To identify facilities management and project delivery trends and issues faced by facilities leaders today, we surveyed over 60 facilities professionals at the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) 2013 Spring Seminar. Participants included facilities leaders for organizations such as higher education, healthcare, and government.
Results: BIM/VDC Top the List of Trends affecting Facilities Planning Leaders
Construction owners identified building information modeling (BIM), as well as virtual design and construction (VDC) as the most exciting trends in facilities planning today. Additionally, energy efficiency, cost savings and new approaches in integrated project delivery (IPD) also sparked interest of owners.
Virtual Design and Construction at Mortenson
Beginning in the mid-90s, Mortenson Construction began developing innovative virtual design and construction solutions for its customers. By utilizing tools like BIM and computer assisted virtual environment (CAVE) Mortenson has established itself has a leader in innovative construction technologies.