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    The Golf Channel hit a hole in one with the revitalization of part of its Orlando campus. The channel turned to Walker Design LLC to create a high-functioning, multi-use space within a 1,200-square-foot area. The space holds conference and training areas plus a genius bar. It has fully integrated audio/visual technology, integrated writable surfaces for informal gatherings and multiple movable seating options that can house 150 occupants. The floor and ceiling patterns reflect lively, pixelated textures to contrast with and balance the static walls. Photography by Chad Baumer Photography.

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    UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont, Colo., was designed by EYP Health to be an expandable, site-adaptable inpatient chassis that UCHealth could use at other locations. The new 210,000-square-foot hospital provides more than 50 inpatient beds and room to expand to more than 100. The hospital features an intensive care unit, operating rooms, a Level III trauma center and emergency department, advanced cardiac services, a birth center with a Level II special care nursery, a surgery center and 24-hour retail pharmacy, lab and imaging services. Photography by Jim Roof.

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    Do football facilities engender championships? Clemson University believes so. The 2016 National Champs invested $55 million in a new 142,500-square-foot facility designed by HOK. The Allen N. Reeves Football Complex further elevates Clemson’s program and promotes the recruitment, training and development of student-athletes. The facility is adjacent to Clemson’s Indoor Football Practice Facility and the existing outdoor practice fields, bringing all football activity into close proximity allowing for more efficient daily operations. Photos courtesy of HOK.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

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Best bets for NFMT 2018 education sessions

The Building Operating Management’s NFMT 2018 Conference and Expo will be held March 20 to 22 at the Baltimore Convention Center. It will be co-located with the Smart Building Innovations Conference & Expo, formerly the  High-Performance Buildings + Workplaces.

NFMT’s conference will feature more than 125 sessions on dozens of key topics. Here are some of our best bets for the conference:

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Crafting and Managing Your ADA Compliance Plan
Monday, March 19
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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ISO 41001 Facilities Management – Management Systems: The Game Changer?
Tuesday, March 20
9 am to 9:50 am
In the Spring of 2018, an ISO Management System Standard for FM will make its debut. This standard will in effect define what the “Management” in FM really means! The opportunity is ripe for facility managers worldwide to bring this standard to their organizations and promote a professional approach to determining and delivering real added value to the organizations that they serve via FM. Join our panel discussion to learn how these newly published FM standards will make a difference to you and your organizations as well as our sector worldwide.

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Driving Value to the Bottom Line through Robust Maintenance
Tuesday, March 20
9 am to 9:50 am
More than half of facility organizations report that they are reactionary and “firefighting”. This is costly to the organization and a poor representation of the department’s skill sets and the facility industry. In this session, we will discuss how a robust maintenance program can increase productivity, reduce operations cost, and lower utility bills. Additionally, we will review key steps for implementing a robust maintenance program.

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FMXcellence: Next Frontier of Energy Efficiency
Tuesday, March 20
9 am to 9:50 am
To many facility managers, the term “net zero energy buildings” might sound almost like an impossible dream. But in the past few years, a range of projects has demonstrated that a range of building types can achieve net zero energy consumption. These buildings use advanced design thinking and proven technology to make dramatic reductions in energy consumption; renewable energy is then used to provide for the building’s needs. This session will take a practical look at the net zero approach from the perspective of the facility manager. Panelists will share their experiences in both the design and operational stages, reviewing both successes and obstacles and highlighting the factors that made the projects work. The session will help FMs understand both what the net zero approach entails and the process required to make net zero a reality.

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The Internet of Buildings: A Technological Boon for Building Systems and Operations
Tuesday, March 20
9 am to 9:50 am
The ever-increasing connectivity and automated exchange of data among building systems has given rise to the “Internet of Buildings.” Borne of the Internet of Things (IoT), the Internet of Buildings (IoB) is changing the way infrastructure operates, communicates and is controlled. IoB expands the role of technology design beyond IT, A/V and security systems and into emerging systems such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting, network-based electrical control systems and mesh network MEP controls/sensors. This program will enable participants to understand the changes the IoB era will bring to facility operations, and how they can prepare to adapt.

