FM Consultants Podcast 2015-21 on Academic Design Trends with Kay Sergeant, Lisa Killaby, and Greg Tew (U.S.A.) and David Reynolds (USA)

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-21 on Academic Design Trends:
Back to School, How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping The Workplace.

Designing for a competitive edge to keep talent.

Panel:
Kay Sargent, Director of Workplace Strategies, Lend Lease
Lisa Killaby, Principal, ADD Inc.
Greg Tew, Associate Professor & Director of Professional and Industry Relations, Virginia Tech
David Reynolds, CFM
Chris PayneCSS Consultancy

Overview:

This interview follows on an FMCC webinar with principal designers and teachers Lisa Killaby, Kay Sargent, and Greg Tew with the title, Back to School, How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping The Workplace. In a convincing way, Lisa, Kay, and Greg make the point that the modern academic and corporate built environments can be indistinguishable from each other. We FMs are wholly aware that the organizations we serve increasingly seek a dynamic and diverse workforce and a culture of mentorship, collaboration, community, discovery, innovation, and well being in a variety of physical settings.  A welcoming environment for data center administrators, say, might look and feel different from one for marketing, but the same elements can be present to confer positive business results. All the same, FMs must contribute to life cycle models that include ROI in order to support executive decision making and to plan our budgets.  Academic facilities and their use can give us a look ahead. And in these times, “ahead” becomes “right now” very soon.

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-20 – Discussion with Jeremy Swanner (USA) and David Reynolds (USA)

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-20 – Discussion with Jeremy Swanner
Pay Me Now or Pay Me a Lot More Later: How To Get the Budget You Need to Prevent Catastrophes, Not Clean Them Up

Panel:
David Reynolds, CFM, FMP
Jeremy Swanner, Executive Vice President, RLE Technologies

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-19 – Nicholas Fioravante on ISO 55000

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“ISO 55000: Changing the Conversation” 

Panel:

Nicholas Fioravante
David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Overview:

“ISO 55000: Changing the Conversation” 

Nicholas Fioravante has worked with mechanical/HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and structural and environmental systems, components, and issues, evaluating facility upgrades for technical and financial performance. He has addressed operations and maintenance in a wide range of facilities. He is presently with Sodexo, as Senior Director in North America Technical Support. 

He came to adopt and promote a view of managing facilities and equipment as performing assets.  Recently, the International Organization for Standardization, ISO, released ISO 55000, a management framework for physical assets, which integrates considerations of cost, performance and risk throughout the asset life cycle.  Acquiring and maintaining facilities and equipment in an ISO 55000 milieu focuses the FM on optimizing the yield of the asset for the entire life cycle. This has particular influence in managing facility performance and maintenance.

 

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-18 – Discussion by Tim Schmidt (USA), Chris Payne (UK) and David Reynolds (USA)

 

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“Supply Chain Management as Procurement Shifts to FM” 

Panel:
David Reynolds, CFM, FMP
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

Tim Schmidt, eBid Systems 
 

Overview:

“Supply Chain Management as Procurement Shifts to FM” 

Proficient, agile, supply chain management is essential to FM in maximizing the triple bottom line. FMs operate in a dynamic and complicated mix of sources for materials, equipment, and services. This podcast offers a glimpse at the tuning the procurement process to match the product or service sought in order to ensure best value. The last ten years have shifted procurement processes more onto FM. What will the decade ahead bring, especially in how FMs acquire technology? Tim Schmidt joins us just after the conclusion of his FMCC webinar, Supplier Management and Procurement Strategies for Facility Managers.  

 

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-17 – Discussion by Kevin Wilcox (USA) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)

 

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“Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk” 

Panel:

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Kevin Wilcox, Principal, LJB Inc.

Overview:

“Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk” 

Kevin Wilcox joins Chris Payne and David Reynolds a short while after his 2015 FMCC webinar, “Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk”, where he delivers a systematic development against fall risk in five critical areas, applying prevention by design, training, and certified fall protection systems.

