ENR published an excellent article on March 7, 2011 titled "Aligning Data for the Life Cycle." Collaborative Construction has analyzed the article and posted an online presentation detailing that analysis. The link above takes you to ENR's subscription site. If you have subscription I would encourage you to download the article and distribute copies around your office. If you don't have a subscription you should consider one - ENR is an excellent resource.
To access Collaborative Construction's analysis of the article follow this link - BUILT - BIM to FM - and let us know what you think. Our take on the article is that more and more institutional owners are demanding BIM to FM and more and more planners, designers, constructors, trade contractors and owners' representatives need to do what is necessary to meet those demands. We will have more on this topic in the April 2011 edition of the Collaborative Construction Newsletter.
James L. Salmon, Esq.
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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