Category : Sustainability

The Building People Welcomes Laura Fabeny as New Senior Program Manager at DOE

BioHSLFThe Building People is please announce the arrival of Laura Fabeny as the new Senior Program Manager for our Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office (EERE) Business Administration Support Services (BASS) contract. Ms. Fabeny is an industry professional with an impressive background supporting innovative energy and sustainability programs across the country. For the past several years, she has managed the Mission Oriented Technical Support (MOTS) contract with the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office, where she was responsible for the technical and contractual oversight of all DOE HQ staff supporting the MOTS contract. In this role Ms. Fabeny managed more than 60 staff across multiple technical programs including the Building Technologies Office, the Advanced Manufacturing Office, Solar Energy Technologies Office, and the Federal Energy Management Program. As Contract Manager at The Building People, Ms. Fabeny is responsible for the allocation and tracking of a millions in annual budgets for multiple tasks within each program, including subcontractor allocations, fiscal year funding tracking, tracking costs against deliverables, and obligated/costed/uncosted notifications. She will work directly with EERE program leadership as The Building People’s client representative to help ensure they achieve their programmatic goals. Additionally, she will work with teams to develop task order scopes, budgets, performance metrics, and staffing requirements for new initiatives. Ms. Fabeny is a James Madison University Graduate, holds an MBA from George Mason University, and is a PMP certified project manager.  Please join us in welcoming Ms. Fabeny to The Building People team. Ms. Fabeny can be reached by email at laura.faeny@thebuildingpeople.com.

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

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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 Awarded Building Automation System Upgrades and Integration Contract for U.S. General Services Administration, New England Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2017

The Building People
111 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Ph. 703.669.2222
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Leesburg, VA, October 24, 2017 –The Building People LLC., an innovative real estate support services small business specializing in facilities operations and technology, has announced that the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), New England Region has awarded them a contract to provide building automation system upgrades for 10 facilities across the region.

GSAtmLogoThe Building People is no stranger to GSA’s portfolio as it currently manages more than 10 million GSF of GSA’s owned and leased buildings in the Southeast Sunbelt Region 4. Since the company’s launch in 2013, The Building People have experienced exponential growth as their connected real estate model is helping to lead the industry through the complexities of the modern technology landscape.

The Building People’s global organization delivers total life-cycle 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).

 

 

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.

The Building People in the November RICS Property Journal : “Assets fit for the future”

Don’t miss Thassets-fit-for-future-rics-journale Building People’s Lawrence Melton and Charles Dilley feature article “Assets fit for the future,” published in the November Issue of RICS Property Journal where they introduce readers to the global challenges facing public-sector asset managers and the strategies they seek to adopt to address the future of the industry. Access the published article at RICS here.

The Building People’s International Research Featured in this Month’s RICS Property Journal

This month’s RICS Property Journal features The Building People’s international research in which we examine public sector asset management around the globe to identify common challenges and strategies to resolve some of the systemic issues across the sector. The complete research report, Public Sector Asset Management (PSAM): Roundtable Report, had participants from more than thirty countries responsible for trillions in real property assets.

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Part 2 of the Building Operating Management Magazine’s Green Building Report

Reassessing Run-to-Failure Mentality Will Help Address Maintenance Backlog

Part 2 of a 4-part Green Building Report.

 By Charles Dilley May 2016

Given the run-to-failure mentality and cuts in the Federal Buildings Fund, it’s no surprise that the federal maintenance backlog is large. According to the Government Accountability Office, the top five property-holding agencies have a maintenance backlog of more than $36 billion.  How can the increase in maintenance OPEX be addressed?

Read the entire article at Building Operating Management Magazine.

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