Session 1.10b Capitalize on BIM Models by Converting Them to Robust Space Management and BUILDER™ SMS Tools for the 21st Century

APA Federal Planning Division


Thursday, April 26, 2018
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CDT

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Capitalize on BIM models provided by A‐Es and construction contractors to streamline your space
management and BUILDER™ SMS processes. Federal agencies have been requesting BIM models for
over a decade, but in most cases, the models are not used beyond construction of the project. Burns
& McDonnell has developed methods to efficiently transform BIM models into maintainable facility
management tools with a multitude of possible use cases.

A decade ago, BIM modeling changed the AEC industry by allowing designers and contractors to
collaborate in a 3D, data rich environment. Now, BIM models are changing how facility planners and
managers maintain their facilities and plan for the future. This presentation will highlight two projects
demonstrating the power of BIM for planning and facility management.
At two VA campuses, Burns & McDonnell created as‐built BIM models which power the facilities’
Space Allocation Database and Capital Asset Inventory system – streamlining the time‐consuming
process of updating these systems annually.
For the DOE‐NNSA Kansas City National Security Campus, Burns & McDonnell transformed hundreds
of construction‐focused BIM models into a simple system to maintain key facility management and BUILDER™ SMS data. Using the model allowed the site to avoid a time consuming initial audit to
populate BUILDER™ SMS for the new facility.

Learning Objectives
1. Learn how BIM models can be valuable for facility planners
2. Understand the concepts of capitalizing on BIM data in BUILDER™ SMS
3. Learn what it takes to build a sustainable FM system incorporating BIM and BUILDER™ SMS
4. Be exposed to new technologies which have the potential to change the industry


Vicky Borchers, NCARB, RA, LEED AP B

Associate Architect at Burns & McDonnell

Steve Cline, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Project Manager at Burns & McDonnell

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