Dates: November 6 – November 8, 2012
Venue:
Palais des congrès de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec

Come visit us at Booth #10!

VFA and Client Virginia Military Institute to Present on Managing Facilities in Support of Military Tradition and Educational Excellence

BOSTON—October 12, 2012—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be co-presenting with VFA client Virginia Military Institute at the 61st annual Southeastern Regional Association of Physical Plant Administrators (SRAPPA) Conference, “Connections,” October 14-16, 2012 in Lexington, Va.

Peter Scanlon, vice president, professional services, VFA, and Major Richard Fletcher, P.C., Maintenance Reserve Program Manager, Virginia Military Institute (VMI), will be presenting “Managing Facilities in Support of Military Tradition and Educational Excellence” on Tuesday, October 16, at 1:45 p.m. Attendees will learn how VMI is taking a strategic approach to understanding condition, required funding and prioritization of its facilities.

At VMI, the physical environment is an important element of support for the development of cadets. Founded in 1839, VMI’s long history and proud traditions have unique implications for facilities planning and management. With the oldest buildings on the Post dating back to 1818, coupled with the demands of modern education and military preparation, VMI recently engaged VFA to conduct facility condition assessments. VMI analyzed the results in VFA’s facilities capital planning software, VFA.facility®, and identified a significant backlog of deferred maintenance.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which provides information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent facilities capital planning and management.

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern
Length: 45 minutes
Fees: This webinar is complimentary
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Innovations in mobile technology are enabling colleges and universities to approach facility condition data collection more effectively.

Using an in-house assessment program to keep facility condition data current and actionable, James Madison University’s facility organization (JMU) is able to reduce the time and effort normally spent on data collection, allowing the team more time to effectively manage a growing facility portfolio and comply with state mandates.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How JMU is using up-to-date condition data and analysis to integrate the facilities planning process with the University’s strategic planning efforts
  • About the people, process and tools JMU is using to achieve their goals
  • How using the VFA.auditor self-assessment tool on the Apple iPad has resulted in significant productivity gains

Speakers:
Charles Grimm, CM, FICAS Property Inspector/Assessor Supervisor, James Madison University
Scott Cormier, Senior Director of Product Management, VFA, Inc.
Susan Irving, Director, VFA Product Marketing, VFA, Inc.

By Ameeta Soni, Chief Marketing Officer, VFA, Inc.

Many corporations today are unable to effectively leverage their real estate assets. Passive management of facilities leaves them vulnerable to potentially costly business risks associated with poor regulatory and environmental compliance as well as lack of business continuity due to facility failure. They have inconsistent approaches to setting standards, determining priorities and making decisions with respect to these assets. Finally, they lack accurate cost forecasts to guide sensible budget planning for the years ahead.

VFA helps corporations to fully leverage their real estate assets, manage their business risks and establish a methodology to translate their priorities into smart decisions. Facilities management and planning teams have used VFA solutions to tie their real estate approaches to strategic business priorities in a decisive and disciplined fashion.

At the CoreNet Global Summit, today through tomorrow in Orlando, VFA is exhibiting in Booth 736. Tommy Byrd of Johnson & Johnson, a VFA client, will be presenting “Managing Infrastructure Risk for the Future” on Tuesday, October 9, at 8:50 a.m.

Stop by the booth, we’ll be there!

VFA Client Johnson & Johnson to Present on Managing Infrastructure Risk for the Future

BOSTON—October 5, 2012—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be featuring its facilities capital planning and self-assessment solutions at the CoreNet Global Summit, October 7-9, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. VFA will be exhibiting in Booth 736.

Tommy Byrd, staff engineer, Infrastructure Management, Johnson & Johnson, a VFA client, will be presenting “Managing Infrastructure Risk for the Future” on Tuesday, October 9, at 8:50 a.m.

VFA helps corporations to fully leverage their real estate assets, manage their business risks and establish a methodology to translate their priorities into smart decisions. Facility management and planning teams have used VFA solutions to tie their real estate approaches to strategic business priorities in a decisive and disciplined fashion.

VFA.facility® capital planning software enables corporations to manage information about facility assets and leverage that information in the creation of capital projects, plans and budgets. VFA.auditor® self-assessment software offers facility managers an efficient and cost-effective way to gather reliable facility condition data across facilities and prioritize identified issues. It is a standalone solution for corporations that conduct assessments with their own staff or a complementary solution for corporations that also use third parties for assessments.

Visitors to the booth at the CoreNet Global Summit can see a demo of VFA.auditor Mobile™, the mobile client that supports the flexibility and versatility of condition data collection using mobile tablets.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which provides information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent facilities capital planning and management.

Building Engineer

BURNABY, B.C.—October 3, 2012—VFA Canada Corporation, the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it has opened a new office in Vaughan, Ontario, for its Eastern Canada operations.

“We have achieved great success in Canada and our company’s growth continues to accelerate,” said Susan Anson, president, VFA Canada. “Integrating our Toronto-area staff in one location enables us to better help our clients across the corporate, education, government, and healthcare sectors meet the challenges of strategic facilities capital planning and management.”

VFA Canada had been maintaining offices in both Mississauga and Newmarket, Ontario. Those offices have now been consolidated into the new office located at 3700 Steeles Avenue West, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 8K8.  The phone number is (647) 497-5394.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which is aimed at providing information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent capital spending and facilities capital planning and management.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building Services Management

VFA Client Tufts University to Present on Obtaining Deferred Maintenance Funding

BOSTON—September 28, 2012—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will be featuring its facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®, at the 62nd annual meeting of Eastern Region of APPA (ERAPPA), September 30-October 2, 2012, in Philadelphia. VFA will be exhibiting in Booth 44.

Bob Burns, the director of the Facilities Services department at Tufts University, a VFA client, will be presenting “Making the Case for Facility Funding with Defensible Data at Tufts University” on Tuesday, October 2, at 3:30 p.m.

VFA helps colleges and universities to effectively demonstrate the need for funding and create capital budgets based on accurate, objective data. VFA.auditor offers facility managers an efficient and cost-effective way to gather reliable facility condition data across campus facilities and prioritize identified issues. It is a standalone solution for schools that conduct assessments with their own staff or a complementary solution for organizations that also use third parties for assessments. Integration with VFA.facility® capital planning and management software lets schools take advantage of robust prioritization, business intelligence and what-if scenario tools to develop a defensible capital plan.

Visitors to the booth at ERAPPA can see a demo of VFA.auditor Mobile™, the mobile client that supports the flexibility and versatility of condition data collection using mobile tablets.