LAX – The BIM to FM Story
Frank Peters, Walsh Construction
The $1.8B Tom Bradley International Terminal expansion project at LAX will be ready to open spring of 2013. It is designed to provide an updated image for Los Angeles to the World as well as meet the super-jumbo aircraft (A380), higher passenger volumes and growing logistical requirements. During the construction phase Walsh demonstrated to LAX that a 100% digital delivery of project data that interfaces and supports their Facility Management requirements is possible. Working jointly with LAX Facilities Management Group (FMG) Walsh defined the framework for processes to deliver the complete project data set in ways that make it accessible and useful for Facility Management and Operations.
Frank Peters has a diverse background with over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing and construction industry. He holds the position of Project Manager, responsible for implementation of Building Information Modeling processes and procedures on the $1.8B LAX project. His undergraduate educational is in Industrial Engineering and Management.
Prior to joining Walsh Group, Mr. Peters was the Program Manager for Virtual Design and Construction at McCarthy Builders, a Saint Louis based General Constructor. He led the development of BIM and Lean Construction strategy and implementation across the company.
Before coming to the Construction sector, he has held senior positions in Product Development at Sun Microsystem Inc, focusing on the design and development team management of the Enterprise Server product line. While with Sun, Mr. Peters served as a senior staff member of the Product Development group’s 6-Sigma Team. Mr. Peters has managed multiple projects implementing advanced Kanban and supply chain management processes in manufacturing, construction and the ERP sectors. Mr. Peters has also directly managed multiple international Medical Device manufacturing plant construction projects for Fortune 100 corporations.