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Figure 1: The BIM framework conceptual reactor. (photo: Bilal Succar, Mohamad Kassem) Best Practice / FM Magazine, White Papers & Briefings

Point of Adoption

July 01, 2016 / by Bilal Succar (author), Mohamad Kassem (author)

Implementing and evaluating Building Information Modelling (BIM) requires a unified approach to determining organisational readiness as well as tools for BIM adoption, write the authors of a ground-breaking White Paper and BIM adoption model for construction and facilities management professionals, Bilal Succar and Mohammed Kassem.

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Technician assembling an iBOT robotic vehicle. (photo: OPEX Corporation) Best Practice / Commercial & Manufacturing Facilities, FM Magazine

Bucking the Trend

June 08, 2016 / by Jim McMahon (author)

Despite the decades-old fashion for outsourcing manufacturing to low-cost overseas centres, a growing number of American corporations are now retaining—and even expanding, their existing domestic plant. Jim McMahon, visited the 25-acre New Jersey campus of global mailroom, document scanning and material handling systems leader, the OPEX Corporation, to find out why.

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Photography: Patrick Moore. (photo: Patrick Moore) Best Practice / FM Magazine, White Papers & Briefings

Third-Party Financing Helps Corporates to "Go Solar"

April 15, 2016 / by Omar Saadeh (author)

GTM Research Senior Analyst Omar Saadeh argues ready access to third-party financing is influencing the adoption of solar energy sources by many of the largest corporates in an article that establishes a link between facility ownership and on-site solar procurement – and identifies the top-ranked commercial solar installers in the United States. It also includes data that we haven't published anywhere before (top-ranked commercial solar installers in 2015).

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Datacenter Clarity LC combines information from vital sub-systems that traditionally operate in isolation into a single, powerful solution. (photo: Siemens AG) Best Practice / Data Centres, FM Magazine, White Papers & Briefings

Value stacking with Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

April 15, 2016 / by Siemens AG (author)

Florence Burnoud, Head of Global Service Assurance for Atos Managed Services and Philippe Heim, Siemens Global Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Portfolio Manager, jointly delivered a presentation at Data Centre World 2016 that explores the motivations and benefits of working in strategic partnership to implement mission-critical solutions that protect data security, downtime and delivers real time cost and energy savings.

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 (photo: Siemens Building Technologies) Best Practice / Company News, Data Centres, White Papers & Briefings

First European Data Centre with Unique 3D Visualisation DCIM Platform

March 01, 2016 / by Siemens AG (author), Siemens Building Technologies (author)

Cofely Services’ Agility data centre is located in the south of Belgium and serves both in-house GDF SUEZ Group clients and external customers with an independent ICT infrastructure. The centre is the first in Europe to offer the virtual tour capabilities of Siemens' Datacenter Clarity LC with 3D visualisation.

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