FEA News & Updates

Season’s Greetings from FEA

FEA would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your business and support this year. Click on the link below to view a short greeting from FEA Sending warm wishes and cheer  

2015 FEA Employee of the Year

Each year FEA selects an employee for special recognition with an employee-of-the-year award based on an individual going above and beyond expectations related to client relations, project performance, business development, innovation and overall leadership.  This year’s recipient is Mike Payne. … Continue reading

2015 Principal’s Award – Sara Johnson and Maria Fara

The Principal’s Award is given to individuals that have exhibited exceptional work ethic, great attitude, enthusiasm, passion and commitment to FEA’s values.  This year (2015) two recipients were recognized – Sara Johnson and Maria Fara.  Sara Johnson – “When you … Continue reading

FREE webinar: Building Automation System

If you missed our FREE webinar: How can I use my Building Automation System to re-tune my building? on 12/8/15 @ 12:00 EST, you can get the presentation here. How can I use my Building Automation System to re-tune my … Continue reading

IFMA Distinguished Member Award

Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow received the 2015 Distinguished Member Award at World Work Place. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the facility management profession and the development of IFMA.  Congratulations Teena! Picture Courtesy of International Facility Management Association, World … Continue reading

CFM Review Workshop

Pursuing IFMA’s Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Certification? Have you been getting ready but need a boost to get you ready for the exam?  Christopher Hodges, PE, CFM, LEED® AP, IFMA Fellow, FRICS will be teaching the CFM (Certified Facility Manager) … Continue reading

NFMT Orlando

Are you attending NFMT in Orlando, Florida on October 27th and 28th?  Stop by FEA’s booth #321 for your engineering and facility management consulting needs.  Drop your business card for a chance to win one of our employee written books. … Continue reading

Welcome Alisa Griffin

Please help us welcome our newest Staff Professional, Alisa Griffin.  Alisa has a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from West Virginia University and just completed her Masters in Facility Management at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C..  She was … Continue reading

Congratulations Dan Watkins – Chief Engineer

It is with great pleasure that FEA announces the promotion of Dan Watkins to Chief Engineer.  Over the past 18 years Dan has mentored FEA’s professional staff and gained their respect.  His leadership, loyalty, passion, and dedication to FEA’s quality … Continue reading

Roundtable: Regulatory Compliance

Complying with regulations and codes ranks among the highest priorities for maintenance and engineering managers in institutional and commercial facilities. In this roundtable featured in Facilities Net written by Dave Lubach, consultants, including FEA’s Jim Whittaker, discuss compliance challenges and … Continue reading

IFMA’s World Workplace

Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) continues to be thought leaders. Join us for a session at IFMA’s World Workplace in Denver Colorado or stop by our booth #450. What is IFMA’s World Workplace?  Watch the video as Mayra Portalatin offers her insight. … Continue reading

What is a Reserve Study?

In the Reserve Study article featured in Classic Property Management, Steven Grant, MRICS, RS, RSS, RRO, PRA, PMP, ITC Level 1 Certified Thermographer addresses the following: What is a Reserve Study? both the Physical Analysis and the Financial Analysis What … Continue reading

FREE Webinar – Learn about IFMA’s Sustainability Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) and Green Rating Systems

IFMA SAG member Mayra Portalatin, a Senior Professional at Facility Engineering Associates, will provide an overview of IFMA’s  “How -To Sustainability Guide on Green Rating Systems” When: Wednesday, September 16th Time:  4:15 – 4:45 PM Eastern Whether or not certification … Continue reading

AFE Facilities America Expo

If you’re attending the AFE Facilities America Expo & Education Forum join  FEA’s Teena Shouse and Jimmy Cressman at the Baltimore Convention Center in Booth 516. Expo Hours are Thursday, September 10, 9:00am-4:00pm.                                  http://www.maintenanceshows.info/ Teena Shouse: CFM, IFMA Fellow, Vice … Continue reading

FREE Webinar on Building Re-tuning

If you missed our FEA-U presented on Monday, September 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EST) on Building Re-tuning,   A pdf copy of the presentation can be found here  and the recording:  http://feapc.adobeconnect.com/p3pc7m7anfc/ FEA-U’s are free webinars that we open to our clients (and potential … Continue reading

Information Technology Operations Manager

Jeremy Stombaugh’s 10th anniversary with FEA is quickly approaching in January 2016 and his job responsibilities have grown over those ten years to meet our ever-changing technology challenges.  In addition to managing all of our hardware and software inventory and … Continue reading

Choosing the Energy Conservation Approach Right for You

Read more about Choosing the Energy Conservation Approach Right for You in FM Link written by Sara Ambry.  Sara Ambry is a Staff Engineer at Facility Engineering Associates. She has a background in architectural engineering and works under the facility … Continue reading

What’s in your Tool Box?

The BOC (Building Operator Certificate) shared the article written by Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA in FEA’s recent Facility Facts on “What’s in Your Tool Box” in their BOC Blog. The article focused on 5 favorite tools … Continue reading

IFMA Sustainability How-to Guide

Check out the new Sustainability How-to Guide from IFMA on green building rating systems written by Mayra Portalatin, Maureen Roskoski and Teena Shouse. Overview: Modern FM professionals around the world must be able to clearly communicate the benefits and positive … Continue reading

Building Re-Tuning – A Two-Day Return on Investment

Heard about Building Re-Tuning? Learn about this Two-Day Return on Investment written by Conrad Kelso, PE, CEM. Conrad Kelso is a Project Manager at Facility Engineering Associates and manager of FEA’s Santa Rosa, California office. He works under the facility … Continue reading

FEA welcomes Julia Haverty

Please join in welcoming Julia Haverty as the latest Staff Engineer in our Fairfax office.  Julia graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering in the spring and made the move to NoVA all the way from Maine.  … Continue reading

Vice President of Membership for IFMA Capital Chapter

Congratulations to Matt Kutzler, PE, CDT – newly elected Vice President of Membership for IFMA Capital Chapter.  Matt is the Manager of Engineering Services and a Senior Professional with FEA.  He has worked with property owners and managers since 2004 … Continue reading

Vice President of Professional Development for IFMA Capital Chapter

Congratulations to Mayra Portalatin, RS, SFP, LEED AP O+M – newly elected Vice President of Professional Development for IFMA Capital Chapter.  Mayra has been working with facility managers since 1998 in building investigations ranging from environmental to building condition assessments. … Continue reading

The Essence of Facilities Management & Leadership

Teena Shouse presented “The Essence of Facilities Management & Leadership“ at the IFMA Wichita chapter on July 9th, 2015.  If you missed the presentation, you can get a copy here.  Teena can be contacted Teena.Shouse@feapc.com or call 703-591-4855. Teena Shouse has … Continue reading

IFMA’s July Member of the Month

Congratulations to Mayra Portalatin, RS, SFP, LEED AP O+M  – IFMA’s July Member of the Month! “As members of the world’s premier association with a network of over 24,000 facility management professionals, we recognize how hard you work in your … Continue reading