IMAGINiT Launches New FM and BIM Connection Service to Extend Value of BIM Data into Facilities Management Systems

Rand Facilities Management Division Now Part of IMAGINiT Technologies and together they Provide Complete Building Lifecycle Solutions

BALTIMORE — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 2, 2015Rand Worldwide (OTCBB: RWWI), a global leader in providing technology solutions to organizations with engineering design and information technology requirements, today announced that its IMAGINiT Technologies and Rand Facilities Management divisions are now united under the IMAGINiT Technologies brand. The first service borne from this new collaboration, the FM and BIM Connection Service, enables AEC firms to demonstrate the value of extending the rich data within the building information model (BIM) into the facilities management phase of the building lifecycle.

“Building lifecycle management is a hot topic today resonating with both construction firms and owners,” said Joe Eichenseer, director of technical resources for the newly created Building Lifecycle Solutions team at IMAGINiT Technologies. “There is a wealth of rich information created when a building is designed, or a renovation is undertaken. Being able to effectively manage the flow of building information from concept to maintenance to tear-down is the next step in the evolution of BIM, and we are ready to support our clients across all parts of the equation.”

“We constantly evaluate our business to identify ways in which we can better align with the evolving needs of our clients, helping them to address shifts and trends in the industry,” says Tim Johnson, senior vice president, IMAGINiT Technologies. “Today we see the need for building owners and architects to connect and share the powerful building information model data that was leveraged during the design and construction phase of their project. With our AEC and FM experts now aligned under the IMAGINiT division, together they have created an offering that meets this challenge. The new service allows facility owners and managers to harness data from a model created with Autodesk Revit software to effectively connect it with data in a facilities management system allowing them to more efficiently manage details such as space and assets.”

With research from the Construction Owners Association of America showing that 70 percent of respondents intend to be using BIM data for facilities management within the next three years, AEC firms and facilities mangers will increasingly require technology and services to facilitate the flow of data between AEC firms and facilities management staff. IMAGINiT’s Building Lifecycle Solutions team – with experts in BIM and Facilities Management – are poised to help clients achieve real solutions to achieving a ‘one model’ method for a building’s life.

Bridging the Gap Between BIM and Facilities Management

IMAGINiT’s FM and BIM Connection Service breaks down the barriers between BIM and facilities management by sharing the BIM data in an integrated workplace management system, ARCHIBUS. Rather than trying to manage building operations using CAD files, now FM teams can easily and efficiently manage space, assets, personnel and all maintenance directly within ARCHIBUS.

How it Works

AEC firms can now demonstrate to owners how facility managers can extend the value of BIM throughout the building’s lifecycle. IMAGINiT’s FM and BIM Connection Service allows AEC firms and facility owners to experience the benefits of leveraging BIM data within ARCHIBUS. IMAGINiT provides 1:1 virtual training on how this can be done so that AEC firms can effectively highlight the value they’re providing their customer. IMAGINiT also transfers all the data from the BIM into ACRCHIBUS and hosts the software for 90 days so teams simply have to log in to start using the rich data.

Learn More About IMAGINiT’s FM and BIM Connection Service

To learn more about IMAGINiT’s FM and BIM Connection Service and how it helps AEC firms better serve their building owner clients, contact IMAGINiT Technologies at 1-800-356-9050 or visit www.imaginit.com/FMandBIM.

IMAGINiT’s FM and BIM Connection Service will also be showcased during IMAGINiT’s eight-city Building Lifecycle Trends Workshop. This moderated, in-person workshop allows owners, architects, engineers and contractors to talk about how best to leverage the data created during a project from beginning to end. Register now for the following locations:

Baltimore, MD – March 24, 2015
Boston, MA – March 25, 2015
Calgary, AB – March 12, 2015
Dallas, TX – March 18, 2015
New York, NY – March 25, 2015
Seattle, WA – March 18, 2015
Toronto, ON – March 13, 2015
 

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