December 2016 Breakfast – 2017 Title 24 and Regulation Updates

California’s energy efficiency standards are updated periodically.  The updates continue to raise the bar for minimum energy performance in California buildings. At this presentation, the chapter learned about energy and lighting code updates that address goals such as:

  • Ensuring new and existing buildings achieve cost-effective energy efficiency
  • Preserving outdoor and indoor environmental quality
  • Make buildings more comfortable
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Lower energy costs

Please see the presentation about Title 24 Lighting Standards here.

For the presentation about what’s new in the Title 24 code, click here.

For the Future of California Buildings, click here.

Also, please see the below links for further information:

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Submitted by Steve Milinkevich, Corovan Moving & Storage

 

 


November 2016 Luncheon – Scaling the Magic – The Culture Advantage

Why is it that 70% of employees would rather be anyplace else than at work? Why has the survival rate of our largest companies dropped from an average of 60 years to less than 12 over the last generation? Why do more than 70% of strategic initiatives fail? There one common thread that leads back to the culture of the workplace.

Who owns culture? Who knows how to shift and shape it? In this presentation you will hear what more than 60 leaders discovered after two years of exploring what the most engaging companies do differently. You will hear how space is key to their strategy for creating and transforming culture.

If innovation is the magic then culture is its stage. Rex will share why and how facility and real estate leaders become the essential magicians to creating the culture advantage.   Fascinating topic by author Rex Miller of Change Your Space Change Your Culture “How engaging workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth”.

Our Speaker, Rex Miller, Principal – Thought Leader mindSHIFT
Rex is an internationally renowned author, advisor and futurist. He holds a Master’s in Strategic Foresight and is one of the most sought-after executive coaches in America. Rex has authored three widely read books and received the 2009 CoreNet Global Innovator Award and the 2015 CoreNet Global Industry Excellence Award. He is also a long-time USPTA Certified Tennis Pro and coached a Hall of Fame golfer, a Hall of Tennis player, and the U.S. Olympic Pole Vault Team.  His book, The Commercial Real Estate Revolution: Nine Transforming Keys to Lowering Costs, Cutting Waste, and Driving Change in a Broken Industry has become the industry primer for owners and companies interested in trust-based project teams and Integrated Project Delivery.

Rex started his career as a facility manager for Southwestern Bell, now AT&T, in 1978. He joined IFMA when it was FMI in 1981. Rex rose through the ranks of the building, manufacturing and construction industry to executive roles in sales and marketing for Fortune 500 companies. He has delivered consistent growth in good and challenging markets by designing and deploying the SWARM™ approach to revenue growth.

See Rex’s Presentation here.

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Submitted by Steve Milinkevich, Corovan Moving & Storage

 


October 2016 Breakfast – “Wellbeing in the Workplace”

Can the workplace be a place where people leave healthier than when they arrive? Are you looking for opportunities to tie your physical space to wellbeing efforts? Are you curious how the physical work environment can connect people to your company’s mission?

There is growing awareness on the issue of worker wellbeing and the economics related to this issue, and we are seeing a paradigm shift on how to measure the effectiveness of space and how space protects an organization’s most valuable asset – their people.  Please join us for an interactive presentation followed by a spirited group discussion on essential cultural aspects, case study examples and best practice sharing relative to Wellbeing in the Workplace.

Our Speaker
Kevin Butler Senior, Ergonomist Wellbeing Consultant
Although Kevin has extensive experience as an ergonomics consultant, for the last several years he has been almost completely dedicated to the holistic topic of Wellbeing.  While Kevin’s primary role at Steelcase began in understanding the meaning of workplace Wellbeing by bench-marking and best-practice-sharing, it has evolved into maximizing his knowledge and expertise as a practitioner.  This is realized by assisting organizations of varying sizes in the design and implementation of their Ergonomic and Wellness program development efforts, always striving to leverage the workplace as a resource to increase both individual and organization Wellbeing. 

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September 2016 Luncheon – “The Sound of Silence”

IFMA San Diego’s September Luncheon was chock-full fun, networking and great information relevant to you and your company’s business!

