BIM4FM creates online discussion group
13-06-13 9:9 BIFM
The BIM4FM group has created an online discussion group to stimulate the conversation around the engagement of facilities managers, owners and occupiers in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Government Soft Landings (GSL).
Geoff Prudence, Chairman of the BIM4FM group said: “Since our launch many individuals have asked to join the BIFM4FM group. However, the group has been set up as a steering committee of institutes, trade bodies and professional associations, supported by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit. That said, rather than excluding the enthusiasm of individuals, we thought we should encourage and harness their input from across our communities, as it’s often those who are operating at grassroots level who raise the most valuable insights.”
Prudence continued: “We have been heartened that interest in BIM4FM has come from across the built environment supply chain. We believe that this demonstrates the growing recognition that for BIM to be adopted successfully there will have to be new and collaborative approaches to working.”
The BIM4FM group was launch in March and has already completed an industry wide survey to try to establish what FMs, owners and occupiers require from Building Information Modelling. The results are currently being analysed and the group intends to release these during July.