2014 Webinar Series: Deliver Strategic Value From Your Facilities Capital Investment

FEATURED LIVE WEBINAR – November 20, 2014

Developing a Strategic Capital Plan for Centralized Control -
A Case Study by AT&T

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Time: 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern | Length: 30 minutes
Fees: Free! | Location: Available Online Using Webex – Register!

Join us for this live webinar and you’ll hear how AT&T takes a centralized approach to capital planning using technology that allows them to capture data at the field level and leverage that data to make strategic capital planning decisions.

You’ll discover how:

  • Standardized data collection process allows facility professionals, like you, to get the data you need to make strategic capital funding decisions
  • Detailed reporting based on objective data takes the guesswork out of which projects should take priority and lets you quantify and defend funding requests
  • The right technology addresses the needs of organizations with large portfolios like AT&T, but the same benefits are available to smaller organizations

Speaker: Kimberly Chestnutt, Sr. Property Manager National Staff, AT&T

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FEATURED LIVE WEBINAR – December 11, 2014

How to Build a Case for Strategic Capital Investment with Limited Staff

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Time: 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern | Length: 30 minutes
Fees: Free! | Location: Available Online Using Webex – Register!

Attend this live webinar and discover how Brewster Academy is using technology to collect facility condition data, analyze the data, and ultimately create a business case for additional dollars. If Dan can do this alone, you can do it too.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Collect facility condition and system lifecycle data with your staff using survey-driven technology
  • Develop a five-to 10-year capital improvement plan
  • Educate decision-makers about how much capital funding is needed and why, and which buildings need more investment

Speaker: Dan Noyes, Facilities Director, Brewster Academy

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PREVIOUSLY RECORDED WEBINARS

How to Align Your Buildings and Infrastructure with the Goals of Your Organization -
A Case Study by The University of Kansas

Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

During this webinar you’ll hear Paul Graves, P.E., Deputy Director, Office of Design & Construction Management from the University of Kansas discuss KU’s facilities capital planning and management – past, present, and future – and how his team works to align facilities with the overall organizational mission.

You’ll learn:

  • Why a facility condition assessment (FCA) is a critical part of successful asset management
  • What a dynamic FCA is and why it’s a better decision support tool
  • How they can leverage the data resulting from FCAs for budgeting, planning and reporting

Speaker: Paul Graves, P.E., Deputy Director, Office of Design & Construction Management, University of Kansas

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Taking the First Step: Modeling as an Element of Your Facilities Capital Planning Program
Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Not sure how to get started with your facilities capital planning program? Overwhelmed by the prospect of collecting all that data? Does it only make sense to do a detailed facility condition assessment on only a portion of your portfolio, but you still want data on all your buildings? In this best practices session, learn how modeling your buildings can be a good first step. Whether you have a few centrally located buildings, or hundreds spread out geographically, models based on industry standard building types let you gain insight into the expected condition of your facilities and identify potential areas for investment. The initial models can be refined iteratively, allowing you to improve the information about your buildings over time, on your schedule. They can also be integrated with other assessment data to create a cost-effective Facilities Capital Planning program. Lessons learned from facilities teams who have taken this approach will be discussed.

Speaker: Joe Xavier, PMP

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3 Best Practices for Increasing Your Facilities Capital Budget
Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Join us for this live webinar where you’ll learn how you can apply a programmatic approach to develop a living facilities capital plan that addresses the pressures in today’s constantly changing and inherently uncertain work environment. Real Estate and Facilities professionals are under increasing pressure to plan and manage their portfolios more effectively at a lower cost. Practitioners in the government and institutional sectors have traditionally taken a stewardship approach with a long-term planning horizon. In the corporate sector, Corporate Real Estate Executives have typically dealt with significant portfolio churn due to acquisition and disposition activities, and short-term business unit plans that are subject to frequent changes. What lessons can be learned from this experience that will help you reduce costs, identify high-priority projects and get funding, and become a valued resource across your organization?

Speaker: Edward Zielinski, AIA

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Take a Data-Driven Approach to Capital Budgeting: Learn From CFB Esquimalt
Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

During this webinar, you’ll hear how CFB Esquimalt started with the basics, integrated green and energy conservation data into their facilities analysis, and implemented a data-driven, mission-centric prioritization model.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Prioritize facilities capital projects, taking green and energy issues into account
  • Allocate funds in support of the organizational mission
  • Develop an objective, flexible, defensible capital budget

Speaker: Jon Burbee, Manager of Real Estate Services, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt

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Your Building AND Linear Assets: Get the Whole Story
Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Learn how the integration of site linear capabilities in VFA.facility and VFA.auditor lets you optimize your capital planning and management decisions by enabling you to collect, track, analyze, report on, and maintain data related to both building and site linear assets.

