Improving the Future of Facility Management with Building Information Modeling (BIM)

January 17, 2013
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time


During the past five years, I2SL has promoted building information modeling (BIM) as the best available tool to ensure the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of laboratories and high-technology facilities throughout their lifecycles. I2SL, in partnership with the National Institute for Building Sciences (NIBS), the buildingSMART alliance (bSa), and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), launched a survey in 2012 to collect information on the interest for and knowledge of how BIM is impacting the work of facility managers and operations and maintenance (O&M) professionals today, and where BIM may lead the industry tomorrow. Igor Starkov and Terence Alcorn presented the results of the survey and explained how this partnership is working to identify the best tools and practices in the industry to inform facility managers and O&M professionals.

Participants in this discussion learned:       

  • Issues related to delivering a building owner's model in BIM.
  • Survey results of owners' current facilities work effort, current BIM use, and projected BIM use.
  • Current BIM applications that can address building owners' work efforts.
  • Issues moving forward with implementing BIM for building owners.
  • Current status of adoption of Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) for building owners.

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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Attendees of this course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers and one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL if you would like to receive a professional development hour for viewing the webinar.

Instructor Biographies

Igor Starkov has 18 years of international business management experience and dedicated 10 of those years to the construction software industry. Mr. Starkov is co-founder and president of the San Francisco-based EcoDomus Inc., a company focused on improving the way buildings are managed using virtual models such as BIM. Mr. Starkov is a recipient of the FIATECH Celebration of Engineering and Technology Innovation award for his "BIM for Facilities Management" project at Texas A&M University. Mr. Starkov has been featured in the recent ENR Magazine article on "Lifecycle Data Management using BIM" and has spoken at more than 50 construction industry events. Mr. Starkov holds a master's degree in applied mathematics and computer science from Moscow University in Russia, and an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Terence Alcorn is a registered architect with 25 years of experience, primarily in higher education and laboratory design. Mr. Alcorn's notable projects have included both the computer science building and the national supercomputing building for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and two research laboratory buildings for The Scripps Research Institute's new campus in Florida. Mr. Alcorn has been a professor of economics, teaching both micro- and macro-economics, has served as a board member for the Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo, New York, and has been a speaker on quantity versus quality at the American Institute of Architecture Students conference in Phoenix.


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