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Turn it around

The team here at FM180 really have turned it around. The consultancy has partnered with the world’s leading FM software developers to enhance and develop the field of 'BIM4FM'. As part of our consultancy process we can deliver a range of fully BIM compatible FM software platforms to meet a customer's specific needs and requirements. In addition we can provide applications to retrospectively map an existing building and its assets to create an exportable file to import into the selected FM software platform.

BIM is widely used by building owners and developers during the construction process, however these days, it has increasingly gained acceptance as a major support for facility management system.

Building information modelling has evolved!

BIM is being increasingly used for building and construction projects due to the high business value it offers. It has gained huge popularity and acceptance across the AEC industry and is used for management of several large scale construction projects across the world.

The acceptance of BIM in building and construction projects was not smooth and easy; there were lot of apprehensions across the industry. However, with proven benefits, BIM is here to stay.

So what does this mean to FM?

Utilising this BIM data for FM gives us the ability to continue the evolvement and vision of the facilities purpose, be that financial gain to the investor, or functionality to its inhabitants. Data is, and always has been the key. BIM certainly unlocks this door to enable us as FMs to manage the lifecycle of a building, estate or even a city. Access, manipulation and coordination of all the BIM data allows us to manage the facility effectively and efficiently.

BIM is an evolved process that allows for the creation and management of buildings "physical and functional" encapsulating the design, construction and lifecycle of that building.

Government Soft Landings Policy

The Government objective is to champion better outcomes for our built assets during the design and construction stages through Government Soft Landings (GSL) powered by a Building Information Model (BIM) to ensure that value is achieved in the operational lifecycle of an asset.

If only one book were to be written about BIM, it might have "DON'T PANIC" printed in large uppercase letters on the front cover.

Pete Zyskowski

The key points of the GSL Policy are:

  • GSL will be used to reduce cost and improve performance of asset delivery and operation.
  • All departments will appoint a GSL Lead to manage the GSL Golden Thread on all projects.
  • All departments will actively manage aftercare during early operations, supported by the design and construction team.
  • Post Operational Evaluation will be used as a collaborative tool to measure and optimise asset performance and embed lessons learnt.
  • BIM will be progressively used as a data management tool to assist the briefing process

Download the GSL policy document, or get in contact with us so we can discuss your requirements: