FEA News & Updates

Erin Falvey Promoted to Project Engineer

FEA’s Erin Falvey has been promoted to Project Engineer. As a project engineer for FEA, Erin has worked on a variety of projects including balconies, parking garages, roofing, fall protection systems and façades. She has also worked on several facility … Continue reading

Randy Braverman Joins IFMA Chicago Board

Congratulations to Randy Braverman, who is joining the Board of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), Chicago chapter, as co-chair of the Professional Development Committee. Randy has deep ties to IFMA and to the Chicago area. As a senior consultant … Continue reading

FEA to Conduct School Security Assessment in Illinois

FEA was selected to provide physical security consulting services for Morton School District near Peoria,Illinois. Check out the article from the Peoria Journal Star here: Firm with school shooting experience will study security in Morton district  

7 Emerging Trends Changing Facilities

7 Emerging Trends Changing Facilities FEA’s Laurie Gilmer discusses emerging trends affecting the way maintenance and engineering managers do their jobs in this edition of Facility Maintenance Decisions. There is no question the world around us is changing, and it … Continue reading

Business Analyst Ryan Small Joins FEA

Ryan Small, FMVA is joining FEA as a Business Analyst. Ryan brings his experience in data analytics, capital planning and budgeting and strategic planning to FEA. Ryan earned a master’s degree in Finance from Harvard University and is certified as … Continue reading

FEA Welcomes Emily Garbera

FEA welcomes Emily Garbera to the Fairfax office. Emily is joining us as a Staff Engineer. She recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a Civil Engineering degree and is returning full-time after interning at FEA last summer.

Maureen Roskoski to Speak at Resilient Virginia

Come see Maureen Roskoski speak at the 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference held July 18 – 19, 2019 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Maureen will speak on Thursday, July 18th on Getting to Resilient Buildings. Maureen will also lead a … Continue reading

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