VFA’s new Site Linear capability supports a wide range of “horizontal” assets typically associated with buildings and campus settings. Examples include a variety of systems within a campus such as steam, water, electrical distribution systems, sanitary and storm sewers, parking lots, and pedestrian paving.

Speaker: Laura Cook, Director, Product Management and Jim Streeter, Vice President, Professional Services, VFA Inc.

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Tackling “Beyond Useful Life”
How to Prioritize Which of Your Facility Capital Projects Really Needs to be Done

Length: 45 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Often, after a facility condition assessment, facility managers are faced with a massive dollar figure to replace systems that, according to predictive data based on installed year, are on the verge of failure. How can you tackle this daunting cost, likely many times more than your annual budget, and bring it down to a manageable, realistic number?

You need to know what really needs to be done.

Join us for this informational webinar to learn how to prioritize those “beyond useful life” projects and make smart decisions to reduce risk of system failure, stay within budget, and decrease your stress.

Speaker: Peter Scanlon, Vice President, Professional Services, VFA Inc.

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See the Big Picture: Keeping Your Facility Asset Data Current

Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Chances are, you have condition data on your facilities that is out-of-date. This puts you in a potentially risky position. Why is it so important to keep your facility asset data current? Stale or incomplete data can lead to poor decisions regarding your facilities, in turn causing significant problems including:

  • Increased risk of unpredicted asset failure that could impact your organization’s mission
  • Higher repair or replacement costs
  • Risk to the value of your assessment and software investment

During this 30-minute live webinar you’ll discover how planning a cyclical program of data maintenance and facility re-assessments lets you see the big picture across your portfolio and make the right moves.

Speaker: Lee Kaufman, Vice President, Professional Services, VFA Inc.

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IFMA’s Strategic Facility Planning Approach
VFA hosts Mark Sekula, co-author of IFMA’s White Paper, “Strategic Facility Planning”

Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand
Location: Available Online Using WebEx

Join us for this complimentary webinar and hear Mark Sekula, President of Facility Futures, Inc., IFMA Fellow, Certified Facility Management Professional and Leed AP, as he discusses IFMA’s findings and the approach of strategic facility planning (SFP).

You’ll discover how a SFP plan can be used to develop both a flexible and implementable plan based upon the unique considerations for your organization.

Speaker: Mark Sekula, FMP, LEED-AP, CFM, IFMA Fellow, and President of Facility Futures, Inc.

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Establishing an Ongoing Facilities Capital Planning Program – Part I: Getting Started
How to Be At the Right Time in the Right Place…With the Right Information

Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand

Join us for this exclusive webinar to learn how Marco Benitez, Director of Analysis, Assessment, and Risk Management at Florida International University, developed a data-driven capital planning process based on the University’s strategic goals.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify both immediate maintenance needs and long-term capital investments
  • Prioritize competing facility issues in a transparent and fair process
  • Increase funding with a defensible capital planning strategy
  • Create an ongoing program

Speaker: Marco Benitez, Director of Analysis, Assessment, and Risk Management, Florida International University

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Where Can You Save? Integrating Energy Audits into a Facilities Capital Planning Program

Length: 30 minutes | Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand

Facing a budget crunch, many facility managers are being pushed to focus on energy savings opportunities as part of an organizational goal to reduce costs. But where do you start? How do you cost-effectively get the necessary data in order to make good decisions and deal with this challenge? Discover how taking an informative energy audit can arm you with the information to analyze energy-savings projects alongside deferred maintenance as a part of your overall facilities capital planning program in support of your organization’s objectives.

Frequent industry speaker and LEED AP Susan Buchanan will discuss how energy modeling as a key data source can inform strategic facilities capital planning, solving a major challenge for facility managers.

Speaker: Susan Buchanan, Vice President of Sustainability Services, LEED AP, VFA, Inc.

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Take Your Facilities Career to the Next Level: 5 Key Steps

Length: 30 minutes  |  Fees: This webinar is complimentary – Register to watch on-demand

During this 30-minute webinar you will hear Skip Smith, VP Supply Chain, Physical Asset Services for Catholic Health Initiatives and past president of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE), discuss 5 key steps you can follow to take your career to the next level.

You’ll discover:

  • Why your role is steadily evolving
  • The importance of developing a “Chief Facilities Officer mindset”
  • How you can become a strategic leader in your organization and get recognized for your contribution

Speaker: Skip Smith, VP Supply Chain, Physical Asset Services for Catholic Health Initiatives and past president of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE)