Open Knowledge Lounge programme – Thursday 11 May (Subject to Change) BIM has transformed architecture, engineering and construction. However the great potential of BIM is to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information not just during design and construction for a single building, but also throughout the lifecycle of an entire portfolio of facilities. The use of BIM technology in the operational phase of a building’s lifecycle is just beginning to take hold as building owners look for new ways to improve the effectiveness of their facility operations. To book a seminar simply scroll down the list below and select each one you wish to attend by clicking Buy Now and the number of seats, these will automatically be allocated to your shopping basket that appears in the bottom right of your screen. Once you have finished browsing, simply click on the basket and pay using your credit/cheque/debit card. You will then receive an invoice which you should bring to the event. Please don’t forget to also register for the expo itself. 11.00 - 11.45 A look at the multi-billion dollar drone opportunity in Asset management The construction industry has emerged as a key driver of the recent commercial drone industry, which some analysts believe will top US$5bn by 2020. PwC estimates the current value of labour and services likely for replacement by drones to be US $127.3bn. More than one-third of that comes from the infrastructure and construction industries. 11.00 – 11.45 Taking Facilities Management into virtual reality A “living” BIM model provides an easier means of representing three-dimensional aspects of the building. Better information about existing conditions reduces the cost and complexity of building renovation and retrofit projects. By providing more accurate and dependable information to contractors, change orders resulting from “surprises” in as-built conditions can be greatly reduced. 12.30 – 13.15 Adopting BIM for facilities management The FM Expo lounge discusses how building information modelling is an appropriate beneficial technology enabling storage and retrieval of integrated building, maintenance and management data for facility managers. BIM is called a rich model because all objects in it have properties and relationships, and this information can be used for data mining to develop simulations or calculations using the model data.
Facilities Management Expo 2017
Buy a ticket for the BIM Lounge for R100 and you can dip in and out of the lounge at anytime during the day. Free coffee available.
Inspiration - Education - Innovation for the FM Industry