BURNABY, B.C.—November 5, 2012—VFA Canada Corporation, the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be presenting at the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) National Workshop, November 6-8, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec. VFA will also be exhibiting in Booth 10 and featuring VFA.facility®, its facility capital planning and management software, and its facility condition assessments services.
Susan Anson, president, VFA Canada, will discuss “Are you Throwing Good Money at Bad Buildings? Decision-Making Beyond Building Condition Data” on Wednesday, November 7 at 3:45 p.m. When deciding whether a building merits further investment, it’s important to take a strategic, three-pronged approach, looking at the facility portfolio holistically and examining facility condition, demographics and functional adequacy to do comprehensive portfolio rationalization analysis.
Attendees will learn how any analysis, in order for it to be valid, must be based on accurate, objective data, including an understanding of current facility condition and remediation costs, functionality and demographics. Without access to detailed information regarding these issues, facilities managers and capital planners find it virtually impossible to decide whether buildings warrant further investment or are ready for disposition.
Anson will also be participating in an “Ask the Expert” table session on best practices in prioritization for decision-making on Thursday, November 8 at 8:45 a.m. All facilities teams face the challenge of prioritization, especially with tight budgets, regardless of the type of facilities they manage or the population they serve. Attendees will learn best practices in objectively prioritizing projects and developing defensible capital budgets.
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