The Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) protocol is improving Facility Management’s access to building data and increasing our ability to leverage design and construction information across the operational life of buildings. The use of open information
As mentioned in last week’s post, BIM is gaining large momentum in the AEC community and in some project sectors is becoming a de facto standard, even when it is not a client requirement. This is because AEC’s benefit significantly from using the technology, shortening project deliver
Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is changing the way buildings are designed and built but having less of an impact on their operation and maintenance. This despite the facts that 90% of a building’s life cycle cost, and thus one could say 90% of its opportunity cost, oc
This week’s article comes to us courtesy of Ron Segura, President of Segura Associates. Ron’s expertise in helping clients evaluate and improve their FM services is well known in the industry. As you read his article think about your own RFP process and the expectations yo
As end users become more sophisticated in their operations they understand through experience the real advantages of optimizing product delivery processes. It is natural that they should want to extend those advantages to key services, both provided and received. Supply Chain Manage
It is never a safe or necessarily wise thing to try to predict the future, and I am not. Make no mistake about that. But all of us should maintain an awareness of the world around us as we plan our personal and business lives. I am generally an optimist and pragmatic, believing tha
Tony Schwartz has a great blog post at HBR on how multi-tasking is not always such a good thing. Good stuff and I’m a believer. It’s more than longing for “the good old days,” it’s about being able to maximize the impact of our time. Check out ….
You hear a lot these days about “agile” project management. This term is generally used by IT project managers to describe software development and system roll out projects. The general sense is that agility improves project outcomes by valuing open collaboration, speed of process