GUEST SPEAKERS –Today’s Panel, moderated by Mac McCardle of My Office consisted of:

  • Tiffany English, Principal, Ware Malcomb
  • Michael Dardashti, Director of Business Development, North American Snowsound USA
  • Andy Vawter, Director of Sales Engineering, Soft dbI (Speech Privacy Systems)

They discussed the form, function and design of the acoustical environment. See the presentations below from each of the speakers.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Foundation Update (Lisa Chappell):
    • Lisa and the Executive Committee of IFMA San Diego presented the IFMA Foundation a check for $10,000 for the Scholarship Fund. Special guests from the IFMA Found Included:
      • Kenton Miller, Chair
      • Nancy Johnson, 2nd Vice Chair & IFMA Fellow
  • Membership Committee (Lydia Reyes & Ben Friesen):
    • Introduced three new members to our Chapter.
  • World Work Place (David Suter)
    • There are still multiple volunteers needed for a variety of events during World Work Place. Please check your schedule and volunteer where you can!

See the presentation from the 3 speakers here:

Submitted by Aron R. Fleck, C&M Relocation Systems.

 


August 2016 Luncheon – Active Shooter Presentation

Run, Hide, Fight!

If an active shooter situation took place in your facility, would you be ready? Thanks to Special Agent Pete Acevedo, attendees from this month’s IFMA San Diego luncheon can now consider themselves more prepared.

Facility managers and service providers alike packed into Phil’s Barbecue restaurant in Point Loma for August’s special “Active Shooter” presentation. During the presentation, attendees watched two separate videos detailing how to react in an active shooter situation. One video from the Department of Homeland Security, titled “Run, Hide, Fight,” instructed viewers to do just that in a real-life active shooter situation.

Did you know that a high percentage of active shooter incidents end in five minutes or less? “It’s all about being prepared!” Acevedo told the group. Acevedo has been employed with Sempra Energy for eight years as a Special Agent and maintains security at several SDG&E locations. In the past, he worked as a Detective with the Escondido Police Department, working on special assignments ranging from field training to hostage negotiations.

Acevedo ended his presentation with a few take-away tips, or “immediate actions,” for IFMA San Diego attendees:

  • Have a plan.
  • Walk through and/or visualize actions.
  • Develop your situational awareness.
  • Ask questions now.
  • “See something, hear something, say something.”

See attached presentation here.

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July 2016 Leverage Your Beverage – Spectrum1

Wednesday, July 20th wasn’t a “cool” day… at least not until IFMA San Diego event attendees beat the heat with beverages, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and a facility tour of Spectrum1.

Spectrum1, owned by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, is one of San Diego’s latest (and greatest) development projects. The property houses life science companies and perfectly pairs work with whimsy by incorporating a tree house-inspired design concept.

IFMA San Diego’s Leverage Your Beverage guests were treated to a tour of the facility by members of Alexandria Real Estate Equities and DPR Construction.  From tire swings and garden gnomes to breathtaking views, Spectrum1 brought new surprises around every corner.

Service providers, facility managers, and property managers who weren’t able to take advantage of the building tour, enjoyed an evening of networking, raffle prizes and barbecue-inspired eats. All in all, this month’s Leverage Your Beverage was a networking event to remember!

IMG_Rachel 60x92Submitted by Rachel Willis, Brad Stoner Painting

 

 


June 2016 Breakfast – “Financial Metrics & Financial Pro Forma”

What does it take to sell your project?

Whether you’re proposing a project to a client or your own company, you’ll need something. According to Cameron Pack, account manager with Trane and IFMA’s June breakfast speaker, that something is a story – also known as “project justification”.

Did you know that the decision-making process of each new project involves the perspective of 5.4 people? Different information is required to speak to those different perspectives. Knowing what’s important to a company could make the ultimate difference – from hard numbers to environmental impact.

During the presentation, Cameron spoke about selling “solutions” rather than a product or service. Attendees also learned about life cycles, comparing projects, the time value of money and creating a financial summary.

IFMA’s breakfast presentation took an interactive turn when Cameron broke out a pro forma sample in Excel and the real practice began! Check out Cameron’s example pro forma sheet here.

To view the “Financial Metrics & Financial Pro Forma” PowerPoint, click here.

IMG_Rachel 60x92Submitted by Rachel Willis, Brad Stoner Painting

 

 


June 2016 Luncheon – The “WELL” Building Standard

June’s luncheon brought us Jennifer Berthelot, who is the President and CEO of A SustainAble Production (ASAP). ASAP is a woman owned sustainability and WELLness consulting firm. ASAP provides holistic consulting services including sustainable, regenerative, resilient and healthy design & construction for single buildings, communities and entire cities; LEED certification; and WELL certification. As a Sustainability, LEED, and WELL Consultant; Jennifer has extensive experience with the USGBC’s various LEED rating systems including LEED for Homes, New Construction, Core & Shell, Commercial Interiors, Schools, Retail, Volume and more.

