The 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
Come 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
Infrastructure 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.
Bio: 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2017
The Building People
111 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
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 email@example.com.
111 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 | Ph. 703.669.2222 | thebuildingpeople.com
Join us for the RICS ‘Infrastructure Management: Current Practices and Future Trends,’ Breakfast Event
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.
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).
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
Mary Snodderly, Business Development Specialist at GSA
Keith Cunningham, Assistant Director at U.S. GAO
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the pdf here.
Leesburg, VA, June 12, 2017 – The 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.”
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.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jorie Fields at (703) 669 2222 Ext. 709 or email at email@example.com.
Download PDF here: TBP Press Release 06.12.17
The 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.
In this Update:
Scores are now available for wastewater treatment plants. They are based on ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager’s (ESPM) formula. Not only will scores be available for plants designed above 0.6 MGD but also for WWTPs designed smaller than 0.6 MGD. To support these calculations, a new Flow Meter type has been added. This meter type is only available to sites designated as WWTPs.
The Improvements tab is being enhanced to assist in taking the next step of determining and implementing improvements. Additional features will assist with prioritizing improvements, making it easier to take action, as well as complementing existing programs in the State. New tools will assist with planning and budgeting which buildings are best suited for action via audits, retro-commissioning or other improvements. It will assist owners in finding rebates, incentives and programs to help fund improvements. The Improvements tab will continue to track savings targets and be a repository for energy/water related documents.
In partnership with EnergyCAP, we have developed a custom import to facilitate the transfer of data from EnergyCAP into B3 Benchmarking. The account and meter numbers in both systems need to match identically. Export your data out of EnergyCAP using their standard BL23A export then import it into Benchmarking via the Import Wizard. No need to copy the data into Benchmarking’s standard import format. Note this transfer does not include peak demand data.
In addition to the great improvements and enhancements listed above, we’ve also recently added the following to B3 Benchmarking:
- Building level metrics are now available on the benchmark, baseline and reports tabs for buildings with meters that serve multiple buildings. Warnings are displayed for any meters not connected to a building with the option of an override flag. Building navigation has been updated to streamline drilling down to building level metrics. To open the building editor, you can either click on the building name in the banner header or the dropdown arrow on the far right of a multi-building list.
- Three renewable meter types now available: PV and wind have been separated, and thermal has been added.
- Import wizard for meter readings now supports updates to existing readings in addition to new readings. For example, this will be helpful if you want to go back and enter demand or cost data for existing historical readings.
- To streamline site decommissioning, a couple of clicks within the site editor will decommission all buildings and disconnect all meters (energy and water) with that site. A decommissioned building version will be created for each building using the site’s last meter reading date. Each meter will have a disconnection date equal to its last meter reading date. If necessary, decommissioned and disconnection dates can be edited in the building and meter editors, respectively.
- Reports now provide fiscal year reporting for the many organizations that do not operate on the calendar year. The consumption summary table will align with the report options duration allowing for non-calendar year metrics. Export to Excel will prompt for a period when selecting Annual Consumption exports.
This section provides hints, tips, and tricks of the trade to make the most of your B3 Benchmarking data. This issue looks at how the Pareto Principle (80-20 rule) applies to potential savings. By the numbers, it means that 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of your inputs. For those who manage large portfolios of buildings, such as colleges and universities, state and local governments or REITs, finding the 80/20 ratio is crucial to maximizing building energy performance. Focus on the 20% of buildings that have the greatest potential to save energy. Facility managers could spend time working on those problem buildings that can be improved significantly through recommissioning or energy audits and leave the other buildings that are outside the 20% for another day. Through our B3 Benchmarking platform we have consistently found that within a managed portfolio of buildings 70 to 80% of the savings can be found in only 20 to 30% of buildings. The full article identifying how to apply the Pareto Principle to maximize building energy performance will be posted in the next issue.
The Building People are excited to introduce Jeanie Wine as our new Human Resources Manager. Jeanie brings over twenty-five years experience as a manager in all aspects of the human resources life-cycle. As the Human Resources Manager, Jeanie uses her expertise to continue The Building People’s focus on the most important resource—our people. Our goal is to ensure we have the best people practices in place and continue to be one of the best places to work.
For the past ten years, Jeanie was the U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer in a global corporate law firm as they grew to over 5,000 people in over forty offices. In her position she managed all facets of human resources to include employee relations, workforce alignment, recruitment, diversity program management, benefits, human resource information systems, performance management, wellness, citizenship, and administrative support. In her previous position, Jeanie was the first Vice President of Resource and Development with Jane’s Information Group, the renowned London-based open source information company, where she had local office responsibility to include human resources, facilities and operations management, as well serving on the Board.
Jeanie’s consistent collaborative approach and ability to anticipate needs with a hands-on approach make her a key team member in payroll transitions, outsourcing facilities management, human resource information systems automation and office transitions to keep up with the ever changing environment.
Jeanie has a B.S. degree in Management and Human Resources from Park University, and is designated as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resources Management, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.