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Testimonials Stream In From the Education Facilities Management Forum in Dallas, Texas

The Education Facilities Management Forum took place in Dallas, Texas on April 25 & 26, 2016. Feedback is streaming in from attendees already! Here's what they have to say about their Forum Experience:

"Forum did a great job! Positively was beyond my expectation! Love the layout, the best one I have been to yet!"
- Burleson ISD 

"This was my first time at an event like this format and it was great. I loved time with the companies without any pressure or sales pitch. All of them even said to just call and ask questions about anything. Great job by the Forum Events staff before, during, and after the event. Thanks!"
- CitySquare 

"The Forum was a great experience in allowing direct one-on-one contact with potential vendors. Having the opportunity to meet with several in a day with specific time frames made it much easier to get to the point and look at specific opportunities."
- Grand Prairie ISD 

"The one-on-one meetings with vendors allowed me to ask questions that pertained to my particular facility without interrupting or listening to others who had different needs than my own. The time allowed for these meetings was just right, enough to demonstrate the need for the product without it really being a sales pitch."
- Hendrix College 

"Very nice! Enjoyed the event. Well organized and the Forum staff were very helpful. Thanks for the invite!"
- Magnolia ISD 

"The ability to pre-select vendors prior to the event made my experience and met my organization's needs. Liked the schedule and format. Employees were friendly and helpful. As my district prepares for a new bond program, the contacts here were great. I also like it when companies bring demos of some of their latest products, as I need to see it and touch it to understand its capabilities."
- Spring Branch ISD 


[Event Recap]: Education Facilities Management Forum - April 2016

The Education Facilities Management Forum hosted approximately 532 one-on-one meetings at the Sheraton Dallas on April 25th and 26th,2016. Executives from companies including Burleson ISD, Cedar Valley College, Criswell College, El Paso ISD, Memphis University, Louisiana Community and Technical College System, The University of Tennessee, Westlake  Academy and the University of Arkansas connected for informative meetings with solution providers, seminars and networking opportunities.

Face-to-face meetings kicked off promptly on Monday morning and ran throughout the next day and a half, separated by meals and seminars. "The one-on-one meetings with vendors allowed me to ask questions that pertained to my particular facility without interrupting or listening to others who had different needs than my own. The time allowed for these meetings was just right, enough to demonstrate the need for the product without it really being a sales pitch," explained an attendee from Hendriz College. Speakers including Tim Grosse, George Belich and Dominick Armato led discussions on energy management, capital forecasting and operational efficiency.

Prime networking continued into the evening with a gala dinner and casino games overlooking the stunning Dallas skyline. 

After a fun evening, attendees reconnected on Tuesday morning for more face-to-face meetings and additional seminars, ending with a closing lunch.

For more information, or to attend future events, contact VP of Operations Rob Muise here.


The Education Facilities Management Forum Releases 2016 Seminar Program

Hires_Education_Facilities_Logo.jpgThe Education Facilities Management Forum offers limited complimentary registration to the Directors & VPs of Facilities at educational facilities. Registration includes a personalized event itinerary of one-on-one networking and seminars, meals and refreshments, a gala dinner and casino night. All meals and refreshments are included along with overnight accommodation at the Westin Park Central in Dallas, Texas. To register, click here.

How Dashboard Style Interfaces & System Analytics Are Increasing Operational Efficiency & Reducing Energy Costs

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

Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms & Other Applications

Credits: 1 AIA Hour & 1 USGBC Hour 
This seminar takes an indepth look at the sustainable materials in restrooms and locker rooms. 
  • Gain an understanding 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. 
  • Hear several examples of how responsible manufacture is a critical part of any product's life cycle assessment.

Get Out of Construction Management Hell

This seminar helps facilities managers and owners finish projects under budget and ahead of schedule. Not to mention, helping them mitigate risk and protect their projects from litigation. MySmartPlans listened to the pleas of owners and facilities managers and found a solution to the headaches associated with managing and accessing project information. These issues include: Operations and Maintenance manuals, Warranty Information, Records, Drawings, Closeouts, submittals, plan rooms, and much more. Facilities Management now has a way to productively manage projects from bid phase to closeout for the next 50 years. This seminar takes client testimonials and turns them into relative stories and pain points that any construction audience can learn from. 

