Cogent was invited to speak as a panelist at the CanBIM Regional Session in Calgary on February 21, 2013. The focus of this one-day event was on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facilities Management. During the roundtable discussion, Cogent and other panelists shared their views on asset management and facilities management solutions, challenges with current systems and the outlook of BIM for the facilities industry.
Other topics covered at the CanBIM Regional Session include barriers to BIM adoption in facilities management and BIM support for data management and analytics throughout the facility lifecycle. The presentations were informative and we gained valuable insight into the latest developments of BIM as it applies to facility performance. Having done extensive work in Facilities Monitoring and Operational Performance Management for Edmonton International Airport (EIA), we are excited to take this insight and further improve our technology solutions.
Cogent was pleased to be among other experts of Canada’s BIM community. Thank you to CanBIM for putting on a great event. We look forward to reconnecting in the near future.
What is BIM?
Utilizing more than just 3D physical modeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a technology that involves generating digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. BIM can drive decision-making throughout the entire building lifecycle, from the earliest conceptual stages of a facility through to its design, construction, operation and demolition. Building Information Models also become shared knowledge resources that improve collaboration between the design team, the construction team and the building owner/operator. Leveraging BIM, facility owners and managers can achieve many efficiency gains in the form of cost reductions, time-savings and reduced waste.