Reminder to Register for IBCon 2015: Real Change Right Now

Just a reminder to register for IBCon 2015 in San Antonio, TX June 9-10th.

ibconbannerIBcon has grown to become the world’s most comprehensive and leading edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings. This event is not about the traditional one building, one system, one vendor smart building of yesterday, but rather the open architected, interoperable, integrated, IP, IT centric smart buildings of tomorrow.

Today is the Kickoff of the Free NFMT Building Operations Management Conference 2015, Baltimore, MD

Come join us in Baltimore this week for NFMT  Building Operations Management Conference 2015 (did we mention its free). The conference will kickoff today and run through Thursday March 12th.

We will be attending a number of the events and hosting a session Thursday on Sustainability in the Federal Government. We would love to see you there.

Sustainability in the Federal Government

This discussion will center on the challenges facing federal executives using technology to measure, track and manage the sustainability programs and goals. The industry has recognized that establishing a vision around real estate and technology requires the engagement of program leaders. Furthermore, this global vision requires a strategic approach to aligning program strategies with technology roadmaps and architecture.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how to leverage the use of technology to drive sustainable practices
2. Review how to measure, track, monitor, and manage against sustainability goals
3. Assess the long term strategy for ensuring the maximum benefit from repair and alterations investments
4. Understand how technology solutions can be used to support a real estate program and long-term strategies

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The Building People is pleased to announce new Managing Director, Charles Dilley

headshotcdWe would like to introduce you to Charles Dilley, new Managing Director here at The Building People. Charles is a seasoned professional with over 10 years experience specializing in real estate asset management, enterprise application integration, and project life cycle controls for private and public sector clients such as Kaiser Permanente, CenturyLink, and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). For the past five years, Charles served as a strategic consultant and program manager to the GSA Public Buildings Service (PBS) National Office of Facilities Management and Services Programs where he designed, implemented, and managed key performance measures and operations budgets of over $1.2 Billion in support of national facilities operations, smart buildings, energy, risk management, and sustainability for over 300 million square feet of real estate. At The Building People Charles continues to pursue his goal to advance the connected real estate model in order to influence policy and operational behavior towards the sustainable economic and environmental future we can all be proud of.

The Building People to participate in RICS global roundtable on best practice asset management

What are the principles of best practice asset management? How can facility operators provide the level of service their tenants expect while maintaining profits that are dictated by fluctuating markets? Accepting that every facility has its unique operational hurdles, are there global principles that can drive facility operating costs down without compromising service to the client? The Building People is proud to announce that RICS has invited us, along with a host of leading public and private sector industry professionals, to participate in a global roundtable discussion to examine these critical issues facing all facility operations professionals and the taxpayers footing the bill for government portfolio operations.

RICS Summit of the America’s 2015: Los Angeles, CA (April 22nd-24th)

RICS will be hosting their 2015 Summit of the America’s event at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles this year. As one of the most recognized organizations in property and construction, this is a must attend event for facilities professionals. TBP will be attending and participating in sessions throughout the week. You can find the list of speakers for the event here to include our own Lawrence Melton, CEO here at The Building People. More details to come soon. We hope to see you there!

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TAP INTO A GLOBAL NETWORK OF PROFESSIONALS

RICS Summit of the Americas is the ultimate ‘must-attend’ event for professionals involved in property and construction. This important industry event will be held April 22 to 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, home of Hollywood, one of the largest global ports and distribution centers, and an international business hub, facing the key Asia Pacific markets.RICS Summit of the Americas offers the premier opportunity for professionals to connect with a significant network of industry leaders. This year the Summit will be more international, with more industry leaders and more social and networking time.
  • Come join The Building People at NFMT in Baltimore March 10-12

Come join The Building People at NFMT in Baltimore March 10-12

Come join us in Baltimore for NFMT  Building Operations Management Conference 2015 (did we mention its free) where Lawrence Melton, CEO at TBP will be teaching a course on Sustainability in the Federal Government. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn about the latest opportunities in facilities operations from around the region.

Sustainability in the Federal Government

This discussion will center on the challenges facing federal executives using technology to measure, track and manage the sustainability programs and goals. The industry has recognized that establishing a vision around real estate and technology requires the engagement of program leaders. Furthermore, this global vision requires a strategic approach to aligning program strategies with technology roadmaps and architecture.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss how to leverage the use of technology to drive sustainable practices
2. Review how to measure, track, monitor, and manage against sustainability goals
3. Assess the long term strategy for ensuring the maximum benefit from repair and alterations investments
4. Understand how technology solutions can be used to support a real estate program and long-term strategies

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People Make Smart Buildings, Not Just the High-Tech Hype

Smart buildings have been and are continuing to catch the eye of many building owners, operators and investors. They’re waking-up to the reality that this is the way of the future and will ultimately reduce costs and improve efficiencies. For some, it’s a significant learning curve, and for others, it’s something they’ve been keeping an eye on for some time.

However, in conversations, presentations and meetings we’ve had with owners, operators, solution providers, and the best of the best integrators who are looking to enter this space and embark on the creation of a smart building or retrofitting a building, we all agree that there is one inherent investment and strategic planning component that seems to be missing.

While we can design and build smart buildings all day long and install the most sophisticated technology, the building will only be as smart as the operator running it. Let me reiterate this point: your building is only as smart as the person running it.

We cannot overlook the fact that enhancing the skill levels of the “people” designing, building, and operating your next smart building is a critical factor in reaping the benefits of the smart building. It’s imperative that companies and organizations not miss this and take the time to invest in the human capital side of the house. We can’t expect someone who’s been working from a pen and clipboard for years to immediately “jump” to get behind this new technology or feel comfortable with it, for that matter.

Over the last five years, we’ve witnessed significant challenges in the marketplace that impact a connected real estate solution and smart building investment plan. We’ve been working to tackle this issue and build relationships to break down the barriers surrounding the misunderstandings of new technology, while presenting the opportunities for those operating the buildings.

We’ve identified some specific in-roads with each of the critical stakeholders, not just the program offices (Facilities Managers, Real Estate Executives, Energy Managers) and the Chief Information Officers, or the Chief Financial Officers. We’ve seen a critical need to drive a collaborative long-range model with the unions and other organizations and are working to educate and train the individuals who will be accountable and using these new technologies.

While a smart building is sexy and will deliver on its promises, don’t be naïve to the commitment and investment it will take to ensure your people are well equipped to run your building…. after all, it’s going to be around for a while.

CoreNet Global North American Summit October 26-29, In Washington DC

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Come join us at CoreNet Global North American Summit here in Washington DC, from October 26-29th. Where TBP President and CEO, Lawrence Melton will be joining two panels of real estate industry experts to present some of the most innovative concepts in the market today.

Ignite!

28 October 2014 | 2:15PM – 3:15PM

“Enlighten us, but make it quick!” is the motto of Ignite. Hear from industry experts as they share their thoughts and passions on concepts that may have a dramatic impact on corporate real estate as we know it -all within five minutes! Each speaker’s presentation will last just five minutes and uses the format of 20 slides that advance every 15 seconds.

From the big picture to the granular join us on a journey that changes the conversation from cost to value as we take on and discuss:

  • Innovation and Productivity -End-Users claim to Want it and service provides claim to deliver it….”
  • Introverts and extroverts – heads-down or heads-up. How do we resolve this dilemma in the workplace?
  • Smart buildings & Big Data- how do we use them to transform corporate real estate performance? ROI measures

Moderator:

  • Gavin Bloch, MCR.h, SLCR, National Director Workplace Strategies, Jacobs

Speakers:

    • Rachel Blankenship, Real Estate Services Leader, E&Y
    • Ned Cramer, Editor-In-Chief, Architect Magazine
    • Charles Hardy, AIA, BArch, Chief Workplace Officer & Director, General Services Administration
    • Jan Johnson, FIIDA, VP, Design and Workplace Resources, Allsteel
    • Larry Melton, CEO & President, The Building People, LLC
    • Kay Sargent, CID, ASID, LEED AP, IIDA, Director of Workplace Strategies, Lend Lease

