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Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

  • 1.  Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 05-31-2018 01:57 PM
    Fellow CAFM Members, The CAFM Advisory Group (AG) would like to ask you for your thoughts and suggestions on subject matter you would like to see the AG Team focus on, gather more information on, have linked to or posted to our website or even work into a Workshop submission to AIA for the 2019 AIA National Convention with will be in Las Vegas, May, 2019.  Please let us know your thoughts and thank you in advance.

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    Robert Dazel, AIA, CSI, LEED GA
    Marketing Manager - Strategic Accounts
    Dryvit Systems, Inc.
    Monroe MI
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    AIA Conference on Architecture June 22-25 Chicago


  • 2.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-26-2018 09:47 AM
    I believe there is a need for existing building assessments and frameworks / guidelines for doing them. Topics range across existing building documentation, life safety, energy compliance, operational best practices, historic preservation, and disaster recovery to name a few. All of these form foundations for architectural expertise / services which engage owners / clients with professionals like ourselves. 

    Does anyone else have thoughts or suggestions about pursuing this topic further?

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    Mark Handy AIA
    Director of Building Data Solutions
    TRC Worldwide Engineering
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 3.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-27-2018 06:54 PM
    Mark,

    There is a robust due diligence industry in place now doing exactly that...check out EMG, bureau Veritas, AEI, Nova Consulting, CBRE, just to name a very very few in this sector. Truth in advertising, I'm the architect that brings these companies onboard the equally robust technical report-writing platform to perform this work, Quire (www.openquire.com). 

    It's an exciting sector of architecture and building investigation to be working in.



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  • 4.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-28-2018 06:23 PM
    The discipline you are describing is "forensic architecture."

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    Alan Burcope, AIA, MBA, LEED-AP
    Senior Forensic Architect
    NV5, Inc.
    Orlando, FL
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  • 5.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-28-2018 04:28 PM
    Mark,
    Loraine is correct about the existing building assessments work that are regularly being done.  I regularly provide my services in assessing conditions of building envelope façade and roof systems.  I have provided such services for Partner and Terracon. 


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    Loraine E. DeBelser AIA
    Posted 21 hours ago
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    Mark,

    There is a robust due diligence industry in place now doing exactly that...check out EMG, bureau Veritas, AEI, Nova Consulting, CBRE, just to name a very very few in this sector. Truth in advertising, I'm the architect that brings these companies onboard the equally robust technical report-writing platform to perform this work, Quire (www.openquire.com).

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    George Blackburn, AIA
    Blackburn Architecture
    Carrollton, Texas
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    AIA Conference on Architecture June 22-25 Chicago


  • 6.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-28-2018 08:26 PM
    I work for the National Park Service and we do assessments on existing buildings every year. In most cases these assessments are very detailed and can involve hundreds of buildings and structures at a time. Our Commercial Services Program uses the data to determine operating and maintenance costs for properties we assign to concessioners to manage for the Service. The topics include deferred maintenance, component renewal, life safety, historic preservation, preventative maintenance, recurring maintenance, etc... This is an area that we have a hard time finding architects who have the required background and experience to provide the services we need which never ceases to surprises me. I agree with your comment!



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  • 7.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-29-2018 05:48 PM
    Up here at the upper-left corner of the continental USA map, the State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has a building condition survey/assessment process.  There are criteria for grading various elements of school buildings from excellent (new) to poor.  Rankings for those are aggregated for an overall numerical rating.

    OSPI offers training for architects and engineers who would be interested in providing the service.

    I'd say that the ratings are useful for overview purposes; once a decision is made to do work on a structure, more investigation is needed.



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  • 8.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 07-03-2018 10:48 AM
    ASTM and HUD have standard guidelines, i.e.
    PNA, CNA, GPNA, etc.



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  • 9.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-26-2018 02:29 PM
    ​Bob,

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    William Reeves AIA
    Partner
    Marmon Mok, LLP Architecture
    San Antonio TX
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    AIA Conference on Architecture June 22-25 Chicago


  • 10.  RE: Request for website content, subject matter and workshop submission topics

    Posted 06-26-2018 02:33 PM
    Trends in ​Campus Security appears to be a topic brought to the forefront regarding all the recent images in the news.  Advances in technology, education and training of staff, facility design are all topics which I believe would be of interest to our membership.

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    William Reeves AIA
    Partner
    Marmon Mok, LLP Architecture
    San Antonio TX
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    AIA Conference on Architecture June 22-25 Chicago