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Dec. 9, 2002
Education and Technology to the Industry
Buildings magazine launches a new “Live Events” presence at the Buildings Show West, co-located with NeoCon West, March 5-6, 2003, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Find products, furnishings, and topics relating to commercial building interiors, as well as other products and services that are important elements in both new construction and modernization projects. Don’t miss this convenient collection in one place for building ownership, construction, and facilities management professionals who need to stay abreast of the latest products and technologies, including: security and life-safety systems, curtainwall, roofing, windows, doors, hardware, HVAC, building controls, plumbing/washroom products, wiring/cabling, lighting, elevators, and more. It’s the place to be to view the technology that supports the aesthetic, function, and performance goals of today’s commercial facilities.Check the Buildings Show seminar tracks, which follow, for exciting workshops and seminars that cover major aspects of new construction, modernization, technology, and facilities management. Look to the February 2003 issue for more information or visit(www.buildings.com/liveevents).Wednesday, March 5, 200310:30-11:30 a.m.The Enemy Within: Uncovering the Hidden Threats to Business Continuity (Intermediate Level)Relax. You don’t have to equip your facility to withstand a doomsday scenario to make it dramatically more reliable. The greatest risks of business interruption probably already lurk within your walls. Find out how to locate, assess, and correct them using a realistic and integrated approach to reliability.Speaker: Ann Banning-Wright, Syska Hennessy, Los Angeles – Banning-Wright is managing director of Syska Hennessy Group’s OnlinEnvironments, a leader in consulting, design, and construction of critical facilities. OnlinEnvironments draws upon the resources and technical prominence of the nationwide firm, which with 650 people in 12 offices, serves an international roster of clients in telecommunications, e-commerce, entertainment, healthcare, finance, government, and education.Outsourcing for Best Practices (Intermediate Level)As American businesses reinvent their corporate culture and products/services mix, they are increasingly considering the oursourcing of non-core services to specialist providers, particularly with regard to facilities-related functions. Learn how to evaluate outsourcing vendors through detailed RFQs, as well as the top factors in ensuring outsourcing success.Speakers: Professionals from the Global Corporate Services division of CB Richard Ellis, Torrance, CA. With 9,500-plus employees in more than 250 principal offices across the world, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) calls itself “the largest vertically integrated commercial real estate firm in the world.” Providing a custom mix of products and services that deliver significant, measurable returns, the company was named No. 1 in Buildings magazine’s annual “Who’s Who in The Buildings Market” (September 2002).1:30-2:30 p.m.State-of-Finance in the Commercial Buildings Industry (Intermediate/Advanced Levels)Not long ago, real estate seemed wildly out of sync with the economic cycle. Although today’s real estate markets are attuned to the economy, it’s critical to know the impact of a gradual recovery on your business.Speaker: David Dale-Johnson, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Dale-Johnson, Ph.D., is director of the Masters in Real Estate Development Program at the University of Southern California. The USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, developer of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast, seeks to advance real estate knowledge, inform business practice, and address timely issues that affect the real estate industry, the urban economy, and public policy. The Lusk Center produces relevant and timely real estate research, supports educational programs for students and executives, and convenes professional forums that bring together academics, students, business executives, and community leaders.Creating High-Performance Workspaces (Intermediate Level)Meld technology, aesthetics, and efficient function into worker control and comfort for high-performance workspaces. Discover ways in which you can maximize your financial investment in interior infrastructure, furniture, and finishes that can also offer increases in worker productivity.Speaker: Anita L. Barnett, FIIDA, Principal, at Hammel, Green and Abrahamson Inc., Minneapolis—Since its founding in 1953, HGA has built a national reputation for quality design and a team approach to projects. HGA’s project teams comprise the full range of in-house disciplines and bring a sense of “team spirit” that encompasses a remarkable range of specialized talent.3:30-4:30 p.m.Strategic Security and Technologies For Your Facilities (Intermediate Level)
