How building information modeling (BIM) complements facility-management (FM) systems to achieve significant building life-cycle advantages is the subject of a new book by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the IFMA Foundation.

Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc., “BIM for Facility Managers” covers guidelines for BIM in FM developed by owners such as the U.S. General Services Administration, the COBie2 (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) data format, and software for BIM/FM integration. Also, it offers six real-life case studies, including the Texas A&M Health Science Center, the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and State of Wisconsin facilities.

The list price of the book is $85. The book is available from John Wiley & Sons, IFMA, and online retailers.