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National Facilities Management and Technology Show

3/12/2013 to 3/14/2013
When: March 12-14, 2013
Where: Baltimore Convention Center
1 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21201
United States

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National Facilities Management and Technology Show

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Don't miss the National Institute of Building Sciences related meetings and sessions at NFMT

The COBie Challenge (3 Educational Sessions):

Saving Money, Increasing Efficiency with FM Data

Session Number: T1.49
Start Time: 3/12/2013 9:00:00 AM

The FM industry historically has relied on reactive practices. However, as building occupants, owners and financial decision makers begin to request high performance buildings, and technology continues to infiltrate the building industry, there is a need to transition to more proactive management practices. This transition requires the use of data for decision making and the development of new standards. The purpose of this session, the first of a three part series at NFMT, is to explain the benefits of FM data and standards from a practical perspective. After a short keynote, the session will showcase a case study from the U.S. Department of State.

Making the Most of FM Data: COBIE Standards and Resources

Session Number: T2.49
Start Time: 3/12/2013 10:00:00 AM

Looking for ways to reduce costs, but not sure how? Attend this session for practical insights and an overview of resources that will help you better use data and reduce operating costs. After attending this session, attendees will be able to accurately evaluate the resources within an organization and create a plan start. The session will include an overview of an emerging standard to structure facility management data: COBie (the construction operations building information exchange), as well as a case study of the Federal Aviation Association.

CMMS, CAFM, IWMS Questions Answered

Session Number: T3.49
Start Time: 3/12/2013 11:00:00 AM

Ever wish your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), computer aided facility management system (CAFM) or integrated work management system (IWMS) had more data? That the data was more accurate? The software was further utilized? That not as much manual data entry was not required? Or, know how to make the business case to further utilize facility management software? Then this session is for you. This session will feature a panel of software vendors who will answer questions such as these by demonstrating how their software complies with the construction operations building information exchange (COBie), an international data standard.

Facility Maintenance & Operations Committee (FMOC) Meeting

Tentative Agenda:Discussion of support for COBie including extensions and derivatives; COBie Challenge assessment; new COBie Education Program; Mars City STEM Project report; WBDG Pages - Climate Change – O&M Implications from FFC Workshop; OmniClass tables update.

Updating Historic Buildings Using the Whole Building Design Guide

Session Number: R1.49

Start Time: 3/14/2013 9:00:00 AM

Careful planning is required to balance preservation objectives with the renovation or replacement of interior systems, such as HVAC, electrical, plumbing, structural systems, information and communication technologies, and conveyance systems. Once upgrades are made it is important for them to be properly operated and maintained to meet the desired energy performance and savings. The Whole Building Design Guide provides substantial information on achieving preservation objectives that was developed by national preservation experts.

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