Startup San Diego

Startup Week is June 19 – 23 2017 !! STARTUPS, DEVELOPERS, MENTORS, SPEAKERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS & TALENT Once a year, Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs to share progress, exchange resources, and celebrate the thriving innovation community. We’re putting all our efforts into bringing together the community to showcase exciting local innovation, share resources and knowledge, and strengthen connections. Sign Up...

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IFMA Member Recognized for 40 Under 40 Award

The 2017 40 Under 40 winners have set the bar high: Each winner is an example of the best and the brightest in the building industry. 2017 40 Under 40: Noel Maestre, PE, LEED AP; 34 Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer, CRB Jack Smith, Content Manager, and Amara Rozgus, Editor-in-Chief 05/15/2017 Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer; CRB, Carlsbad, Calif. BS Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park Maestre is a project manager, shareholder, and leader of CRB’s San Diego biopharmaceutical team, which specializes in the design, start-up, and qualification of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and advanced-technology facilities. He has spent his career with CRB, starting in the Philadelphia area more than 11 years ago and then relocating to San Diego in 2009. His responsibilities include team leadership (and mentoring the 30-person team), business development, client-account management, and business operations. Maestre’s technical background lies in the design and specification of biopharmaceutical laboratories and industrial mechanical systems including cleanrooms, HVAC, high-purity piping systems, process utilities, mechanical utilities, and central plants. He has built relationships with notable and up-and-coming biotech and pharmaceutical firms. He participated in career days at the CoOp School in San Diego. The CoOp School is a San Diego Cooperative Charter school that values family, diversity, creativity, and academic excellence. Maestre participates in the Genentech Relay For Life annual golf tournament, of which proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. He and...

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San Diego Chapter Sponsors IFMA Foundation Golf Tournament

The San Diego Chapter of IFMA proudly sponsors the IFMA Foundation Annual Golf Tournament.  There is still 1 foursome available to play on.  If you are interested, email David Suter.  First Come, first serve.  There are also several foursomes and sponsorship opportunities available.  See below. If you haven’t already signed up, I invite you to join us for the IFMA Foundation’s 2017 Southern California Annual Benefit Golf Tournament presented by the San Diego Chapter of IFMA. If you have already signed up – we thank you for your support! Hopefully you are aware that Southern California is the primary pilot program region for the Foundation’s Global Workforce Initiative – the results of which are serving as a template for other regions to begin the work of introducing students to FM careers and ensuring FM training and education is in place for those looking to enter the profession.  As a direct result of our Southern California pilot programs, a new 2-year associates business degree with FM certificate is starting this fall at Chaffey Community College! We hope that you’ll join us later this month for this year’s event.  Great sponsorship opportunities and foursomes are still available.  Here’s the details, but please don’t hesitate to contact the team if you have any questions or comments. Tournament...

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Apple’s New Campus Has Cutting-Edge Features That Will Amaze You

Apple Park, the tech giant’s soon-to-be-completed new headquarters, was the final vision of the firm’s inimitable founder: Steve Jobs. So invested in the project was Jobs that his final public appearance before his death on October 5, 2011, was addressing a group of Cupertino council members to pitch his vision for the 175-acre plot of land that would house his company for the next century. “We’ve come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building,” said Jobs during the address. “We’ve seen these office parks with lots of buildings, and they get pretty boring pretty fast…so...

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Amazon’s Expansive Biodomes Get Their First of 40,000 Plants

RON GAGLIARDO JUST might have the most unusual job at Amazon. He spends most of his time tending to the thousands of plants destined for the Spheres, the 90-foot bulbous glass dome in the middle of Amazon’s sprawling campus in downtown Seattle. Last week, Gagliardo watched as workers pulled an Australian tree fern off of an Amazon Prime truck, carried it through a particularly wide door in one of the spheres, and plopped it into the soil. Australian tree ferns are hardy, primordial plants that can reach 50 feet tall and “a favorite among greenhouse staff,” says Gagliardo. This...

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IFMA introduces European Advisory Board at World Workplace Europe

IFMA’s European Advisory Board met for the first time at the World Workplace Europe 2017 Conference and Expo, held 30 May through 1 June in Stockholm, Sweden. The board, one of a handful of regional advisory groups, serves to advise the organization on matters that will enhance engagement of IFMA members in the region and support the European IFMA chapters by helping them to expand their membership through insights, knowledge, education, events and networking. Read...

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Solar Array Yields Environmental—and Economic—Rewards

Building green sometimes comes at a considerable cost, but integral green design can reduce that cost premium. A new office building in Palo Alto, California, which achieved a Platinum rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), demonstrates that it can also benefit all of its participants economically as well as ecologically. The 86,900-square-foot (8,000 sq m) Hanover Page Mill office building in the technology-based Stanford Research Park creates the following benefits for each party: Read...

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IFMA, RICS celebrate World FM Day 2017

In honor of World FM Day, IFMA is pleased to join professionals and organizations from around the globe — including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) — in recognizing the contributions of facility management (FM) to our world. While May 17 is designated as World FM Day this year, IFMA and RICS are celebrating the positive impact of facility management on health, safety, productivity and well-being all week. Read...

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