Join us September 6, 2017 for our Chapter meeting.
Time: 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.
Location: McNamara Alumni Center
Topic: Applying Innovation to Maximize Cost Savings
How often do organizations hire vendors, but realize they can’t deliver the service until after the contract is signed? Or perhaps the internal clients don’t know what they need? FMs are operating with fewer budgets, but asked to do more. The traditional price-driven procurement model increases transactions of every participant and forces a “win-lose” relationship. Vendors increase their change orders in this model so really the owner loses when using “lowest bidder” approach. This session will introduce an innovative best value procurement model that allows institutions to procure more services, in less time, with fewer resources, yet increases vendor accountability, creates transparency, and results in higher customer satisfaction. Learn how to utilize expertise and track performance measurements throughout the contract not just identify vendor pre-qualifications. Transform your RFPs, expect cost savings from experts, and don’t rely on trying to identify the technical jargon, but create a system that transforms risky contracts to successful outcomes.
Director, Professor, Professional Engineer
Arizona State University, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)
A thought leader in the procurement, facility management, and construction industries for more than two decades, he’s a respected adviser and mentor within the association, the public sector, and academic circles. He is a past recipient of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA)’s Distinguished Educator award (2009). He is credited with establishing Best Value programs at six universities around the world. This includes receiving a Fulbright Scholar award to share state-of-the-art best value research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa. Dean’s groundbreaking Best Value Model put into practice at ASU and was instrumental in the investment of $100 million in the institution for outsourcing food services. He assisted in changing a country, the Netherlands, on how it buys not only construction, but all services. A powerful force in best value research and education, Dean has championed programs to advance many professions and continues to prepare the next generation of leaders. Prior to working at ASU, he served 14 years in the US Air Force as a project engineer
Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: McNamara Alumni Center
Topic: Interior Maintenance Blind Spots
Please join us for the October 2017 IFMA program and hear from three industry experts about your critical building systems and what issues can often be overlooked by facility managers. These building systems are often taken for granted, but when not working correctly, they can negatively impact employee productivity and also other company performance metrics.
Our panelists will be covering a wide variety of topics including what’s new as well as potential issues that facility managers might be facing in the near future.
Wayne Teig, ITRA Global l Minneapolis – St. Paul
Tom Danley, Harris Companies
Ben Calendine, Parsons Electric
John Fabian, LVC Fire Protection
Jim Oelhafen, LVC Fire Protection
Get into the Winner’s Circle!
Joe Egan is President of Egan Connection Inc., a construction consulting, coaching, and training company and an author of his two books:
The General Contractor – How to be a Great Success or Failure Building Positive Character – 50 Tips on Empowerment, Overcoming and Success
Joe Egan rose from apprentice to ownership positions at several large construction companies (Egan Companies) where his responsibilities included business development, customer relations, contract negotiation, and conflict resolution.
Joe recently contracted with Salem Radio Network (SRN). His 60 second features dealing with life situations are available to over 2000 radio stations nations wide.
Learn more from Joe’s decades of experience as he shares the essential importance of customer relationships and successful face to face presentations!
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Box lunch included
Click here to log into your IFMA account and register today!
$15 per member
No charge for students
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