The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease strives to reduce the overall occurrence of Legionnaires’ disease. While we most often hear about outbreaks, sporadic cases of Legionnaires’ disease comprise the vast majority of all cases. In fact, 96% of Legionnaires’ cases are individual and not associated with an outbreak of two or more cases from a common location and timeframe. Unfortunately, individual cases do not receive the investigations, media coverage, or policy response that outbreaks do, despite accounting for virtually all cases each year. The only meaningful way to reduce cases of Legionnaires’ disease is to better understand what drives sporadic Legionnaires’ disease and address by prioritizing root cause water management awareness, practices, and policies. The free, virtual conference is scheduled for October 19, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT. Participants can expect to gain a greater appreciation and understanding of sporadic Legionnaires’ disease, the current gaps in research and response to sporadic Legionnaires’ disease, and root-cause prevention approaches that seek to address these individual cases — as well as outbreaks.
Uptime Institute’s comprehensive 11th annual survey’s findings reveal significant growth but also increasing complexity and challenges for owners and operators of mission-critical digital infrastructure, and for the suppliers that serve them. Uptime Institute will discuss this year’s survey results and reveal what operators around the world are thinking, doing and planning in the areas of resiliency, sustainability, efficiency, staffing, using the cloud, edge, densities and new technology adoption.
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The 6th Annual Southwest Buildings & Facilities Management (SWBFM2021) Trade Show & Conference will feature over 150 companies displaying products and services necessary for the operation, management, maintenance and renovation of buildings and facilities in the Southwest US. Running concurrently with the trade show is an educational conference featuring 20 individual one-hour talks covering a wide range of topics including: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Renovation Planning. Conference sponsors and presenters include ASU, ASHE, USGBC, BOMA, ASSP, AEE and IFMA. IFMA – Greater Phoenix provides CFM credits, and AFE provides CEU credits for all 20 Conference Talks.
(This event was postponed from May 19-20, 2021, in the same location.)
(#2 of 3 Webinars) Local governments are increasingly exploring new requirements for improving the energy performance of buildings in the community through policy tools such as Building Performance Standards (BPS). In Webinar 2, USDN invites community-based organizations and frontline communities to learn more about the BPS Framework and implications for community, including potential benefits and harms. To support community organizations in engaging with cities on a BPS-type policy, the group will discuss different components of BPS policy development and how communities can engage to center community priorities.
Webinar 1: Building Performance Standards for Local Governments: Thursday, September 16 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
Webinar 2: Building Performance Standards for Community: Thursday, October 21 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
Webinar 3: Building Performance Standards for Industry Professionals: Thursday, November 18 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
HCD 2021 focuses on how the design and operations of responsibly built hospital and clinic environments directly impact the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. It convenes over 4,000 professionals from across the nation who are involved in the design, construction and management of healthcare facilities to learn and help shape the future of healthcare facility design. The multi-track agenda offers 100+ educational sessions with the latest research, trends, and strategies, including a Facilities and Project Management track and Technology and Innovation track, along with pre-conference workshops, with CEUs available. The event also features networking sessions, facility tours, and an exhibit hall, with 200+ exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services.
LightFair is a premier annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference where light, technology and design converge. This year’s event will feature an in-person conference with a livestream component at the same price. LightFair alternates between East Coast and West Coast sites, normally convening some 28,000 lighting designers, specifiers, architects and engineers from 80 countries, with numerous networking opportunities available. For 2021, expert speakers from diverse disciplines will offer 40 accredited sessions at all levels, covering a broad spectrum of educational topics in six tracks. Over 500 exhibitors from the US and abroad will present new advancements in lighting and technology.
CleanExpo Moscow | PULIRE, organized by MVK with the assistance from the ISSA Pulire network, is a key event of the cleaning industry in Russia and CIS countries. Visitors discover industry trends and innovations, connect with market leaders and key distributors, attend the business program by the CleanExpo Academy, and attract new business partners. Representatives of cleaning companies, dry cleaners, laundries, HoReCa enterprises, food production, medical institutions, car washes, shopping malls, transport infrastructure facilities, and other companies will attend the exhibition. 150 companies exhibited at the last edition, with over 4,500 trade visitors attending from 29 different countries.
IFMA’s premier annual facilities management (FM) workplace conference and expo World Workplace will resume its full-fledged program for 2021, offering nearly 50 educational sessions, keynote speakers, a Welcome Reception, an expo hall, education arenas and IFMA’s Awards of Excellence. This year’s conference starts off with a Deeper Dive Session as well as IFMA Foundation’s Pirate Regatta, an evening of fun and games and pirate competitions.
