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Bar Coding and Facilities Management in the Field – Case Study at the University of Texas Liberal Arts Building

Eric Kennedy, Mike Sanford, and Mayur Sethi (SpawGlass)

Take a look at how BIM and specifically bar coding work in the field from a project field team’s standpoint. At the new $69 million Liberal Arts facility at the University of Texas-Austin, the team is integrating lay out software with the BIM process in order to provide more accurate as-builts. Learn how the team is using the “AIM” process of integrating subcontractor supervisors into the design and drafting process in order to maximize design collaboration. To improve coordination with facilities management, they will show you how they utilize virtual inspections to illustrate overhead access to facility personnel, and better understand expectations of the client prior to construction activities occurring. The approach has provided a seamless integration from construction to maintenance by including facilities information into the commissioning process. The team hosted weekly clash detection meetings to enhance the process of design validation. The coordination meetings methodically improved the value of the project by attaining nearly clash-free Construction Documents.

The UT project, designed by Overland Partners, includes construction of a six level, 203,547 SF building to house various Liberal Arts departments at the University of Texas-Austin. Scheduled for completion in December, it will house a student center, classrooms, study spaces, labs, and additional service facilities.


Texas A&M University - San Antonio: BIM & COBie to FM

Luis Berumen (Bartlett Cocke General Contractors), Geof Edwards (Kell Munoz Architects), and Marshall Lasswell (Texas A&M University San Antonio)

In the summer of 2009, the Texas A & M University System initiated a requirement for the use BIM and COBie on all new, major construction and renovation projects. The Texas A &M University – San Antonio campus Multipurpose Building was one of the first projects designed and constructed under these new requirements. BIM was utilized from the inception of the project during project planning, design collaboration, construction coordination and as-built documentation, while COBie was utilized as a vehicle to transfer all contact, space and asset information directly into TAMU-SA’s CMMS. The Multipurpose Building was a grand success for all parties involved, but there were many lessons to be learned and carried forward to the next project on the Campus, the new Central Academic Building and Patriots’ Casa, which began in January 2012. The BIM & COBie effort for the new project adopted the mindset, “beginning with the end in mind.” This presentation is intended to be an informative account of the previous successes, lessons learned, improved processes and the collaborative effort involved in maximizing the uses of BIM and COBie, bridging the gap to facilities management.


University Health System CIP: BIM & VDC to FM

Chris Escamilla (Jacobs/GGC Engineers), Jesse Kassinger (ZachryVaughnLayton), John Cole (ZachryVaughnLayton), and Luis Berumen (Bartlett Cocke General Contractors)

In 2009, the University Health System (UHS) began a $899M Capital Improvements Program (CIP) in order to support the current needs of the local community and prepare for the future requirements of South Texas’ growing population. The CIP includes constructing a new, 1M SF trauma tower, central utility plant and 3,300 space parking garage at University Hospital. The CIP also includes a 270K SF clinical services building, outpatient pharmacy and additional surface parking at the UHS - Robert B. Green Campus. From the inception of the CIP, UHS opted to implement BIM for design and construction coordination of the new projects. As the BIM initiatives for both projects progressed, they also evolved, and many additional benefits beyond design and construction coordination became readily apparent. With that said, BIM and technology are providing UHS with significant opportunities to achieve efficiencies during operations by streaming the flow of facilities data during project turnover as well as improving the quantity and quality of the information being received. Through the efforts of the CIP program, along with the innovative BIM & technology integration initiatives, University Health System emerges poised to compete with many of the largest healthcare organizations in the nation.


BIM and COBie for Facility Management

Igor Starkov (EcoDomus)

The presentation will explain how BIM data should be set up so it could be properly delivered in compliance with COBie requirements that many leading owners are putting in their BIM guidelines. The presentation will explain how BIM data can be used for energy management (comparison of actual use with simulated models using connection of BIM with Building Automation Systems, case study: GSA Camden project), and how to integrate BIM with Facility Management software (CMMS/CAFM, case study: FAA's Lifecycle BIM project).



Platinum Star


IKERD Consulting


HOAR Construction

Haynes Whaley Associates

Gold Star

Joeris General Contractors

Bartlett Cocke General Contractors


Turner Construction

Austin Commercial

Silver Star


Manhattan Construction

Assemble Systems



GSA Greater Southwest Region

City of Dallas

Bexar County

Parkland Health & Hospital System

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Texas A&M University