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The Changing Workplace

Introduction: This post has evolved from just work-from-home support to some broader facility/organization issues. There needs to be a HUGE and thoughtful discussion about changes in the workplace that address the spectrum of issues associated with densification, smart buildings, mobile workforce, and public wellness.  The facility management group should be leading this discussion in your […]

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Scheduled group meetings and Facility Issues conference sessions in 2020: Feb 12-13, 2020: Las Vegas NV: Western Utility Group Networking/Mentoring meeting Feb 27-28, 2020: St Petersburg FL: Eastern Utility Group Networking/Mentoring meeting March 17-19, 2020: Baltimore, MD: NFMT Conference – Day to Day Data presentation *Cancelled due to COVID-19 May 6-8, 2020: Detroit, MI: IFMA UC […]

Cultural Facilities: COVID-19 Town Hall

This free and open to all web conference session is to facilitate sharing of practices and lessons learned among cultural institution facility managers, in response to changing operations due to COVID-19. Resource list for Cultural Institutions by IAMFA Precautions for Museums during Covid-19 Pandemic, by CIMAM, the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern […]

Utilities: COVID-19 Town Hall

This free and open web conference session is to facilitate sharing of practices and lessons learned among utility facility managers, especially with respect to maintaining critical company facility operations. March 11 call notes: Utility Group COVID-19 notes 03-11 March 24 call notes: Utility Group COVID-19 notes 03-24 Additional Information About National Grid Cleaning (requested during […]

FM Metrics: Day-to-Day Data

While big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence offer great promise for facility management, many facility groups are just starting to acquire and deploy these advanced systems. Visit NFMT to attend the conference for free! This presentation on “FM Metrics: Day-to-Day Data” given at NFMT 2020 on Tuesday, March 17 outlines how to identify useful […]

Papyrus Fall 2019

These are the page links mentioned in the Facility Issues article in the Fall 2019 edition of Papyrus magazine: The presentation made at the main conference on “The Role of Benchmarking in the Emerging Big Data World” IAMFA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA – September 2019   Options for energy benchmarking: Energy Benchmarking

Benchmarking Review at IFMA UC 2019 Fall Meeting (Phoenix AZ)

Bob Lambe reviewed this year’s utilities benchmarking draft results at the Utilities Council Fall Meeting  on October 13-14, 2019 hosted by APS in Phoenix, AZ.  This was just a small portion of the program at the annual meeting held the Sunday and Monday before IFMA’s World Workplace conference as usual. In addition to the draft […]

IAMFA Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA – September 2019

The 2019 IAMFA (International Association of Museum Facility Administrators) Annual Conference was hosted by the Carnegie Museum Of Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Phipps Conservatory, and Heinz History Center among other fine venues in southwestern Pennsylvania.   Robert Lambe presented on The Role of Small Data in a Big Data World, a summary of […]

IAMFA Benchmarking Program Overview for NYC Regional Group

Bob Lambe presented an overview of the IAMFA Benchmarking Program for the near-NYC regional group (IAMFA Chapter) at the Center for Jewish History in Chelsea on August 21. Download the presentation (PDF) Also at this meeting was a complementary overview of Energy Star and sustainability performance data by Joyce Lee of IndigoJLD (https://twitter.com/museumsforparis). Joyce’s presentation […]

Integrate Your Facility Data for Valuable Insights

Most organizations have a wealth of data about their facility assets and operations. This data can be used for strategic planning, management by exception, and benchmarking but often it is fragmented among different systems making it difficult and time consuming to analyze. Don’t miss my session “Integrate Your Facility Data for Valuable Insights” at NFMT […]