Now more than ever, coming together to exchange experiences and viewpoints on managing through crisis, anticipating and mitigating risks, developing plans for resilience and forecasting the future of the built world is of the greatest importance to the FM industry. IFMA’s World Workplace is an all-encompassing learning and networking event on facilities and how to manage them, offering FM education, knowledge exchange, career development and professional network building among all professionals who support the built environment.
IFMA lists these five ways benefits of attendance for you and your team, facility and entire organization as you boldly embrace new mindsets on the new world of work:
Manage and master change through better FM processes.
Prepare for the unexpected and emergency situations with greater confidence.
Get answers to big questions for your facility.
Create healthy, sustainable space that supports human and environmental wellness.
Smoothly integrate ever-changing technology for better facility control.
Deeper Dive Session: “The Disaster Experience — When Your Facility Gets Hacked.” Are you prepared to handle a disaster at your facility? This customized, interactive mock-disaster tabletop exercise was designed to put you in the throes of a real-life disaster situation as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any FM will have to make — and deal with the consequences of those decisions! After you’ve finished, you’ll understand the importance of advance disaster planning, effective communication protocols, and understanding the inherent risks in your facilities.
Four Views on PropTech and How it Impacts CRE and FM
Work on the Move 3: Building Better Workplaces after the Pandemic (based on IFMA Foundation’s book: the new hybrid workplace, design for post-pandemic workplace, sustainability and planetary health, and our growing dependence on technology, all integrated with safety, health, well-being, diversity and inclusion)
Women in FM: A Panel Discussion
Office Furniture Built for Today’s Circular Economy
You’ve Got a Seat at the Table — Now What? How to Think More Strategically and Holistically About Your Facility
Business Continuity Planning from the FM’s Perspective: How to Keep Facilities Running (including a case study of Yamaha Motor Corporation)
Expanded Commissioning Framework to Support a Healthy and Enduring Interior Environment
Procurement Test Results Prove FMs Can Slash the Cost of Services
Wake Up Call: Minimizing the Impact of Retirement on Your Facility Team
Building a Better Business Case for Your Facilities Master Plan
Facility Management, Business Continuity and COVID-19: What Have We Learned?
Where Am I? Where Are My Assets? Leveraging Indoor Positioning with Existing Floor Plans for Wayfinding and Asset Location
How IoT and Data Can Help Facility & Property Managers Manage Differently (make faster decisions, design new business models and anticipate customer needs)
FM Salary, Compensation, and Facility Operations Benchmarks: Results from RBI’s Latest Research Projects
Epic Intergalactic Headquarters Case Study: Achieving a Net-Zero Campus and Beyond (Epic’s high-performance, autonomous corporate campus in Verona, WI)
Your Goldilocks Moment: Getting Amenities Just Right!
How Amazon Scaled the Gargantuan Task of Implementing Asset Management Across 100+ Buildings
Tips for Designing Agile Commercial Interior Spaces in a World of Fixed Assets
An IWMS that Delivers a Fully Connected Workplace
FMs as Disruptors: How We can Positively Influence Our Organizations
Six Steps to Effective Capital Planning
Stop the Spread: Improve IAQ & Protect Building Occupants from Airborne Microbes Using UV Air Disinfection
The keynote speakers are:
Simon T. Bailey, breakthrough strategist, motivational change agent, author, and former sales director for Disney Institute, will open the conference with “Leading with Spark: Create a Culture where Everyone Matters.”
Dr. Joseph G. Allen, associate professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, will address the issues raised in his book.
Robert Glennon, internationally renowned water resource expert and best-selling author of Unquenchable, will close the conference with “Imagining the Water Future.”
IFMA credential courses: IFMA will offer a one-day Certified Facility Manager (CFM) Optional Exam Prep Course to prepare attendees to earn the respected CFM. A one-day Exam Prep Workshop offers insight into exam-taking strategies.
The Getting to Zero Forum is a solutions-focused event dedicated to net zero energy and zero carbon buildings, which are seen as a critical solution to reducing energy demand and curbing the emissions that are fueling climate change. The 2021 Forum will convene 800 policymakers, design professionals, building owners, systems manufacturers, commercial real estate representatives and others working to define a new energy future for the built environment. With both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL options for 2021, the event is focused on developing tangible pathways for building owners, cities, communities, and states to meet their energy and climate goals, boost economic growth, and achieve the goals set out in the Paris Accord. Optional tours are available.
