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Facility Management, Architecture and Wine in Vienna, Part 2

Post Kongress – MA in Architecture Student Exhibit, FM Masters Students and Wine Tasting

Facility Management, Architecture and Wine in Vienna

Each of the last three years in November, I have had the privilege, along with three other IFMA leaders, of lecturing at the IFM-Kongress at the Vienna University of Technology. As the guests of Dr. Alexander Redlein, who heads a Masters program in FM in the Business School, we all gave lectures at the Kongress and this year as well as teaching two courses for the FM Masters students on the weekend. The Kongress this year focused on new ways of working, corporate social responsibility, wellness and performance.

How Much of the $2 Trillion Dollars of Leases Will FASB Shift to Your Company's Balance Sheet?

Finally, we are closer to the final countdown for changes in the US and international lease accounting standards. On Wednesday of last week the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) gave us an idea of the timing of the final version of the regulations to be issued in the early part of next year. For public businesses, these changes will likely go into effect in Q1 2016, and for private companies, one year later.

Silo-Busting in the Era of Digital Business

Mike “Schrep” Schroepfer is the CTO of Facebook, a company immersed in digital business, or the blur between the physical and the virtual worlds.

New Technologies Advance Operations and Maintenance into the Digital Workplace World

John Sterling, as pictured here, is not your average Operations and Maintenance Technician.  He is not holding plans, nor is he using a tablet or smartphone for his work today in the field.

Deloitte CRE Management Information Roundtable in London: What Is the Right Integration Strategy?

It was less than a month ago that John Leet and I taxied from Trimble's Covent Garden office to the New Street Square Development Office Complex to attend a Deloitte meeting featuring presentations on OSCRE Standards. This is a sparkling new neighborhood in Mid-town London with a cluster of sustainably designed mixed-use buildings utilized for office, retail and restaurants around a public square.

The Great FASB/IASB Lease Accounting Debate Rages On

In a classroom in the Museum of London normally occupied by students waiting to be enlightened on the history of the this great city, sat real estate professionals attending the Manhattan CONNECTIONS User Conference last week. They were gathered to hear what Trimble is doing regarding the seemingly never ending debate on what will finally appear (hopefully at the end of this year) in the FASB and IASB lease accounting standards newly revised requirements.

European Facility Management Conference 2015, Day Two: Practitioner Sessions

David Walker from the insurance and pension fund company, Aegon, focused on the effect of the digital world on his operations which are mainly outsourced with only 3 in-house staff.  He branded Aegon Property Services and introduced an Integrated Management system (IMS) which drove both governance and compliance.  He was also go from 300 suppliers down to 20 with a 25% in cost.

European Facility Management Conference 2015, Day One: Academic Sessions

Gloomy, but friendly Glasgow was the location for this 14th annual research symposium now combined with practitioner sessions also.  The first day was devoted to research and held at the new University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Center (pictured here).

Latest News on Real Estate, Facility Management and Workplace from the UK June 2015: EFMC 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland

This is a shot of one of the Dutch students who won the “poster competition” at EFMC 2015 in Glasgow in June.  He did a brilliant study using virtual reality to study travelers’ perception in a train station based on various manipulations in lighting.  All the finalists for this competition had excellent projects and I recommend anyone attending IFMA World Workplace Denver this year to see this same event for a glimpse into how our future facility managers are thinking about the profession.

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