chobot, vice president of product management and strategic alliances for FM:Systems. “With our Revit integration, maintenance professionals can now use FM:Interact to quickly create an inventory of building equipment and even start planning maintenance before commissioning the new building.“
About FM:Systems, Inc.
By connecting people, place and process, 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. Customer results include: real estate costs reduced by 15 percent, move spend reduced by 88 percent, enterprise productivity savings of $1.5 million and an internal customer satisfaction rate of 97 percent.
Many of the world’s leading organizations rely on FM:Systems products, including Ally, CA Technologies, Devon Energy, FINRA, Freddie Mac, Herman Miller, Indiana University, Lockheed Martin, Northwestern University, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Progress Energy, and Target stores.
FM:Systems is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and conducts business in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about FM:Systems, please visit www.fmsystems.com or call 1-800-648-8030.
Crossroads Public Relations on behalf of FM:Systems