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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.


Facilities Management Summit to Take Place in Chicago on November 9 & 10

The Facilities Management Summit will take place on November 9th and 10th at the Westin Chicago Northwest. Facility executives from the Midwest region will meet with solution providers at the appointment-based event to discuss upcoming projects and sourcing needs.

A seminar program running alongside meetings throughout Monday and Tuesday will cover topics like sustainability, dashboard interfaces and system analytics, corporate security and energy savings. All speakers are renowned for leading the facility industry and will share their experiences during 45-minute seminars.

The Westin Chicago Northwest is the perfect back drop for professional networking over complimentary meals and breaks at the Facilities Management Summit. Located just a stones-throw from the city, this venue provides a luxurious, laid-back setting for executives to connect with their peers and solution providers.

The summit hosts a selection of sponsors covering a wide variety of services from access control to thermal imaging and audit security. Sponsors include Architectural Graphics, Inc., Axis Communications, Bradley Corporation, CollectiveView, Inc., DC-Group, Delta Controls, Detex, GAF, Icon – Maintenance Services, Integrated Building Maintenance, Lightstat, Inc., MSM Global One, Scranton Products and Veritiv.

Delegate attendees include executives from Caesars Entertainment, City Colleges of Chicago, City of Atlanta, Goodwill Industries, Papa John’s Pizza, RaceTrac, Rooms To Go, Inc., Speedy Cash Holding, Sbarro, Kohls, US Cellular and Walgreens, just to name a few.

For more information on the Facilities Management Summit, or to register for future events, contact media@forumevents.com


Understanding CollectiveView's Space & Move Management Modules

Let’s be honest, AutoCAD is a complicated program to use. A lot of facilities management systems were designed as "visual databases," meaning they require the user to interact in the CAD system for nearly everything they need to update with regards to their building or floor. This is what we call the AutoCAD trap.

CollectiveView’s IWMS software takes that trap away from the facility managers and translates the information into a visual format.  Facility mangers are used to inputting data into a spreadsheet format (Access or Excel) or a form format (on-line shopping sites).  The Space management tool used in conjunction with the Moves-Adds-Changes forms combines the inputting of information such as where the person sits, why they are moving and when they need to be moved with the visual layout of a floor plan with highlighted vacant offices. 

CollectiveView’s ViewSPACE and ViewMAC simplifies the business process and streamlines the work flow.  The ViewMAC form gathers data from a HR feed, associates the person to an AutoCAD polyline, and asks the pertinent questions that are needed for the software to update the AutoCAD, such as, when will the person move, which office/cubicle will the person move to, and why is the person moving?  As ViewMAC processes those answers, the form transmits the data to AutoCAD to recognize the square footage of the new office, update the personnel data to the HR feed (ie. new phone number or extension) and finally, display their name on the on-line floor plan for colleagues to find that person within the building.

The following day, ViewSPACE prints an output of the AutoCAD drawings to a searchable pdf format, which has multiple layers of visual information: which office is occupied and by whom, which department do they work for, how many vacancies are within the building, how do people exit the building in an emergency, and ultimately, is there cost savings to be gained by moving people into other spaces or buildings?  Facility managers are asked these questions on a daily basis by their C-level executives, peers and vendors, ViewSPACE can provide the answers to those questions in a real-time report or dashboard display.

Once those daily questions are answered, further strategic planning can be done and software traps can be avoided.

For further information or a demonstration of either ViewSPACE and ViewMAC, please contact Andrew Metzler at CollectiveView. 

Andrew Metzler

andrew.metzler@cvpo.com

303-268-3840 office

303-358-9763 cell

www.collectiveview.com

 

 


Training & Development Summit Prize Giveaway

book.jpgNEW ORLEANS, LA - The Training & Development Summit and HR & Employee Benefits Summit taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans on September 14th and 15th came to a grand end that consisted of many prize giveaways. A big thank you goes out to the sponsors who provided the gifts and prizes at the event. 

Prizes consisted of a man and woman's watch from Seiko, training tools from Trainers Warehouse, a gift certificate to any Ritz-Carlton, a signed copy of Laura Putnam's Workplace Wellness That Works, and movie tickets for a year from Fandango.

 

 

To become a sponsor of the Training & Development Summit in 2016, contact Shane Doherty.


What We're Doing Behind The Scenes

Countdown-SDbw.gifThe HR & Employee Benefits Summit will kick off in less than one month, on September 14th and 15th at the Ritz-Carlton, New-Orleans. For those that have taken advantage of the complimentary registration, you are aware of the event’s progress thus far – but over the next few weeks, the real fun will begin!

Behind the scenes, a team of event managers and coordinators is working to facilitate the needs of all attendees. This process includes everything from operational processes like hotel and room reservations and gala dinner menus, to last-minute correspondence with attendees – all to ensure the smoothest possible matching process.

Just two weeks before the event (around the first week of September), each attendee will receive a catalog of confirmed solution providers and seminars via email. You will have to digitally select the solution providers that stand out to you, along with the seminars you would like to attend.

