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Other than facility condition, what data do you consider as you prepare your capital plan?

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Does your organization have a person performing the role of Chief Facilities Officer today?

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Do you feel your facilities planning efforts are effectively linked to your organization’s business goals?

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The facility manager is working away tirelessly in the bowels of the massive USS Enterprise when he hears his name booming over the loudspeaker. “Chekov, please report to the bridge.” When he arrives, he finds out that there are t-minus 15 minutes until a massive meteor shower strikes. The captain wants to know the state of the shields.  Chekov accesses his facility panel and confirms that the condition of the shields was assessed last year and the deficiencies found were remediated two months ago. The ship is well equipped to weather the approaching storm, he has set the captain’s mind at ease, and his strategic approach to deferred maintenance has elevated his position in the organization.

All in a day's work

You may not need to protect your facility from meteor showers, but how many times have you watched “Star Trek” and wished that the technology existed today? The truth is that some of it does. With a strategic facilities capital planning program in place, you can have a real time view of the state of your facility so when you get called by your “captain,” you have answers supported by hard data – making it possible for your facilities to live long and prosper.

Learn more about VFA’s approach to strategic facilities capital planning here.

Dates: October 26-29, 2014
Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
Booth: 1617

Region: Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators (CAPPA)
October 11-15, 2014
Venue: Camino Real Hotel, 101 S El Paso St, El Paso, Texas 79901
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Region: Pacific Coast Association of Physical Plant Administrators (PCAPPA)
October 4-8, 2014
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Region: Eastern Region of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (ERAPPA)
September 21-23, 2014
Venue: Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ
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International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
IFMA CSP logo Dates: September 17-19, 2014
Venue: Marriott New Orleans at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Booth: 725

Region: Midwest Region of Association of Physical Plant Administrators (MAPPA)
September 16-20, 2014
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton, 1600 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette, Indiana
Booth: 34

American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE)
August 3-6, 2014
Venue: McCormick Place, 2301 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
Booth: 725

Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
July 21-23, 2014
Venue: Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Booth: 412