Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. Wins $30 Million GSA Nationwide IDIQ Contract
CHICAGO, IL, October 6, 2009 – In a highly competitive, qualifications-based procurement, the U.S.
General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Services, Physical Capital Asset Management
Division has awarded a five-year, $30 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for
Nationwide Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Related Professional Services to Kristine Fallon
Associates, Inc. (KFA), Chicago.
GSA selected 10 teams from over 100 that submitted proposals in June, 2009. The contracts cover a
broad range of Building Information Modeling (BIM) services, including technology selection, training, 2D
to 3D conversions of architectural, structural, MEP and civil engineering drawings, model checking and
analyses, 4D modeling, clash detection, BIM-based energy modeling and cost estimating, 3D Laser
Scanning and software development. KFA’s five-year contract covers GSA Zone B, which includes GSA
Southeast-Sunbelt Region 4, Great Lakes Region 5, Heartland Region 6, and Greater Southwest Region
7 (see www.fbo.gov/spg/GSA/PBS/PHA/GS-00P-09-CY-D-0136/listing.html).
The KFA team is led by Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc., a woman-owned small business that combines
outstanding credentials in Building Information Modeling for design and construction, a long track record
of participation in AEC industry standardization initiatives, and successful experience in the GSA 3D-4D
BIM Pilot Program. KFA assembled an outstanding team to ensure specialized expertise in areas such as
energy modeling and commissioning, 3D laser scanning, cost management and custom software
development: Primera Engineers, Ltd. (Chicago, IL), Coast 2 Coast (Chattanooga, TN), Faithful+Gould
(Chicago, IL, Alexandria, VA, Seal Beach, CA) and Solibri, LLC (Scottsdale, AZ). This team’s combined
qualifications were crucial to winning the contract.
“This contract award is a great honor and a milestone for our company,” says Kristine Fallon, FAIA,
President. “And this is a particularly exciting opportunity because GSA is truly innovating with building
information modeling technology to automate design checking, improve quality and streamline project
delivery to their tenants.”
The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS) manages over 350 million
square feet of workspace for the civilian federal government. GSA renovation and new construction
projects are located throughout the United States and include: Federal Office Buildings, Federal
Courthouses, Border Stations, Laboratories, Warehouses, Childcare Facilities, and other types of real
property. In July 2003, Office of the Chief Architect and Construction Programs (OCA-CP) established the
National 3D-4D-BIM Program. To date, PBS has initiated over 70+ capital projects across the nation
using an array of 3D, 4D, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies in support of GSA
business needs. BIM visualization, coordination, simulation, and optimization from three-dimensional
(3D), four-dimensional (4D), and BIM computer technologies serve GSA in meeting customer design,
construction, and program requirements. GSA is committed to a strategic and incremental
implementation of 3D, 4D, BIM technologies. All major projects receiving design funding in FY2007 and
beyond are required to submit a spatial program BIM prior to final concept presentation. Further
information on GSA’s BIM Program can be found at www.gsa.gov/bim.
About Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc.
For over 15 years, Kristine Fallon Associates, Inc. (KFA) has been providing IT consulting and services to
the design and construction industry. Clients include GSA and other local, state and federal agencies;
corporate facility groups; design and construction firms; and technology suppliers. KFA’s mission is to
bring in-depth domain understanding and expertise in mission-critical computer applications to their
clients. KFA has followed the evolution of intelligent building modeling technology for over a decade and
has a history of award-winning technology implementations, extensive program management experience,
and a reputation for quality and performance. For additional information about KFA, visit www.kfainc.
About Primera Engineers, Ltd.
Primera Engineers, Ltd. (Primera) is a growing and diversified engineering and design firm dedicated to
sustainable design and the pursuit of excellence using the latest technologies. Their stay-current attitude
combined with talented staff has allowed them to become leaders in the industry, specifically regarding
BIM. Through this technology, Primera has been able to collaborate with architects to create cutting-edge
designs using innovative 3D modeling to improve efficiency, eliminate errors and inevitably develop a
truly integrated design approach. For additional information about Primera, visit
About Coast 2 Coast
Coast 2 Coast leverages years of experience and expertise to provide clients with a comprehensive
portfolio of services. Grounded in providing efficient, quality as-builts, surveys and a variety of field
services, Coast 2 Coast is constantly evolving to meet the ever changing needs of clients. From design
support to 3D modeling and BIM consulting to construction management collaboration, they offer a wide
range of services to accommodate clients’ everyday needs. Always pushing the technological envelope,
Coast 2 Coast can also bring to bear a variety of advanced geospatial services such as 3D laser
scanning, GPS and ground penetrating radar to complex or unusual projects that serve the needs of
today while standing ready to accommodate the visions of tomorrow. For additional information about
Coast 2 Coast, please visit www.coast2coastsurvey.com.
Faithful+Gould is a construction consultant and member of the WS Atkins Group of companies. As one of
the world’s leading total solutions providers for the built environment, Faithful+Gould has been providing
support services to private companies and the public sector for more than 60 years. The firm supplies
services to clients in the aviation and transport, commercial, education, energy, food and beverage,
government, health care, hospitality, infrastructure and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in New
York City, Faithful+Gould employs more than 600 professionals in 20 cities throughout the U.S.
As part of this team, Faithful+Gould’s role will be to develop and maintain construction documents in BIM
throughout the project lifecycle, integrate multiple BIM’s, prepare quantity takeoffs/cost analysis and cost
estimating reports, provide emergency management analysis, develop benchmarking and measurement
standards and programs and provide BIM training including software specific training and best practices.
For additional information about Faithful+Gould, please visit www.fgould.com.
About Solibri, LLC
Solibri, Inc., founded in 1999, has U.S. offices in Scottsdale, Arizona (Solibri, LLC), that will serve as a
subconsultant on the KFA team providing training and support related to GSA-proprietary Solibri Model
Checker™-based analyses. Solibri is well recognized as the pioneer in providing out of the box software
that automates the checking and analysis of BIM models, saving time and money. With the help of
Solibri, GSA has been able to realize the benefits of BIM and create a high return on investment. Solibri
Model Checker™, the backbone of the solution, is a software tool (Patent Pending) that analyzes Building
Information Models for integrity, quality, spatial coordination and physical security. Solibri Model Checker
examines the building model and reveals potential flaws and weaknesses in the design, identifies and
manages interferences and checks that the model complies with the building codes and GSA’s best
practices. For additional information about Solibri, please visit www.solibri.com.
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