27 October 2014 | 3:30PM – 4:30PM

GSA Develops Smart Occupancy + Smart Building

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General Services Administration (GSA) has combined two innovative programs into Smart Occupancy + Smart Building. The results are incredible space and energy savings, personal ROI and engagement for employees, and proactive analytics to steer a brighter, more sustainable course. And this was accomplished in the face of tighter budgets and increasing regulations, legislation and executive mandates. Explore the important elements, learn the benefits, and join the conversation on the technology and cultural changes transforming today’s workplace.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the steps you need to implement the same successful results as GSA.
  • Be able to define the typical challenges faced during a Smart Occupancy + Smart Buildings strategy, and how to solve them.
  • Quantify the value of implementing a combo of Smart Occupancy + Smart Buildings within your organization.

Speakers:

  • Lawrence Melton
  • Frank Santella
  • John Vivadelli

iCONICS: The Blueprint for Energy Smart Cities

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Come join Lawrence Melton, CEO at The Building People, as he joins Darrell Smith, Microsoft’s Director of Worldwide Energy and Building Technology, and Russ Agrusa, President and CEO at ICONICS as they speak on the future of energy smart cities and the role of the real estate community to adapt and innovate within these new paradigms.

“In a time of limited budgets and a growing need to become more sustainable, companies and facilities require a solution that reduces operational costs, raises energy sustainability awareness, and drives conservation behavior. Leaders are reducing energy consumption and emissions with proven technology today. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how Microsoft is realizing sustainability and energy reduction goals across 100+ buildings at its corporate campus, and how those same energy management best practices apply to government and education stakeholders.”

Thursday @ Realcomm 2014, NextGen Buildings at Scale: Do We Have Enough Skilled Professionals to Execute?

For those here in Las Vegas for Realcomm 2014, come join us Thursday at 3PM for an in-depth discussion of “NextGen Buildings at Scale:  Do We Have Enough Skilled Professionals to Execute?” Details below…we will see you there.
Track: HEADWINDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Session Name: NextGen Buildings at Scale – Do We Have Enough SKILLED PROFESSIONALS to Execute?
Location: LVH Ballroom F
Date: 6/19/2014
Time: 3:00PM
Description: There has been much talk about jumping the chasm as it relates to smart, connected, high-performance, intelligent buildings. New, high profile case studies have emerged that suggest we could be moving from early adopter to early majority. The big questions that arise now are: Do we have the skill set on the supply side to implement and support smart buildings at scale? Where will the new expertise come from? This session will also explore whether it will be traditional controls integrators, major suppliers, IT companies, managed service providers or others who will take responsibility for large, multiple asset, multiple application deployments.
Questions:
  • Do we have enough skilled professionals to implement this next generation of smart buildings?
  • Where will this next generation of smart building engineers come from?
  • What skills does this new job description require; BAS, IT, Facilities, Energy or others?

Moderator:

Lawrence Melton

Lawrence Melton
Principal
The Building People, LLC
P: 703-669-2222
lawrence.melton@thebuildingpeople.com

http://www.thebuildingpeople.com

SPEAKER(S):
Craig Engelbrecht

Craig Engelbrecht
Director of Smart Services & Technology
Siemens
P: 847.941.6030
craig.engelbrecht@siemens.com

http://www.siemens.com

Chip Pieper

Chip Pieper
Corporate Development
Environmental Systems, Inc. (ESI)
P: 262-364-5087
chip.pieper@thinkesi.com

http://www.thinkesi.com

Frank Rotello

Frank Rotello
President
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance
P: 8155203983
frankr@alphaacs.com
http://www.alphaacs.com

Charlotte Wagner

Charlotte Wagner
Southwest Regional Director, Energy Services
EnerNOC, Inc.
P: 949-930-1590
cwagner@enernoc.com

http://www.enernoc.com

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