Atlanta chapter of the International Facility Management Association 

January, 2012

 

IFMA_1111214 003IFMA_1111214 007IFMA_1111214 012IFMA_1111214 017

   Photos from the December Luncheon 

 

 

Upcoming Events

  

Tour: GA Tech Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons    

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members 

Date: January 12  

Time: 3:30pm  

Location:  GA Tech 

 

January Monthly Meeting
 
Date: January 18
Location: Crowne Plaza Ravinia

Cost: Members $45; Nonmembers $55 (reserved), $65 (unreserved)

 

Education Program - LEED EBOM Project Certification - LEED Specific Course

Date: January 19

Location: Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Cost: Members $50; Nonmembers

 

Special Event - IFMA Atlanta Associates Event: How to Network with Professional Members

Date: January 24

Location: Georgia Tech Wardlaw Center 

Cost: Free

 

Special Event - Emerging Leaders Membership Drive
Date: February 9
Location: 300 Bowling Alley
Cost: Members and NonMembers $10 (to offset shoe, ball and lane rental)

  

 

Connections...


facebook Badge

 

Linkedin

 

twitter



Read our blog at

http://ifmaatlanta.org/blog

 

Links to

Sustaining Patrons 


  


CWC Logo_2011-01


Turner Construction - Special Projects  





    DTI Logo - BRONZE 

 

Turner Construction Ad

 

GA Tech Corner


The master's students in Georgia Tech's graduate program in Facility Management have a new course option, "Sustainable & Health Facility Management." This new course, has been taught twice - In the 2010 and 2011 Spring Semesters - by Professor Kathy Roper. It was developed in response to student interest in health and medical related facilities. The course fits the goals of several research groups in the College of Architecture, focusing on Healthcare spaces and places.  Topics in the new Facility Management graduate course include: Sustainable Business Management, The Healthcare Regulatory Environment, Healthcare Operations and Energy Star Initiatives, and Future Trends in Healthcare Facilities.  

For more information, contact Brenda Morris, Brenda.morris@coa.gatech.edu  404-385-7479

Prez Mast

BSC-Balanced Scorecard- is the name of the IFMA International and Atlanta Chapter's tracking and planning device for objectives. This is reviewed and refined annually and 3 and 5 years in advance. 
  

As anyone who has set goals knows, if you put your goals in writing and mentally acknowledge them, you will be more likely to achieve them. It will be amazingly accurate.

 

Sometimes goals need to be re-set, but this is only because you had a target set that you were working to meet and you realized it needed to be amended. The Atlanta Chapter began working with this BSC vehicle a few years ago for its goal setting. It has helped leaders and committee chairs to be more thoughtful, aware, and focused. The achievements and successes of our chapter have been enhanced by this targeted goal setting. It's also helped the incoming leaders be more aware of the chapter's strategies, successes, and expectations. The BSC is posted on the IFMA website for communication to the members. It's a developing document that is updated as needed.

 

As we proceed into 2012, let's all set our goals for more targeted achievement; not just in our Chapter, but in our working and personal lives. Hopefully, we will all be more successful and happier!

 

Let's make it a memorable year!

Karen Howard, IFMA Atlanta Chapter President

 


Getting to Know Rod James

Author: Arletrice Greene

 

Rod James

 

This month I had the opportunity to interview IFMA member Rod James - Facilities Manager at Allstate. Interviewing Rod gave me insight into how Facilities Managers job responsibilities may differ depending on the organization.

Rod has been an employee at Allstate for 24 years. He began his career in accounting and managed the accounting division at Allstate, which included the property management and telecommunications departments. When he was promoted, 12 years ago to manage the entire division he was cross trained to gain knowledge about the property management role which enabled him to transition into his current role as the Facilities Manager. Over the past 10 years the property management role was centralized to the corporate office in Chicago, which now includes Facility Managers in several regions. Around the same time frame all the metro Atlanta offices were consolidated into one office building where Allstate leases 5 out of 6 floors, which is where Rod is housed. READ MORE

 

Upcoming Events

 

 IFMA JANUARY LUNCHEON


Subject
: Linking Facility Management to Organizational Strategy

When: January 18, 2012

Time: 11:30am-2:00pm

Where: Crowne Plaza Ravinia

  

Now is the perfect time for facility managers in all types of organizations (big, small, public and private) to critically re-evaluate where they are and where they need to be. Mr. Lynch will discuss how enterprises are

leveraging the strategic facility planning process to enhance the performance of fixed assets and will explain what you can do to create and communicate a plan that is right for your organization.

