Volume 16, No. 1, Spring 2015 issue of Papyrus - the official magazine of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators - features an article by QEA's Alyson Steele and Robert Fink on the Historic Building Information Management (HBIM) system that is currently in underway. Developed in close coordination with the Mount Vernon Ladies Association (MVLA), the HBIM will serve a a "virtual filing cabinet" for facilities managers, conservators, and scholars and guide the future stewardship of this significant historical site. The article guides the reader through the concept initiation of this intriguing project and the development of a custom platform that integrates geographic information systems (GIS) and building information modeling (BIM) into user interface.
With 280 years of history to preserve and reference, while accommodating approximately one million visitors a year, the MVLA will rely heavily on the HBIM to guide many aspects of our stewardship.
- Thomas Reinhart, Deputy Director or Architecture, Mount Vernon Ladies Association