Data-Driven Facility Decisions: Justify Budget Strategy and Prioritize Needs – Watch as Marco Benitez, director of analysis, assessment and risk management at Florida International University, discusses how access to facility condition data enables better decision-making. Learn more about facilities capital planning with VFA.

Marco will speak today at APPA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition at 3:15 p.m. He’ll describe how the Facility Operations team decided to adopt a lifecycle asset management approach to justify year-over-year funding needs. Attendees will learn how this proactive approach works, how it helps justify funding requests and save money, and the challenges and benefits of using internal staff to keep facility condition data up-to-date. If you are attending the APPA event, don’t miss it.

Visitors to the VFA booth, #723, can also see a demo of our patented facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®, in use at FIU. Combining the power of mobile technologies, including the iPad® and Android™ tablet, with VFA’s extensive facility condition assessment experience, VFA.auditor enables organizations to utilize in-house resources to quickly and cost-effectively conduct assessments.

Today, visit VFA at booth #723 to learn how to make the case for facility funding and see the latest solutions for effective facilities capital planning.

How can you benefit from on-demand facility condition data?

Watch as Marco Benitez, director of analysis, assessment and risk management at Florida International University, discusses the benefits of having up-to-date facility condition data readily available. Learn more about keeping your facility condition data current with facility self-assessment.

Marco will speak at APPA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition on Friday, August 2 at 3:15 p.m. He’ll describe how the Facility Operations team decided to adopt a lifecycle asset management approach to justify year-over-year funding needs. Attendees will learn how this proactive approach works, how it helps justify funding requests and save money, and the challenges and benefits of using internal staff to keep facility condition data up-to-date. If you are attending the APPA event, don’t miss it. Visitors to the VFA booth, #723, can also see a demo of our patented facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®, in use at FIU.

VFA will Co-Present with Client Florida International University on a Proactive Facilities Management Approach to Help Justify Funding Needs

BOSTON—August 1, 2013—VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced that it will be co-presenting with client Florida International University (FIU) at the 2013 APPA Annual Conference and Exhibition, August 2-4, 2013 in Minneapolis. VFA will be exhibiting in Booth 723.

Marco Benitez, director of analysis, assessment and risk management, Florida International University, and Scott Cormier, senior director of product management, VFA, will be presenting on “Lifecycle Asset Management” on August 2 at 3:15 p.m. Faced with declining funds from both the state and from academic operations, the Facility Operations team decided to adopt a lifecycle asset management approach to justify year-over-year funding needs. Attendees will learn how this proactive approach works, how it helps justify funding requests and save money, and the challenges and benefits of using internal staff to keep facility condition data up-to-date.

Visitors to the VFA booth can also see a demo of its patented facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®. Combining the power of mobile technologies, including the iPad® and Android™ tablet, with the company’s extensive facilities assessment experience, VFA.auditor enables organizations to utilize in-house resources to quickly and cost-effectively conduct assessments. VFA.auditor provides users with an extensive collection of intelligent surveys to rapidly and consistently collect data about the condition of facilities and major building systems.

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As a leader in facilities capital planning and management, VFA will be exhibiting at APPA’s Annual Conference and Exhibition from August 2nd through August 5th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With over 500 facilities officers, capital planners and managers from across North America, there will definitely be some exciting and innovative presentations from the profession’s top thought- leaders on the current and future state of educational facilities. APPA provides the perfect opportunity to learn about common trends in the industry and solutions for frequent challenges faced on campus.

On Friday, August 2, Marco Benitez, Director of Analysis Assessment and Risk Management at Florida International University will be joining VFA’s own Senior Director of Product Management, Scott Cormier, to discuss how to to adopt a lifecycle asset management approach to justify year-over-year funding needs. Attendees will learn how this proactive approach works, how it helps justify funding requests and save money, and the challenges and benefits of using internal staff to keep facility condition data up-to-date.

Visitors to the VFA booth, #723, can also see a demo of our patented facility self-assessment solution, VFA.auditor®. Combining the power of mobile technologies, including the iPad® and Android™ tablet, with VFA’s extensive facility condition assessment experience, VFA.auditor enables organizations to utilize in-house resources to quickly and cost-effectively conduct assessments.

Stop by the VFA booth #723 to learn how to make the case for facility funding and see the latest solutions for effective facilities capital planning.