Last Call for October 1st Golf:
Early Tee Times are Filling Up!
Don't delay, register today to play golf with facility managers, building engineers, and building owners and property managers from across New Mexico on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at the beautiful Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course. Known for the abundance of great door prizes we receive, join these premier companies and put in a team, purchase a hole, or sponsor the event at an even higher level.
Registration cut off is drawing near so go to our website www.fmanm.com with your credit card handy and sign up today. Take advantage of the full court hard core marketing press and get your company noticed! Help yourself and help support our tradesmen by growing our scholarships at UNM and CNM. Sign up today!
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CNM Site Tour a Success:
FMANM Contribution Recognized
Twenty-eight knowledge seekers joined ranks in August as the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico toured the Digital Building Controls Laboratory at the Central New Mexico Community College to witness and investigate the updated equipment the association supported in installing. The partnership among FMANM, CNM and private industry's Epic Controls is a first of its kind.
Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. With the addition of the new equipment in this laboratory, that educational deficit has been filled.
New member and facility manager Tuffy Von Tellrop with Meowwolf commented, "It is great to support an organization that has this kind of direct impact on the facilities community." Alan Peter with Outta Control added, "It is almost impossible to find tradesmen with the right skills to perform this work. This is a huge step in the right direction." Another new member Dianna Cordova with Enterprise Bank added, "I love tours like these! You get to see firsthand how the equipment in your facility is impacted by these critical technological advances."
Maintenance and operations facility managers and engineers in New Mexico have complained for years that no local training is available for internet connected building controls. This is a critical infrastructural process which coordinates and directs all essential building functions including heating and air conditioning, ventilation, boilers, fire protection, security and observation, lighting, electric power, plumbing and water monitoring, and even elevators. Thanks to the educational partnership forged by the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College, that lack of specific educational opportunity is about to change.
FMANM treasurer Dave Jensen has logged 40 plus years in the HVAC industry. He works for Epic Controls in Albuquerque which provides commercial integrated control systems and maintenance in an effort to maximize energy efficiency. In addition, Dave has taught at CNM for 12 years and is passionate about providing quality education. In a "first of its kind" partnership with the college, details were finalized late January this year, and installation to modernize and upgrade the building controls laboratory at CNM began early April. Dave is uniquely positioned in the partnership, being deeply invested both as the appointed dealer, as the college instructor teaching the HVAC course, and as the treasurer for FMANM which provided funding assistance to install the project.
"There's a high demand for technicians but few companies that step up to help," says Dave. He's thrilled that Reliable Controls—a manufacturer of direct digital control equipment--did. Reliable Controls donated the hardware and software, and Epic Controls will perform the installation and subsequent maintenance.
Where does FMANM fit into the scenario? Thanks to the support of our member companies, this organization can point directly to a project we helped fund which will provide an up-to-date working lab for teaching CNM students digital operations systems and trouble shooting. Stay tuned for an upcoming date for an on-site tour of the installation as the return to post-pandemic normalcy evolves.
Wanna Play Don't Wanna Pay?
Just Contact ME Today
Golf is coming right up. As always, I have supplier-sponsored golf teams who have a vacant position to fill with a facility manager or engineer golfer who would like the opportunity to network with peers. Please fire me off an email or give me a call and I will see what I can do to get you involved.
The end is near to register a team, buy a hole, or sponsor the Friday, October 1st Golf Tournament at Isleta. Suppliers, leverage our massive social media marketing push and get your name in front of new prospects today! Networking works.
The September presentation on electric vehicles and their charging will be cutting edge. Speaking of over the top, we plan to feature the facility manager from MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe in November for a glimpse into another futuristic world. Life in facilities is never boring.
See you at Isleta on October 1st! Sign up today in support of our scholarship endowments at UNM and CNM.
During the Pandemic:
of Powerful Insights
Sponsored by Paul David Restoration, "in-the-trenches" facility management professionals share their unique experiences and look at the common denominators of operations and maintenance during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Leslie Yardman from the Bank of Albuquerque represents the commercial sector while John Dufay with Albuquerque Public Schools denotes the challenges in education. Patrick Dyer speaks for the medical community from his vantage point with Presbyterian Medical Services.
