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Monthly Chapter Meeting

When: 4:15 PM
Where: Radisson Airport North
427 N 44th St
Phoenix, Arizona  85008
Contact: Allison Black

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Facility Engineer of Tomorrow

Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University

The Facility Manager/Engineer of the Future will be required to dominantly reduce cost and increase performance and value to the facility owner.  The traditional approach has been to manage and direct the contractors, forcing the contractors to reduce their cost through low cost bidding.  This approach has resulted in the outsourcing of FMs. Over the last 25 years, a new approach, often called the Facility Manager of Tomorrow or the Best Value Approach, has FMs identifying and utilizing the expertise of expert contractors.  The new approach has led to a reduction of cost of 30% and on time and on budget project performance.  The new approach utilizes the vendors expertise instead of the FM directing the vendors.  The contract documents are written by the contractors instead of the owner’s engineers and architects.  The documentation is more simplistic using the language of metrics.  It transfers accountability.  The simplicity of the approach also minimizes the decision making of the FM.    The FM also does not transfer risk, but utilizes the expertise of the vendor and transparency to mitigate risk. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. How to communicate in the language of the C-Suite.
  2. How to replace the management, direction and control to minimize risk with the identification and utilization of expertise. 
  3. How to reduce project cost and increase project performance and value.
  4. How to force contractors to preplan, take accountability and mitigate risk


Chapter meeting sponsored by Total Building Commissioning (TBC)



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