FM:Systems Partners with FacilityOne to Expand BIM and FM Solutions in China

Partnership answers the building information modeling needs of China’s rapid building growth and industry modernization

RALEIGH, N.C. – March 29, 2011 – FM:Systems, a provider of integrated workplace management systems (IWMS) and computer-aided facility management (CAFM) software, today announced that Shanghai, China-based FacilityOne has become the first FM:Systems Solution Center partner in mainland China. As Autodesk’s Preferred Industry Partner for facilities management (FM), FM:Systems has demonstrated leadership in the integration of building information modeling (BIM) and FM solutions. FM:Systems is partnering with FacilityOne to deliver BIM and FM solutions to meet China’s tremendous growth in the building and construction industry.

According to a recent article in DailyFinance, China’s construction growth, fed by a thriving economy and a massive population movement from rural to urban areas, will dwarf that of the U.S. over the next ten years. As a result, the Chinese government and domestic businesses are on an annual building boom that’s about 30 times the size of downtown Manhattan, the U.S. Green Building Council said last year.

FacilityOne is the first organization to focus on BIM and FM solutions in China. Historically, BIM models were confined to project delivery and seldom used during operations, despite growing demand for better building information. The FacilityOne and FM:Systems partnership will allow BIM models and data to add value throughout the lifecycle of a building. Chinese building owners and managers can realize the benefits of a lifecycle building management approach, which include:

  • Improved space management
  • Efficient use of energy
  • Streamlined preventive maintenance
  • Economical retrofits and renovations
  • Enhanced lifecycle management

“The largest challenges for Chinese building owners transitioning to BIM involve implementation costs – software, hardware, and services. Our partnership with FM:Systems significantly enhances our ability to bring the benefits of BIM to the operations phase of a building’s lifecycle, which will increase BIM’s return on investment,” said Jack Liu, President and Founder of FacilityOne. “In China, FacilityOne’s BIM and FM solutions include not only computer-aided facility management to integrate with BIM, but also BIM modeling with an emphasis on FM-friendly models. Our combined expertise in consulting, technology and service will enable our customers to extend the value of BIM into the FM arena, leading to the development of a more sustainable planet.“

“In a country experiencing the world’s largest construction boom, our partnership with FacilityOne presents exciting opportunities,” said Kurt von Koch, vice president of sales, FM:Systems. “Integrated workflows for design, construction and building operations will help our Chinese customers reduce costs and make their buildings more efficient.”

About Facility One
FacilityOne is the first organization engaged in providing professional Facility Management consulting and training services in China, and also is one of the few major companies in China that delivers innovative IT solutions for Real Estate and Facilities Management to both multinational and domestic organizations. Offering expertise in consulting, technology and training, FacilityOne enables clients to perform at the highest levels. Its understanding of industry dynamics and evolution, business issues and applicable technologies, enable FacilityOne to deliver innovative solutions tailored to each client.For more information about FacilityOne visit www.facilityone.cn .

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.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Pino
Crossroads Public Relations on behalf of FM:Systems
919-821-2822 office
jpino@crossroadspr.com