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September 30, 2014

SPAR-IFMA-USIBD Three-Part Webinar Series


SPAR 3D, IFMA and USIBD Present Webinar Series on Existing Building Documentation for Owners

Building documentation challenges and case studies from facilities owners will be presented in an upcoming 3-part webinar series. The series is complimentary, and we invite you to participate.The goal is to bridge owners’ and service providers’ understanding of current and newer building documentation applications for facilities lifecycle planning including GIS, Point Clouds, BIM, and other data collection, authoring and management tools.

Upcoming Webinars:

Webinar 2: What Building Owners and Managers Really Need from Building Documentation & How Service Providers can Best Deliver, from the Owner’s Perspective
October 15, 2014; 12PM Central Time
What building owners and managers really need from building documentation and how service providers can best deliver, from the owner’s perspective. This presentation will illustrate the downstream benefits of 3D capture as part of an overall facilities and data management strategy.
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Jill Bergman, Director, Healthcare and Knowledge Management, dsk architects

Jill BergmanJill Bergman (AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEEDap) is an ACHA board certified healthcare architect who has over 20 years specializing in healthcare facility optimization, programming, planning and design. Her experience in working with healthcare facilities and health systems includes a wide range of project typology, size, and services. Jill is passionate about high quality design, with the added layer of “data+design” that extends knowledge, information and services to clients and projects. In addition to being a licensed architect in CA, Jill is a member of the American College of Healthcare Architects and is a past Board member of both the AIA/Academy of Architects for Health and the AIA San Francisco Chapter. Currently leading the healthcare practice at dsk architects, Jill has previously worked with KMD Architects, Cannon Design, and has affiliated with Aditazz, CASE, inc, The Innova Group, and Stanford Health Care.

 Birgitta Foster, V.P. Operations and Facility Integration, VDCO Tech

Foster Birgitta-1865 2Birgitta Foster (BSME,MBA) formally Assisting Director at buildingSMARTalliance (bSa) and Facilities BIM Champion for Sandia National Laboratories, is the Vice President of Operations & Facilities Integration at VDCO Tech, and specializes in Building Information Modeling to Facilities Management ( BIM2FM) integration strategies. Birgitta is an international authority, writer, and presenter on BIM for Owners, and continues to examine how technologies like BIM, GIS, and laser scanning could improve Operations and Maintenance, Space Planning, and Asset Management. While Assisting Director, she supported National BIM Standard-US efforts while overseeing the development of Introduction to Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) course. Birgitta also is a US representative for buildingSMART International (bSI), currently serving as International User Group (IUG) Secretary, and Project Leader for building SMART Data Dictionary Pilot Project. Birgitta is currently working on a BIM2FM chapter for the upcoming 2nd of Edition Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide, (2009, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). 


Webinar 3: Review of the Many Available Standards and some Next-Generation Workflows and Technologies

December 17, 2014; 12PM Central Time
Review the many available standards and some next-generation workflows and technologies as well as the realities of how GIS, Point Clouds, BIM, and other various data collection, authoring and management tools available today can and are being used to facilitate meaningful data. And more importantly, how that data becomes information.
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Past Webinars:

Webinar 1: What Owners Need to Know about Getting their Existing Buildings Documented
August 20, 2014; 12PM Central Time
This webinar included presentations from industry leading service and technology providers with broad experiences with 3D Imaging/laser scanning/ disto laser measuring tools and technology, best practices and lessons learned. Also included, was a brief summary of how IFMA, USIBD and SPAR are working together to achieve these goals.


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