The Centre for the Modern Environment a faculty of Portobello Institute and their team were recently successful in winning second place in the CITA BIM Collaboration Challenge.  The challenge involved connecting BIM to Property Asset Management and Facilities Management Systems to help record  and maintain building information data for the property.  The team created a live,  di-directional (direct interface) web based link between BIM and Property and Facilities Management Systems as a platform to collect and manage building information. 
 
The final of the CITA Collaboration Challenge took place in the Clyde Court Hotel on Friday the 14th November 2014 and witnessed over 160 international delegates. A total of five different teams spent four days working together to research and explore a solution to a defined challenge using existing and emerging digital technologies.

The presentations demonstrated through the use of technology, proposed advancements within the areas of property asset management, laser scanning, road construction and the delivery of tangible social outputs through technology. 

Over the day, five excellent keynote speeches where delivered by leading professionals within their field,  including the authors of the BIM handbook Professor Chuck Eastman and Associate Professor Rafael Sacks, Professor Laura Lee of Carnegie Mellon University and Head of BIM Implementation for the UK Cabinet Office Professor David Philp.

A new BIM programme starts in March 2015 with CME.  Please contact Mairead Roche for further information on 01 892 0032 or mairead.roche@portobelloinstitute.ie