BIMBrunch: Kath Fontana

Kath is a Chartered FM Surveyor with over 20 years’ experience of delivering Facilities Management with blue chip companies such as Serco, Aspire Defence Services, Interserve and most recently BAM FM Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BAM Construct UK.

 

She has extensive experience of managing complex programmes and service delivery at senior level across a range of public sector organisations and within various contracting arrangements, including PFI. Kath has particular experience of managing the interface between construction and FM having worked on many high profile PFI projects. As a result she is passionate about innovation, integration and the whole life management of buildings. Most recently she has been instrumental in developing BAM’s integrated construction/FM strategy for BIM and Soft Landings. She is also a member of the RICS Professional Group Board for Facilities Management and of the recently formed BIM4FM Group.

 

Favourite website

My go-to sites are www.thenbs.com and www.bimtaskgroup.org. I can usually find what I need but sometimes I end up down rabbit holes of never-ending BIM stuff…

 

Best book

‘The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail’ by Clayton Christensen – a great read with direct applicability to the disruptive nature of BIM.

 

Top event attended recently

I don’t attend lots of BIM events but I did really enjoy BSL2013 (looking forward to the 2014 event) and the Government Construction Summit was also good (especially the panel discussion at the end). 

 

Favourite Twitter handle to follow

@dfjbus always has something interesting to say, @spoofarchitect makes me smile and @bondbryan seem to always keep it real (not that I always understand).

 

Blog you regularly read

I have been quite impressed with ‘Practical BIM’ – their recent blog on COBie was excellent.

 

Networking event you regularly attend

I am not very good at networking! If you can count it as networking then the BIM4FM group is shaping up to be a lively forum. 

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