JOIN US FOR OUR NEW WEB SERIES
The Simplar Foundation is pleased to announce a free new interactive web series, “Ask the FM Doctor”, sponsored by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). In this first-of-its-kind virtual discussion, facility experts provide practical advice in addressing today’s operations, maintenance, workplace management, and procurement challenges. Here’s how it works:
• Teaching Moment (15 minutes): the FM Doctor will kick things off with a brief presentation targeted at a specific topic
• FM Virtual Peer Group (30 minutes): next, we will split up into small groups and give attendees an opportunity to network with each other and have a discussion on a relevant topic. Learn More [links to the FM Virtual Peer group description]
• Ask the FM Doctor – Office Hours (15 minutes or until the questions run out!): we’ll come back together for an open Q&A session. Have a challenging contract renewal? Have a unique situation with O&M? Bring your questions and let’s get it figured out!
Third Tuesday of every month starting at 12:00pm Central US Time (GMT -06:00).
Register For Ask The FM Doctor Event
We will send you your personal admission credentials via email.
Upcoming Ask the FM Doctor Events
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Using Drones to Inspect Roofs and Buildings – Don’t Break a Leg!
Drones can be used to conduct inspections of roofs or other hazardous areas, survey overall site layouts, and more. We wil review the recommended drones specifically for facility managers, costs, training requirements, and applicable laws.
Quick Start Guide to Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Facility Management
Many owners are starting to require BIM models as part of their construction standards, and yet FMs often don’t really know where to get started. What are the common software applications out there? How can an FM be a savvy BIM user on the next renovation project? What is a clash detection report anyway? Walk away with practical guidance on how to maximize your BIM knowledge
Using Ai in Facilities Management
Discover how artificial intelligence can revolutionize the field of facilities management in this interactive online session. You’ll learn how AI can streamline maintenance programs, optimize real estate investments, and reshape the way facilities managers operate. Embrace the future of technology and learn to make more efficient, strategic decisions in your role.
Virtual Peer Groups
The Virtual Peer Groups provide attendees an opportunity to network in one of four areas below. We’ll provide a suggested topic, and invite attendees to provide feedback and advice with each other.
|Operations & Maintenance||Talk shop and all things technical. Not sure how to fix a nagging problem? Need recommendations for your preventative maintenance program?|
|Technology||All things IT including software, hardware, system integrator, and more.|
|Procurement||Statement of Work Development, Creating a Good RFP (janitorial, roofing, maintenance, elevators, the list goes on…)|
|Workplace||Space planning, return to work, hybrid models, future planning, helping employees be more productive… ask your questions and give advice!|
TEACHING MOMENTS ARCHIVES
After each Teaching Moment, we’ll post the recording here. Check back soon!