Have you heard about the WELL Building Standard® (WELL)?  It’s the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness and it’s coming our way! It marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research – harnessing the built environment as a vehicle to support human health and wellbeing.

The Introduction to the WELL Building Standard provides an overview of the ideology, structure, and certification process. The medical basis for the concept categories is introduced along with design and construction strategies to create healthy buildings. The time has come to elevate human health and comfort to the forefront of building practices and reinvent buildings that are not only better for the planet—but also for people. The presentation below will introduce how to do this using the WELL Building Standard as the framework.

See the presentation here.


March 2016 Facility Tour – 32nd Street Naval Base

IFMA San Diego’s 32nd St. Naval Base tour was fun, entertaining and great information on present, past and future!

Speaker: Dennis Keck

Dennis Keck led the group on a bus tour around two different locations called the wet side and the dry side. On the wet side, we were shown the many varieties of naval ships that were docked for repairs. There were ships that are manned by civilians, coast guard and navy personnel.

On the dry side, we were shown the new and old barracks that the Navy personnel reside in during the ship repairs.

After touring both the wet and dry side of the naval base, we were able to see what was described as a small city next to the lovely San Diego.

Jimmy Yen HS Excerpt written by Jimmy Yen, Quintiles  

 


March 2016 Luncheon – Sony Electronics Tour and Discussion

IFMA San Diego’s March Luncheon was chock-full fun, networking and great information relevant to you and your company’s business!

Speakers:
Linda Zubiate, Principal Carrier Johnson + Culture
David Bertolette, Senior Manager of Facilities Sony

Linda Zubiate a Principal with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE an award-winning architectural design firm, highlighted the key project management process that lead to the design and construction of the Sony Headquarters 26 month schedule.  Engagement and Integration of Client Brand, Staff and Facilities Management from the onset of the project became vital in setting the goals and visions of the project were key to the success.

Designated decision makers were chosen among the Architect, Contractor, Sony Executive Team and Facilities.  These strategic decision maker’s communications were  key in championing the vision and goals of the project  and the cornerstone that facilitated the implementation of the Sony building design,  handling of changes and decisions both in design and construction throughout the duration of the project  meeting  Sony Headquarter completion  on June 15, 2009 on time 26 months after it’s start.

David Bertolette the Senior Manager of Facilities with Sony Electronics

David lead a great discussion to the past, present and future of Sony Headquarters. David brings very good points to the discussion in regards to having an exit strategy, multi-divisional building and the life cycle of equipment. When creating a beautiful building you have to keep in mind of how marketable the building will be in the future, how mobile and flexible can your rooms be or how up to date the equipment will be once construction is complete. These are some lessons learned from the creation and completion of the San Diego Sony Headquarters.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
Membership Committee (Lydia Reyes & Ben Friesen):

  • Introduced five new members to our Chapter.

Sponsorship Committee

  • Become a Platinum, Silver, or Bronze Sponsor and you will be entered into the 1st Prize drawing to have your company recognized on the field in front of thousands of people at the Home Plate Ceremony! 2nd Prize is the opportunity to be on the field with the Padres during batting practice. There are multiple opportunity to win, so become a sponsor today! For more information or purchase your sponsorship contact Kirsten Finneran today at kfinneran@ussecurityassociates.com

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 Inked by IFMA

  • Does your company do business with one or more of IFMA San Diego’s many exceptional service providers? We’d like to celebrate these Inked by IFMA relationships by sharing them with chapter members to promote this valuable trend and recognize Facility Managers and Service Providers. Email Kirsten Finneran at kfinneran@ussecurityassociates.com with the names of IFMA Companies you do business with today!

SDYS Donations Needed

  • The Community Service Committee will be collecting women’s and Men’s professional wear during the months of March and April. Men’s Docker style pants and polos are in great need. Email Vicky Cate for more information or to coordinate donation pick up at vicky@evergreeninteriors.net

Jimmy Yen HS Excerpt written by Jimmy Yen, Quintiles

 


February 2016 Leverage Your Beverage – Alesmith Facility and Tasting Room

Many people were leveraging their beverages at IFMA’s February event at the AleSmith Brewery.

