Building Operating Management’s NFMT Conference

 

FEA presented the following sessions at the Building Operating Management’s NFMT Conference in Baltimore, Maryland at Baltimore Convention Center 3/6-3/8.

 

“Understanding the Four E’s of sustainable operations: Explore, Engage, Execute, Enjoy” was presented by Maureen K. Roskoski, SFP, LEED AP O+M Senior Professional  and Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, CxA, Vice President of Facility Services on Monday, 3/6/2017 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Room Number: 341.   If you missed the presentation, or would like a copy, click here.

In the facility management world, sustainability in existing buildings has evolved from design-focused efforts to incorporating sustainability in to operational practices. To integrate sustainability, we need to infuse sustainability fully into our organizations, bridging the gap between a sustainable building/facility and a sustainable organization. This 4-hour workshop will help you better understand how to connect the benefits of sustainable facility operations with the goals of your organization, enabling you to play a key role in moving your organization forward toward a truly high performance organization at all levels of FM operations. The workshop will be interactive, combining lecture with work in small groups to explore how to assess the sustainability maturity of your current operational practices. We will practice using an assessment methodology that bridges the gap between the efficient building and the organization to assesses the level of operational excellence. Through a series of operational questions, we will explore several categories of sustainability including engagement, leadership, and other areas identified in internationally recognized programs. We also will look deeper into the organization at how you engage with your customers, staff, and community to see how sustainability is and can be integrated into your organization. By the end of this workshop, you will have created a framework for ongoing sustainability in your organization which will serve as a guide to further evaluate and improve your facilities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover how sustainability efforts have evolved in high performance organizations. 2. Learn how to integrate the principles of integrated sustainability into your FM program.
3. Identify the essentials of a successful program that are uniquely applicable to your organization.
4. Develop a specific evaluation of your current operations and “Take Away Plan” for your organization.

“Business Resilience…. They Cannot do this without you!” was presented by Maureen K. Roskoski, SFP, LEED AP O+M Senior Professional  and Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, LEED AP, CxA, Vice President of Facility Services on Tuesday, 3/7/2017 9:00 AM 9:50 AM in Room 318.   If you missed the presentation, or would like a copy, click here.

Most organizations have emergency preparedness plans, but what happens after the initial incident? What about the continuance of business and enabling the company to be productive? This session will explore the five most important questions to ask in evaluating your business resilience plan. After this lively interactive presentation, your take away will be ideas and steps to strengthen your existing resilience program or to enable you to work collectively within your organization to protect your most valuable asset (your people) and give your operations a way to recover more quickly in the event of what could be a crippling incident.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the role of the Facility Manager in business resilience and the importance of connecting all parties involved
2. Gain the ability to assess your current resiliency status
3. Identify the five things you need to know about business resilience planning
4. Develop insight into how to justify resilience strategies financially

“Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) 2016 Updates” was presented by Maureen K. Roskoski, SFP, LEED AP O+M Senior Professional with Brian Gilligan, National Program Manager, General Services Administration and Dr. Paul F. Krasley, Vice-Chancellor, VA Acquisition Academy Facilities Management School on Wednesday, 3/8/17 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM in Room 337.   If you missed the presentation, or would like a copy, click here.

The FBPTA National Program Manager will provide an insight on the latest updates of the Federal Building Personnel Training Act (FBPTA) legislation. Recent activity surrounding the US Government of Accountability Office report on the FBPTA will be discussed. We will also highlight the changes to the competency model and the additional qualifications-related to building operations and energy management- that have been aligned to the FBPTA. In addition, we will show how the FBPTA relates to the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, voluntary national guidelines to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce credentials.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the 2016 FBPTA legislation update
2. Understand the new qualifications aligned with the FBPTA model
3. Learn about the BBWG updates and how they relate to the FBPTA

“Community Resilience: Preventative Care for Buildings and Infrastructure was presented by Maureen K. Roskoski, SFP, LEED AP O+M Senior Professional with George Huff, MBCI, CBCP, NIST Business Continuity Fellow, The Continuity Project and Nancy McNabb, A.I.A, NIST Business Continuity Fellow, The Continuity Project on Wednesday, 3/8/2017 10:00 AM 10:50 AM in Room 337.  If you missed the presentation, or would like a copy, click here.

Everyone in a community plays an important part in our day to day lives and this interconnectivity is one of the reasons community resilience is a recognized critical national priority. We will discuss how the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Community Resilience planning process can enable communities to set up their own resilience programs using collaborative engagement, aligning to resilience principles and demonstrating vision, commitment and leadership. Through case studies of communities, we will highlight how local, state, and regional entities can come together to be better prepared to adapt and recover rapidly from disruptions.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover how the NIST guidelines can enable community resilience planning
2. Understand resilience planning is preventative care for buildings and infrastructure
3. Explore the meaning of community resilience and the need to prioritization of resources
4. Evaluate your community’s ability to respond based on case study examples.

“Advance Your Career and Improve Building Performance: Building Momentum with the FBPTA Tools” was presented by Maureen K. Roskoski, SFP, LEED AP O+M Senior Professional with Brian Gilligan, National Program Manager, General Services Administration on Wednesday, 3/8/2017 3:10 AM 4:00 PM in Room 337. If you missed the presentation, or would like a copy,  click here.

High-performance buildings require the care of a workforce with competencies in operations, maintenance, and building technologies. The challenge is identifying the right professional development opportunities and building a business case for training budgets. During this session, we will introduce you to the FBPTA Tools that will help you develop your own career and show how organizations can use AFM to create and prioritize workforce development. We will use real life professional stories to show you examples and guide you through the tool in real time and you will leave with the knowledge of how to present a supportable business case.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discover free tools that direct you to the right training and career path
2. Learn to develop a finance-based argument for training requests using real-world examples showing improved performance
3. Participants will gain hands-on experience on how to use the FEDSAT tool to find your gaps with the most critical FBPTA competencies and free training to fill them
4. Participants will learn how to utilize the Facilities Career Map tool to see potential entry points and career pathways within the building optimization industry.

To find out more, follow the link http://www.nfmt.com/baltimore/