COBie Pilot Project, BIM-GIS Integration and Other Adventures in Digital Facilities Management
Carrie Sturts Dossick, University of Washington; Graham Condit, Sellen Construction; Eric Smith, University of Washington
This presentation will show the initial results of a COBie pilot project for the Foster School of Business Phase II building (Completed April 2012) as well as discuss the broader digital transformation at the University of Washington. This includes a set of initiatives meant to leverage emerging digital technologies, such as BIM and GIS, to improve the delivery and operation of facilities on the 150 year old UW campus, which supports more than 50,000 people in 200 buildings and 22 million gross square feet. The session will address the technologies, resources, and managerial issues associated with these initiatives, which include:
Carrie Sturts Dossick is the Director for the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education, an Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management in the College of Built Environments, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Washington. Dr. Dossick’s main research interests include data practices, collaboration, technologies and building information modeling (BIM). Current projects include (1) technology and collaboration strategies for green building design and construction, (2) Global virtual teams, (3) applications of BIM and COBie in operations (4) Integrated Project Delivery and (5) measuring successful BIM and collaboration applications. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Education, Hewlett Packard, Skanska Building USA, University of Washington Royalty Research Fund, the College of Built Environments’ BE Lab and was awarded the College of Architecture and Urban Planning 2007 Dean’s Development Fund. She has many publications including papers in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Engineering Project Organizations Journal and the Journal of Management in Engineering, addressing the technology and business issues faced by the design and construction industry. In 2005, she was awarded the ASCE 2005 Best Peer Reviewed Paper of the Year for her work on Pricing Engineering Services.
Graham Conduit is the Director of Virtual Design and Construction for Sellen Construction. He studied database creation/management, drafting, and construction at Washington State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He has participated in the delivery of VDC on numerous projects for Sellen Construction including both phases of the Foster School of Business, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, MOHAI, Swedish Hospital, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. With 13 years at Sellen, Graham’s expertise in utilizing applications such as AutoDesk’s AutoCAD Architecture, Revit, and NavisWorks, Graphisoft’s ArchiCAD, Synchro, and VICO’s 5D Virtual Construction Suite (VICO Office) to test details, discover system conflicts, and communicate layout and installation activities in the field. His expertise includes supporting a wide-range of projects of various size, scope, and scale. He provides insight on how the team can reduce duplicated work in model development/use, supports planning for model management during the project, suggests implementing the use of best practices to use in model based estimating and develops planning through virtual coordination. He also uses model based sequencing to evaluate installation efficiency, and has supported development of facilities management information in construction thru the use of BIM tools.
Eric Smith is the Director of Major Capital Projects at the University of Washington. Prior to joining the University in 2002, Eric spent six years as an executive with a large general contracting company and twenty years as an officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters degree in Construction Management from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and is on the roster of neutrals with the American Arbitration Association. Eric serves on the boards of the Northwest Region of the Design Build Institute of America and the Northwest Construction Consumer Council.