ARCHIBUS Nexus 2017
The Conference that Connects the Dots.
...So You Can Realize the Possibilities Using ARCHIBUS.
Once a year, members of the ARCHIBUS Federated Eco-System gather together to share their recent projects, learn about the latest ARCHIBUS technology and, most importantly, Connect. The ARCHIBUS Nexus conference is an exciting event that will expose you to new possibilities in your real estate and facilities management career and allow you to make connections with your peers that will last a lifetime. When you attend Nexus, you become an integral part of this vibrant community.
This year, we invite you to Connect the dots… to Realize your possibilities. By connecting information and people, you create real value for yourself, your organization, and fellow ARCHIBUS users around the world. That is what ARCHIBUS Nexus 2017 is all about – connecting you with real estate and facilities professionals and bringing your career development to the next level so that you can realize your own potential.
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With Business presentations, Technical educational and training sessions, and a Product Café, ARCHIBUS Nexus 2017 provides a uniquely operations-enhancing, career-advancing experience. Become an expert in your field with a deeper knowledge of strategic space planning, asset lifecycle management, or streamlining maintenance with the Operations Console, while learning to strategically plan and implement at the portfolio level, preparing yourself to take the next “step Up” in your organization.
Join us in National Harbor, Maryland April 30 – May 3
Connect with fellow industry professionals
ARCHIBUS Nexus Gala Event at Sunset Room of Wolfgang Puck on the Potomac
Music at the Gala provided by String Attack performing as a string quartet with two violins, cello and string bass. String Attack offers a fresh sound performing upbeat Top 40 pop hits of the decades including the music of Michael Jackson, Adele, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Train, Pharrell Williams, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Journey, Cee Lo Green, Abba, Clapton and others.
Product News: Condition Assessment
The condition of an organization’s physical asset portfolio – including outstanding deficiencies and deferred maintenance items – can adversely affect asset service life and the ability to support core business functions. A proper understanding of an asset's condition is necessary in order to keep the asset at maximum operating efficiency, minimize asset downtime, and understand when the asset should be replaced. Just as an organization needs to know what assets it has in order to formulate an Asset Management Plan, it also needs to know the condition of its assets in order to create an asset maintenance plan and schedule. Knowing the condition of the organization's assets is key to true asset management through the entire lifecycle.
One of the most important jobs of a FM professional is to ensure that an organization's assets are in optimal condition. This means not only getting assets repaired quickly when they break, but also making sure that they are not going to break in the first place and are operating at the proper efficiency and capacity. While this job is incredibly important, it is not as simple as issuing a preventive work order to repair a broken part – preventive maintenance requires creating and following a maintenance schedule. FM professionals must assess the present condition of all of the assets in the organization's portfolio in order to create this maintenance schedule, and they need to record the condition of the organization's assets during the maintenance process in order to ensure that the schedule is effective for implementation.
Condition assessment is an important step in both capital budgeting and capital project processes. Knowing the real condition of an organization's asset portfolio enables FM professionals to demonstrate how costs are associated with corrective measures and to plan the required capital needed to address the critical identified deficiencies. Similarly, an organization must assess the condition of its asset portfolio in order to identify areas which require capital projects to raise operating efficiency.
Clearly, knowing the condition of your organization's assets is vital to effective asset management at all levels. However, it is no easy task to analyze the condition of assets across an organization's entire portfolio and to keep that information up to date throughout maintenance processes and day-to-day operations. The ARCHIBUS Condition Assessment provides the tools you will need to address these challenges and to manage the condition of your organization's assets systematically.
How does ARCHIBUS Condition Assessment maximize your organization's stewardship of its assets over their entire lifecycle?
Web-based ARCHIBUS Condition Assessment provides an objective, dynamic process for evaluating physical assets to help substantiate corrective action. The application helps coordinate teams to assess the conditions of even large and dispersed facility and asset portfolios. It ensures completeness of coverage by assigning assessors specific checklists of tasks, and it accepts data from both mobile devices and Web forms. Using the application, each asset is assigned a numerical rating to determine the level of risk it poses to the organization’s overall mission.
When presented in the Condition Assessment Scoreboard, these values help you quickly determine how an asset rates in areas such as life safety, regulatory compliance, operational support, or in other user-defined categories. This scoreboard enables you to objectively identify situations that require the most immediate corrective action.
After the deficiencies are identified and prioritized, users can seamlessly and proactively take action on these assessment items – by grouping them into capital packages for funding using the ARCHIBUS Capital Budgeting application and/or issuing work requests, using the ARCHIBUS On Demand Work application, which can route the tasks to in-house or out-sourced service providers for resolution.
ARCHIBUS Condition Assessment provides a wide range of benefits for an organization, including:
- Reducing the total cost of ownership by extending asset service life
- Minimizing inefficient use of resources by supporting objective prioritization of issues for correction
- Lowering administrative overhead by simplifying the process of information collection, aggregation, analysis, and reporting
- Increasing the accuracy of cost projections and repair versus replace decisions through rapid access to current and historical information
- Shortening the capital funding process by providing accurate, complete, and defensible condition assessment findings
Condition Assessment can be used on its own, or in conjunction with Project Management, Capital Planning, and On Demand Work in order to address all aspects of planning and implementing a capital project. You can read more about On Demand Work in last month's Asset, and keep an eye out for information about Project Management and Capital Planning.
Read how St. Joseph's Health Care London used ARCHIBUS Condition Assessment to identify the costs and efforts associated with upgrading major components of its portfolio, as well as the risk associated with neglecting the upgrades here, and hear directly from Bruno Labate, Director of Facilities Engineering, here.
Take the Next Step with ARCHIBUS Users’ Groups
Get the most out of being a part of the ARCHIBUS community by joining your local ARCHIBUS Users’ Group (AUG) and sharing insights and product information with your colleagues.
There is always room for more inquiring minds, so keep an eye on the ARCHIBUS Events Page for upcoming meetings, and find out more about how joining an ARCHIBUS Users' Group can elevate your experience in the ARCHIBUS community here.
ARCHIBUS Training: In demand...and indispensable
Learn how to take full advantage of ARCHIBUS to enhance your productivity by signing up for our outstanding selection of ARCHIBUS training programs. ARCHIBUS, Inc. offers a wide range of training options to serve all levels of trainees — from novice through advanced — and allows you to design a curriculum that best meets your specific requirements.
Courses can be arranged and customized for an organization's special requirements and delivered on-site. If you are interested in on-site training, please contact the Training Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-227-2508.
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