BIM VALUE: FREE DECISION-SUPPORT TOOL FOR MAXIMIZING BIM BENEFITS SAME-IFMA FACILITIES MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 2016 Feb. 25-26, 2016 San Antonio, Texas, USA http://bit.ly/1UvrwQP IFMA FACILITY FUSION U.S. CONFERENCE AND EXPO April 12-14, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA facilityfusion.ifma.org/ indianapolis Building information modeling is a game-changing phenomenon gaining momentum across the construction world. This is because there is growing evidence of the signiﬁ cant beneﬁ ts that can be achieved through its implementation. However, BIM is becoming equally vital as a tool for FM to improve building insight for retroﬁ ts and daily operations. This evidence is, however, dispersed across a sea of industry and academic publications. This can make it diffi cult for individual organizations to realize what the potential value of BIM is for their particular case. Even when organizations have decided to implement BIM, there is little information consolidated on how to realize (what tools and processes to use) and how to monitor potential beneﬁ ts across diff erent project life-cycle phases. Recent industry-led research — carried out by the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), headquartered at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia and supported by industry, government, research and industry organizations from across the supply chain in Australia and internationally — has moved to close this gap. The research was performed through SBEnrc’s Project 2.34 Driving Whole-of-life Effi ciencies Through BIM and Procurement (http://bit.ly/1YPVzZp). The project developed a comprehensive strategic methodology. SBEnrc drew from international practice and literature as well as three exemplar case studies across Australia to develop a BIM Value Realization Framework and step-by-step guide. Part of this methodology and the extensive research that supports it has been translated into an online interactive tool: BIM Value (http:// bimvaluetool.natspec.org). This provides the industry with a free, step-by-step guide to identify potential beneﬁ ts, metrics and tools for implementing BIM. It provides an approach for industry practitioners seeking to implement BIM across the life-cycle of built environment assets and wanting to understand how BIM can deliver value to their projects and businesses. This tool will help managers identify beneﬁ ts that are most important to them, how to achieve them and how to measure progress toward those goals. BIM Value was developed in partnership with NATSPEC, a not-for-proﬁ t organization aiming to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of industry information. NATSPEC has published the National BIM Guide and other BIM documents and aids BIM implementation. This partnership is likely to be extended to develop new modules of the tool to increase its value. One such module could, for example, form the basis for a world-ﬁ rst BIM Beneﬁ ts Benchmarking System. This initiative also aims to understand how meta-data created from using the tool can be used to beneﬁ t industry. The ﬁ rst module of the tool was launched in November 2015 and is available for free through the NATSPEC BIM Portal. For more information, visit www.natspec.com.au and click on the BIM logo. IFMA FACILITY FUSION CANADA CONFERENCE AND EXPO May 4-5, 2016 Montreal, Canada, USA facilityfusion.ifma.org/ montreal HAVE RELEVANT FM INDUSTRY NEWS TO SHARE? Submit it to communications@ ifma.org to be considered for inclusion in the Industry News section of FMJ.