13th Annual
Northeast Buildings & Facilities
Management Show & Conference
June 13 & 14, 2018
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center - Boston, MA

NEBFM'18 Conference Schedule

AFE - CEU Credit & BOMI - CPD credit. Free to all qualified professionals.

Tim Thomas, Sales Manager, Q Ware
.Learn the benefits of utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to enhance the maintenance of your facilities and improve customer/tenant satisfaction. The presentation includes a review of CMMS functions, implementation strategies and buying tips.
(9:00am - 10:00am)
Ellie Marshall, President, Intrepid Business Advisors
Attracting and keeping a strong team with outstanding people is very difficult. It also is very important and impacts every aspect of your business, especially your bottom line. Come to this high level, informative presentation and learn how to build, engage and sustain your dream team.
(9:00am - 10:00am)
Chris Collings, Sales & Development, Safe Roof Systems
Snow related roof failures cost the industry over 1 billion dollars every year, and most of these collapses events could have been prevented with advance warning. Knowing when and where to initiate a snow removal plan will save time, reduce risk, and save money.
(10:15am - 11:15am)
Dale Desmarais, Director Business Development, Tecogen
With the Utility rate structures shifting to reflect TOU (Time Of Use) and Demand Charges as a significantly larger portion of your bill, learn what you can do to control these charges. Find out how distributed generation solutions can play a part in the solution.
(10:15am - 11:15am)
John F. Penney, President, JFPCS, pc
This session will explore commissioning some of the different types of building control systems encountered on projects. Commissioning the controls requires an understanding of how they should be specified, the components, the points list, the wiring diagrams and the sequence of operation.
(11:30am - 12:30PM)
Nik Carlson, Sr Estimator, United Building Experts; Scott Bieber, Bus. Development Mgr., Duro-Last
Today’s roofing labor shortage is one of the biggest challenges building managers
and contractors face together. An inexperienced roofing labor force can lead to
productivity and quality issues that hike up operating costs. In this session, we will
discuss how we’re addressing the labor shortage with technology to help you
achieve a more efficient and sustainable building.
(11:30am - 12:30pm)
Mark Roman, President, Envision Environmental, Inc.
This presentation will help informed facility managers understand the building blocks needed to develop strong regulatory, cultural and long-lasting EH&S programs at their facilities. Facility managers will learn how to better protect their company, workers and community from potential EH&S issues.
(1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Tom Dyer, Sr., Director, Procurement & Analysis, Usource; Lisa Cochran, Client Devel. Mgr., Usource
During this interactive discussion panelists will answer questions on topics ranging from procurement, contract terms, rebates and incentive programs, to solar. Representatives from Constellation New Energy, EH&E, ReVision and Usource will be participating.
(1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Shawn Bryan, GM, Boston Roofing; Gregory Doelp, PE, RRC, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger; Tony Devito, Firestone Building Products
The roof system is one of the most important part of a building, yet is frequently overlooked until there is a problem. Our objective is to familiarize facility managers with the different types and systems, help put together an inspection and maintenance program, and determine when replacements or repairs are needed.
(2:15pm - 3:15pm)
Stephen Sakakeeny, Principal, SAK Environmental LLC
This informative session will review what environmental factors to look for, and what can go wrong, on renovation & demolition projects. We'll review applicable environmental regulations, community management, and waste disposal, and how to avoid blowing your budget.
(2:15pm - 3:15pm)
Matt Shortsleeve, VP Development, Solect Energy
Solect Energy of Hopkinton MA presents Solar and Energy Storage Systems under the new Massachusetts SMART program regulations. Learn how to evaluate the financial opportunity at your buildings.
(9:00am - 10:00am)
Douglas P. Dreher, COO, Asset Defense Consulting, LLC
Overview of top 10 security threats and potential mitigation/remediation options for facility managers
(9:00am - 10:00am)
Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Specialist, OSHA; Mark Heffron, CAS , OSHA
Presentation and Q&A clarifying OSHA's requirements for protecting employees and contractors from fall hazards while walking and working on building roofs.
(10:15am - 11:15am)
Rob McMenimon, Owner, Co-Energy America
Anyone who works at a school, hotel, hospital, nursing home, gym, etc. will be educated as to where the savings of Combined Heat and Power Systems come from. We'll examine how gas and electricity rates, Cap Tag reductions, Utility Rebates and Tax Credits all effect a CHP system's payback.
(10:15am - 11:15am)
Jonathan Crandall, President, JC Grounds Management
This is a common problem faced every winter in Massachusetts by building owners, property managers and facility managers. This talk will cover 3 main points that will greatly assist in the mitigation of snow and ice slip and fall risk. 1. Proactive vs reactive approach to ice control. 2. How to confirm due diligence with ice control. 3. Behind the scenes of a proactive snow and ice contractor.
(11:30am - 12:30pm)
Todd Moore, ARC Technology Solutions
According to a 2017 Survey, only 14% of facilities teams are ready for a catastrophe. This session's attendees will learn how to discover and fix gaps in their emergency plans.
(11:30am - 12:30pm)
Thomas Ricciardelli, President, SelecTech, Inc.
Choosing ESD flooring is different than other types of flooring. Static electricity mitigation is key. You also have to consider down time for installation, traffic patterns on the flooring, rolling stock and floor maintenance. This talk will cover those variables and the importance of pre-testing.
(12:45pm - 1:45pm)
John Grennon, Director New Business Development, LAN-TEL Communications, Inc.
This workshop will review crime statistics from the FBI’s UCR program to discuss the public’s perception of crime versus actual crime happening in our communities. It will review new technologies including cameras, drones, and gunshot detection to make your buildings both safe and “smart.”
(12:45pm - 1:45pm)
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