BIM for FM at R&D/Pharma Facilities

Igor Starkov, EcoDomus, Inc.

There have been dozens of projects showing the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) for facility lifecycle. A book is written on this topic – IFMA’s “BIM for Facility Managers” (2014). I2SL promoted this topic for years. Almost every conference about FM or BIM has a track or two about “BIM for FM”. And still, 95% of organizations aren’t doing much to implement the new workflows and technologies. Among the factors that cause the resistance: how are we going to use BIM? Isn’t it too difficult and expensive? What if it doesn’t work or my employees don’t use it? Igor Starkov, EcoDomus’ co-founder and CEO, will share the lessons learned accumulated over the past 8 years working with the leading facility owners around the world: Sydney Opera House, Google, University of Southern California, GSA, including several R&D/Pharma clients like Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the use cases (business workflows) that benefit from using Lifecycle BIM
  • Learn about the BIM requirements that facility owners apply to their design/construction projects and BIM Quality Control
  • Learn about the innovative technologies (AR, VR, IoT, BIM, 3D GIS) and how they solve real problems
  • Learn how to move from watching presentations at conferences to implementing new processes within your organization


Mr. Starkov is a computer scientist and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in software consulting and development.  Mr. Starkov also has over 15 years of experience leveraging technology to improve construction project delivery and management of the built environment.

Mr. Starkov’s experience in the AEC, IT, and Facilities Management arenas and his in depth knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Lean Construction methodology, and Energy Management issues provide him with the unique capability of providing versatile information-enabled solutions.

He brings particular expertise in technology-enabled COBie (Construction Operation Building information exchange) workflow analysis and in creating applications that combine relational databases with analytical and visualization capabilities. Mr. Starkov participates in developing COBie v.3.0 standard.

Prior to co-founding EcoDomus, Mr. Starkov co-founded Latista Technologies (acquired by Textura, now Oracle), the leading provider of construction field administration software solutions.


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