BIMaaS Sponsored BIFM / AGI Networking Evening

By September 23, 2015 GIS, Networking No Comments
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On the 23rd of September 2015 Mitra Innovation sponsored a talk by AGI (Association for Geographic Information) and BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management), on Opportunities for Change. This is part of an ongoing effort to encourage involvement, and ever-better communication in the industry. (If you’re planning an event you think we might be interested in, let us know!)

AGI are an industry body for GIS professionals, and AM / FM (Asset / Facility Management) alike. They are a membership based organisation, supporting CPD (Continuing Professional Development), and chartered geographers. AGI focuses on cross-sector networking with many people from different roles & disciplines, to achieve practical, strategic results.

BIFM is a special interest group to help the FM sector. Although not limited to, they have a particular talent for helping startups / growing smaller businesses. They run many get-togethers, from CPD or open building events, to networking and socials.

Our first speaker Graham Davenport, PFMS talked about the importance of CBM (Condition Based Monitoring), and how vibration analysis and thermal imaging can be used to gauge maintenance levels. This data can be saved & extrapolated to create predictive maintenance. The forthcoming ability to prioritise the most urgent stuff to attend to first, and leaving what works, saves time and money.

Our second speaker was Luis Albano, GIS lead of Costain Ltd, enlightening us with a few of the key similarities between AM and FM:

  • Both are in need of much better ways of accessing information
  • Their information is tied to spatial data
  • Both need Real-Time information
  • There needs to be better Data integration & management

Our second speaker was Luis Albano, GIS lead of Costain Ltd, enlightening us with a few of the key similarities between AM and FM:

Complemented with some of the best current opportunities for Spatial Enabling FM. Some of which make use of vast swathes of information, like buffer / overlay analysis; and others which make use of established technologies in other fields, such as ‘find my nearest’, Line of Sight (LoS) analysis, and visualisations for efficient space optimisation.

A huge thanks to all who spoke and attended, and we look forward to seeing you at future events. It was brilliant to be able to host such a great networking opportunity.

Fraser Bell |Digital Marketing Manager

 

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