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Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends – Now Available through RICS

In cooperation with RICS North America, The Building People are proud to share our recent published study Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends now available through RICS.  From RICS:

RICS IM - CPFTStakeholders in North American infrastructure must take decisive actions to reform the policies and practices that helped to create its decline over the past quarter century. The infrastructure boom that followed World War II helped to ignite the economy for over a quarter of a century, but efforts to maintain and enhance these structures and systems have weakened. Public infrastructure investments have not kept pace with major advances in architecture, scientific engineering, communications, and urbanization.

Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends is a call to action that delivers insights from industry leaders on the current environment, while offering guidance on how to influence and restore this central pillar of economic growth. Many infrastructure leaders embrace these challenges and are helping policy makers to recognize the path to restore, innovate, and deliver 21st century infrastructure across North America, but need more support from industry professionals. For this reason, RICS looks to support these efforts by advancing innovative ideas, best practices, and standards that strengthen the industry and help society advance.

Leadership is required to alter this trajectory towards renewal, resiliency, sustainability, and innovation. Innovators in asset management and operations must promote practices that maintain the asset lifecycle more efficiently and avoid the immense backlog of deferred maintenance that has accumulated among public owned assets.

More work is necessary to coordinate outreach with educational institutions to promote and develop the training and skills that are urgently needed to backfill retirees while taking the opportunity to introduce new skills that will help to advance innovative technology throughout the industry. Many are already acting, but to achieve these objectives the industry must engage in a coordinated strategy together.

2017 BOMA International Conference – Government Special Interest Group (SIG)

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Interested in government buildings? Want to explore issues and solutions impacting public priorities?

Come join us at the Government Buildings special interest group (SIG) session where we will focus on issues impacting public buildings. Participants include government portfolio representatives from federal, state and local levels, as well as private sector colleagues with an interest in the field.

When: Monday, June 26, 2017, 4:30-6:00PM
Where: Room 206B

Chair:  Patrick Fee, GSA
Vice Chair:  Lawrence Melton, The Building People

Special Guests:
Mary Snodderly, Business Development Specialist at GSA
Keith Cunningham, Assistant Director at U.S. GAO

AGENDA
I. Welcome Remarks
II.  Measuring and Driving Efficiency in Your Buildings: Challenges Facing Federal Buildings from Design to Implementation
III. Building Maintenance & Operations
IV. Issues of Interest for Future Meeting Discussions
V. Adjourn Session Details

BOMA 2017 Conference website here.

PRESS RELEASE: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC Services Now Available on GSA 00CORP Consolidated Schedule

THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC Services Now Available on GSA OOCORP Consolidated Schedule

Leesburg, VA, June 20, 2017 – The Building People was awarded the GSA 00CORP Professional Services Schedule (PSS) which is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award schedule, providing direct access to simple or complex fixed-price or labor-hour professional services which means all federal customers can now purchase additional services directly from the schedule.tbpataglance

The Building People offers the following services under the GSA 00CORP schedule # GS-00F-237GA

  • Information Technology Professional Services (SIN C132-51)
  • Strategic Planning for Technical Programs/Activities (SIN 871-1)
  • Construction Management and Engineering Consulting Services Related to Real Property (SIN 871-7)
  • Integrated Consulting Services (SIN 874-1)
  • Acquisition Management Support (SIN 874-6)
  • Integrated Business Program Support Services (SIN 874-7)

The Building People is a recognized leader in Real Estate and Facilities services. Our global organization delivers total life cycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 706 or email at charles.dilley@thebuildingpeople.com.

You can download the pdf here.

 

PRESS RELEASE: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC Expands Headquarters Location in Leesburg, Virginia

Leesburg, VA, June 12, 2017The Building People has expanded their Headquarters presence in Leesburg, Virginia.  The new location is located at 111 E. Market Street in the newly developed Courthouse Commons area.   Leesburg Economic Development Director, Marantha Edwards indicated that “The Building People’s presence in Leesburg brings depth, expertise and credibility to the Leesburg HUBZone businesses…their team’s experience, energy and professionalism are profound, and we are fortunate to have them operating out of this new Leesburg office location and remain excited to see their continued growth.“  The Building People’s CEO, Lawrence Melton commented saying, “Our expansion in Leesburg is a direct reflection of our growth over the last four years…we remain optimistic about future expansion, job creation, and continued success in the future holds.”

JUNE 2017 PR

The Building People is here to help you navigate 21st century real estate and facilities operations challenges. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings. The real estate and the facilities landscapes are changing, join us and we will lead this change together.

PR NAICS Table

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at jorie.fields@thebuildingpeople.com.

 

Download PDF here: TBP Press Release 06.12.17

PRESS RELEASE: THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC EXPANDS GSA 03FAC SCHEDULE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MAY 25, 2017

THE BUILDING PEOPLE, LLC EXPANDS GSA 03FAC SCHEDULE

Leesburg, VA, May 25, 2017 The Building People was recently awarded additional Special Item Numbers (SINs) through the GSA 03FAC Schedule, which means all federal customers can now purchase complete facilities services directly from the schedule. The Building People’s CEO and founder, Lawrence Melton commented saying, “Our growth and expansion by leveraging the GSA 03 FAC schedule expands our market presence and continues to show our success while partnering with both GSA and Federal clients to streamline the acquisition process and provide cost savings.”