The AUID Annual Conference for 2021 will take place in person in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The event will feature CEU-earning education sessions, dedicated times for the exhibitor showcase, panel discussions with exhibitors, round table discussions for members, campus tours of Southern Adventist University and University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, and networking opportunities.
Focused on facilities management and free to all qualified professionals, the MABFM educational conference offers sessions covering a wide range of topics: LEED, Green, Sustainability, Energy, Building Commissioning, Facility Maintenance, Construction and Design and more, with CFM credits available from IFMA, CEU credits from AFE, and CPD credits from BOMI. Over 120 exhibitors display innovative products and services necessary to operate, manage, maintain and renovate all types of buildings and facilities, focused on the Tri-State area of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Themed “Be the Bridge: Influence. Include. Innovate” for 2021, the CoreNet Global Summit convenes corporate real estate professionals from across North America to advance skills, connect with peers, be recognized for achievements and to learn about the latest innovations that are reshaping the way we live and work.
From the site: “Bridges join and connect us. During the past year, leaders like you have increasingly stepped up to serve as an invaluable bridge to develop people-centric workplace strategies focusing on diverse talent, workforce flexibility, health, well-being, and the human experience. You are forging the future workplace by working together in business ecosystems in collaboration with colleagues from HR, IT, and more, centering on people-first approaches. You understand that the future of work requires skill sets that include adaptability, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, the abilities to influence, include and innovate. You are leveraging technology and fostering cultures of innovation for competitive advantage and, ultimately, to build bridges to new possibilities.”
Themed “Design and Operation for Resilient and Healthy Buildings,” this annual conference will be hybrid for the first time for 2021. Practitioners, vendors, researchers, utility and government officials and owners will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation (addressing embodied energy and operational emissions) using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications. The conference will offer Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers, a Call for Presentations and the seventh ASHRAE LowDown Showdown. Special panels may be offered by industry leaders and organizations. Conference attendees will have the option to gather in-person under CDC, hotel and ASHRAE Covid-19 safety restrictions and guidelines, or attend the conference live via a virtual platform. The virtual format will include a mixture of live and on-demand technical and interactive sessions.
“Bringing the Facilities Industry Together Again” — NFMT Remix Conference and Expo and ConnexionFM | Orlandowill be held jointly for 2021. NFMT Remix will be held November 10 and 11, while Connexion FM | Orlando will take place November 11 and 12. The two organizations will host joint educational events November 11. Facilities professionals can attend either or both events for free.
Since NFMT Orlando last convened in 2019, the world has changed dramatically. Facilities professionals have stepped up to the plate to learn new skills, expand your knowledge set, and inspire your front-line workers. NFMT’s conference agenda will review the new skillsets needed to reopen and successfully manage facilities during these changing times, offering access to subject matter experts and real-world scenarios for the current and future needs of commercial built environments.
NFMT Orlando (which alternates with NFMT Vegas) is a trade show and educational conference for both experienced and new facilities professionals responsible for the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of all types of non-residential buildings.
This year’s “one-of-a-kind” hybrid event will incorporate both free in-person and low-cost digital opportunities for all attendees, bringing the best of both worlds. The two-day event convenes facilities professionals from throughout the US and abroad to find the latest FM strategies, solutions and best practices, and to network with peers — this year with safety protocols in place.
This combined international event for the entire cleaning industry focuses on the latest solutions and trends in the areas of cleaning, maintenance, and facilities management, with a focus on learn pandemic cleaning essentials for 2021. ISSA Show North America 2021 will feature more than 100 education sessions, workshops, panels, training and certification courses over four days. Build your skills, boost your customer knowledge and improve your business, all under one roof. Education tracks include Business Development & Leadership Track, Commercial Cleaning Track, Facility Health & Management Track from GBAC, Hospitality track by IEHA, Healthcare track by IEHA, and K-12 & Higher Education track by Healthy Green Schools & Colleges. An extensive Expo Hall showcases the latest cleaning solutions, along with education. The show will feature workshops such as Master Environmental Services Executive – Certification Course from IEHA and Audits and Inspections from GBAC for an additional fee. Registration is open now. To ensure the early commitment is risk-free, all attendees taking advantage of early registration until October 31 will receive a 100% refund if for any reason they need to cancel.
Hospital, Outpatient Facilities & Medical Office Buildings Summits are back live and in-person! “What’s Next for Healthcare Facilities in These Unsettled Times?” will be held live 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. CST. Attendees can earn five hours of CEUs. Lunch will be provided. Summit managers will adhere to whatever state, local, or venue directives for live meetings are in force at the time of the event and will communicate them in advance. The event will cover such topics as design standards for medical facilities, sustainability, clean air lessons learned from the pandemic, hospital admissions spaces, creating spaces for virtual care and remote patient monitoring, modular/prefab construction and more.
