VFA Canada to Present on Functional Adequacy at IFMA Toronto’s FM Education Day

May 9, 2013

BURNABY, B.C.—May 8, 2013—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 International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Toronto’s fourth annual FM Education Day on Thursday, May 9, at the Arcadian Loft.

Susan Anson, president, VFA Canada, will discuss “The Next Space Measurement: Functional Adequacy – Do Your Facilities Meet Their Function?” at 4:15 p.m. ET. Tight budgets make it more critical than ever for both public institutions and private industry to maintain and improve existing facilities, and in doing so, ensure that they efficiently support people and services in concert with organizational goals.  But how do organizations decide whether to continue investing in those facilities?  To make intelligent decisions, it’s important for facility managers to have an understanding of current facility condition and remediation costs, functionality, and demographics.

The key benefits of a systematic, data-driven approach to functional adequacy, that includes a holistic view taking into account facility condition, is that the results are defensible; that upgrade costs can be quantified to facilitate all-inclusive planning; and that unnecessary spending on functionally deficient buildings can be avoided.

In this session, attendees will learn about the importance of a data-driven approach, key metrics for facilities performance, and how to prioritize and optimize investment options.

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