Promoting the benefits of BIM in the facilities management world, with ISG

27 June 2018

ISG is taking steps to break down the barriers that prevent facilities management professionals from utilising the benefits of BIM, says ISG’s head of technology.

ISG is taking steps to break down the barriers that prevent facilities management professionals from utilising the benefits of BIM, says ISG’s head of technology.

Paul Cook, technology lead for ISG’s Technology Solutions business, joined experts from across the built environment sector to take part in a roundtable discussion event facilitated by CIOB’s Construction Manager magazine, which considered the significant benefits that BIM can bring to facilities management, as well as what can be done to overcome the barriers that prevent clients and asset managers from embracing the technology. 

On the barriers that prevent greater uptake of BIM in the facilities management world, Paul highlighted how ISG is driving change with its anti-silo and digital design approach.

“BIM has grown in its own silo, yet it’s a process that’s meant to get people to work collaboratively – but it doesn’t get taken up like that. We are not involving the client and facilities management,” he said.

“At ISG we have tried to change that approach. 

“If BIM is made part of the design process right from beginning, that valuable database of information you have at the end becomes part of the operation of building.”

Paul continued: “CAFM [computer-aided facilities management] software is written bespoke and BIM sits inside it. It’s not about how to make BIM better, it’s about how we consume it.”

Follow the link to read the full article, ‘BIM and FM: removing barriers to uptake’, which can be found at constructionmanagermagazine.com. Please note the article may only be available for registered users.