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FACILITY PERSPECTIVES | VOLUME 11 NUMBER 1
| DIGITISATION OF FM
Group. The discussion topic of the day was
‘The opportunity presented by BIM – is it
really worth it, particularly in FM?’.
The panel involved an impressive line-up
of BIM experts, including Shannon Thomas
from the Air Conditioning and Mechanical
Contractors’ Association (AMCA); Neil
Greenstreet from NATSPEC; Chris Penn from
buildingSMART Australasia; David Chokolich
from HFM Asset Management; and Marcus
Klopsch from JLL Australia.
The afternoon session
The afternoon session included four
presentations by leading experts in the area
of digital technologies, and a 60-minute panel
focusing on digital technology developments,
looking at specific case studies.
The digital technologies session and
panel aimed to look at technological
developments and their implementation
in FM over the past 12 months. It
predominantly looked at current projects
and case studies, including the particular
technologies used, and what the future
holds as technology continues to develop.
Digital technologies speakers
Robert Colla is a technology professional
with more than 20 years of experience
in consulting and pre-sales of emerging
technology solutions across the enterprise
and government sectors. Colla specialises
in the design and delivery of cloud, mobile
and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions,
and he spoke about the importance
of communication links in delivering
transformation through technology.
Tim Parker is the Australian Director
of Sustainability for WSP | Parsons
Brinckerhoff. His background includes
more than 20 years of consulting to
some of Australia’s largest listed, private
and government organisations on
energy, environmental and sustainability
issues. In a joint presentation, Colla and
Parker discussed real-time performance
management in the built environment.
Matthew Sullivan-Kilgour is the
co-founder and Head of Analytics at
technology company Hux. Prior to that,
Sullivan-Kilgour was the Head of Research
for the Moreland Energy Foundation, a non-
profit institute that focused on pioneering
sustainability and energy-efficiency strategies
that could achieve commercial scale.
Jamie Wallis manages the Commercial
Buildings team at Sustainability Victoria,
collaborating with industry and government
at the highest levels. In another joint
presentation, Sullivan-Kilgour and Wallis
discussed how IoT and cloud analysis is
enabling continuous building optimisation.
Michael Haines established VANZI, a not-
for-profit initiative to broker development
of the 3D digital built environment, in 2011.
For the last year, he has been working
with ACIL Allen Consulting to develop a
road map for 3dQLD based on the VANZI
vision, a project that is jointly funded by the
Queensland Government and the Spatial
Industries Business Association. Haines gave
an insightful presentation explaining what
digital technology means for FM moving
Sally Carmichael is a senior consultant in
energy efficiency with Energy Action. She
has been involved in the Council House 2
(CH2) energy efficiency upgrade for the City
of Melbourne, and is a key contributor to
the site upgrade plan, commissioning and
building tuning since 2013. Carmichael’s
presentation explored the things you should
be doing in building tuning.
Digital Technologies panel
This panel was hosted by Andrew Herman,
Regional Sales Director (Asia Pacific) at
Urbanise. With 25 years of IT sales and
sales management experience, Herman
has developed a strong focus on selling
business-led solutions to strategic clients. His
discussion topic was ‘Technology isn’t just
another fad – it is unlikely to deliver long-
term sustainable benefits’.
The panel also presented an impressive
line-up of technology experts, including Julian
Fogarty from Spotless, Esteban Valdebenito
from Aconex and Samantha Fuller from
Service Works Global.
The day concluded at 5 pm, offering
networking drinks and a chance for
participants to mingle with speakers and
panellists to further enhance their knowledge
of digital transformation in FM.
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