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ASHRAE Codes, Standards or Guidelines … What’s the difference?
Tuesday, March 20
10 am to 10:50 am
When ASHRAE speaks, building operators listen. After all, the association helps form many of the key building management practices in place today. But is compliance with an ASHRAE code mandatory? What about a standard, or a guideline? This session, presented by an ASHRAE instructor, will clarify the sometimes confusing issues regarding codes, standards and guidelines issues by the association, and provide a deeper understanding of how to document compliance.

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Surviving the OSHA Audit – Common Sense Solutions to Your Most Feared Compliance Issues
Tuesday, March 20
10 am to 10:50 am
Last Year OSHA issued over 40,000 citations for safety violations in the workplace. In one example, a well-known company was fined over $1 million for safety violations. The good news, many organizations have learned to comply with OSHA regulations and have avoided fines and citations when audited by OSHA. During this presentation, you’ll learn: • OSHA’s five most frequently cited violations in a built environment • The #1 violation and why you’re probably not compliant right now • OSHA’s General Duty Clause and how it can be a compliance trap • Training, inspections, written plans and other “administrative” requirements.

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Tech Trends: Identifying and Fixing the Gaps in Your Emergency Preparedness
Tuesday, March 20
10 am to 10:50 am
Are you in the 14% that are fully prepared for catastrophes? Or the 86% that isn’t? A recent survey found that facilities teams struggle to access building information because it isn’t in the cloud, isn’t organized, isn’t accessible on a mobile device, and lacks emergency plans. If a catastrophe can be expected to occur every two years at a cost of $500K on average, what could this mean for your organization? In this session, attendees will hear industry research findings that uncover the gaps in your emergency plans. Learn about technology and modern practices that optimize productivity, emergency response, and ultimately, the bottom line.

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Arc: Performance Score to LEEDv4 O+M Explained
Tuesday, March 20
10 am to 10:50 am
With Arc, LEED-certified buildings can benchmark against themselves and other similar buildings locally and globally. Spaces without certification can use Arc to make improvements in sustainability and human health and take steps toward earning LEED certification. Ultimately, the performance score in Arc enables you to make data driven decisions to track, manage and improve performance worldwide. This presentation introduces Arc through the lens of pursuing LEED v4 Operations + Maintenance (O+M) certification, using the Performance Score to LEED certification pilot credit, while highlighting the unique strategies employed by a variety of project types to achieve LEED O+M certification.

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How to Select Key Metrics to Improve Facility Operations
Tuesday, March 20
11 am to 11:50 am
Selecting the right key performance indicators (KPIs) for your organization is no easy task. This session will identify how to select and measure the right KPIs to help facility teams make more informed and proactive decisions based on actual data, which improves overall operations. We’ll cover: • Key KPIs that have the greatest impact on facility management. • Best practices for selecting the right set of KPIs based on your organization’s goals. • Strategic advice for how to use these metrics to drive smarter, more proactive decision making. The presenters will share practical use cases and real-world examples that attendees can implement at their organization and see immediate benefits within operations.

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Power and Energy Meters: Choosing the right meter for your facility
Tuesday, March 20
11 am to 11:50 am
Know the differences between types of energy meters, current sensors and power meters. Learn some methods to remotely access meter information. Discover how a power monitoring system enhances information provided by individual meters. Understand why power monitoring is important and learn some common PQ issues and symptoms. Learn how a power monitoring system can enhance information provided by meters.

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Strategic Electricity and Natural Gas Procurement
Wednesday, March 21
9 am to 9:50 am
Rising energy costs have caused organizations to take action to cut energy use to stabilize energy spend. Having a strategic energy procurement plan can align cost savings and budget certainty with risk tolerance to answer the question: are you getting the best energy pricing and terms that meet your operational needs? We will cover some tools including risk management, aggregation, and standardized contracts that can drive down current costs and keep them low.
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Building-Related Forensics – A Guide for Facility Managers and Owners

Wednesday, March 21
9 am to 9:50 am
Facility Managers and Owners often find themselves faced with investigating the circumstances behind and understanding the root cause of building issues. Issues may occur during or after new building construction, may occur as a result of projects undertaken in an existing building, or may develop in a building over time. Some issues may be associated with a fault or defect that may result in litigious action, while other issues may cause a nuisance that simply requires resolution. This presentation discusses the methodology behind building-related forensics, supported by several examples of actual implementation of this strategy to diagnose building-related issues.

