20 May 2021 12pm – 1pm Webinar Online


BIM data for FM systems: a practical how-to guide

Join us for part two of this two-part webinar series when a panel of industry and technology experts will provide practical advice on the essential aspects of successfully planning and managing the transfer of BIM data into operational systems. There will also be a Q&A where you can submit your questions.

They will address the importance of timely exchanges of asset data and building information, address technical considerations, and explain how to successfully get BIM data into CAFM, ERP and other management systems.

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.

In part one, which will be broadcasted live on Thursday 6 May and available as a recording on the IWFM YouTube channel in w/c 10 May, we provide the overview of BIM data; now join us to learn how to utilise it yourself and put your questions to our experts.


Gary Bell

Principal Technology Consultant, Turner & Townsend

Gary is the service line lead for the BIM and Information Management work stream with Turner & Townsend in the UK and has over 14 year’s industry experience. Gary is the current BIM Manager on a number of high-profile projects around the world. Gary has extensive experience in the creation, implementation and management of digital strategies to support the clients’ BIM goals, asset management objectives and to maximise value for all stakeholders.

Penny Brinsley

Account Director, Service Works Global

Penny Brinsley is an Account Director at international CAFM provider, Service Works Global (SWG). With over 18 years’ experience in the facilities management (FM) software marketplace, Penny manages SWG’s UK client base and is responsible for ensuring the operational needs of her customer base are fully aligned with their FM technology solutions.

Penny has experience of delivering technology solutions that support effective maintenance regimes, supported by SWG’s integration partnership with SFG20. Her clients span a diverse range of industry sectors and include service providers, healthcare, education and public sector housing.  



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.

Derek Lawrence

Twindl (formerly of Arup)

Derek is Chartered Building Services Engineer advising organisations on the benefits and practical implementation of reality capture, AR (Augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and photogrammetry technologies. Derek has wide and deep understanding of evolving digital tools and techniques that will improve the way we design, procure, build, operate and decommission our built environment.


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