*Annual Reports prior to FY 2013 include information about the Ohio School Facilities Commission only.
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission has developed a protocol for the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques and systems on capital improvement projects.
According to the National Institute of Building Sciences, BIM is defined as a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. A BIM is a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility forming a reliable basis for decisions during its life-cycle; defined as existing from earliest conception to demolition.
The State of Ohio BIM Protocol is designed to serve as a guide for consistent model development and management across state agencies and institutions of higher education, facilitating owners that may or may not have their own BIM standards in place and wish to have projects completed through BIM implementation.
The State of Ohio BIM Protocol is a living document and will continually be reviewed for applicability with current methods and technology.
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) provides an electronic newsletter, the OFCC Connector, to inform subscribers about new or revised changes in documents or policies, upcoming events, project awards and other pertinent information for the design and construction community.
With the consolidation of the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and the former State Architect's Office, the OFCC Connector officially replaced the former SAO eNews and the OSFC CM Bulletin.
The OFC Manual outlines the procedures used by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to manage state agency and state-supported university and community college capital projects. It also details standard office procedures associated with the day-to-day operation of OFCC.
Each section of the Manual describes the current practices and procedures required to undertake and successfully complete capital projects for Ohio agencies.
The Manual is subdivided into sections, which are numbered and titled to correspond to the coding system, which OFCC uses to identify project activities for naming and filing of documents.
In addition, guidance and instructions for processes using OAKS Capital Improvements (OAKS CI), the state's web-based project management system, are included in each section side-by-side with the traditional paper processes.