The National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) are working to develop a research framework for building information modeling (BIM). The three organizations will host a BIM Research Framework Advisory Stakeholder Meeting on Monday, September 19, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Providence Convention Center in Providence, R.I., to be held in conjunction with the Labs21/I2SL 2011 Annual Conference.
High-technology building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, building operators, academic researchers and facility investors, are invited to attend the meeting to discuss the proposed framework. The three organizations are developing the framework to streamline the use of BIM as a facility management tool for laboratories and related high-tech facilities. Ensuring energy and environmental sustainability, as well as human health, in these buildings requires that designed and engineered systems perform as planned throughout the building’s life cycle.
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