In preparation of NFMT 2016 in Baltimore, we’ve taken a look at the top 10 sessions we’re really excited about as they tackle issues and topics that we think are important in this industry.
Tuesday, March 22nd:
Facility Management: Important Issues Facing FMs Today and in the Future – taking a look at increasing O&M costs, new challenges presented by aging building inventory, factoring in advances in sustainable technology, identifying equipment that is critical to the facility's mission is essential to maintain continuity of operations, and understanding and responding to external influences can be crucial to success.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – as work practices are being more mobile and companies are looking for more collaborative ways of working, this will touch on how technology will change over the next five years and what kind of affect it will have on the workspace.
The Internet of Things Is Coming, Is Your Facility Ready? – learning about IoT trends that will impact FMs, what limitations current technology has and how to overcome them, and how the IoT can offer financial benefits for an organization.
Ventilation Strategies for Indoor Air Quality Issues – examining common pollutants that plague buildings, control strategies for those pollutants, how air is moved through a building, and investigating ventilation needs and opportunities to further improve indoor environmental quality.
Wednesday, March 23rd:
The Changing Demographics in the HVACR and Facility Management Workforce – an in depth look at the last ten years of the changing demographic in these industries and looking at the statistics and reasons behind the shift.
Making the IoT Work for You Today – learn key categories of IoT applications, how to evaluate smart building and IoT opportunities, and what the five key success factors for implementing successful IoT projects today.
Sustainable and Economical Ways of Keeping Up with the Ever-Changing Workspace Trends - Learn the history of the evolving workspace and a preview at its future. See how other companies have been able to quickly change to meet new workplace configuration needs without draining their budgets or filling up the landfills.
Thursday, March 24th:
Transforming the Facilities and Infrastructure Industries into the Information Age – identifying tools available to help the transition, the urgency of the issue, looking at opportunities, and analyzing investment strategies.
5 Steps to Achieving Maintenance Operations Utopia – learn how to develop a preventive maintenance program, review how to ensure accurate written work orders for all work, know how regular, scheduled maintenance planning and meetings aid workflow, look at how often front-line supervisors should be in the field per day.
Facility Management: Top 5 Environmental Compliance Issues for Engineers and Managers – review five common environmental compliance areas to help the awareness for facility engineers and managers, as well as a high-level overview of the regulations and what the common pitfalls are and how to avoid them.