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WBDG, FMOC at NFMT: Institute Members Attend for Free

Attend the National Facilities Management and Technology Conference (NFMT) 2018 and discover how to improve the performance of buildings while reducing waste and conserving energy and resources. NFMT 2018 will take place March 20-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, don’t miss the chance to learn about National Institute of Building Sciences activities and strategies relating to the Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC) and the WBDG Whole Building Design Guide®.

NFMT is free to attend. Your registration includes access to more than 125 educational sessions, entry to the FM Expo, facility tours and networking events. New this year is the Smart Building Innovations Conference (SBIC). Taking place alongside NFMT, SBIC's multi-faceted agenda offers key insights into creating highly automated facilities, reducing energy consumption, increasing occupant comfort and security, and applying data and smart analytics for optimal performance.

While at NFMT and SBIC, don’t miss these Institute-hosted activities:

This presentation 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. It will discuss the approaches of various resources available through the National Institute of Building Sciences, 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. The presentation will emphasize how to tap into these to bolster creation of strategies to make new and existing buildings more responsive to the “4 Rs” of resilience.

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.

Access to More than 500 Exhibitors
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 409 (updated) in the Smart Build Innovations Expo Hall to learn more about FMOC, WBDG, the Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie) and other Institute resources available to the FM community.

About NIBS

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 or follow @bldgsciences on Twitter and Facebook.

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