Education Facilities Management Forum

Upcoming Event Dates

 

Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees.

 

Who attends:  This event is specifically designed for decision-makers (Manager, Director, or VP) from Educational Facilities, who have projects in the pipeline and are actively sourcing solutions

What you can expect:

  • Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs
  • Attend workshops and sessions
  • Network with peers from leading companies
  • Receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue

How it works:

  • You select the solution providers you're most interested in meeting
  • Your interests shape your agenda of one-on-ones and sessions
  • We continue to add workshops up until the event
  • We cap our attendance at 50 spots
  • We hold the event twice a year and rotate regionally

Why you should attend as a delegate:

  • It's a more efficient way to source solution providers, and to get custom attention specific to your needs
  • You'll make profitable connections to help further your business goals
  • You'll stay up-to-date about the latest trends and technology advances in your industry

 

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. To find out more contact us via email, or call 941-925-7585

Forum Events has 20+ years of experience holding successful events across multiple markets. We're dedicated to providing you with a complete VIP experience from start to finish.

 

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...

Using Facility Condition Assessments and Data to Improve Business and Operations Planning
Presented by Brad Hunter– SchoolDude

At SchoolDude, we believe the more you know about where your team currently stands, the better off you’ll be able to strategize for a successful future. But, with most maintenance and operations teams currently operating on a “run to failure” mantra, how do you go against the grain? Come join the conversation as we discuss the vital importance of having the full picture of your facilities and the data story they tell.


5 Education Operations Management Trends to Know for 2018
Presented by Brad Hunter – SchoolDude

Throughout the education operations industry, leaders are constantly looking to stay ahead of the curve to make operations the best they've ever been to improve the impact of education leaders and the lives of students. In order to do this, you have to keep a pulse on where the education industry is going. Come learn what trends are bound to make an impact on your institution and what you can do to better own your operations in 2018 and the years to come.



Tying Hospital Maintenance and Operations to Patient Experience
Presented by Martyn Buffler, Senior Healthcare Advisor

Now, more than ever, consumers have greater control over where they seek medical care  ̶  a shift that is making patient satisfaction, safety and quality of care more important priorities for healthcare facilities. While the patient experience is typically tied closest to nurses, doctors and other clinical staff, maintenance and operations professionals also play a critical, yet often underappreciated role. This session will provide information on elevating the role of maintenance and operations staff by tying their work more closely to the patient experience and how to leverage operational tools and data to help your healthcare organization stay on top of maintenance, compliance and the environment of care to improve the patient experience. What will you do to stay ahead in this brave new world of treating the patient as a consumer? Find out where to start by attending this session


Enabling Business Intelligence through Physical Security Tech
Presented by Thomas Carnevale - Founder & COO, Umbrella Technologies

In 2018 physical security technology and business intelligence is merging to improve overall security and operational performance.

  • Start 1st with open-platform in-mind.
  • How real convergence of access control and video surveillance should improve security and operations (Real Examples shown).
  • How can physical security data can be leveraged for business intelligence

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

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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

Confirmed Vendors

Latest Press Release

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