Presented in a round table format and moderated by Auri Vigil with RoofCare, this will be a lively and informative session. Deborah Chavez from Mooring Restoration and Construction is the mistress of ceremonies and time for questions and answers will culminate the program.
This was an online Zoom eventand is archived below for review or to share with your team members
Our Facility Managers Weigh In:
Life on the Front Line in New Mexico
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, three Facility Manager Association of New Mexico members detail their experiences in an informative and challenging round table format..
Commercial Sector – Banking—Leslie Yardman
The banking industry never closed down during the pandemic and the Bank of Albuquerque is no exception. Operations kept running. Outsourcing for PPE supplies was critical and local shortages necessitated out-of-state contracting. Electrostatic fogging was implemented and social distancing became an issue. Employees in operations, mortgage, and financial planning were sent home to work, challenging the IT infrastructure. Banking is changed forever as people become more familiar with on-line banking. Restructuring has eliminated brick and mortar for good.
Education—Public Schools—John Dufay
The Albuquerque Public Schools, encompassing 17 million square feet, 150 sites, 8,200 classrooms, affecting 80,000 students, 15,000 employees, 148,000 parents and utilizing 350 suppliers have been reinvented by the pandemic. Reaching deep into the community, the public schools brace for what is ahead. Considerations include PPE, HVAC, fogging, food programs, IT support, vaccination site assistance, social work, safety, and transportation. Hear how APS is planning for this uncertain future and dealing with the ultimate goal of resuming in-person learning.
Medical—Clinical Services—Patrick Dyer
The medical field is on the front line in fighting the pandemic and Presbyterian Medical Services is no exception. What services are offered and who are the clients of PMS? How has the pandemic affected their state-wide operations, patient care (both medical and dental), and early childhood development programs? What is the impact on suppliers and what are the expected trends? How has the pandemic affected capital development plans for the organization?
COVID-19 Vaccination Questions and Answers:
Join Us in January for Critical Information
On January 19th, 2021 the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico sponsored a zoom meeting on the latest information on the Covid-19 vaccination effort in New Mexico. Presbyterian Medical Service's Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Dr. Andres Gensini, will spoke to FMAMN members and guests regarding this critical effort which affects us all.
Topics of considered include
- What you need to know about receiving the vaccination
- What are the different types of vaccine
- What are the benefits of taking the vaccine
- What are the side effects of taking the vaccine
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
What an exciting year to be a part of the Facility Managers Association of New Mexico. Although 2020 has presented us with an unprecedented time with regards to human life across the world, we will find a way to persevere and overcome as we always do. The evolution of the human spirit has carried us this far through our history, and will be the driving factor in carrying us towards the future. Although the world as we knew it has been altered due to the COVID-19 virus, the FMANM organization has stayed strong through these difficult times.
We have supported our members by continuing our monthly FMA educational meetings, sharing up-to-date information regarding industry trends as it relates to the pandemic. Our most prized event, the FMANM golf outing, was a huge success this year. We continue to serve as a professional and modern resource within this community.
I wanted to share with everyone some exciting news. We have added 3 new board members to the association this year. Leslie Yardman with Bank of Albuquerque AVP Facilities Manager II, comes to us with over 25 years of commercial property management experience. She currently serves as the board secretary. Deborah Chavez with Mooring USA also comes to us with over 20 years of experience in business development and customer relations. You may have seen Deborah on one of the FMA social media outlets. She currently has a general seat on the Board of Directors. We are also delighted to have our newest member, Auri Vigil, Marketing Manager with RoofCare. Auri has over 10 years' experience with digital marketing and is a welcome addition to our Board.
