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Institute Members Register for Free!

Attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference & Expo (NFMT) 2018, to be held March 20-22, at the Baltimore Convention Center, and discover how to improve the performance of your buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources.

Choose from a robust conference agenda with more than 125 educational sessions and customize your NFMT facilities management training schedule to match your exact needs. If you are responsible for the management, operations or maintenance of facilities, there is a session right for you. While at NFMT, learn about National Institute of Building Sciences activities and strategies relating to the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) and the Whole Building Design Guide® (WBDG). And don’t miss the chance to hear the past chair of the FMOC present a session on designing for maintainability.

Tuesday, March 20, 2:00 PM (Room 331)
Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee
Be sure to attend the FMOC meeting to learn more about the FMOC. You are invited to share your knowledge and passion for excellence in facilities management with like-minded professionals as members of the FMOC discuss opportunities for collaboration, knowledge sharing, publications and outreach, as well as the new objectives of the committee: to increase maintenance and operations influence in the facility acquisition process; to promote the sharing and integration of facilities maintenance and operations procedures and information; and to identify and disseminate best practices for the maintenance and operations of facilities.

Tuesday, March 20, 11:00 AM (Room 343)
Resiliency: A Whole Building Perspective (T3.43)
Presented by Bob Payn
Director of Information Technology, National Institute of Building Sciences
This session will explore aspects of resilience management from a whole-building perspective, using a definition of resilience that incorporates using four components—robustness, resourcefulness, recovery and redundancy. Payn will discuss the approaches of various Institute resources that are available, including the WBDG, which in the fall of 2017 revamped its Resiliency resource pages based on the American Institute of Architects’ newly published Architectural Graphic Standards. His presentation will emphasize how to tap into these to bolster a creation of strategies to make new and existing buildings more responsive to the “4 Rs” of resilience.

Wednesday, March 21, 3:10 PM (Room 339)
Improving O&M with Design for Maintainability (W4:39)
Presented by Darrell X. Rounds, FMA®, C.E.M.
Manager, Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Sustainable Workplaces, General Motors Company
National Institute of Building Sciences Board Member
Immediate Past Chair of the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee

Accounting for as much as 80 percent of a building's life-cycle costs, operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses often reach three times a building's initial construction costs. But what if those costs could be alleviated – and performance optimized – by encouraging facility professionals to provide input during the design phase of the project? Attend Rounds’ session to learn about Design for Maintainability, a methodology that links O&M goals to the design process, and how it can be applied to any organization.

Visit Us at the Expo
Hundreds of the nation’s most innovative top-tier companies will showcase their products and services in the largest expo hall for facilities professionals. Be sure to stop by the National Institute of Building Sciences display at Booth 409 to learn more about the FMOC, WBDG, the Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) and other Institute resources available to the FM community.

Download the NFMT Conference Guide
Download the NFMT digital Conference Brochure. It includes the schedule at-a-glance, descriptions of more than 125 free educational sessions, hotel details, an exhibitor listing, networking events and much more. 

Register Now for Free
The education sessions, networking opportunities and exhibit hall at NFMT are all free to Institute members if you register in advance. No priority code is needed. Register today.

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