Kevin is a principal of LJB Inc. and a professional structural engineer, who is also a certified safety professional. He has more than 20 years’ experience in fall protection consulting, with expertise in fall hazard assessments, design and inspection of fall protection systems, and related training. Fall protection presents two conflicting realities: significant fall incidents don’t happen often, but when they do occur, they’re catastrophic and costly. The challenge, however, is that fall protection is complex. There are numerous regulations, standards, equipment options, training sources and priorities to consider when protecting workers. Kevin approaches fall protection in a practical way to minimize the complexity, while taking comprehensive action to protect people, projects, and business. In this podcast, Kevin talks about specifying fall protection to be provided by outsource organizations working in your facility. He then expands on specification to view fall protection as a system of understanding hazards, design, training, and practices – and oh yes, equipment. The point is, certified equipment is necessary, but hardly sufficient. Equipment is just one part of a certified system for safety from falling. Last, he briefly treats risk assessment, as possibly the part of fall protection that where the experienced safety professional can contribute uniquely.

Fall protection a straightforward quality of life and continuity of business issue, nothing less.

 

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-16 – Discussion by Alana Dunoff (USA), Lynn Baez (USA) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)

 

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“Sustainability Metrics: A Tale of Two Companies” 

Panel:

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow 

Lynn Baez, CFM, SFP, FMP, IFMA BOD

Overview:

“Sustainability Metrics: A Tale of Two Companies” 

At the time of this podcast on World FM Day, Lynn Baez and Alana Dunoff had just completed a webinar entitled Sustainability Metrics, A Tale of 2 Companies, where they focused on transforming business and operations data into a sustainability framework that their clients welcomed for its clarity and value. Communication and culture are key, we FMs often say. But, while the client’s goal is sustainability, getting from the object (records and data) to objectives (what can the client accomplish, and how) requires technical understanding, cultural acceptance, and much more.

Alana Dunoff, Strategic Facility Planner, of AFD Facility Planning, an FMP and IFMA Fellow, is an energetic, enthusiastic, speaker, teacher, and admitted data geek, after 22 years of facility planning and management. She has served on the IFMA Board of Directors.

Lynn Baez, with 14 years experience in environmental science and FM, currently serves on the IFMA Board, and with Cushman and Wakefield. Lynn, a CFM, SFP, and FMP, brings steady and frank insight on working with the client organization, and about the increasing significance of global conventions and standards toward sustainability and asset management.

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-15 – Discussion by Wim Pullen (Netherlands) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)

 

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“Progress in evidence based workplace management” 

Panel:

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Wim Pullen, Center for People and Buildings  

Overview:

“Progress in evidence based workplace management” 

Chris Payne and David Reynolds join Wim Pullen, Director of the Center for People and Buildings, in Delft, Netherlands, on June 10, 2015, just after his live Session 4 of World FM Day, 2015, entitled “Progress in evidence based workplace management.”
“What do we know?” and “How do we translate knowledge into well informed decisions?” are the two questions giving rise to evidence based workplace management. The workplace arena is filled with opinions and anecdotal evidence, but big questions like “how does the workplace contribute to productivity growth?” or “Can we enhance employee health and well being in new workplace?” are easy to ask but hard to answer. Nevertheless workplace researchers are eager to develop reliable knowledge that helps to discuss such questions and inform decisions. What is the state of the art and science of knowledge development? What does the future hold?
This is a rich, provocative interview, building toward the end, when Wim takes the making of cost cutting decisions.

