Recently I was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion of workplace trends and issues. David Lathrop of Steelcase was hosted by the architectural firm HOK for the evening gathering in Newport Beach, California. Aside from the beautiful venue and great dinner this was an oppo
This week’s post comes courtesy of Bob Feitl, a good friend and one of the best organizational leaders I have ever been associated with. I had the pleasure of working with Bob as part of a large ministry that was experiencing dynamic challenge and change. In that role I saw firs
The Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) protocol is improving Facility Management’s access to building data and increasing our ability to leverage design and construction information across the operational life of buildings. The use of open information
As mentioned in last week’s post, BIM is gaining large momentum in the AEC community and in some project sectors is becoming a de facto standard, even when it is not a client requirement. This is because AEC’s benefit significantly from using the technology, shortening project deliver
Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is changing the way buildings are designed and built but having less of an impact on their operation and maintenance. This despite the facts that 90% of a building’s life cycle cost, and thus one could say 90% of its opportunity cost, oc
Steven Sonsino got us started in good fashion this morning with thoughts on The Future of FM Leadership. His keynote presentation was spot on as he demonstrated FM’s need to focus on the development of a new generation of leaders who will take the profession into the future. A few n
“Understanding a question is half an answer.” – Socrates Amid the hurried pace of the typical facilities management workday it often seems as if there is not a moment to spare. Making time for thoughtful, reflective and critical thinking, however, is one of the most importan
Over three decades ago our second son was born. I still remember that day and the emotions that came with it, but I also remember a very important leadership lesson I learned that day. Serving in the Air Force and home between overseas tours I was fortunate to be there for his birth.