Education Facilities Management Forum

The Education Facilities Management Forum is an event specifically designed for Directors and Managers of Facilities, Physical Plant, Maintenance and Buildings & Grounds, looking to source new and innovative solutions. Your event itinerary will contain a mixture of thought provoking seminars and one on one meetings with a whole variety of solution providers.

Upcoming Event Dates

You will have the opportunity to pre-select your meetings and seminars in advance of the event. In addition, networking opportunities with your peers include a meet & greet drink reception on Sunday evening, then breakfast, lunch, dinner & Casino Night on Monday, as well as breakfast and lunch on Tuesday.

If you are looking for an efficient, easy way to review potential new service providers our Education Facilities Management Forums have been showing the way for 15 years.

98% of our delegates say that our events are "an easier, more efficient way to find out about potential service providers than an exhibition". Here's why...

Like all our Forums, the event is tailored to meet your requirements, is complimentary, and limited to just 50 places, to ensure you receive our personal attention. Below are the main benefits to attending the Forum, to find out more contact us via email, or call 941-925-7585

For clients your complimentary attendance includes:

  • Free workshops.
  • Free meals & refreshments.
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities.
  • A relaxed business like environment.
  • Luxury venue.
  • An event where you are in charge of who you meet.
  • A professional, time saving, way to find product, service, and solution providers.
  • A 'no hassle, no hard sell' environment.
  • Only 50 places available.
  • Hotel accommodations included.


This Forum offers you an efficient and stress-free way to see what's new in the industry, and make profitable connections and partnerships.

For More Information Please Contact...

Rob Muise – Event Manager
(941) 925-7585 x8164  |  email

Madeline Kinney – Event Coordinator
(941) 925-7585 x8169  |  email

Education Facilities Management Forum in Chicago, IL
April 23 & 24, 2018

Event Workshops Include...

Tips for Achieving Capital Forecasting Success
Presented by Mary Nettleton – SchoolDude

Every part of your campus will need repair or replacement at some point in the future. These projects can range anywhere from small work orders to multimillion dollar contracts.  Putting off repairs can result in bigger, more costly problems down the line. With long-range capital planning you can make capital decision with confidence, and ensure necessary resources are in place when the time comes. This presentation will discuss:

  • The fundamentals of capital forecasting and the correlation between facility condition, asset life and student performance.
  • How to improve your organization's efficiency through using capital forecasting software.
  • How to pull reports that can help you gain visibility into critical areas, allowing you to make better decisions - and which reports your peers use most often to justify budget and staffing.

Crisis Management & Planning for the Mobile Age
Presented by Mary Nettleton – SchoolDude

As professionals in the education industry, your top priority is the safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Although you may feel your current crisis plans are adequate, it’s important to be aware of the restrictions and problems that may arise from purely analog communication systems. Binder-based plan documents can be useful for training purposes, but in the event of an actual emergency, when time is the most precious resource you have, do all staff and faculty have access to the binder, poster or emergency flipchart?  What can you do to keep your plans relevant?

Crisis Management & Planning for the Mobile Age will compare efficacy of paper safety plans versus mobile safety plans, identify gaps and breakdowns in traditional safety plans, demonstrate "duty of care" in an increasingly mobile society and guide you through the design and execution of a more comprehensive crisis management strategy.


Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Other Applications
Presented by Rob Donlon - Director of Sales at Scranton Products

Credits: 1 AIA Hour & 1 USGBC Hour

An in depth look at the sustainable materials in restrooms and locker rooms. Explanation of how High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) reduces environmental impact and ways it offers both initial and long term improvements to the indoor air quality of any project. Several examples of how responsible manufacture is a critical part of any products life cycle assessment.



Dashboard Interfaces and System Analytics
Presented by John Mitro - Business Development Manager - US East Delta Controls

New tools in the building automation industry have provided stake holders from board room to boiler room the means to increase their understanding of how building assets are serving the organization and a method of managing and implementing reductions in energy usage and operational costs.