 

After the 50 minute presentation and 10 of Q & A, Mr. Lynch will be available for a workshop where the topic will be "Whatever is on your mind." Mr. Lynch will answer questions and provide resources for members with unique facility-related problems. He will also facilitate a discussion among attendees where they will share their experiences in solving frequently encountered challenges.
 
Speaker Bio: Barry Lynch, RA, CFM, MBA, IFMA Fellow is an architect and strategic facility planner at Labarre Associates, an architecture, construction, real estate and facility management firm that specializes in solving facility related challenges for banks, credit unions and institutional clients. He has 27 years of strategic facility planning experience, and his most notable project is the master plan for the US $165 million renovation of the Kansas Capitol. He is a frequent speaker at World Workplace, and his articles have appeared in U.S., European and Japanese publications.

Register Here!

 

CWC Corporate

 

Upcoming Associates Event : How to Network with Professionals
 

Date: January 24, 2012
 Time:  5:00
 Place: GA Tech
Cost: $0

  

The IFMA Associates committee has identified a panel of professionals that will offer insight and direction on how to best network with professional members. This event will focus on providing tools to associate members to aid in getting the most out of your IFMA membership. The professionals will offer experience and advice on topics such as: selling by networking, how to distinguish yourself from other vendors, how to establish relationships, etc.
 

The goal of this event will be to educate our associate members on how to utilize the resources of IFMA as a tool for business growth. The event will be located in the incredible board room overlooking the Georgia Tech football field of the GT Wardlaw Center. A gate code for parking will be provided to all that register. Food and drinks will be provided by the Associates committee. For questions, contact Jeff DellaMaggiora (404-644-7603, jeffd@humanscale.com).

 

 

 

Click here to register

 

Apco

 

Upcoming Tour: Georgia Tech Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons
 

Date: January 12, 2012
Time: 
3:30pm

Cost: $10   

  

Please join us on January 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm for a tour of Georgia Tech's new innovative learning center, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. This new facility is located in the heart of the campus adjacent to the library.

 

The sustainability features include: solar panels, a roof garden, carbon dioxide sensors in each classroom, a 1.4 million gallon cistern, daylight harvesting to bring natural daylight into the spaces, and use of recycled materials. The facility is striving to achieve LEED Platinum certification. In addition to being environmentally responsible, Clough Commons provides unique opportunities as a learning lab for students in a wide range of disciplines.

 

 

Register for this Event

 

LEED EBOM Project Certification

Education Program - LEED - Specific Course and Tour - LEED Project Certification EXISTING BUILDING OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE

 

Date: January 19, 2012
 Time: 3:30-5:30
 Place: Kimberly-Clark HQ
 
Cost: $35

 

This course will cover information for certification of a LEED Existing Building project, Kimberly-Clark Building 100 in Roswell, Georgia.   Attendees will implement knowledge of a practical and real-world LEED project, develop LEED Online and project credit submittal skills, and participate in a collaborative forum to review LEED requirements. A tour of Building 100 is included and attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for participation as a team member on the Building 100 LEED EBOM certification project. The course will be taught by LEED Accredited Professionals and practitioners.  

 

Register here

 

 

 

Emerging Leaders Event: Bowling!

 

Date: February 9, 2012 

Time: 4pm

Cost: $10

Place: 300 Bowling Alley

 

The cost per person is $35.00. This includes ball and shoe rental, bowling lane, food and soft drinks and there will be a cash bar. What we want to do is charge $10.00 per person to help offset some of the cost. Also we will be doing a raffle. If an IFMA member signs up for the event and brings a potential new professional member the guest will not be charged to attend the event and the member will receive 1 raffle ticket for a $50.00 Visa gift card. If the guest is under the age of 35 years old and is a potential new professional IFMA Emerging Leader the member who invited them will receive 2 raffle tickets for the gift card.

 

Contact Person for questions: Chris Sword - 678-849-7259. Chris.sword@floodbrothers.net 

 

Register Here

 

Past Events

 

Recap: December Holiday Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

IFMA_1111214 174

   

IFMA Atlanta held its annual awards ceremony on December 14 at the Piedmont Driving Club. Congratulations to this year's award recipients:  

 

Martha Osborne CFM Award: Ken Stephenson

Harry Ludwig Community Service Award: Rick Yarbrough

Outstanding Associate Award: Lauren McLeroy

Distinguished Member Award: Ken Bryson
Achievement in FM Award: Joyce Roper

 

The luncheon also raised money and supplies for the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women - a worthy cause that gives a helping hand to needy women.

 

Please check our Flickr gallery for this event to see more pictures from the December event.

 

IFMA_1111214 054

Interested in contributing an article - or even in joining the Newsletter committee?  If so, then contact our Newsletter Committee Chair, Joseph Geierman, at joseph@ifmaatlanta.org