There is still much in store before the conclusion of this operational year with a year-end event scheduled for December 14th. It is during this event that the winner of the ‘Rookie of the Year Award’ will be announced. This award highlights newcomers in the challenging field of Facility Management. Candidates must have three years of active experience in the field and have completed a project that contributes to improving the workplace within their organization.
Facilities at Sport Vlaanderen
BIM and FMIS
Shana Sevrin explains, “The sports infrastructure we offer often requires very specific construction and maintenance. Sport Vlaanderen has developed a master plan for each of its 14 centers to modernize and optimize them. For example, Brugge is being developed into the innovation center for sports, including the development of VR sports experiences. We aspire to become the Sports Silicon Valley.”
Sport Vlaanderen manages 171,000 square meters of gross floor area. Shana Sevrin notes, “We did not have an overarching building management system. Therefore, we embarked on digitizing our building portfolio. We chose to create Revit models. Just for the Hofstade center, we are dealing with 17 buildings and 24,000 square meters of space. BIM modeling is an ongoing process because something is constantly changing somewhere.”
Furthermore, a condition assessment has been carried out, with the aim of improving the buildings and aligning them with the climate-neutral goals for 2050. “We have determined that the sports infrastructure must achieve a score of 2; for everything else, a score of 3 applies,” Shana Sevrin adds. Today, Sport Vlaanderen has integrated BIM models and FMIS into an integrated Workplace Management System platform from Archibus.