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Upcoming Benchmarking & Best Practices Meetings

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 RESCHEDULED AUGUST 2020 May 6-8, 2020: Detroit, MI: IFMA […]

Cultural Facilities: COVID-19 Town Hall

This free and open 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 March 26 call notes:  CI COVID Town Hall Notes COVID-19: Minimizing Critical Facility Risk (by Uptime Institute) See also […]

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 March 24 call notes: Utility Group COVID-19 notes 2 Additional Information About National Grid Cleaning (requested during 3/24 […]

Remote Worker Support

There has been an unprecedented and rapid shift to having our employees work from home (to the degree possible).  In case you are not getting enough (or too much) information from other sources, we have collected links to some references for this since the magnitude is new to many organizations. This post has evolved from […]

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 […]

2019 Benchmarking Clarifications

Thank you all for your feedback on the revised template and identification of areas needing attention or clarification. Instructions for the program can be found here. Here are some references in response to specific questions on the Utility Council program: Two columns in an early version of the data template had incorrect pick lists  – if […]

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 […]