Arrival, registration and continental breakfast
us early for a complimentary continental breakfast. Find a
good seat and take some time to meet with your peers and our
Welcome to a powerful one-day seminar that
will prove to be a fun, eventful day filled with chances to
learn, share, network and discover the answers to many of your
questions regarding building systems, convergence, integration
and building automation.
Session 1: The Future of Facility Management Systems
Learn from industry stakeholders the
issues that are driving dramatic changes. Gain
a deeper understanding of the issues that will impact you
today as well as those that may revolutionize your world
- Homeland and personnel security
- Business integration with facilities
- Push for higher productivity and lower costs
Session 2: The Impact of New Technologies
resulting from the convergence of Facilities with Information
Technology (IT) is enormous. What are the key issues, and how
will they impact you? How can you relate to a customers IT group
and understand their needs? How will the movement toward
wireless impact future designs?
- How and why IT is impacting facilities
- Working with IT departments
- The impact of the Internet on buildings
- Wireless technologies in buildings
- Open Systems
Join us for a complimentary lunch. Use this
time as a chance to explore program concepts with your peers
and visit with our knowledgeable sponsors.
Session 3: Open Systems
Today the use of open systems
is an expectation for most new and many existing facilities.
Yet despite the acceptance of these standards, there is still
confusion as to what the standards are, which one to apply,
and where they are headed. This session provides the unbiased
facts – accompanied by actual case studies – showing the
benefits and challenges with the use of an open system.
- Benefits of open systems
- Overview of current and future options
- Other initiatives
Session 4: The Design Process Workshop
With all of the changes
occurring how can you design the “right” system? How do you
make sure that what you do today isn’t obsolete even before
the project is complete? How can you make sure you have chosen
the right set of suppliers? This interactive session will have
you work through an actual design situation and answer these
- New projects
- Retrofits, additions, upgrades to existing sites
- Procurement options (P/S, D/B, RFP, etc.)
- Design workshop
Session 5: Specifying
Once the design is done and it
is time to create a specification, how do you determine the
best way to proceed? What are the elements of a good
specification, and how do you make it fair yet enforceable?
This session will use examples to help you create and
recognize the right documents.
- What makes a good integration specification?
- Impact of the new CSI Master Specification
- Green buildings and LEED
Q&A Session with presenters
BuilSpec is designed
to be an interactive session with questions and comments being
shared throughout the day. During this final wrap-up we will
take final comments and questions from the audience.
Join us for a casual reception. This
session is designed to give you a chance to network with each
other, visit our sponsors and ask any final questions of the