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Toolkits for Building Energy Diagnostics
Wednesday, March 21
10 am to 10:50 am
This topic will focus on a buildings energy efficiency. We will be covering some of the different diagnostic tools that can be used, to help us identify some buildings low cost energy savings opportunities.

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FBPTA In Action: How Federal Agencies Use FBPTA Tools To Enhance Training Programs & Improve Building Performance
Wednesday, March 21
10 am to 10:50 am
You will hear from the State Department, National Gallery of Art, and the Social Security Administration on how they used the FBPTA competency model and tools to enhance their existing workforce development program and document agency progress towards FBPTA compliance. We will share how the agencies navigated through challenges such as a diverse, remote workforce and the benefits of incorporating FBPTA into their existing programs.

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LED Lighting: You are BACKING UP if you WAIT any longer!
Wednesday, March 21
3:10 pm to 4 pm
In the last 3 years, lighting manufacturer’s brand shares have flipped from 10-15% LED to 90%+ versus Legacy technology, where is YOUR Building? LED is the most exciting thing in lighting since electricity was harnessed and this session will review where it currently is, where is it going and help you determine what a “good” LED product is by dispelling the rumors and falsehoods with facts.

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Risk Mitigation – Preparing for an Active Shooter Event
Wednesday, March 21
4:10 pm to 5 pm
This presentation provides concise information on preparing for and responding to an Active Shooter Event. Included are basic prevention techniques, employee training options and emergency response protocols. Also included is valuable information on how Emergency First Responders will approach the event and how employees should interact with those individuals. Examples of ways to leverage existing Electronic Counter Measures as part of Emergency Planning programs will be highlighted.

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The Art and Science of Achieving Waste Diversion Through Behavior Change
Wednesday, March 21
4:10 pm to 5 pm
With more companies assuming responsibility for cutting down the 258 million tons of waste that Americans generate per year, encouraging behavior change among employees is key to achieving waste diversion goals. Kristin will outline how to leverage data to make educated decisions, incentivize employee participation, and involve key stakeholders to support greener practices, while highlighting the challenges that real companies are facing. She will draw upon ENGIE Insight, formerly Ecova’s work with clients who have taken unique approaches to improve their diversion rates measurably.

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The First 100 Days as a New FM Manager: Making or Breaking Your Career!
Thursday, March 22
9 am to 9:50 am
Failure is not an option for a new FM manager, yet many who obtain this position find they don’t succeed. The first 100 days in the job define how new managers perform long-term and what type of value they create for their organizations. The key to success is knowing what to do during those first, critical 100 days. This session explores the sinkholes awaiting new FM managers and an action plan to swerve around them. It also outlines the strategy and tools for new FM managers to ensure their leadership will be great instead of adequate.

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Smart Building Technology – In The Hacker’s Crosshairs
Thursday, March 22
9 am to 9:50 am
SmartBuilding technology is now a specific target of attackers. There are now documented cases of cyber attacks. In the past 18 months I have audited sites in both the US and Canada and have seen first hand the attack vectors and the processes used to do so. The presentation will give real world examples of attacks and results that will demonstrate the need for developing road maps to secure facilities.

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Stop the Insanity: Using Technology to Recover $20 Billion Now
Thursday, March 22
10 am to 10:50 am
There are 2 million+ physical multi-location enterprises in the U.S. and collectively, spending on repair and maintenance is in excess of $100 billion per year with a HUGE amount of inefficiency and waste. Tom Buiocchi, 30-year tech veteran and CEO at ServiceChannel, discusses the areas of overspend and empirical results from hundreds of customers that pinpoint AT LEAST 20 percent of waste in this spend. This session will offer best practices for reducing inefficiencies using a technology-first approach to facilities management. Tom will demonstrate how multi-location businesses can save over $20 billion annually using AI and other modern tech tools.

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Drones and Facility Security: What No One Will Tell You
Thursday, March 22
2:10 pm to 3 pm
Drones have become one of the hottest topics of facility security managers regardless of industry. This emergent technology is increasingly complex in terms of threat capabilities and what can/cannot be done to counteract them. In this session, attendees will learn about the threat capabilities, the current state of laws and regulations, the limited legally available methods for mitigating them, and core facility security strategies facility managers can employ pre, during, and post drone event.