IFMA: New book on building information management for facility managers set for March 25 release
HOUSTON, TX — The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and IFMA Foundation are proud to announce publication of BIM for Facility Managers, edited by Paul Teicholz. The book, which is being published by John Wiley and Sons, will be released March 25, 2013. It will be available for pre-order from online retailers beginning March 18.
Building information modeling (BIM) is the practice of creating and managing the digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. These building information models are powerful resources to inform decisions about a facility at all stages of its life-cycle from construction to demolition.
IFMA defines facility management as a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process and technology.
Here is the publisher’s summary of the book:
Addressing building owners, developers, and managers, this text covers how building information management (BIM) complements facility management (FM) systems to achieve significant lifecycle advantages. It includes coverage of the guidelines for BIM in FM as developed by owners such as the General Services Administration, the COBie2 (BIM document standard) used to collect and communicate facility equipment information, and a list of software for BIM/FM integration. It also offers six real-life case studies including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and the State of WI Facilities.
IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 23,000 members in 85 countries. The association's members, represented in 130 chapters and 17 councils worldwide, manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. Formed in 1980, IFMA certifies professionals in facility management, conducts research, provides educational programs and produces World Workplace, the world's largest facility management conference and exposition. To join and follow IFMA's social media outlets online, visit the association's LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. For more information, visit the IFMA press room or www.ifma.org.