AleSmith, located at 9990 AleSmith Court, named the number one consumer rated brewery by ratebeer.com, is San Diego’s second oldest craft brewery. (Karl Strauss is the oldest.) Established in 1995, AleSmith opened its 100,000 square foot, state of the art tasting room and brewery in 2015.

To make room for their vats, the brewery had to literally raise the roof. Fortunately, they’re located in San Diego, where the weather is excellent, because they passed on the expense of enclosing the space between the old and new ceiling level.

IFMA attendees received one free drink ticket (good for one pint or three samplers), a 24oz bottle of AleSmith’s Nut Brown Ale (to go); a delicious buffet, and all the Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream they could eat (thanks Ephraim!)

There were two tours provided:

The first, concentrated on AleSmith’s facility and discussed craft brewery challenges. One is the water use to beer production ratio. Currently, AleSmith requires seven gallons of water to produce one gallon of beer. That’s below the ten to one industry average but higher than the local leader, Stone Brewery, which is operating at a two to one ratio.

The second tour focused on AleSmith’s brewing process and bottling machinery. Unfortunately, there was no demonstration of the machinery but you can check it out in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpyxf8-n3ns

Many in attendance stayed for duration of the event (At least I think they did). Fun was had by both Facility Managers and their vendor partners. Proving again that IFMA San Diego is one of the closest professional associations in existence.

Submitted by John Gelhard, Heaviland Landscape Management


February 2016 Luncheon – Is Your Thinking Limiting Your Success?

Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?

According to Leisa Reid, from Productive Learning, IFMA’s February luncheon speaker, it does.

No matter what conscious thoughts you have regarding achieving a personal or professional goal, it’s your subconscious thoughts that dominate your thinking and dictate your results.

Leisa put the group through a number of exercises. On one, she asked for a show of hands – Who would like more money? Everyone raised a hand. Then she held up a five dollar bill. What would you do for this five dollar bill? After a few moments of people raising their hands and offering suggestions, Barry Garson, from J & M Keystone, simply walked up and snatched the money. Leisa’s point was: people say they want something but when given the opportunity to go and get it, they think of all the reasons why they can’t.

In another exercise, she displayed three numbers and asked which one was the most unique. Most of the audience concentrated on the three numbers listed and didn’t consider the number in the bullet header. Here Leisa wanted to show the group the importance of slowing down their thinking and looking at things differently.

Overall, it was a spirited presentation that was both entertaining and thought provoking. Many members sought out Leisa afterwards with further questions about the presentation and the two day course her company was offering.

If you would like help unleashing your brain and achieving personal and professional goals, contact Leisa Reid, from Productive Learning, at leisa@productivelearning.com or 949-632-4988.

Submitted by Heidi Bell, Clean Earth Restorations


February 2016 Luncheon – Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?

According to Leisa Reid, from Productive Learning, IFMA’s February luncheon speaker, it does.

No matter what conscious thoughts you have regarding achieving a personal or professional goal, it’s your subconscious thoughts that dominate your thinking and dictate your results.

Leisa led the group through a number of exercises. On one, she asked for a show of hands – Who would like more money? Everyone raised a hand. Then she held up a five dollar bill. Who is most committed to having it? After a few moments of hesitation, Barry Garson, from J&M Keystone, simply walked up and snatched the money. Leisa’s point was: we often say we want something, but  our thoughts (reasons) keep us from actually moving forward.

In another exercise, Leisa displayed three numbers and asked which one was the most unique. Most of the audience concentrated on the three numbers listed and didn’t consider the numbers in the bullet header ( 1), 2), 3)). We learned that there are many opportunities that we miss due to limited thinking.  We are often applying rules to situations in which the rules have changed.

Overall, it was a spirited presentation that was both entertaining and thought provoking. Many members sought Leisa out afterwards with further questions about the presentation and the two-day workshop with Productive Learning, “Beyond Reasons.”

For those of you interested in a deep dive into the reasons that are keeping you from having the ideal results you want, contact Leisa Reid, from Productive Learning, at leisa@productivelearning.com or 949-632-4988.

Submitted by Heidi Bell, Clean Earth Restorations


January 2016: San Diego – A Case Study of Invention and Reinvention

View the presentation here.