BIM Academy now offering FM services

Credit: BIM Academy
Credit: BIM Academy

BIM Academy have announced the formation of a new consultancy wing of their company following successful work on an iconic Australian landmark.

The Northumbria University-based company will now offer Building Information Modelling for Asset and Facilities Management (BAFM) following work they carried out on the Sydney Opera House. The Academy several other parties to be awarded the contract to carry out the developmental of BIM4FM’s technical specification for the legendary Opera House.

According to BIM Academy’s official website, the Opera House project “involved a detailed consultation process with Opera House personnel on current and future operational needs.” Since working on the specification, BIM Academy have improved their BAFM capabilities and rolled out their new skills on a variety of projects including the redevelopment of the Greenwich Peninsula and asbestos management for the Newcastle Civic Centre.

The creation of the new business arm derives from back in 2012, when BIM Academy were a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) between BIM Academy, Teesside University and Ryder Architecture enabled BIM Academy to research industry challenges relating to Asset and Facilities Management.

Speaking with Bdaily Business News, BIM Academy Managing Director, Peter Barker spoke of the exciting new development within the company: “Taking an independent and platform neutral approach, BIM Academy understand that many off the shelf solutions are expensive, complex and do not always match a client’s specific needs.

Barker continued: “BIM Academy seek to work with clients to deliver an analysis of their business requirements and then support the specification, procurement, implementation and maintenance of a tailored solution, specific to, and efficient for, that client, verifying and improving the consistency of operational data throughout the process.”