Repair & Renovation Contracts… A Better Way: Job Order Contracting
Presented by Mike Coberley, FMP, GA/C - Brown & Root

Today’s facility managers face the daunting task of doing more with less.  While staff and capital budgets are being cut and costs for new construction escalate, refurbishing existing facilities becomes an ever more attractive and necessary prospect.  Unfortunately, the traditional procurement methods to solicit and contract these projects don’t provide the facility planner with the quick response and budget control required.  However, there is an alternative procurement vehicle that truly has the possibility of being better, more responsive and more cost effective… three things all managers dream of.  Job Order Contracting (JOC).

 

The purpose of this presentation is to educate the attendee on what Job Order Contracting (JOC) is, how it works, and what its potential benefits are.


See Something, Say Something
Presented by James Marcella - Axis Communications

The popular public safety campaign “See Something, Say Something" has acted as force multiplier urging everyone to take an active role in protecting their community. Video surveillance systems play a role in this force multiplier equation as well. But while it excelled as a tool to “see something," historically it lacked the audio capabilities to “say something." Those days, however, are numbered. New audio-augmented systems are significantly increasing the effectiveness of surveillance systems to deter crime, and improve public safety.

In this session attendees will learn about how to increase the effectiveness of video surveillance systems by:
• Increasing the deterrence by adding audio capabilities
• Navigating the legal mine field of adding audio to your systems
• Understanding the technical skills for successful deployment (Hint: you already have them)
• Implementing “Audio Analytics" to proactively identify threats


Low Energy Operators, Exit Devices and Exit Alarms
Presented by Tim Shafer - Marketing Manager, Detex Corporation

This informative course will cover:

   • When and where to specify

   • Understanding requirements of the application

   • What products to use that will give the best value and provide a

      correct and complete installation

   • What will be needed for the designated installation location;

      Recognition of possible installation problems and what will be  needed to overcome            these problems

   • The installation and usage of all other support equipment that may

  be required such as electrified panic hardware, wireless push  button, etc.


Construction & Security Trends in 2018 and Beyond…’Learn how these business segments are evolving with technology’
Presented by Kevin Hendershot, PSP Director of Strategic Integrator Partnerships, of Assa Abloy

Learn about:

 

  • The changing construction world…operating more efficient.
  • LEED & Sustainability…how is security becoming involved?
  • Cell Phones, Credentials and Access Control

Venue

Chicago Marriott O'Hare

8535 W Higgins Rd
Chicago, IL 60631
773-693-4444

Website  |  Map & Directions

Chicago, IL

April 23 & 24, 2018

Areas Covered

  • Access Control
  • Acoustic Products
  • ADA Consulting
  • Air Purification Products/Services
  • Alternative Power/Generators
  • Architectural Services
  • Bleachers/Stadium Seating
  • Building Automation/Control Systems
  • Building Maintenance
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Construction - Project Management
  • Construction - Renovations
  • Construction Products
  • Disaster Recovery Planning and Services
  • Doors/ Entry Systems
  • Elevator Manufacturers
  • Emergency Stairway Evacuation Chairs
  • Energy Management Software
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Energy Star/LEED Roof Coatings
  • Facilities Management Software
  • Facility Auditing
  • Facility Maintenance Management
  • Faucets
  • Fire Detection/Protection/Alarm
  • Flooring - Athletic
  • Flooring - Carpet
  • Flooring - Other
  • Flooring - Polished Concrete
  • Flooring - Raised Access Floors
  • Flooring - Tile
  • Furniture - Cafeteria
  • Furniture - Classroom
  • Furniture - Dormitory
  • Furniture - Outdoor
  • Glass Safety/Security/Window Films
  • HVAC
  • Infection Control/Sanitation
  • Janitorial Services
  • Janitorial Supplies
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Laundry Equipment
  • Lighting - Controls
  • Lighting - Fixtures
  • Lighting - LED
  • Lighting - Outdoor
  • Lighting - Solar
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Modular Buildings
  • Online Education
  • Parking Lot/Garage Maintenance
  • Playground/Park Equipment
  • Plumbing Fixtures
  • Restroom Fixtures
  • Restroom Products
  • Roofing
  • Security - Access Control
  • Security - CCTV
  • Security - Fences
  • Security - Visitor Management
  • Security Door Hardware
  • Signage
  • Site & Street Scape Amenities
  • Training
  • Waste Management
  • Water Conservation/Recycling
  • Window Manufacturers

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