Category : Real Estate

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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How Design Choices Affect Operations & Maintenance in Federal Buildings

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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

Panelists:
David Insinga,
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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

The Building People Recognized by Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County

Small Business Week LeesburgThe Building People offers our sincere thanks to the town of Leesburg, Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk, Loudoun County Supervisor Kristin Umstattd, Russ Seymour (Leesburg Economic Development) and Chris Hunter (Loudoun Economic Development) for taking the time to stop by our new offices at 113 Market Street and provide us with recognition on our success and growth during Loudoun Small Business Week. The Building People is proud to be a thriving part of the Loudoun business community and is excited about our future in Loudoun County. Thank you!

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.

Press Release: The Building People Wins $4M Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Contract

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2017

The Building People
111 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222
TheBuildingPeople.com


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Leesburg, VA, October 19, 2017 – The Building People LLC. have been awarded a $4.1 million contract by the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic) to provide facilities support services at their Charleston, South Carolina and Portsmouth, Virginia locations.

This contract was awarded by Navy SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic procurement office to conduct technical and logistical support services across 1.4M GSF of facilities at two campuses in support of SPAWAR’s mission to, “enable Warfighters to secure America and promote global freedom by delivering information warfare capabilities.” The Building People will help Navy SPAWAR implement facilities and asset management best practices by utilizing data analytics and change management practices to improve asset management across their portfolio of assets.

“Since the company’s launch in 2013, The Building People have experienced tremendous success as a result of our knowledge, expertise, and approach to facilities services,” said President and CEO Lawrence Melton. “We continue to be recognized by clients as an industry leader for our innovative solutions that integrate technology into all aspects of facility and portfolio operations.”

The tasks under this award will run for 3 years, and will support SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic’s facilities management program.

The Building People’s 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. They empower their clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Their mission is to lead 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 Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at jorie.fields@thebuildingpeople.com.


111 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 | thebuildingpeople.com

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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

Agenda:
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).

 

 

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.”

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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.

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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

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.

 

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