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Monday, June 4, 2018


Exhibits Open

Breakfast in Expo

Welcome & Parade of States, Sponsors & Exhibitors

Parade of States – What are other states working on? What are their current projects and future projects? This Parade gives each state representative 2 minutes to share his/her priorities and to learn how their counterparts are addressing challenges and opportunities.  It also sets the groundwork for conversations with colleagues for the duration of the conference.

Parade of Sponsors – This parade provides our conference sponsors with the opportunity to introduce their products and services in two minutes. Contributions from our sponsors enable NASFA to provide the quality programming on state facilities issues that the public and private sector need as well as the events that bring you together as colleagues. Please attend this session and support our sponsors, who support us.

Parade of Exhibitors - Finding time to absorb and digest information on the latest technology, products, and services challenges all facilities professionals. This year’s Parade of Exhibitors will help you meet this need. This Parade will consist of exhibitors demonstrating their products and services in two minutes.

The tight time frame for the Parades forces presenters to distill the very essence of their message and to communicate accurately and quickly to conference attendees. As you can imagine, this produces a very lively event. You won’t want to miss this event!

Expo & Luncheon

Concurrent Sessions

Procurement and Capital Construction Projects—What happens when those two worlds collide?
Collaboration between the construction management experts and the procurement experts can bring synergy and efficiencies. Learn how potentially divergent missions can merge. What is the difference between buying a widget and building a building? How to explain your specifications manual and contract.  Why can’t those procurement folks understand what we’re doing out here in the real world? How the State of New Mexico matrixed a Bureau of the Purchasing Division into the Facilities Management Division.
Larry Maxwell, Chief Procurement Officer, State Purchasing Division, New Mexico General Services Department
Anna Silva, Strategic Sourcing Bureau Chief, State Purchasing Division New Mexico General Services Department
Marty Perrins-Dallman, Capital Construction Bureau Chief, State Purchasing Division, New Mexico General Services Department

High-Performance Buildings, Bridging the Gap Between Construction & Operations
The State of Utah created a High-Performance Building Standard, which was implemented in 2015.  We have evaluated this standard’s effectiveness by bench-marking actual costs (construction, energy performance, and maintenance) of buildings completed under this standard to existing State buildings.  We would like to present these results and discuss current State efforts to use similar bench-marking to design and evaluate a High-Performance Operation and Maintenance Standard.
Sarah Boll, High Performance Building Program Director, Facility and Construction Management, Utah Department of Administrative Services
Chris Cox, Engineer, Utility Services Business Unit, Nexant


Concurrent Session

Alabama State Capitol - The Challenges of Managing Building Performance within State Historic Buildings
The Alabama State Capitol suffers from high humidity problems and unreliable controls, resulting in deterioration and poor air quality. The state of Alabama used a comprehensive and detailed-oriented strategy to investigate these issues, rather than investigating off of a preformed hypothesis, which allowed for the proper diagnosis of the root problem, which was lack of airflow, not dehumidification as expected.   This presentation will show the different thought process required for commissioning old, historic buildings.
Katherine Lynn, Assistant Finance Director, Real Property Management, Alabama Department of Finance
David Morrow, Director, Division of Facilities Management, Alabama Department of Finance
Jason Brooks, Senior Energy Engineer, Sain Engineering Associates, Inc.
Todd Billings, Director, Business Development, Sain Engineering Associates, Inc.

First World Building Problems – How Data are Generating Improvements for Kentucky
The Commonwealth Energy Management and Control System (CEMCS) is a unique energy management and building operations database. CEMCS earned awards for the initial pilot project and continues to do so as it expands across Kentucky.  What started as a 2M sq. ft. pilot project in 2012 has grown into a 21M sq. ft. portfolio and is currently showing utility cost savings of over $5.8M per year with a $34M annual utility spend.  With the assistance of CEMCS, we are gaining information on Building Automation System (BAS) operation for over 200,000 trend points in 130 buildings. Our conclusions about the data CEMCS has collected could benefit the knowledge pool of the NASFA members.  We would like to share not only some of our success stories but also our struggles, and engage the audience in a discussion on how to overcome obstacles such as deferred maintenance and the engagement of facilities staff.
Andrew Carter, Energy Management Program Manager, Facility Efficiency, Kentucky Facilities and Support Services
Scott Baker, Energy Manager, Facility Efficiency, Kentucky Facilities and Support Services


Concurrent Session

Alternative Workplace Solutions (AWS)
AWS allows State employees to work how and where they will best perform their duties, whether they are assigned to an office, mobile across the State, or even working from home.  Tennessee is modernizing our work space to an open and flexible environment that improves employee efficiency and job satisfaction, while reducing real estate costs by eliminating vacant space and optimizing the size of work spaces.  Since implementation began in 2016, Tennessee has reduced its occupied space by up to approximately 50% for those agencies who have implemented AWS.
John Hull, Deputy Commissioner, Real Estate Asset Management (STREAM), Tennessee Department of General Services
Jen Murphy, Executive Director of Strategy and Workplace Planning, Real Estate Asset Management (STREAM), Tennessee Department of General Services
Kevin Powell, Director of Facilities Management, Real Estate Asset Management (STREAM), Tennessee Department of General Services

Project Management Tools for Success
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently acquired Facilities Asset Management Information System (FAMIS).  This tool will help standardization of all facilities management business processes to optimize assets and resources to achieve business goals and eliminating redundant and manual tasks with automated solutions.  It has the ability to measure operational performance and increase customer service levels by developing key performance metrics and instituting facilities management standards.  We hope to see an increase in operational efficiency, empower continuous improvement and implement thorough standardized best practices for facilities management, maintenance management, capital project management and space utilization management.
Diana Miller, Facilities Business Operations Manager, Support Services Division, Texas Department of Transportation

Beth Dimmitt, Product Manager, Accruent
Desmond Smith, Product Marketing Manager, Accruent

Exhibitors Reception
Dinner on your own

Networking Suite
All attendees and guests are welcome to network in the suite.

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