I was taking a closer look at the medical center property market when I came across Carrie Rossenfeld’s very interesting piece about a 500,000 sq. ft. project breaking ground last week. The UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, CA is a big project with a big idea driving the development and the management of the property afterward.
The idea is Building Information Modeling, a design, construction and property management discipline enabled by high technology. Described as a “flight simulator for building”, BIM is a virtual construction tool/software-enabled technique that generates and manages data about the building throughout its entire life cycle, from design to property management.