A new software-related service offering aims to draw data from BIM (building information modeling) to help facilities managers in ongoing efforts to maintain building assets.
Torcon, www.torcon.com, Red Bank, N.J., a regional construction services company, has announced the launch of TFS (Torcon Facilities Solutions) to provide clients a seamless integration of BIM into their facilities management programs.
In partnership with ARCHIBUS, www.archibus.com, Boston, Mass., an international software developer and provider of facility management and space planning solutions, TFS will offer consulting services for facility management professionals throughout a building’s lifecycle, with a goal of driving increased productivity and utility.
Torcon, which introduced the BIMf concept of BIM for facilities in late 2013, through TFS will offer customer support for post-construction and overall facility maintenance needs. The TFS team provides clients the ability to capitalize on data provided by BIM documentation gathered throughout the construction process, and integrate this information into ongoing facility maintenance operations.
“The last 10 years have seen a revolution in the design world with the rapid implementation of BIM,” observes Sam Arabia, CM-BIM, Torcon Facility Solutions. “BIMf represents the next big frontier as too few companies are leveraging this rich data to drive operating efficiencies. BIMf not only captures previously unrealized cost savings, but it will also allow for a more thorough understanding of the building’s history and needs.”
Through its alignment with ARCHIBUS, TFS will also provide consulting services to meet the facility management needs of all ARCHIBUS customers, regardless of whether they currently integrate BIM models or not.
“We have found many companies who receive BIM information at the conclusion of their construction project have difficulty transferring the data to their facilities management systems,” relates Arabia. “We fostered our partnership with ARCHIBUS and launched TFS to fill that gap.”
A builder in the Mid-Atlantic states, as well as a construction manager in Puerto Rico, Torcon specializes in technically complex projects with critical quality and operational standards. According to the company, TFS helps facility managers easily gain an accurate picture of the level of effort put forth in maintaining a facility.
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