What We Need Is A Plan: School Security Gets Smarter

Learn how to:

  • Develop a sound, scalable security master plan
  • Assess threats
  • Manage and use the safety & security technology available and then make it work for you
  • Gain a brief & entertaining look at trending technologies in three markets: industrial security, cyber security and consumer electronics/commercial technologies

Tips for Achieving Capital Forecasting Success

Every part of your campus or facility will need repair or replacement at some point in the future. These projects can range anywhere from small work orders to multimillion dollar contracts. Learn about:

  • Long-range capital planning for capital decision making with confidence
  • Discuss the fundamentals of capital forecasting and the correlation between facility condition, asset life and student performance along with tips on how to improve your organization's efficiency and pull reports.

Mass Notification & Emergency Communications - When Seconds Matter

From catastrophic natural disasters to the threats college students face, there has been a heightened demand for effective, multi-layered emergency communications. This session will cover:

  • Integrated and interoperable Mass Notification platforms
  • Provide the perfect solution to instantly communicate to everyone – anytime, anywhere
  • Mass Notification Systems & their ability to send alerts and potentially life-saving instructions to unlimited communication devices, including voice sirens, indoor and outdoor speakers, digital display signage, text messaging, voice calls, desktop alerts, and email notifications.

Crisis Management & Planning for the Mobile Age

As professionals in the education and healthcare industries, your top priority is the safety of students, faculty, and staff. This seminar teaches:

  • How to streamline emergency response
  • How to keep your action plans relevant
  • Compares efficacy of paper safety plans versus mobile safety plans

A Case Study for Energy Management in Today's Education Environments

Energy management is essential for today's Healthcare and Education facility engineers and managers and presents an unparalleled opportunity for financial, operational, and environmental building performance enhancement. This workshop presents:

  • An overview of current innovative practices in energy management 
  • An indepth look at a Case Study examining energy management strategies and the actual energy efficiency results of a data/software management system at the Educational and Healthcare Facilities at Thomas Jefferson University.

MEET THE SPEAKER: Tim Grosse

grosse pic .jpgTim Grosse, Executive Director at E2 Energy Advisors
Speaking at the Education Facilities Management Forum

April 25 - 26, 2016 | Dallas, TX

Tim Grosse has more than 30 years of expertise in market leadership initiatives wihtin energy services, healthcare, and financial services within mid-market to Fortune 50 enterprises. The launch of E2 Energy Advisors brings together a wide spectrum of expert energy service technicians to provide world class energy management services that meet some of today's most significant global economic and environmental challenges.

About the Company: E2 Energy Advisors is a strategic partnership bringing together the top energy management companies, engineers, previous utility industry executives, and some of the largest energy wholesale and retail energy market makers across a wide industry spectrum. E2 Energy Advisors offers a full range of energy management strategies for the commercial, industrial, and municipal energy users. E2 Energy Advisor's services reduce energy costs, increase energy efficiency, and generate positive cash flow. Their advisor group reduces the carbon footprint of tens of thousands of entities on a daily basis. There are no costs for organizations to utilize service networking and most services are performed with minimal capital expense as a guaranteed performance service.

For more information on the Education Facilities Management Forum or to register, click here or call (941)925-7585.


[Sponsor News] Dryvit Introduces Outsulation HDCI System With a First-of-Its-Kind Warranty

Outsulation HDCI final c-a-w.jpgWEST WARWICK, R.I. - High Durability Continuous Insulation (HDCI) is the newest addition to the Outsulation line of energy efficient building envelope solutions from Dryvit Systems, Inc.

Backed by a unique 20-year performance warranty against punctures and including other performance features, HDCI stands alone in providing building owners and operators with a peace of mind warranty that the system will perform as specified for years into the future. HDCI combines an integrated air/water-resistive barrier, continuous insulation (CI), a superior reinforced base coat and virtually unlimited aesthetic options. Outsulation by Dryvit provides substantially improved energy efficiency over more traditional exterior building products, enabling projects to achieve the latest in ASHRAE and Energy Code Standards. 

"The Outsulation HDCI system is a game changer in the market," said Bruce Wingate, Vice President of Marketing and Sustainability. "This new, advanced system provides a stronger, more durable cladding and a warranty that provides the most comprehensive coverage in the EIFS industry. Outsulation HDCI provides architects, contractors and building owners a superior EIFS solutions and an answer to the need for a more durable wall." 