When attendees submit this information – it initiates the matching process. This is the most crucial step for the success of the event! Using this information, the HR & Employee Benefits team begins building each attendee's personal itinerary, taking into account individual upcoming projects, selected providers and chosen seminars. 

During registration at the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, each attendee will receive their itinerary along with their event program and will finally be able to put a face to the name of the HR & Employee Benefits Summit Team!

Should you have any questions regarding your attendance at the Summit, or would like to join us at the event as a last-minute participant, please reach out to Event Manager Shane Doherty at shane.doherty@forumevents.com


Surviving an Appointment-Based Event Alone

“Even high achieving, apparently extrovert people find it difficult to get into the habit of initiating face-to-face encounters, often using time poverty as an avoidant excuse.”


The thought of attending a conference alone can be daunting. When you add up the pressure of making introductions, hearing pitches, walking through thousands of busy booths and collecting business cards, these events can be exhausting. The need to network is a vital part of business though, yet one in four professionals say they do not network at all, even worse 40 percent of professionals say they would like to network more often, but just don’t have the time. Attending an appointment-based event is the perfect solution to concisely meeting with relevant providers, concentrating up to 30-meetings in just a-day-and-a-half – better yet, there’s no hard sell and no awkward introductions.

Attending an appointment-based event by yourself is simple. Unlike a typical trade show, you are given a pre-arranged itinerary of meetings. Everyone has a reason to be at the event and to meet with you, making all of your appointments relevant and meaningful. Here are some tips to survive attending an appointment-based event alone

1. Be honest when completing your profile

The most crucial step to organizing a Forum is the matching process. In order to ensure everyone has a productive event, the matching process takes into account any upcoming projects or needed-services. This information is used to connect you with solution providers who can actually assist you in meeting your company’s goals. An honest profile means more beneficial meetings and better expert advice.

2. Manners Cost Nothing

At an appointment-based event, you don’t have to worry about the anxiety that surrounds making an introduction. Everyone has a place to be at a Forum, and so each person’s time is valuable – it’s as simple as meeting with someone in your scheduled time and having a conversation. Remember to be polite and courteous, have a real conversation and make a valuable connection.

3. Be Open When Meeting Your Peers

Part of the fun with appointment-based events is the networking activities that separate the full days of meetings. During the networking breakfasts, lunches, the Gala dinner and casino evening, you will casually meet peers from your industry. Be open to hearing about their company and their suggestions. Every piece of knowledge is up for grabs at an appointment-based event and a connection could turn into an opportunity down the road.

4. Navigate the Room

Throughout the two days, you will meet hundreds of attendees. To make the most of an appointment-based event, challenge yourself by separating from your typical group and meet with new professionals. A good example is sitting at a dinner table where you know no one and initiating a conversation, or adding to a topic at a seminar. Be friendly, be open and be approachable.

5. The Staff are Your Best Friends

Every member of the Forum Events team is dedicated to making the attendees feel at home. If you ever feel you are out of your comfort zone, or want to make a connection that you are not scheduled for – don’t hesitate to let a staff member know. Throughout the networking activities, staff will be seated and mingling also, so if you have any questions – be sure to ask.

By scheduling up to 30 appointments over a-day-and-a-half, we eliminate the adversity to time excuse for not networking. The concentrated appointment-based strategy for connecting professionals provides opportunity for expanded knowledge, new business and potential career advancement, all in an intimate and informal setting, perfect for a lone ranger to attend.


Chicago Summit Success!

 
XpertHR meets with a delegate attendee from 
DePaul University at the Chicago HR & 
Employee Benefits Summit. 

The HR & Employee Benefits Summit successfully ran alongside the Training & Development Summit this July in Chicago, IL. We are pleased to announce the numerous testimonials we have received from the combined events and have heard of multiple new business deals that have since arisen.

HR & Employee Benefits executives along with Training & Development directors arrived for breakfast and registration in the ballroom of the Hilton in Downtown Chicago.  Instantly – the Forum team knew the attendees would be a pleasure to work with as all the guests were eager to begin networking.

Following a short but sweet opening presentation – the ballroom was buzzing with introductions as delegates met one-on-one with solution providers! These meetings continued throughout the day, separated by our healthier lunch menu and multiple coffee breaks – all of which acted as additional casual networking opportunities.

Vendors & Delegates mingle at the pre-
dinner 
drinks reception before the Gala dinner
& Casino 
night kicked off. 

That evening, attendees met for a cocktail reception before heading to a grand Gala dinner. The evening  was electric as everyone had already made formal introductions and were quickly on the way to becoming friends! Groups mingled at the reception and the party continued through to the next wild event: Casino night.

Guests enjoyed an open bar throughout the evening as many laughs were shared around poker and roulette tables. The dealers joined in, giving insight and creating an electric atmosphere as three lucky winners duked it out to win several bottles of wine.

The next day – attendees regrouped for another hot breakfast before heading straight to additional meetings. By this time – the majority of attendees have met so the atmosphere blossoms and meetings become especially lively.

The event closes at mid-day and is followed by one final lunch. Here, attendees make their final connections before heading home – all sharing the same intimate experience and willing to reconnect with vendors from the event.

View testimonials from this Chicago event.

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