Counterpart to ISC West in the spring, ISC East is a major annual security and public safety industry event for the East Coast, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC. Security dealers, installers, integrators, and consultants, along with corporate, government and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, convene in New York City to network, learn and evaluate the latest technologies and solutions from leading exhibiting brands. The combination of one-on-one conversations with top innovators, high-quality special events, and cutting-edge education and training make ISC East a comprehensive event to guide the industry in getting back to business.
This event is the 16th conference in the series of International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) Healthy Buildings (HB) Conferences dating back to 1988. Themed “Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice — In the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond” for 2021, the groundbreaking event will for the first time connect the scientific research of ISIAQ’s core membership with the experience of practitioners and technicians in the fields of IAQ pertaining to ventilation, buildings, building maintenance, indoor chemistry, cleaning, disaster restoration, biological contamination, comfort, and health implications of indoor exposures. Special emphasis will be placed on Covid-19 and implications on the indoor environment for this and future generations. Healthy Buildings 2021 — America will be presented both on site (with appropriate social distancing measures) and via digital livestream.
Part of major Big 5 Saudi event for construction, the co-located FM EXPO Saudi (Facilities Management Solutions) and Saudi Clean Expo (Cleaning & Hygiene Solutions) bring together the entire FM and cleaning industry in Saudi Arabia. As the world is preparing for the next normal, this event promises to help attendees get to grips with the latest challenges and changes in one of the most technically demanding sectors of the built environment. FM Expo Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo bring expertise, technology, and products together for an exchange of ideas and innovations. Opening the door to exciting developments in the world of facilities management and cleaning to the region’s key decision-makers, this co-located showcase welcomes an international line-up of top-tier manufacturers and distributors. Admission is free for trade and industry professionals.
The Big 5 Saudi annual international show convenes thousands of architects, engineers, FMs, project managers and other building industry-related professionals involved in the commissioning, design and building stage of projects to benefit from education sessions, a comprehensive exhibition, and networking opportunities. Thousands of technology, machinery, material and product suppliers tackle the biggest construction challenges for producing innovative projects, streamlining production and reducing overall costs. Free CPD-certified seminars and workshops cover important subjects including LEED and FIDIC contract conditions.
Building Operating Management magazine offers this annual comprehensive 3-day conference and trade show free to attend for some 5,000+ FM-related professionals from most US states and 25 countries and all types of facilities, along with industry experts and leading suppliers. One of the largest FM events in the country, NFMT 2022 provides up-to-date advancements and knowledgeable practices in the management, operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of nonresidential buildings.
CxEnergy 2022 convenes FMs, engineers, service providers, building owners, energy managers and others engaged in building commissioning, energy management and test & balance, providing information on the latest trends, technologies and regulatory developments. Attendees will earn AIA (LU), USGBC LEED General Education CE, CxA CE, EMP CE, and AABC (TBE & TBT) CE credits for 30+ presentations covering such topics as commissioning and energy management, building envelope/enclosures, building automation and control technologies, cybersecurity, distributed energy resources, wellness issues related to HVAC, water management and more. CxEnergy also offers pre-conference training; networking events; and an Expo Hall showcasing technologies for commissioning, energy and testing.
The annual LIGHTFAIR is a premier annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference where light, technology and design converge. LIGHTFAIR alternates between East Coast and West Coast sites.
The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo will take place at ExCeL London, backed by a hosting airport coalition of Heathrow, Manchester Airports Group and Gatwick. Key Strategic Partners are the British Aviation Group (BAG), the airport supplier trade association representing over 200 companies, and the Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA), the regional airports trade association of over 40 UK and British Dependency airports. The trade show typically features up to 150 exhibitors and six conferences, and is attended by 2,300++ visitors. By driving collaboration across ALL stakeholders on the airport campus, this year’s British-Irish Airports EXPO has been wholly designed to forge recovery, with the host airports committing to “unity of purpose.”
Security Essen, a major biennial international security and fire prevention event, convenes over 36,000 trade visitors from all sectors from 125 countries to explore the latest trends and most important innovations, and to conduct international business transactions. Topics range from fire prevention, cybersecurity and CCTV to the protection of outdoor areas. Some 950 exhibitors from 40+ nations showcase the latest security and fire products, technology and services.