03fac PR updates 5.25.17The Building People offer the following services under the GSA 03FAC schedule:

  • Smart Buildings Systems Integrator (SIN 003-01)
  • Complete Facilities Maintenance (811 002)
  • Complete Facilities Management (811-003)
  • Facilities Maintenance and Management Consulting (811-006)
  • Energy Management Planning and Strategies (871 202)
  • Training on Energy Management (871 203)
  • Metering Services (SIN 871-204)
  • Energy Program Support Services (871 205)
  • Building Commissioning Services (SIN 871-206)
  • Energy Audit Services (871 207)
  • Innovations in Renewable Energy (871 209)
  • Energy Consulting Services (SIN 871-211)

NAICS Code Description
236210 INDUSTRIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
236220 COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
531312 NONRESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGERS
531390 OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO REAL ESTATE
541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES
541350 BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES
541512 COMPUTER SYSTEMS DESIGN SERVICES
541513 COMPUTER FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES
541519 OTHER COMPUTER RELATED SERVICES
541611 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541614 PROCESS, PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION, AND LOGISTICS CONSULTING SERVICES
541618 OTHER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING SERVICES
541620 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541690 OTHER SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL CONSULTING SERVICES
541712 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHYSICAL, ENGINEERING, AND LIFE SCIENCES (EXCEPT BIOTECHNOLOGY)
541990 ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
561110 OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
561210* FACILITIES SUPPORT SERVICES (Primary NAICS Code)
561920 CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW ORGANIZERS
611430 PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT TRAINING
624229 OTHER COMMUNITY HOUSING SERVICES
926110 ADMINISTRATION OF GENERAL ECONOMIC PROGRAMS

The Building People is a corporate real estate and facilities management organization that prides itself on more than 20 years of executive leadership experience operating, maintaining, and providing service and space solutions for building owners and their customers. Their leadership team includes nationally recognized professionals in the real estate management, facilities, and technology sectors. Their mission is to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. They achieve this by empowering building owners and operators to propagate new norms and tenant behaviors toward organizational efficiency, energy sustainability, and savings opportunities.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at jorie.fields@thebuildingpeople.com.

Press Release: Small Business Administration Approves The Building People and Redhorse Mentor-Protégé Agreement and the Formation of Northbound Solutions Joint Venture

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 11, 2017

Small Business Administration Approves The Building People and Redhorse Mentor-Protégé Agreement and the Formation of Northbound Solutions Joint Venture

The Building People AND Redhorse Corporation (Redhorse) are pleased to announce the establishment of a Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé Agreement and the formation of Northbound Solutions as a joint venture to provide technical, management, and business consulting services to the Federal government. The Building People is a dynamic and growing 8(a) Program Participant and HUBZone business that provides specialized advisory and professional support services that focus on the fundamental pillars of technology, assets, and people to deliver seamless processes that empower clients to improve mission execution, critical programs, and business performance goals. They are internationally recognized as experts in infrastructure management, real estate, technology integration, high performance operations, project management, and workforce strategies. Redhorse is a technology and management consulting company that provides program management, technical, analytical, acquisition, and financial services to develop solutions for many of the most important issues of our time – national security, mission-critical infrastructure, energy and the environment, and information management. Together we bring new ideas and the best combination of people, processes, and technology to help customers work smarter and better to deliver immediate results, while positioning for the challenges of the future.

The Building People and Redhorse have partnered since 2014 to deliver a successful portfolio of projects including work under eight separate contracts with the General Services Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Government Accountability Office, and Department of Health and Human Services. Our business philosophies and core values align, while our complimentary technical skills form a beneficial partnership that will be enhanced under the SBA Mentor-Protégé program.

Northbound SolutionsNorthbound Solutions is an unpopulated Joint Venture that combines the strengths, innovation, and socio-economic status of The Building People with the size, strength, experience, and expertise of Redhorse to form a genuine partnership. Our experiences working as a team will enable us to deliver high quality solutions and value to our Federal customers. Our strategy targets complex problems to drive innovation and deliver valuable services and expertise to Federal customers. The JV structure provides strength for Federal customers to access the specialized personnel, tools, and processes of both The Building People and Redhorse, providing a flexible and cost effective solution to enable Federal customers to meet their small business and HUBZone goals while reducing risk and ensuring quality support.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at jorie.fields@thebuildingpeople.com.

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The Building People Welcomes Ayanna Fletcher as Technology Project Manager

Ayanna FletcherThe Building People is pleased to announce Ayanna Fletcher has joined us as a distinguished Technology Project Manager. Ayanna is a technology expert with over ten years of experience implementing new technologies across various public and private sector enterprises.

Ayanna joins our team following a decade at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of the PBS Chief Information Officer (GSA PBS CIO) where she managed business case development, feasibility studies, resource requirements, cost estimating, communication planning, and technology initiatives to deliver value across GSA’s IT infrastructure.

Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Ayanna aligns business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements and return on investment. While at GSA she achieved over $800k in cost avoidance utilizing these methodologies.

Throughout her tenure with GSA, Ayanna built a reputation for developing business strategies, incubating new business models, and building a competitive advantage to foster loyalty and collaborative problem solving that delivers the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people.

Ayanna is currently finishing a degree in Communications from University of Phoenix and adds more than 15 years of expertise in project management and technology development to The Building People Team. Please join us in welcoming her to our enterprise.

 

RICS: US needs comprehensive infrastructure management strategy

chicago1The Building People are proud to announce the release of our joint research effort with RICS at this year’s Summit of the Americas in Chicago. This collaborative report titled Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends, examines some of the most pressing issues facing private and public sector infrastructure professionals that work to develop and maintain these assets that support our economic and social well being.

RICS Press Release: US needs comprehensive infrastructure management strategy

As President Donald Trump plans to unveil his infrastructure proposal, perhaps as soon as next month, a new RICS research report sets out how policymakers and the private sector can work in tandem to address the long term infrastructure demands that ensure public works investments realize financial and social benefits.

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