The Skills Guide for Facility Managers details 10 must-have traits for those new to the industry
This peer-to-peer networking session will cover best practices for working with young facility professionals
Panel Session: Creating Facilities for the Next Generations of Students
Moderator: Greg Zimmerman, executive editor, Building Operating Management
Technology and new ways students expect to learn at colleges and universities mean changes in facilities. Facilities managers must examine space requirements and understand facility needs to ensure buildings keep up while anticipating future trends and opportunities. This panel will discuss changes that have occurred and how to plan construction and renovation projects for the future. Tuesday, March 26, 9:30 am.
How FMs can learn from the best companies
Stormy Friday, president, The Friday Group, and contributing editor for Building Operating Management
The best-rated companies have many lessons to teach FMs. Friday will help FMs learn how to compare an FM organization to top-rated companies and to apply best practices from those companies within the facility department. Tuesday, March 26, 9:30 a.m.
Existing Buildings: Path to Zero
Allan Skodowski, principal, Rivion LLC, and member of Building Operating Management editorial advisory board
With today’s technology, zero is possible for existing buildings, whether zero means energy, emissions, waste, or water. Skodowski will explore measurement, planning, and staffing and look at opportunities around low hanging fruit and advanced technology. Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m.
Networking event: Women in FM roundtable
Moderator: Naomi Millán, senior editor, Building Operating Management
It is a common experience to feel isolated in the career of facilities management. This networking event, kicked off by a panel discussion, provides a unique space to engage with hundreds of peers as we discuss women in facilities management leadership, common challenges, and paths to further advancement. Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m.
Executive Town Hall: Continuous Improvement and Innovation
Moderator: Edward Sullivan, editor, Building Operating Management
A key responsibility for leaders in any part of the organization is to drive improvement and innovation. This panel session will explore the experiences of facility leaders who have tackled that challenge. Learn the strategies they have used to succeed despite limited resources, the need for reliability, and the pressure of meeting day to day demands. Thursday, March 28, 10:30 a.m.
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