FEA News & Updates

Chris Hodges Speaking at VAPPA on March 13th

Join Christopher Hodges and Steve Patterson, PE, CEM, CFM at the University of Virginia for the annual Virginia Chapter of APPA Conference. Chris and Steve will be talking about choosing the Right Metrics for your organization.  Their session will be … Continue reading

2019 School Safety Conference

  Free One Day Event Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Monty’s Elegant Banquet Hall 703 South York Road Bensenville, IL 60106 ** Larger venue! ** Click here to Register!   Heighten your safety awareness by … Continue reading

Matt Schofield and Serena Zahrah become PEs!

FEA is proud to announce that Matt Schofield and Serena Zahrah have successfully completed the Professional Engineer’s exam in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Each of them joined FEA in 2014 and have steadily grown as they’ve made significant contributions across … Continue reading

School Safety Summit in Lund, Sweden

FEA’s Vice President of Security Services Paul Timm traveled to Lund, Sweden in June for the Axis 2018 School Safety Summit. Paul joined other school safety experts from around the world as they discussed strategies on how to keep children … Continue reading

Managing Risk in Delivering Facility Services

FEA’s Vice President Laurie Gilmer delivers a presentation on Managing Risk in Delivering Facility Services for IFMA’s Corporate Facilities Council. In facility management we don’t often think about risk. Our focus is usually on managing costs and delivering day-to-day services. … Continue reading

Laurie Gilmer & Stephen Clawson Speaking at IFMA’s World Workplace

Join Laurie Gilmer and Stephen Clawson on Friday, October 5th between 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM in Room 205 of the Charlotte Convention Center when they will talk about business continuity and how as a company we handled a Disruptive … Continue reading

Asset Management & Energy

In the August issue of FM Link, Kion Gibbs and Dorothy Scholnick talk about reducing recurring embodied energy through development of an asset management program.  Asset management programs are a sustainable effort in that they provide the opportunity to reduce embodied energy … Continue reading

The Economics of Sustainable Facilities

Chris Hodges, founding Principal, talks about why making buildings last longer may be the most sustainable thing to do in the May 2018 issue of FM Link. One of the most challenging (and dreaded) tasks in facility management is predicting future … Continue reading

Security Cares Conference in Las Vegas (9/25-26/18)

Join Paul Timm in this two day Security Conference in Las Vegas on September 25 and 25th.  Paul will be a part of a School Violence Panel Discussion on the second day among along with other government, law enforcement, mental health, and … Continue reading

Dorothy Scholnick – CCIFMA Author of the Year

Congratulations to Dorothy who was awarded the Author of the Year by the Capital Chapter of IFMA (CCIFMA) last night at the Annual Awards of Excellence! Dorothy has been a regular contributor to the CCIFMA newsletter and an active member of … Continue reading

Security on College Campuses

FEA’s Vice President of Security Services Paul Timm was consulted for an article on Electronic Security on College Campuses published on May 1, 2018 by College Planning & Management. Paul offered his perspective on ways to keep students safe on … Continue reading

School Security & Student Empowerment

Paul Timm, FEA’s vice president of security services spoke about School Security and Student Empowerment for the Digital Education podcast on May 20, 2018. You can also listen to the podcast here: http://epellefsen.podbean.com/e/school-security-student-empowerment-conversation-with-paul-timm/

Paul Timm to Speak at Delaware School Safety Symposium

FEA’s Vice President of Security Services Paul Timm will speak at the Delaware School Safety Symposium on July 16th. Paul will speak on School Safety and Emerging Trends. He will also take attendees through an interactive tabletop exercise. You can … Continue reading

No silver bullet solutions for school security improvement

Security InfoWatch published an article entitled, “Experts: No silver bullet solutions for school security improvement” on May 25, 2018. FEA’s Vice President of Physical Security Services Paul Timm was quoted extensively in the article. Paul provided his perspective on how … Continue reading

Paul Team will be Keynote Speaker at School Safety Training Forum

FEA’s Vice President of Physical Security Services Paul Timm will give the keynote address at the School Safety Training Forum in Hampton Roads, Virginia on August 7th. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, more than 1000 participants … Continue reading

Laurie Gilmer Speaking on Sustainability in Cairo for AU

FEA’s Vice President and COO Laurie Gilmer will be delivering a webinar on facility management sustainability for The American University in Cairo on Monday, May 7th. Laurie is an expert on sustainability, having proven experience performing numerous sustainability and energy audits, developing … Continue reading

Congratulations Mike Payne on Earning the PMP

Mike Payne has received his Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute.  The PMP designation is one of the most widely recognized certifications to indicate demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams.  Qualifications include a four year … Continue reading

Glenbrooks Hires School Security Experts

  FEA will be performing assessments of two High Schools for the Glenbrooks district in an effort to determine the current state of safety and security practices at both schools and how they compare to best practices and current industry … Continue reading

Workshop: Building Your Community Resilience Plan

Join Maureen Roskoski of Facility Engineering Associates and Nancy McNabb of The Continuity Project on Friday, May 4, 2018 at the American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference for a workshop on developing a community resilience plan using the NIST Community … Continue reading

Incubating Sustainability Initiatives with Strategy

In our latest contribution to FM Link’s Sustainability Column, Stephen Clawson and Dorothy Scholnick show readers how to use strategy to see sustainability initiatives come to life. Sustainability is not a “one-and-done” venture, but a journey that should invite continual … Continue reading

Axis School Safety Symposium (03/27)

Paul Timm will be participating at this year’s Axis School Safety Symposium to be held in Chicago, IL on March 27th.  Special guest will include Lisa Hamp, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting of April 2007.  Paul will be talking … Continue reading

Randy Braverman at IFMA’s Facility Fusion

The Facility Manager’s Keys to Active Shooter/Assailant Preparedness in the 21st Century From the Active Shooter/Assailant threat, your stakeholders expect a high level of emergency preparedness. How can FMs put together plans and procedures that are simple, yet comprehensive? The … Continue reading

Congratulations Dorothy Scholnick – Project Professional

Congratulations to Dorothy Scholnick, FMP on your promotion to Project Professional! A graduate from Temple University’s Architecture Facilities Management Program, Dorothy has driven the work for significant portions of our engagements with key Higher Ed and Institutional clients with operations & … Continue reading

Congratulations, Kion Gibbs – Project Professional

Congratulations to Kion Gibbs on your promotion to Senior Professional!  Kion has successfully managed key elements of work with Service Providers and Higher Ed clients and solved complex problems with great clarity and insight. He always demonstrates a willingness to take … Continue reading

Are you Ready? DC Benchmarking Reporting Due Soon!

Are you ready? DC’s reporting requirement is just around the corner! The Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 (CAEA) requires that owners of all large private buildings (over 50,000 gross square feet) annually benchmark their energy and water efficiency and report … Continue reading