August 25, 2017

George Broadbent



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Meet the Speaker: George Broadbent

Session: Building/Facilities Roundtable:
Cost Control/Analysis – a financial model for BIM in Operations



George Broadbent, Director of Asset Management, Microdesk

George is Microdesk’s Director of Asset Management where he is responsible for directing and overseeing all asset management projects. He has worked on a variety of projects including the rollout of Microdesk’s Maximo and Revit integration solution, ModelStream. On the client level, George works closely with key stakeholders to identify strategies for asset management projects and manages the effort to build out new systems. Prior to joining Microdesk, George was a partner at Entium Technology Partners where he managed several asset management programs for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey including an Aviation Maximo Pilot.

George holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.



Eric Riley, BIM Director, Arcadis

Eric Riley is a Senior Management Consultant and BIM Director for Arcadis North America’s Infrastructure Division.  His work focuses on leveraging BIM processes to ensure the most efficient use of technology; managing and enhancing workflows to bridge the information loss from design and construction to asset operation, maintenance, and decommissioning.  Eric has been working in aviation program management with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey for the past five years where he served first with AECOM on the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Program, and currently with Arcadis as Program BIM Manager on the Newark Terminal A Redevelopment Program.

Eric received his Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology and Master of Urban Planning from the City University of New York. He is an Associate Member of the American Institute of Architects, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture & Design at New York Institute of Technology.

Roundtable discussion:

Building/Facilities Roundtable:
Cost Control/Analysis – a financial model for BIM in Operations

When we look at BIM the conversation is centered around Design and Construction.  It’s in these realms that the cost savings and improvements in efficiency have been well documented over the last 10 years.  When we talk about BIM and the resulting 3D models of the facilities, does their usefulness end at the end of Major Construction?  Our discussion will center around the postulate that the purpose of BIM is to support ongoing Operations and Maintenance.  For this we need a cost model that supports the use of BIM in O&M.

This Roundtable discussion will explore how BIM can and should be used in Operations.  Once we start to look at BIM in operations we have a 20-30 year Lifecyle during which the BIM models must be maintained and there is a cost associated with this work.  The discussion will emphasize what benefit the BIM model has on operations and what (if any) efficiencies can be derived from using a BIM Model in maintenance activities.  We will explore the cost model and how we measure efficiency and what the potential return on investment looks like.

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