While security and safety always have been key factors in facility design, planning, and management, these issues have taken on greater significance. Discover strategies, as well as supporting technologies, that focus on beefing up everyday safety and emergency response. Develop an effective security “protocol,” that takes an integrated approach to the use of security systems and security operations.Speaker: Benton Scott, Executive Director of Business Development, for HID Corp. and is based in Denver, CO – Scott brings a diverse and well-rounded background that includes tenure as a corporate physical security manager and involvement in systems integration design and sales, along with extensive work with both passive and active card technologies. HID Corp. is the largest supplier of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, having pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology—critical in the evolution and adoption of smart card technology.Turning Green Into Gold (I)Green building or environmentally friendly design makes a lot of financial sense. It doesn’t have to mean “cost.” It can mean “savings.” Here’s how.Speaker: Alan B. Whitson, Corporate Realty, Design, & Management Institute, Newport Beach, CA—Whitson, one of the nation’s top authorities on facility design and management, brings to the discussion his 25-plus years of experience as broker, facilities manager, development manager, and consultant for more than 30 million square feet of facilities around the world. He is also a popular author and presenter at NeoCon and IFMA World Workplace.Thursday, March 6, 2003
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Emerging Liability Issues for Facilities Professionals (Intermediate Level)
Current and rapidly emerging social, economic, and political issues are impacting the real estate industry, including ergonomics, an increasing concern over the presence of mold in properties, and such local liability concerns as California’s Prop 65. Learn more about these timely concerns, as well as ways to secure your company’s legal accountability relating to its facilities.Perry S. Hughes, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, Los Angeles – Hughes, a lawyer at Cox, Castle &Nicholson LLP, is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP has devoted more than 40 years to providing a complete range of legal services to the real estate industry, and represents public and privately held businesses, major financial institutions, and industry entrepreneurs in their respective activities of acquiring, developing, financing, securitizing, leasing, managing, and disposing of real estate assets.The Hidden Vulnerabilities of Building Management Systems (Intermediate Level)
As building control systems move away from standalone, localized technology to become more connected to corporate systems and to public networks, facilities professionals must rigorously examine their hidden vulnerabilities and apply the “cardinal rules” of confidentiality, integrity, and availability to ensure that optimal security precautions are employed. This presentation will point out specific items to look for within a system in order to assess its security liabilities.
Speaker: Jonathan Buckley, NetBrowser Communications, Pleasanton, CA - Buckley was part of NetBrowser Communications’ founding team in 1999 and is now vice president of marketing and business development for the company, whose mission has been to build an industry-changing technology for monitoring and controlling multi-vendor facilities via standard networks.1:30-2:30 p.m.Creating Corporate Value with Strategic Management of Facilities (Advanced Level)
Yesterday’s competitors are today’s collaborators, and business models/locations change very rapidly. Learn how to use accepted business models to develop and implement facilities strategies. Discover how to look for constant value.Speaker: Subodh A. Kumar, Chartered Facility Management Group Inc. (CFM), Pasadena – Kumar, president of the strategic consulting firm CFM Group, is a Certified Facility Manager, Certified Facility Manager Japan, an IFMA fellow, a frequent speaker globally, and Second Vice-Chair of the International Facility Management Association. Buildings magazine featured him as a “Visionary” in December 2001 and an “Industry Leader” in August 1998.2003 International Building Code Update (Intermediate Level)
Facilities departments and buildings professionals across the nation, from New York to California, Houston to Honolulu, are moving fast to review and adopt the ICC family of International Building Codes (IBC), a single, comprehensive set of model codes that regulates all aspects of building design and construction, offering national consistency. Bring your questions to this forum, which will feature information on the just-released (mid-February) update to the 2003 edition of the International Building Code and how it will affect your facilities construction and renovation plans and projects.Speaker: Paul Armstrong, International Council of Building Officials (ICBO), Whittier, CA – With more than 10 years of experience in code development, enforcement, building product evaluation, and civil and structural engineering, Armstrong is currently the manager of the Technical Services Department at ICBO. In this capacity, his responsibilities include oversight of the code development process, maintaining a code opinion service, and management of the plan review section. ICBO, a nonprofit model code organization, is one of the founders of the International model construction codes through the International Code Council (ICC).3:30-4:30 p.m.Leaders Forum on Green Design

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