SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
September General Meeting
Topic: Arc Flash
Andrew Meyers PE, DBIA, LEED AP
Director of Engineering, Mona Electric Group, Inc.
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mona Electric Group
11620 Red Run Blvd., Reisterstown, MD 21136
5:00 - 6:15 - Networking and Dinner
5:30 - 6:30 - New Member Orientation
6:15 - 6:30 - Business Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation
7:30 - 8:00 - Tour and Networking
Professional - $30
Associate - $40
Sponsor - Free with Sponsorship
Retired Member - $0
Non-Member - $60
Sponsor: The Tustin Group
Parking: Available on Site
CFMs Earn 1/2 Maintenance Point for attending meeting.
The core competencies of the CFM are covered in the presentation topics,
and you may then self report points and subject codes.
Core Competencies Covered:
Operations & Maintenance
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Any questions please contact Sandy DeLaney
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING!
Register NOW for our annual golf outing, which is Tuesday, October 10th. This is always a sold out day of fun, golf and networking on the links that you don’t want to miss! Eagle’s Nest Country Club in Phoenix, MD features an outstanding scenic location with sweeping views of Loch Raven reservoir and delicious food for lunch and dinner. Non-golfers may buy a ticket for open bar/dinner only. For information, please contact René Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for registration and sponsorships.
Register for the CFM Exam Prep Class
CFM: The Premier Certification for Experienced FM Professionals
The Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential sets the industry standard for ensuring the knowledge and competence of practicing facility managers. IFMA's certification process is designed to assess competency in the field through work experience, education and the ability to successfully complete a comprehensive exam that covers the 11 core competencies that make up the facility management body of knowledge. Since the program began in 1992, more than 3,100 facility managers from 32 countries have achieved this prestigious recognition.
CFM Exam Prep Workshop
This 1-day workshop is designed to assist facility professionals seeking certification with preparation for the competency-based examination. This workshop focuses on the tools that can help lead to success on the exam, techniques to properly perceive challenging situations, and strategies to assist in maintaining the right perspective. Sample test questions with answer reviews are conducted at the beginning and end of the session.
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: TBD – Baltimore Area
Continental breakfast, lunch and course workbook are included
Please note: The workshop fee does not include the CFM exam fee, nor does it register you for the exam. Please contact Gary Pfeifer if you are interested in attending: email@example.com
To review CFM eligibility requirements and get more information:
Member Spotlight on Cindy Burke-Gies
* How would you describe your job?
I manage multiple office interior renovations. Determine scope of work with management input. Implement productive space solutions while staying within budget and schedule.
* How did you get started in facilities management?
In my drafting class in high school, a designer visited our class and explained the process of completing a restaurant project. This inspired me to go to Syracuse University to study Environmental Design/ Interiors.
* What is one of your favorite parts of the job?
I like creating new spaces that are professional and functional with a nice color scheme!
* What is one of your least favorite parts of the job?
Sometimes I leave work after 5 PM due to the amount of projects in construction.
* Explain a benefit you've appreciated as an IFMA member?
As an active IFMA member, I interact with more professionals and vendors. I learn something new about facilities at every local meeting, and it helps me stay current on the trends and FM topics.
* Is there any advice you could provide a young FM? Or what do you wish you knew when you first started?
Find a mentor as soon as you get into the industry. Call them when you have a question or idea to get their input. Also, attend as many meetings as possible to absorb more knowledge on our profession.
* Discuss a best practice that makes your job easier.
For every construction meeting, I email the designers, general contractor, cabling/IT, facilities/maintenance, landlord, security, and movers the meeting minutes. Always include progress pictures and copy your upper management on weekly or bi-weekly reports.
* What question would you like us to ask the next FM that we interview?
“Do you have any personal stories to share about your past experiences?” I was an IFMA Richmond Chapter member from 2005-2008. Then, JLL transferred me to Owings Mills for the CareFirst account. I have been a member of the Chesapeake Chapter for eight years, and I feel that the quality of the meeting topics are excellent. Getting involved on our membership services committee has been a good move for me, since I am able to meet more members by volunteering for our chapter. Please consider joining a committee to learn more about our great chapter!
How the World's Largest Building Materials Manufacturer Used Its Own Products to Create a World-Class Headquarters
for Its Employees (from ArchDaily)
Saint-Gobain’s new corporate headquarters campus in Malvern, PA—the North American home to the world’s largest building materials company—is not a typical corporate campus. As the company approached its 350th anniversary, they set out to build a headquarters that would offer a dynamic showcase for its products. The company assembled a team of designers from two firms--Bernardon and Jacobs—to transform a long-dormant site consisting of two office buildings into an integrated, world-class headquarters located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
CLICK HERE for the rest of the article.
SAVE THE DATE – HOLIDAY GATHERING!
Our holiday gathering will be Thursday, December 7th at Blue Hill Tavern in Baltimore. Plan to join us from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a fun evening to kick off the holiday season! Registration will open soon.
IFMA's World Workplace
Your Facility Conference & Expo | Oct. 18-20, 2017 | Houston, Texas
Lots of imitators. We’re the originator.
The most all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them. Immerse yourself in all things FM — from groundbreaking discoveries impacting the industry, to achievable strategies for your daily to-do list. Discover a new way to do it, a different place to source it, a cool tool to fix it or an action plan to solve it. Whatever your “it” is, pursue, perfect or attain it at World Workplace.
Register: IFMA's World Workplace 2017 - Register | Schedule | Hotels | Map
IFMA Chesapeake Linked In Group
Join the Chesapeake Chapter Member Only Linked in Group! Click the link to
request to join, and stay current on all that’s happening with your colleagues! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3154153
Need qualified candidates to fill an open position at your facility? Send us your job openings and we will post them here and on the website.
FM Resource Directory
Pressed for time, but need information on products for your facility? IFMA Chesapeake can help! Click here to access our on-line IFMA Resource Directory. IFMA - Chesapeake Business Directory.
Please consider our associate members when you need a top notch service provider at your facility. Count on our annual chapter sponsors to provide you the best service and pricing for landscaping, pest control, janitorial or restoration services, etc.
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November General Meeting
November 16, 2017
"Building Presentation Technologies"
8880 McGaw Rd
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December 7, 2017
Blue Hill Tavern
938 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
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