Costs incurred by facilities managers after the post-construction handover of a facility are significant, as highlighted by a quantitative study into the ROI from BIM in facilities management that was presented by George Broadbent of Microdesk at the recent AEC-NEXT conference in Anaheim on June 2018 (and discussed by Geoff Zeiss). A National Institute of Standards and Technology study by the US government estimated that the cost of locating accurate information for what has been installed in a new facility can cost US$0.23/sq. ft. annually.
What is CanBIM and Why Was Underhill Geomatics There?
As in countries such as the UK and the US, in Canada we are fortunate to have a well-established industry group whose focus is on providing the professional, educational, construction, fabrication, and supply-chain members of Canada’s construction industry with a collective voice dedicated to Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies and practices.