Connecting facilities management to BIM (and vice versa) is a hot topic these days. Just go to any big conference and you'll see several presentations for owners on the importance of BIM or on the AEC side, how to provide information that an owner would or could use.
Many times, it is hard for owners to understand the value of BIM outside of the construction and design cost savings because they are unfamiliar with the ability that BIM provides to bring data directly into a facilities management system.
At IMAGINiT, we see both sides of this coin. As we help owners with facilities management needs, we understand what information is useful to them after project hand-off. Helping design and construction firms, we understand the importance of not including too much information to avoid model bloat.
To help both AEC firms and owners, we have created the FM and BIM Connection Service. This is the first service offered from the newly created Building Lifecycle Management team - a combination of the (formerly) Rand Facilities Management group and the IMAGINiT Building Solutions experts. We're excited about our ability to bridge the gap between BIM and FM.