The future looks exciting as we are eager to host another fun-filled golf outing in 2021! We'll also continue to focus on our monthly networking capabilities by continuing with our virtual meetings which highlight the latest building industry standards and best practices. Our social networking will also be a primary focus for 2021 as we are adjusting to the times. In addition, we will focus on our recruiting efforts as an organization. Our plan is to focus on the "blue collar" industry workers for the upcoming year in hopes of building the FMANM membership base and making our annual tradeshow even bigger and better.
With a long-term goal of conducting social networking events in 2021, we'll continue to focus on providing our members with any information on building solutions. We are inviting everyone to connect with us. All ideas are welcome as we look forward to an exciting 2021. I would encourage everyone to visit us at our website, FMANM.com.
President FMANM 2020
Is Your Building Sick?
Join Us for a Facility Manager's Guide
to Better IAQ and Healthy Remedies
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, the definition of a sick building is a building in which the environment puts the occupants at risk for upper respiratory infections. Anyone who works in a building, a manufacturing environment, or even their home needs an understanding of the criticality of these conditions. At the very heart of the matter, having an HVAC system that is free of chemical or biological contaminants is imperative for healthy Indoor Air Quality.
The Center for Disease Control advises that Covid-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person though respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person, talks, sings, coughs, sneezes, etc. What can you do to mitigate this threat?
Facility Manager Association of New Mexico member Amy Townsley with Steamatic of Albuquerque and Santa Fe will present important information on what NADCA deems a sick building and what you can do to make it better. Steamatic is a NADCA certified air duct cleaning company and has been helping people who are responsible for the IAQ of their buildings, keeping them from becoming another sick building statistic. A building can become sick from many different sources but this is now a critical issue given the challenge of the current pandemic.
New Technology Explored in September
The spread of the corona virus has forced anyone whose job includes the janitorial maintenance of a building to look for different answers to aid containment. Traditional dry dusting kicks up resting particles, redistributing them into the air and onto other surfaces. Wet dusting can involve harmful cleaning chemicals and make it hard to reach certain spots or objects.
Technology has provided a new and safer technique called electromagnetic disinfecting systems. But how does electrostatic spray surface cleaning work? And how do you make an informed decision on which product and service provider in the commercial cleaning market will best suit the needs of your particular facility?
Join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico at 8:30 am on Wednesday morning, September 16th, 2020 as industry expert Ken Widman with The Clorox Company will present information on the basics of electrostatic deposition for use in disinfection. How can this scientific process be used to clean even those hard-to-reach, difficult-to-access areas of a facility? Can the superior coverage afforded by this method help keep facilities healthier, while also saving time?
If you are considering incorporating an electromagnetic disinfecting system into your cleaning regimen, you don't want to miss this presentation. This meeting is open to all members of FMANM and any associate who would benefit from this knowledge.
Every Breath You Take:
How's the Air in Here?
August 19th at 8:30 am
Sam Perry with TLC Plumbing and Mike Farnsworth with Dynamic Air are a very busy team these days. Facility managers and in fact anyone who works in or walks into any commercial building today has reasons to be concerned about Indoor Air Quality issues. A best seller right now is an ultra violet treatment option which captures and inactivates mold, bacteria, and pathogens, all while maintaining or exceeding IAQ requirements.
Heating and air conditioning systems make up approximately 50% of total building energy consumption and it can be the primary expense in a building's operational costs. As much as half of that HVAC energy consumption is directly related to filtration. In addition to assuring that the majority of the air handler units are operating optimally (a process which includes changing filters), new technology is now available to provide sustainable air cleaning filtration solutions for both new construction and existing buildings, helping to save energy and reduce operating costs.
Learn how to provide maximum and safe indoor air quality for people, productivity, and processes. Join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico for a video teleconference on Wednesday morning, August 19th 2020 at 8:30 am for this timely information provided by a local leader in the industry, TLC Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical and their partner Dynamic Air. This special FMANM meeting is open to anyone interested in the topic; please invite your business associates.
Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://pmsmeetings.zoom.us/j/97179471480
Password: FMA123 August 19th at 8:30 am
Or join by phone:
+1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
855 880 1246 (US Toll Free)
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Meeting ID: 971 7947 1480
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