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-14 – Discussion by Graham Constable (Australia), Val Moraes (New Zealand), Adam Fang (China) & Chris Payne (UK)

 

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“The Importance of Leadership in Facilities & Asset Management” 

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Panel:
Graham Constable, FMCC STAG Member
 Val Moraes CFM is the Managing Director of GregMore Group, a Facilities Management Consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Adam FangFMCC STAG Member
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator (Host/Interviewer)

Overview:

We hear from freelance consultant Graham Constable of Australia, interviewed by Chris Payne of the U.K. on the subject of exercising leadership in managing the facility assets an employer or client.  Val Moraes of New Zealand and Adam Fang of China also participated in the webinar on World FM Day, but were not able to be present for this podcast.  Their title, “The Importance of Leadership in Facilities & Asset Management – an FMCC Panel Discussion,” lead, in Graham’s view, to a few central points to ensure that the practice of FM can be viewed and experienced by top organizational leaders as one of several that are central to organizational value and well being, rather than simply regarding facilities as a recurring cost to be minimized. Doing so, however, requires competencies and approaches to match executive needs and expectations.

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-13: Discussion by Chris Payne (UK), Markus Groll (Germany) & David Reynolds (USA)

 

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-13: Discussion by Chris Payne (UK), Markus Groll (Germany) & David Reynolds (USA) on “Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Media, But Were Too Afraid To Ask” – Podcast on Social Media for Facility Managers

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Panel:
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator
Markus Groll , Architect BYAK, Frankfurt, Germany, isar1 AG, FMCC Board Member as Secretary & STAG Chair
David Reynolds, FMCC STAG Member as Podcast & Audio Coordinator

Overview:

Chris Payne and Markus Groll join David Reynolds on the topic of social media in FM. This podcast immediately followed their World FM Day webinar, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Media, But Were Too Afraid To Ask.” Markus, trained as an architect and commercial designer, has 25 + years as a senior consultant to major clients in implementation and use of software systems employed over the facility life cycle. Chris, also with over 25 years’ experience, focuses on adding value in the delivery of FM services, especially through innovation.
Internet, portable devices, and the Internet of Things are carrying FM forward in promising ways, but at the same time consume time and energy in a flood of communications and information. In this brief podcast, Chris and Markus acknowledge the problem from the point of view of the individual FM, especially if you are a consultant. They quickly follow with approaches already underway by organizations to use current generation social media to help with responsiveness and reducing the role of e-mail. Turning to the Internet of Things, they see large potential, but security remains an issue. Is your refrigerator forwarding SPAM, instead of just keeping it cold? – Join the Podcast on Social Media for Facility Managers

 

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-12 – Discussion by Jon Martens (USA), Stephen O. Jagun (Nigeria), Chris Payne (UK) & David Reynolds (USA)

 

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FM Consultants Podcast 2015-12 – Discussion by Jon Martens (USA), Stephen O. Jagun (Nigeria), Chris Payne (UK) & David Reynolds (USA) on “Eko Atlantic City”

Recorded on: June 9th, 2015

Panel:
Jon E. Martens, IFMA Fellow, President, JEMCOR LLC
Stephen Ola Jagun, Principal Partner, Jagun Associates
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator
David Reynolds, FMCC STAG Member as Podcast & Audio Coordinator

Overview:

In this podcast, we hear from Nigeria, one of a number of nations on the African continent where modern cities are emerging in very large-scale projects. Not all have been successful so far. Several factors of importance to FM distinguish this project, called Eko Atlantic City. Prominent are FM and occupant involvement in detailed plans and specifications, and emphasis on sustainability, as that concept is now understood: the triple bottom line.

The Lagos IFMA chapter is twenty years strong. Its members keep up to date through training and work experience. The panelists are intensively involved in the Chapter. Stephen Ola. Jagun, CFM, of Jagun Associates in Lagos, Nigeria, is a property development and real estate expert. He is also a pastor with strong community connections. Jon Martens CFM and IFMA Fellow, of Innovative Facility Solutions in Santa Rosa, California, in the U.S., has partnered with Stephen in the project in focus today. They take an FM viewpoint toward Eko Atlantic City, an entirely new, privately financed development, emerging on reclaimed land adjoining Victoria Island in Lagos.

This podcast follows a much more extensive FMCC webinar, presented by the same panel on May 4 of 2015.

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