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UDGE UP, pull up that chair, someone get another mug – there’s going to be an extra person around the table. Facilities management professionals at last have secured an invitation to the pre-construction meetings. Traditionally FM didn’t get a look in until the very end of


a project, when the team was presented with a fi nished building and – if they were lucky – a colossal heap of information to sort through. Now, as the industry adopts building information modelling (BIM) they are being drawn into a single process of managing a built asset across its lifecycle.


20 | APRIL 2015 | CONSTRUCTION MANAGER


Putting the pieces together...


While the government’s Digital Built Britain strategy offers the promise of bringing FM right into the design process, it’s not going to happen overnight. Katie Puckett reports


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