FEA News & Updates

Video Highlights from IFMA Facility Fusion 2014

Did you miss IFMA Facility Fusion 2014 in Washington, DC?  Click here for Video Highlights from this year including FEA’s Senior Profession Mayra Portalatin’s interview- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa4APm2JudA

Integrating FM Data to Optimize a Facility’s Sustainability Efforts

Mayra D. Portalatin, SFP, LEED AP O+M recently authored “Integrating FM Data to Optimize a Facility’s Sustainability Efforts”, which includes Identifying the right KPIs and learning how to apply them to improve your facility.   The article can be viewed … Continue reading

OSHA is coming – let FEA help

Fall Protection Engineering Consulting Services Are you ready for OSHA’s upcoming push on fall protection? Read more: https://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/ http://ehstoday.com/construction/cited-and-fined-employers-are-discovering-osha-serious-about-eliminating-falls FEA can help you get ready FEA can assess, certify, load test, and design fall protection systems FEA can evaluate existing … Continue reading

Final Day of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines

Field Report: Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines, Final Day – On the last day in the disaster area, the engineers drove around and looked at the damaged structures in Guiuan including the police station, municipal hall, regional office of … Continue reading

Day 6 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines

The engineers have done enough of the survey work now that they know what to look for, noting similarities and differences between sites.  One thing that begins to sink in after going through these damaged buildings is the massive scale … Continue reading

Congratulations to Steven Grant for earning the CAI Educated Business Partner distinction

Congratulations to Steven C. Grant, RS, RICS, PRA, PMP for earning the CAI Educated Business Partner distinction.  Business Partner Essentials is a two-part, online course to help CAI-member product and service providers better understand CAI, community associations and the industry … Continue reading

Day 5 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines

The engineers are engaged in the technical aspects of the project on Day 5 of the Post Disaster Assessment of the Philippines.  The failures have run the gamut from lost roofing metal to complete collapse of reinforced concrete structures. See more … Continue reading

Connect with Steve Grant at the Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA) Symposium

Connect with FEA’s Steve Grant, MRICS, RS, PRA, PMP at the 2014 Association of Professional Reserve Analysts (APRA) Symposium at the Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Studios in Orlando Florida on 5/17-5/18.  The symposium will provide cutting edge … Continue reading

Day 4 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines

Day 4 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines. The assessors are gaining familiarity with the construction types and materials.  That made things easier and allowed patterns to be detected between buildings. See more at ASCE website.   On Saturday, … Continue reading

Day 3 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines

The production work of surveying buildings began in earnest today, Day 3 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines. The first area the team visited was Dulag, a town about 25 miles south of Tacloban. The team was accompanied … Continue reading

Connect with us at the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Exposition

Steve Grant, MRICS, RS, PRA, PMP will be attending the 2014 Community Associations Institute (CAI) Annual Conference and Exposition, May 14–17 in Orlando at the Loews Royal Pacific Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way.  This is an important event for community … Continue reading

Day 2 of the Post Disaster Assessment in the Philippines

On Saturday, May 3, a team of seven civil engineers from ASCE’s Technical Council on Forensic Engineering, in cooperation with the Technical Council on Wind Engineering, left for the Philippines on a week-long mission to conduct post-disaster assessments, documenting evidence … Continue reading

FREE Webinar – Hazardous Materials in Buildings

Did you miss the FEA-U webinar with  Wayne Malek, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, as he provided a review of the history on hazardous materials management and tracking in the United States, as well as hazardous materials most commonly found in buildings … Continue reading

Assessing typhoon damage throughout the Philippines

Field Report: Post-Disaster Assessment of Typhoon Haiyan A sample of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons   Last November, the Philippines was devastated by the strongest, deadliest typhoon in the nation’s history, the … Continue reading

James P. Whittaker Elected as Office of Chair of the Board of Directors of IFMA

The International Facility Management Association is proud to present the results of the election for the 2014-2015 executive committee.  Consistent with IFMA bylaws, this election was for offices beginning July 1, 2014, the start of the association’s fiscal year. Office … Continue reading