Networking Works: Back to The Office
On Wednesday Afternoon, June 23rd
The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico invites you to relax and enjoy some causal business networking at The Office Bar and Grill located at the Paradise Hills Golf Course at 10035 Country Club Lane in Albuquerque, NM, from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021. With spectacular views of the Sandia Mountains and the Albuquerque skyline, get back to normal and join your friends and business associates for a wonderful early summer event.
Although much can be accomplished with online meetings, there is nothing like face-to-face interaction with your business partners. Make an evening of it and invite your favorite facility manager to join you for delicious hors d'oeuvres and perhaps a refreshing beverage. Your $35.00 price of admission to our private patio area includes a drink ticket and the snacks while they last! Register to attend online at www.fmanm.com and pay with your credit card.
Be the first to sponsor this event! Contact Carolee at 505-377-5309 for the details. See you at The Office!
WANTED: GOLFERS FOR OUR TOURNAMENT
Friday, October 1st, 2021 at Isleta Eagle Championship Golf Course
Plan ahead! The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico is back in the saddle for at thrilling ride at the challenging Isleta Golf Course for our 11th Annual Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fund Drive happening the day before the 2021 Balloon Fiesta on October 1st.
Registration on our website is coming in July but for now, SAVE THE DATE and consider joining other preferred suppliers by purchasing a sponsorship for the event. Maximize your sponsorship impact by deciding to register early.
Well-known for the door prizes we give away, treat yourself and your staff to a wonderful, smoothly executed event. This is the premier networking event in the state for facility managers and their esteemed suppliers. See you in October!
Topgolf Checked All the Boxes:
Family, Fun, Food, Friendly Competition
In case you missed it: The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico gathered together in May at the hottest entertainment venue in New Mexico for an afternoon of networking, relaxation, and sport as we hit the range at TopGolf. Delicious food, cold beverages, and a warm breeze made for a perfect day.
The high-tech setting challenged both accomplished and novice golfers to step up their game and take a swing at the driving range. Points were scored and stored by hitting micro-chip equipped golf balls at the giant dartboard targets on the outfield. Golfers accrued more points as they closed in on the bullseyes or drove their balls further into the distance.
Facility managers and their engineers and suppliers mingled happily into the afternoon. Chris Saddler with Maintenance Service Systems commented on the comradery and wonderful conversations which ensued in the post-Covid atmosphere. The beautiful outdoor setting with attentive service providers on a cool afternoon was the perfect backdrop.
Thank you to our sponsors including Outta Control, National Roofing and
Maintenance Service Systems.
First of Its Kind: FMANM and CNM Partnership
Rebuilds Outdated Building Controls Laboratory
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.
June 21 Executive Director
Thank you to EVERYONE who believed in the impact of the lasting power of networking in this small family of facility managers and their suppliers here in New Mexico. This organization is emerging from the pandemic stronger than ever and anticipates an active, exemplary association for the rest of 2021. As things return to normal, stay tuned for details on our storied golf tournament and other great opportunities to learn and interact with this community decision makers and invaluable supply partners.
Thank you to my Board of Directors, notably Pat Dyer with Presbyterian Medical Services who brought to bear his organization's substantial resources to help us early on maintain our presence via the internet and ZOOM meetings. Thank you to Auri Vigil with RoofCARE and Deborah Chavez with Mooring Construction and Restoration for their expertise in multi-media marketing. To say that their enthusiasm was as contagious as the virus is an understatement. Thanks to Leslie Yardman for her calm and studied approach to the various challenges we face as a non-profit on a daily basis. Thank you too to John Dufay with Albuquerque Public Schools who always provides great guidance and insight even in the middle of the immense challenges his job holds for him daily.
Seems the rest of Board has been with me forever, a true tribute to our mutual belief in our basic cause of trying to run things as efficiently as possible to make money to donate to our scholarships and projects at UNM and CNM. Dave Jensen with CNM, Lori Gunnare with National Roofing, Jessica Leyva with Honeywell, thank you. And last but not least, Roy Evans, my Webmaster, sitting in Command Central Somewhere in the Heights. This great team is a blessing.
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?
Plan the 2021 FMANM Programs
Submit Your Critical
Facility Management Ideas Today;
Are you a facility manager who is seeking specific information on virus mitigation technologies, energy management, or some other new building service? Or, are you a supplier who would to take the stage to get your innovative product or service in front of New Mexico's facility management decision makers?
In an effort to make the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico's programs relevant to both its facility manager and supplier members, we are inviting YOU to submit ideas to the FMANM program planning committee.
Decide now what you would like to hear about, or what product or service you would like to have considered. Write a few lines but please help us. Let us know what you want to hear about and why it is important in your life in facilities.
Contact Carolee at email@example.com
JOIN OUR ELITE 2020 PROGRAM SPONSORS
Believe in the Future! 2021 Membership Drive
Supports the Critical Trades for Our Facilities
The Facility Manager Association of New Mexico is 501 (c)6 non-profit organization chartered by the State of New Mexico. Like most not-for-profit groups operating today, times are tough. Our 2021 Membership Drive is in full swing. Budget today to support this organization dedicated to providing resources and information to the hard-working facility managers, engineers, building owners and commercial property managers and their invaluable industry partners, the suppliers of critical services and products without whom they could not operate their facilities.
As a local home-grown group dedicated specifically to the distinctive needs and unique economy of New Mexico, we have no national or international support behind us. We exist FOR YOU and to SUPPORT YOU. Membership renewal is fast and easy; you can pay with your credit card or if an invoice is needed, that can be printed out during the website registration process as well. Visit www.fmanm.com and click on the tab that reads "Membership" and fill in the information in the convenient drop-down.
We will all survive this pandemic. What your business looks like on the other side depends on what seeds you plant now. Support us as we support you through this critical time.
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)
877 369 0926 (US Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 971 7947 1480
Get Your Name in Lights!
Sponsor an FMANM Event in 2021
Upcoming Events Calendar
May 21st 202112 noon-3 pm - Stop whatever you are doing, click here and SIGN UP TODAY to join the Facility Manager Association of New Mexico at 12 noon on Friday, May 21st 2021 at the fabulous new Topgolf location in Albuquerque for three hours of fresh air, friendly competition, delicious food and (if desired) adult beverages while networking with the movers and shakers in the state's facility management industry.
There are several positions open.
Lead Facility Tech Position
Director of Engineering
Board of Directors
Executive Director, Maintenance & Operations,
Albuquerque Public Schools
National Roofing Company