Institute Members Attend for Free
Attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference (NFMT) 2019 and discover the latest facility trends on improving operations; construction, renovation and retrofit; and staffing and services. NFMT 2019 takes place March 26-28 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, don’t miss the chance to learn about National Institute of Building Sciences activities relating to best practices for anti-terrorism security for commercial office buildings, attend the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) meeting and stop by our booth in the Expo Hall.
NFMT is free for Institute members. Your registration includes access to more than 125 educational sessions, entry to the FM Expo, facility tours and networking events.
While at NFMT, don’t miss these Institute-hosted activities:
- Best Practices for Anti-Terrorism Security for Commercial Office Buildings: Improving Building Security and Managing Risk (Session W3.24)
presented by Bob Payn, Director, Information Technology
National Institute of Building Sciences
Wednesday morning, March 27, 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Room 324
Does your facility attract attention or include operations that make it a potential target for a terrorist attack? Are you interested in protecting your facility from liability claims from an act of terrorism? To help reduce exposure to terrorism and assist facility owners in seeking SAFETY Act protections for commercial office space, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences, has developed a set of best practices for anti-terrorism security (BPATS) for commercial office buildings and an online evaluation tool. This session will discuss how the BPATS and evaluation process work, the SAFETY Act program and how to integrate BPATS when applying for coverage.
- FMOC Meeting
Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 330
You are invited to share your knowledge and passion for excellence in facilities management with like-minded professionals as members of the FMOC discuss topics related to transitioning from construction to operations; artificial intelligence (AI) in building; designing for maintainability; the total cost of ownership; ISO 41000: Standards in Facility Management; and comprehensive capital reinvestment prioritization for a property portfolio: a risk-based approach.
- Display Booth in the Expo Hall
Tuesday, March 26 through Thursday, March 28, Booth 2563
More than 500 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 2563 in the Expo Hall to learn more about the FMOC, WBDG Whole Building Design Guide® information portal, Construction to Operations Building information exchange (COBie) standard and other Institute resources available to the FM community.
National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential problems around the construction of housing and commercial buildings. NIBS is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization. It was established by Congress in 1974. For more information, visit nibs.org or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.