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When Loki’s army attacked New York City, the Avengers saved the day. The same, sadly, could not be said for the buildings. In the wake of the alien invasion, most of Manhattan was leveled and it was up to one Tony Stark to rebuild it.

“Yeah, somehow Fury pinned me with the blame,” Iron Man operator Tony Stark tells VFA, “Saving New York from the Nuke apparently doesn’t save you from the clean-up. But after destroying my own convention, I’ve got the experience I need.”

Together with his faithful assistant Pepper Potts, the billionaire-playboy-philanthropist was able to rebuild New York City by late fall; just in time for the city to dress up in tinsel for the upcoming holiday season. $160 billion of damages were repaired in a little over seven months.

Of course, we would hardly expect less from a super hero. However, this alacrity isn’t just due to his penchant for building futuristic cyber-kinetic suits. Tony Stark had another trick up his sleeve: VFA.facility.

After the destruction Stark previously caused, he learned that the best way to recover from a disaster is to be prepared before it strikes.  With access to a centralized, Web-based repository of facility condition data, he was able to run a report showing all the systems and their condition. Knowing exactly what assets the City had, exactly what needed to be replaced, and how much it would cost, Stark accelerated the process by months.

Tony Stark streamlined the rebuild of Manhattan. You can be a super hero with your facilities capital planning, too.

VFA Canada Helps Federal Organizations Manage and Optimize Investments in Facilities

BOSTON—November 5, 2013—VFA Canada Corporation, the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it is featuring its flagship facilities capital planning software, VFA.facility®, at the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) National Workshop taking place November 5-7, 2013 in Ottawa. VFA is exhibiting in Booth 5.

VFA Canada works with federal organizations that manage large, dispersed facility portfolios to optimize their investments in their facilities while complying with federal real property asset management standards. Visitors to VFA’s booth can learn how VFA.facility enables federal organizations to both manage information about facility assets and leverage that information in the creation of capital projects, plans and budgets. VFA.facility provides a secure central source of facility data, and gives facility managers, capital planners, financial analysts and executives the tools they need to make optimal decisions about facility spending, capital investments and long-term capital planning.

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

As the leader in facilities capital planning and management solutions, VFA Canada will be exhibiting at the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) National Workshop from November 5th to November 7th in Ottawa, ON. RPIC’s theme this year is “Collaborative Solutions: Together is Better!” This theme will be showcased through their Facilities Capital Planning at RPICProfessional Development day as well as over 20 sessions delivered by industry experts during the Symposium. This is sure to be a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends in real property and facilities capital planning and to hear from thought leaders regarding how to act on these trends.

In Canada, VFA works with federal organizations that manage large, dispersed facility portfolios to optimize their investments in their facilities while complying with federal real property asset management standards. Visitors to VFA’s booth can learn how VFA.facility enables federal organizations to both manage information about facility assets and leverage that information in the creation of capital projects, plans and budgets. VFA.facility provides a secure central source of facility data, and gives facility managers, capital planners, financial analysts and executives the tools they need to make optimal decisions about facility spending, capital investments and long-term capital planning.

VFA Canada will be exhibiting at booth #5. We are also raffling off an Apple TV, so stop by the booth, learn something new, and enter to win the prize!

Facilities Manager

Look what we’ve been up to!

We’ve been busy this year at VFA! Check out some of our recent facilities assessments. You can also get updates on our completed projects by following VFA on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

National Institute of Health – Bethesda, MD

facilities assessments at NIH

NIH goes Mobile for Facilities Assessments – VFA Assessment team introduces a new mobile technology to perform facility condition assessments and green building analyses at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Assessments cover 14 buildings totaling 1,382,799 square feet.

Baylor University – Waco, TX

facilities assessments at Baylor U.

Mobile technology drives productivity at Baylor University – Using VFA.auditor, our patented mobile facilities assessment technology, VFA assessors assessed 11 buildings totaling over 1.2 million square feet. Here, the team is using their new iPads for a facility condition assessment at the Bill Daniel Student Center. Coffee anyone?

American International College – Springfield, MA

assessment at American International College

At American International College, a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Springfield, MA, VFA recently conducted a facility condition assessment of 38 buildings totaling 660,000 square feet. In addition, we also provided an inventory of individual pieces of major equipment – such as water heaters, electrical panels, and air handling units – reporting on location, manufacturer, technical specs, and remaining useful life. Check out the bird’s-eye view!

 

Learn more about VFA’s facilities assessment services or our self-assessment software.