Integrated Facility Management

Harnessing Life Cycle Data

An Open Platform for All

How many square feet are in my portfolio worldwide?
This equipment is not working.
Where is the nearest hospital with an MRI?
How do we schedule room use?
Where is the faulty equipment?
Many More...
Vendors, etc.

The facility industry today is ready for a change.  Tremendous shifts in technology in the last few years create the potential for cost and time savings for owners of facilities.

 iFM was a two year effort initiated by a project through the National Institute of Building Sciences.
The initial focus was on government healthcare facilities, but the findings apply to any facility owner. The next stage is to identify opportunities for other owners to participate in iFM with an initial focus on federal agencies for FED iFM.

iFM enables all users regardless of skill level or tools to view the same data. Based on who the user is, actionable information is made accessible to them.  Some users have access to a subset of information, others have access to read and write to the full set of information. iFM simplifies the access to complex data, and enables a modular versus a monolithic approach to creating applications.

No More Stovepipes - Own Your Data

Owners are faced with similar challenges. Different tools are used across the life cycle of facilities, the data is duplicated and it is not synchronized. Information is often trapped in monolithic applications that have either been created in house or off the shelf, with limited ability to link other applications. This creates problems as  owners need to make decisions that cut across stovepipes.  iFM can break the stovepipes and eliminate dependency. iFM uses existing  web security protocols to allow data to be safely stored and shared between authorized internal and external stakeholders.

Same Data on All Devices and Applications

The  iFM Ecosystem

iFM Applications
Applications for the Facility Life Cycle that plug into each other. As new applications are created for iFM they will be added to this site.
iFM Ecosystem
Shared Services Platform 
Enables Infinite Scalability Platform
Web Services API
Enables Agile Development
Build, Test, Deploy, Share, Refine
BiM + iFM + GiS
“i” of BiM + GiS + iFM

Being a dependent is great 
when you are 5 years old.
Not good if you want to
own your data.
The White House 21st Century Digital Strategy identifies the need to have a “three-tier” architecture and decouple the data from the applications to eliminate dependency.
The iFM schema, database and data dictionary are based on industry standards such as COBie and extend the concept to cover the full life cycle. iFM links BIM, GIS, FM and more.

iFM Features

FED iFM applications can access the shared data.
FEDiFM Tools
A series of functioning proofs of concept built using the FED iFM structure.
Work Order
A proof of concept work order system developed in a short four week sprint.
BIM Objects
Shared BIM objects connected to the Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS)
BIM Catalog
Catalog of the current BIM Objects.
Data Services, APIs & More
This is how applications can be created and linked to the data. is the platform being used that has a host of shared services applications and functionality that currently supports 120,000 users. The FED iFM proof of concept is developed on MAX.
AWS Sandbox
The FED iFM sandbox is hosted on Amazon Web Services. Applications developed on AWS are run through a security check and then moved into MAX Production.
FED iFM RESTful web services enable applications to interact directly with FED iFM Data.
A variety of databases including MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, NoSQL, CouchDB and more are available on
Mapping and Location

Create Once – Share Many Times – Save Time and $

Industry Participants
Balfour Beatty Construction
4D Pipeline
SketchUp - Trimble
National Institute of Building Sciences

Industry Sponsors
Hagan Technologies, LLC
MurphyTate, LLC
PMC Group

Security and More

IT should not be driving security strategies. Your business needs should be driving IT.
If you cannot get to your data in a simple and secure way, you don't really own it.
Let's face it.... today your IT systems are so locked down you cannot even get to your own data. Meanwhile hackers are working hard to break in any chance they get. The bottom line is that IT systems built around antiquated technologies are getting in the way of letting you run your business and creating a less secure environment by locking systems down to the point they are not usable.
Security is central to the iFM cloud environment. The security strategy is built with the same services oriented architecture that is the cornerstone of online commerce and banking. And it goes further -- complying with stringent U.S. FedRAMP and Department of Defense certification standards. Data can be secured to specific individuals, based on custom permissions and controlled by each unique owner.
Data is neutral and accessible
Enables infinite scalability
New functionality can be created
Create once and share
End user can get their job done.
Developers can create new functionality
Everyone is happy
Software Developers
Developers can use the iFM Platform. 

With FED iFM you have a way to link directly to this data and show what you can do.
iFM is ready to be opened up for other owners to benefit and contribute to.
Link existing applications
Create new applications
Use the shared services
Build in a modular way
View Presentations

iFM Links