Conference & Expo

April 21-23 2015

Orlando, FL | Rosen Shingle Creek

BIM Pre-Conference

IFMA presents its second annual conference specifically designed to address BIM for owners, facility managers and service providers.

IFMA BIM ConferenceThis can’t-miss conference is offered in conjunction with IFMA Facility Fusion. Register for the BIM pre-conference and the full Facility Fusion conference and receive a deep discount.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida, USA

Defining the Future of BIM FM:  A Working Meeting at Facility Fusion 2015

Conference Overview

Whether you’re trying to figure out what building information modeling (BIM) for FM means or providing your experiences and expertise, the value of BIM in Facility Management is the topic for this important session. Come to learn from industry experts while having ample opportunity to discuss with facility managers, product vendors and consultants what BIM is. This meeting will include the opportunity to learn about key BIM resources to help you evaluate the best strategies and processes for your organization. Attend to better understand BIM in FM and to add your feedback to the development of BIM in FM.

Exhibiting Opportunities

There is a limited number of tabletop displays available: please download a copy of the agreement form for more details:

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Program at a Glance

Monday, April 20, 2015
8:00 a.m. Registration
Level 1, Gatlin 1 Registration Desk
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Introduction & Welcome
9:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Morning Session
Speakers: Deke Smith, Birgitta Foster and Kimon Onuma
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Continue Morning Session
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Working Lunch- BIM Checklist - Led by Kathy Roper
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. BIM and Facility Management - Moving from Theory to Practice 
Speaker: Michael Schley
1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Presentation of Case Studies
1) 1:45 pm- 2:45 pm - Optimizing Facility Maintenance Planning through the Effective Use of BIM at Xavier University
Speaker: Greg Meyer

2) 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Strategy for Information Exchange Standards at Zurich Insurance Group
Speaker: Ian Cameron
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 3) BIM as a Collaborative Platform in the Clouds
Summary/ Next Steps/ Closing Remarks
Speakers: Nancy Sanquist, David Karpook

For detailed session descriptions, click here.

Morning Session

This not to miss session will bring together three of the most knowledgeable individuals in the facilities industry today. All three have an extraordinary vision for the future of the facilities and infrastructure industry while fully understanding today’s realities. They are moving the industry forward and demonstrating what the future will be like. Information is truly transforming our world today and the facilities and infrastructure industries have much to gain by applying lessons learned from other industries who have or are currently being transformed. Having confidence in the accuracy of the information about your facility on which to base decisions is has been an allusive dream. But dreams can become reality so join us to see how close we are and what it will look like in your near future.

Working Lunch

This is your opportunity to provide items that should be included in a BIM Implementation checklist. Brainstorm with attendees and let’s put some ideas on paper.

BIM and Facility Management – Moving from Theory to Practice

Michael Schley, IFMA Fellow, CEO and Founder of FM: Systems

Case Studies

These sessions will dive in deep to several real stories and case studies while providing the opportunity to network with facility managers, product vendors and consultants. A panel will present, provide examples and discuss success stories in implementing BIM.

1. Optimizing facility maintenance planning through the effective use of BIM at Xavier University

2. Strategy for Information Exchange Standards at Zurich Insurance Group

3. BIM as a Collaborative Platform in the Clouds

For detailed session descriptions, click here.

BIM Pre-Conference Learning Level: 300 Level - 7.0 CEUs



Deke Smith, Executive Director, Building SMART Alliance, NIBS

Birgitta Foster, V.P. Operations and Facility Integration, VDCO Tech

Kimon Onuma, Onuma, Inc.

Michael Schley, IFMA Fellow, CEO and Founder, FM:Systems

Greg Meyer, Assistant Director of Facilities Assessment, Xavier University

Ian Cameron, Chief Innovation Officer, OSCRE

Nancy Sanquist, IFMA Fellow, AIA, Workplace IndustryLeader, Manhattan Software

David Karpook, Marketing Communications Director, Trimble


You won’t find better pricing for a BIM conference

BIM Conference Only

US$395 IFMA members / US$495 nonmembers

Facility Fusion Full Event Registrants Save US$200:

US$195 IFMA members / US$295 nonmembers

BIM CFM Maintenance Points:

  • Attendance at the BIM Conference will count for 10 CFM Maintenance Points.
  • Record your attendance on your CFM Recertification Worksheet.
  • At recertification time, submit your completed CFM Recertification Worksheet.

Registration Pricing Members Nonmembers
BIM Pre-Conference Only US$395
Save $100!
Facility Fusion Full Event Registrants Save US$200 US$195
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