6 May 2021 12pm – 1pm Webinar Online


BIM data for FM systems: an introduction

As key stakeholders involved in Building Information Modelling (BIM) projects, it is essential that facilities managers (FMs) have clear insight into the BIM process and the value that BIM data can play in the operational phase.  The development and adoption of the UK BIM Framework and the ISO 19650 series of international standards has created a trusted means of providing a fully populated asset data set at handover. Yet all too often questions concerning the how, when and whys of leveraging BIM information can be a major stumbling block.

This first part of a two-part webinar series, hosted by the IWFM Technology SIG and chaired by Cathy Hayward, Chair of the IWFM London Region, will provide an introduction for FMs seeking to use BIM information to support an effective facilities and asset management strategy. You will also have the opportunity to put your questions to our panel.

Part two, to follow on Thursday 20 May, will provide practical guidance on how to use BIM information.

For this webinar, however, the panel, comprised of three of the authors of the IWFM ‘BIM data for FM systems’ good practice guide, will introduce the BIM workflow, the opportunities afforded by BIM data in building lifecycle management, and explain FM’s involvement in the process. They will provide advice regarding planning what data requires collection, by whom and when in the BIM process. Register now and get involved!


Dr Simon Ashworth

Lecturer and Researcher, ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management

Simon Ashworth is a Lecturer and Researcher, teaching FM MSc and BSC degree programmes at ZHAW - one of the leading universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. His specialist research areas are FM-Digital Topics and BIM. Simon is highly qualified in his field, gaining a PhD from Liverpool John Moores University, where he studied the role of FM in BIM projects. He also has an MSc in FM, an MSc in Engineering and Business Management and a BEng in Civil Engineering. The research for his studies focused on digital trends and their impact on FM and RE.

Simon is a visiting Lecturer at various universities, specialising in BIM. He was EuroFM’s Researcher of The Year in 2017 and won Paper of The Year in 2019. Simon is a member of the IWFM, IFMA Schweiz and FMPro Schweiz.

Jason Clark

Regional Head of Property Management, UBS GCS (Global Corporate Services)

Jason is responsible for Design and Construction capital projects, Engineering, Workplace & Fire Safety, Fabric Maintenance, Mission Critical Facilities operations in EMEA.  A key member of the 5 Broadgate project management team, delivering the 700,000 ft2 UBS facility in London.  Jason led the technical programme delivery, Intelligent Building, Soft Landing and Building Information Modelling strategy in relation to the ongoing use in asset management and lifecycle costing tools.  Prior to joining UBS Jason has an extensive career in contracting and building consulting specifically in building services engineering.

Cathy Hayward

Founder and Chair, Magenta Associates

Cathy set up Magenta Associates, workplace communications experts, in 2011 to plug the gap between the big PR agencies, which she felt have huge expertise but lack the in-depth knowledge of the clients and publications, and the one-man-bands, who she believes are brilliant with clients and journalists but often don’t have the necessary bandwidth or range of skills. Cathy now acts as Magenta’s chairman, supporting the agency’s existing clients and growing the businesses in the UK, Europe and North America.

Cathy has more than 20 years’ experience in a range of journalism, publishing and marketing roles, including founding and editing FM World (now Facilitate) magazine. She’s also chairman of the IWFM London Region and leads the events committee for CoreNet’s UK chapter. Cathy holds a Master’s degree in journalism and the CIPR’s Post-Graduate Diploma in public relations.

Mike Packham BSc(Bldg Econ) MSc(Proj Man) MRICS MAPM CIWFM

Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor, BWA (Europe) Ltd

Mike is a Chartered Facilities Management Surveyor with over 35 years’ experience in the property/construction industry.  Having trained initially as a Quantity Surveyor he subsequently obtained a Masters degree in Property Development / Project Management. On joining BWA he became involved in facilities management consultancy and is now responsible for all of the practice’s related commissions.

Outside of his ‘day job’ he is a regular contributor to the FM trade press and a speaker/trainer at events arranged by RICS, IWFM and a variety of private sector organisations. He is currently the course tutor for the RICS distance learning Certificate in CRE&FM and an Assessor in FM at all grades of entry to the RICS.

Specifically with regards to IT for FM, his interest lies not so much with the technology itself but more with the use of the data that it generates to enable better management of the working environment. In this context he is a member of IWFM’s Technology Special Interest Group and has contributed to a number of related IWFM publications, eg the Operational Readiness Guide.