Category : Infrastructure

Press Release: The Building People Announces New Partnership with ARCHIBUS


July 30, 2018

The Building People
113 East Market Street
Suite 210
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222

tbparchibusLeesburg, VA, July 30, 2018 – The Building People, LLC. has announced a new partnership with ARCHIBUS to support continued growth and innovation across the Real Estate IT and technology sector. This partnership will support ongoing facilities operations work The Building People have with Department of Defense as well as their future work in support of Federal and private sector clients.

The Building People is an SBA 8(a) and HUBZone certified firm that delivers total life-cycle solutions for clients by integrating technology, buildings, and people to solve today’s complex challenges for building owners, occupants and stakeholders. For over 35 years, ARCHIBUS, Inc. has been a global leader in streamlining how enterprises manage their facilities, infrastructure, and real estate through the ARCHIBUS advanced integrated workplace management system (IWMS) which centralizes data, planning and operations onto one seamless platform.

If you would like to learn more about this topic, please contact Charles Dilley at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 706 or email at

113 E. Market Street, Suite 210, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 |

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A Sincere Thanks to AIA for an Engaging A’18 Conference!

The Building People would like to say thank you to AIA and all those who participated in this years A’18 Conference. These engaging conversations provide insights and a path forward as professionals across the design landscape collaborate to create cities that are more resilient, sustainable, and cost effective. A special thank you to Keith Cunningham (GAO), David Insinga (GSA), and Mathew Cook (GAO) for their contributions to our session on “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”


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Join us for the American Institute of Architects Conference 2018 in NYC


This years AIA Conference (A’18) is themed as the Blueprint for Better Cities. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England. Among these dynamic speakers will be The Building People President & CEO Lawrence Melton discussing, “How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings.”

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Complete Event Details Below:


How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings

calendar6/21/2018   clock8:45 AM – 9:45 AM  clockJavits Center  clockRoom 1E14  address iconW 35th Street & 11th Avenue

Recently, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted research on the General Services Administration’s (GSA’s) creative architectural design. The GAO studied its potential effects on operations and maintenance costs, and their findings have been used to reduce long-term costs at federal facilities.  Join panelists from the GAO, GSA, and private sector for a discussion of how architects and engineers can collaborate to design buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing and efficient to operate. You’ll get an inside look at design features of recently completed federal buildings and hear from the panel on what they’ve learned from these recent innovations.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn to identify possible overlooked operations and maintenance costs associated with innovative designs.
  2. Review the evolution of design in federal courthouses and office buildings.
  3. Explore key differences between the design and operational needs of public and private sector buildings.
  4. Hear about the types of decisions and tradeoffs that the GSA and Congress make when allocating taxpayer dollars.

Moderator: Keith CunninghamAssistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

David Insinga,
Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration, Washington, DC

Lawrence Melton, FRICS, Chief Executive Officer, The Building People, Leesburg, Virginia

Matthew Cook, Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC

Update: The Building People to Present on Infrastructure Management at AACE Symposium at The Woodlands, TX

AACE R 5Come join The Building People’s Charles Dilley as he presents insights from RICS Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends during the AACE Symposium at The Woodlands, TX.

Date/Time: November 3rd, 11:10AM

RICS IM - CPFTInfrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends – Stakeholders 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 century, but efforts to maintain and enhance these structures and systems have weakened. Public infrastructure investments and innovation have not kept pace with major advances in architecture, engineering science, 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 working with policy makers to identify the path to restore, innovate, and deliver 21st century infrastructure across North America, but require more support from industry professionals across the various infrastructure sectors and disciplines. For this reason, now is the time to advance innovative ideas, best practices, and standards that will strengthen the industry and help society prepare for the future.

headshotcdBio: Charles Dilley is a real property asset management consultant, researcher, and writer with fifteen years of experience specializing in statistical analysis, asset management, enterprise application integration, and key performance measures for private and public sector clients such as Kaiser Permanente, CenturyLink, Department of Defense (DoD), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) among others. As Managing Director at The Building People, Charles advances the connected real estate model to influence policy and operational behaviors that drive cooperation, ingenuity, and innovation towards economic growth and a sustainable future that we create together.

Join us for the RICS ‘Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends,’ Breakfast Event

RICS Infrastructure Breakfast

Come join DC’s infrastructure professionals for breakfast Thursday October 5th as we present RICS 2017 publication of, Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends. We will introduce the research and host a panel discussion to examine some of the most pressing issues facing private and public sector infrastructure professionals working to develop and maintain these assets that support our economic and social well-being. Register here.

Speakers will include:
Lawrence Melton FRICS, CEO & President, The Building People
Chris Carson FRICS, Enterprise Director of Program & Project Controls, Arcadis
Joseph Kane, Associate Fellow, The Brookings Institute
Paul L. Rau, Senior Realty Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs
Charles Dilley, Managing Director, The Building People (Host)

Additional panelists to be announced

8:00am-8:30am: Registration and Networking.
8:30am-9:30am: Review of the paper’s findings followed by panel discussion.
9:30am-10:00am: Q&A.

Light refreshments will be provided (snacks and non-alcoholic beverages).

Important information about arrival:

The entrance is through an alley to the right of Ella’s Wood Fire Pizza at 610 9th st. NW. There will be an RICS representative to guide you, but you can just walk down that alley and turn left to find the entrance to the building. Once at the building press the bell button on the call box, then scroll to find “Breather Access”. Press “Breather” then the bell button again and say that you are there for your Breather reservation. Then use your unique code in the elevator to enter the 3rd floor (9889#) 



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 (complimentary copy provided to attendees).