Using BIM to Streamline Lifecycle Information at The Pennsylvania State University
Penn State is working extensively with vendors and Whiting-Turner to develop the integration between BIM software and their existing facilities management program. This strategy includes providing visualization of asset information, visibility of owner/operator data requirements, and feedback of building performance. The goal of this project was to develop a system, working within each of the project team’s workflows, and was tested and validated on a University Park campus facility. This presentation outlines the initiatives by Penn State to develop owner operational requirements for future projects, and develop a flexible integration framework to support information exchange from design and construction into the operations phase.
Eric Nulton is the Virtual Operations Coordinator for the Office of Physical Plant at Penn State. Along with assisting Penn State with full BIM implementation, he is currently leading the integration of BIM into operations, facility, and utility management within the University.
Murray Hestley is the Vice President and Director of Whiting-Turner’s Virtual Design and Construction Building Group. Murray is responsible for guiding the corporate-wide implementation of VDC, BIM, and the various delivery methods for the technology. He directs the evaluation and selection of software platforms for use within the company, including education programs to train operations personnel. Murray manages the development and use of the company’s own VDC Execution Plan; this document defines the scope, responsibilities, and process by which VDC is used for every project Whiting-Turner undertakes.