Shifting from Reactive to PROACTIVE OPERATIONS – A Paradigm Shift for FM

Realcomm Austin, TX is just around the corner and we are extremely excited to continue our participation in this innovative conference on smart buildings and facilities management technologies that are changing the industry. We will be hosting a session with a fantastic panel of experts that you should not miss. We look forward to seeing you there, session details below:

Session Name: Shifting from Reactive to PROACTIVE OPERATIONS – A Paradigm for FM
Type: Panel
Date: 6/9/2015
Time: 4:15PM

Description: For anyone in the facilities management (FM) industry, it easy to remember that not too long ago, engineers with radios and clipboards were about the only option available. Fast-forward to today and we have machines talking to machines, fault detection diagnostics reaching into every wall, ceiling, closet and basement, and resulting analytics predicting the future and more. The end result of all this technology and automation is a radical shift from reactive to proactive operations. No longer do we wait for the call and respond, but today’s facilities team utilize sophisticated systems, know when the problems occur ahead of time and can prioritize the response accordingly. For anyone involved in FM, this session is a must-attend to get an update and see what lies ahead for facilities.

What does it mean to shift from reactive to proactive operations?
Do most traditional facility managers or engineers understand the potential that automation can deliver on proactive operations and do they have the skills to implement the technology?
Where does an organization start to transform itself from reactive to proactive operations?
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Hope to see you at NFMT High Performance Green Buildings tomorrow!

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at NFMT High Performance Green Buildings in Fort Worth.  Be sure to come see us Wednesday June 2nd, at 2:45pm as we present how smart buildings cut labor costs. For those of you departing for Fort Worth today here is a little intro video from NFMT to get you ready for your arrival.

Come join us for Realcomm 2015: The Intersection of Technology, Innovation, and Real Estate Operations


Come join The Building People June 9th-10th in San Antonio, TX for Realcomm 2015: The Intersection of Technology, Innovation, and Real Estate Operations:

The future or what we hear people describe as the future is really here. Real time information management, next generation property management concepts, prescriptive analytics, integrated CRMs, automated leasing, advanced mobile platforms, outsourced e-mail (and accounting, property and HR) electronic payments, totally smart buildings, connected meters, zero energy projects, nextgen office space, new retailing concepts, integrated digital signage, immersion walls, Uber for leased space, drones to inspect roofs, robots to measure space, 3D printing for spare parts and much much more. These are no longer just ideas…they are real…they are now! Read more and register here…

Here is an interview with The Building People CEO Lawrence Melton from Realcomm 2013 as he discusses the exciting issues  being covered at these annual events:

We can’t wait to see you there!

How Smart Buildings Cut Labor Costs


Come join us at NFMT High-Performance Buildings in Fort Worth, TX June 2-3 where we will be presenting how smart buildings cut labor costs. Smart buildings are often called connected buildings thanks to the integration of multiple systems that optimize operations and boost efficiencies. They also cut costs in labor departments, allowing for proactive maintenance, more reliable occupancy patterns and simplified operations management. This panel discussion offers a federal buildings perspective on the role smart buildings play in reducing labor costs and increasing staff efficiencies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the federal government’s approach to smart building operations, and the use of intelligent monitoring to control the costs of energy-intensive systems such as HVAC and lighting
  2. Analyze troubleshooting capabilities of smart buildings that allow facilities professionals to assess real-time conditions, detect problems, and monitor building performance off-site
  3. Review the role of smart building technologies in simplified operations management.

To register for the entire event visit NFMT here.


The Future of Sustainable Government – From Ecolabels to to Green Buildings


The Building People is looking forward to joining many of you tomorrow for the Coalition for Government Procurement 2015 Spring Training Conference. We will be joining the afternoon panel titled The Future of Sustainable Government: From Ecolabels to Green Buildings where we will discuss the latest executive order Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Federal Government and Across the Supply Chain and the impacts to contractors who do business with federal government agencies. We hope to see you there.

The Building People is Currently Seeking IT Enterprise Data Management Specialist

IT Enterprise Data Management Specialist

We are seeking candidates to provide support to our Federal client in Washington D.C.  Candidates should possess experience within the Facilities Management, Real Estate, or IT Project Delivery support areas and have a strong desire to drive innovation and improved business performance. The strongest applicants will demonstrates thorough knowledge of contributing client engagement teams that design and develop business intelligence (BI) and predictive models for data warehouse (DW) information management architecture. Must be able to demonstrates thorough abilities to interact with end users to understand and document business and functional requirements for complex projects, including full software development life cycle, DW/BI/ETL tools and other related technologies (Continue Here).

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RICS Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles Kicks Off!

Thanks to everyone who made last night’s RICS Summit of the Americas kickoff and Futures Report a great success. We are eager to engage over the next two days to help find solutions to the great challenges we face over the next couple decades. For those of you unable to attend the event you can follow it at #RICSsota. Here is a brief video introduction of the RICS Futures Report…