AssetWorks

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August 18, 2011 10:00 ET

BIM Helps Texas A&M Health Science Center Go Live with New EAM System

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - AssetWorks, a leading provider of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software solutions, along with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center (TAM HSC) and Broaddus & Associates, announced the successful implementation of AiM™ at the Health Science Center in Bryan, TX. The implementation included the systematic organization of design and construction digital data representing all the facility assets for TAM HSC. The AssetWorks EAM system was implemented meeting or exceeding all target metrics of system performance, timing and cost. The project success was in no small part due to the decision by TAM HSC to select a software system that takes advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) by utilizing the COBie (Construction Operations Building Information Exchange) to quickly and accurately populate the system with facilities asset information.

BIM is the process of generating and managing building data creating a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. COBie is an open standard data information exchange format that allows building owners to quickly consume building asset information and populate Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS). By using both BIM and COBie, TAM HSC was able to successfully transfer their facilities data into AiM, helping to shorten the implementation schedule.

The COBie effort included data sets for five facilities totaling over 283,000 square feet of buildings and 15 acres of site development. Further, this approach has established a new standard for the generation of facilities management data for TAM HSC and is expected to be a part of their future campus standards for BIM and CMMS data deliverables on future projects. The Bryan campus master plan includes over 4,000,000 square feet of space on a 205 acre site.

Texas A&M University System retained Broaddus & Associates as the Owner's Representative and Project Manager. They also planned and organized the design and construction data capture inclusive of the use of COBie and supported the owner in the RFP process to secure an enterprise-wide CMMS (AiM). "We were pleased to be integral team leaders in the efforts to assure the facility life cycle will be effectively enhanced due to team efforts in the project execution phase," stated Hyde Griffith, Vice President – BIM Services at Broaddus & Associates. "This groundbreaking system installation was successful because of the hard work and daily collaboration between the TAM HSC facilities staff, AssetWorks, and the rest of the project team."

The Texas A&M Health Science Center, a component of the Texas A&M University System, is a growing institution of higher education with campuses in Bryan, College Station, Temple, Dallas, Houston, McAllen, Kingsville, Round Rock, and Corpus Christi. TAM HSC is devoted to educating health professionals and researchers.

AiM by AssetWorks is a web-based facilities management solution that lets organizations track expenditures, optimize workflow, and reduce the total cost of ownership of expensive assets. The modular suite of applications can be implemented together as an end-to-end solution or easily separated and introduced in stages. This comprehensive software application also integrates with third-party systems, is mobile-ready and provides extensive reporting and business intelligence tools.

About Broaddus & Associates

Broaddus & Associates performs facilities program management and planning for community-based institutions as well as major, nationally recognized institutions. The company's owner-oriented approach engages project teams to execute planning and construction of owner assets with the owner's business objectives in mind. The firm's project managers employ proven Best Practices based in scientific research and apply practical project management tools and techniques to deliver consistently superior results. Broaddus & Associates clients have confidence in the firm's ability to repeatedly and reliably deliver successful projects under demanding conditions. Please visit www.broaddusassociates.com for additional information.

About AssetWorks

AssetWorks is a leading provider of software solutions for infrastructure-intensive organizations in education, government, utilities, communications, and transportation. The AssetWorks suite of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software solutions maintain, track, analyze and reduce the cost of maintaining physical assets, including facilities, fleet, fuel, and fixed assets. This asset focus means finding ways to help organizations control costs and uncover new sources of cost savings. AssetWorks is part of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies which trades on the TSX under the symbol CSU. As a publicly traded corporation, we are subject to valuation by the stock market based on the quality of our work and our resulting financial status. These factors reinforce what has always been our corporate focus – putting quality first to ensure that profitability and growth will follow. Please visit www.assetworks.com/aim.

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