As with all Outsulation systems, HDCI provides increased energy efficiency, a complete single-sourced cladding system and compliance with IECC code requirements. Outsulation HCI is available now. For more information, please visit dryvit.com/hdci.

About Dryvit Systems, Inc.

Dryvit Systems, Inc. (www.dryvit.com) is the manufacturer of Outsulation by Dryvit, the premier Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), in the U.S., as well as Triarch, a line of architectural finishes and coatings for the interior of both commercial and residential projects. Dryvit operates all North American manufacturing facilities to both ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 standards. Dryvit is a member of, and is actively engaged in, many relevant construction-related organizations such as AIA, CSI, AWCI, EIMA, NAHB, USGBC and ABAA. Dryvis works both independently and within those organizations to promote energy efficient construction methods that create jobs, reduce reliance on non-renewable energy sources, and reduce the carbon footprint of our nation's buildings.

Dryvit is headquartered in West Warwick, R.I., and has manufacturing facilities there, as well as in Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Canada and Poland.

Editorial Contact:

Barbara Catlow

Director of Marketing Communications

Dryvit Systems, Inc.

800-556-7752 ext. 1268

barbara.catlow@dryvit.com


Seminar Program to Take Place at Education Facilities Management Forum

The Education Facilities Management Forum taking place on October 19 & 20 in Dallas, Texas has slated a seminar program that explores the many facets of school construction and facility management. The seminar program consists of 45-minute seminars by industry experts, some of which are offering CEUs.  

All speakers are qualified based upon their industry expertise and host editorial seminars followed by an open-discussion with attending C-level executives. The open format of these discussions allows for shared knowledge and brainstorming within the industry.

 While the Forum is built on the needs of registering delegates, our current seminar program consists of the following sessions:

Repair and Renovation Construction Projects – A Better Way: Job Order Contracting by Mike Coberley, the senior manager at KBR On-Call Construction.

Leveraging Analytics for Energy and Operations Performance in Facilities by Patty Anderson, CEO of Performance Building Solutions

“What We Need is a Plan” School [and Corporate] Security Gets Smarter; New Trends Emerge by Steve Surfaro, Security Industry Liaison for Axis Communications

Sustainable Materials in Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Other Applications by Rob Donlon, the director of sales at Scranton Products (1 AIA HSW/SD CE Hour & 1 GBCI CE Hour)

Crisis Management and Planning for the Mobile Age by Brad Hunter, private/independent and higher education sales manager at SchoolDude

Tips for Achieving Capital Forecasting Success by Brad Hunter, private/independent and higher education sales manager at SchoolDude

How Dashboard Style Interfaces and System Analytics are Increasing Operational Efficiency and Reducing Energy Costs in Commercial Buildings by John Mitro, business development manager at US East Delta Controls

To suggest an additional seminar topic or speaker, please contact media@forumevents.com. To receive your complimentary space at the Education Facilities Management Forum, including access to the seminar program, visit www.forumevents.com


The Healthy Schools Project

The importance of sanitation in schools is obvious. Given the current threat of a contagious virus, school authorities are on especially high alert to boost sanitation procedures and ensure student safety. The Kimberly-Clark Professional Healthy Schools Project gave education facility managers and directors insight into how to manage during their workshop at the Education Facilities Management Forum in Chicago, IL. 

Andrea Burich led the workshop filled with guests from James Korfas of ISS and Jessica Holloway from Malcolm X College. She pointed out that the common cold costs Americans more than 189 million school days a year, almost $14.5 billion in lost productivity - the Healthy Schools Project aims to save schools money, time, productivity and to maintain the health of students.

The dirtiest places in an education facility are the door handles and shared water fountains. While most schools have protocols in place to reduce the spreading of germs - like regular wipe downs - the Healthy Schools Project has implemented a plan that places hand sanitizer at key hot spots, making cleanliness easily accessible. By combining the placement of sanitation projects with hygiene programs in schools, the Healthy Schools Project has reduced germs by 51% at the elementary level and 43% at the university level.

The project pairs hygiene programs with sanitation projects and marketing that enhances school image. Using posters and signage throughout facilities, the project raises awareness and reminds student to protect themselves in high-germ environments.

Offering certified green products, Kimberly-Clark Professional works one-on-one with schools to develop a plan that is personalized to the school's needs and budgets.


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