Kaiser BIM RoadmapFounded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving more than 9 million members, with headquarters in Oakland, California. Critical to Kaiser Permanente’s success is the implementation of its infrastructure , which impacts care delivery, staff performance, cost structure, and ability to accommodate member growth. Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Services (KP NFS) exists for this purpose: to manage the infrastructure to support the current members and 175,000 employees.

KP NFS has recognized the transformational change that BIM can provide and has committed to the use of the BIM tools moving forward. A BIM Workgroup has been created to oversee and manage that direction within NFS and to assess the current as-is state, compared to the organizational direction and objectives set forth for the year 2015.

KP NFS hired EcoDomus to help identify the BIM Roadmap, and the workgroup has made recommendations to senior leadership to proceed with key elements and move the program forward. KP NFS believes that investment in a comprehensive BIM strategy will transform how NFS manages infrastructure data and critical processes delivering better, smarter, and greener facilities for less money.

EcoDomus led the BIM Roadmap effort with the following:
* Root Cause Analysis – Understand why NFS current state is the way it is.
* Future Process Mapping – Specify how to get to a desired state.
* Further Considerations – Identify additional areas where BIM can improve current NFS processes.

Interviews throughout the organization were conducted, current NFS standards and select project documents were reviewed, and NFS BIM “to-be” state was recommended.

* Lifecycle > Project
* Process > Technology
* Data > 3D Geometry

Three key “must do” work tracks identified as follows:
1. Program-wide (Enterprise Based Execution)
– BIM Communication Plan, Lifecycle Data Standards
2. Implementation (Project Based Execution)
– Allocation of Funds, BIM-based Quality Control, O&M Data Collection & Handover
3. Management (Facility Based Execution)
– Integrated Data Management, Smart Buildings

Three “should do” work tracks identified as follows:
1. BIM Templates (Smart Objects, Design Templates, Sustainable Design)
2. Project AEC Team Qualifying, Project Success Metrics, Project Commissioning
3. Conversion of Legacy Data to BIM

Implementation of the work tracks is currently under way.