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A More Efficient Way to Buy Construction Services


In 1991, Dean Kashiwagi identified that the only difference between high performance and low performance in the construction industry was the ability of construction buyers to utilize the expertise of contractors. From his observations of the industry, he created the industry structure figure to explain the problem.

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Originally Published in The Crest Network Magazine

 

 


Posted: February 23, 2017

The Cost Effectiveness of Alpha SPF Roofs (Case Study)


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The performance of the Alpha Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing system is perceived as not an economical option when compared to a 20-year modified roofing system. The Dallas Independent School District (DISD) is the existing Alpha SPF roof systems with new roof systems rather than re-coating the existing systems at a cost that is 100% more than the re-coating costs.

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Posted: January 31, 2017

Jake Gunnoe 2016 New Leader of the Year


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In December of 2016, Ubiquity Leadership selected 25 professionals who stood out from among their peers as top leaders. Jake Gunnoe, from Arizona State University (ASU), was selected as the “New Leader” of 2016 . He was chosen from a highly competitive pool of candidates from over 60 large companies (including Apple, Shell, KPMG, and the NFL).

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Posted: January 5, 2017

The Leadership Behind the Student Chapter


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The IFMA Greater Phoenix Student Chapter was founded by Mr. Rick Corea. Rick is the Global Facility Director for ON Semiconductor with over 35 years of experience. He spends nearly two-thirds of his time at the company’s plants in Asia, Europe, and North America. His innovative approach to managing each facility has led to better streamlined policies and procedures at foreign sites in: China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

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Posted: January 5, 2017

Space for Professionalism is the Future


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"Dean Kashiwagi served in the United State Air Force (1978-1992) . He started his scientific career at Arizona State University in 1992. His ideas are widely spread, also in Europe. Kashiwagi developed a philosophy and procurement model for the delivery of services. With the Best Value-model (see insert) parties have more entrepreneurial space to demonstrate their expertise. Best Value helps clients to select the best supplier utilizing the expertise of the supplier who creates transparency to show the quality."

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Posted: December 7, 2016

IFMA WWP 2016 Opening Ceremony


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After 36 years of shaping, advancing and defining facility management, the International Facility Management Association thought it was time for their members to take the mainstage at the opening ceremony of World Workplace 2016 (annual conference) to “Share Your FM Story.”

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Click here to watch Jake Gunnoe's opening speech.

 


Posted: November 9, 2016

2016 IFMA Scholarship Recipients


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The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is a professional organization that has 24,000 members in 104 countries. During the annual conference, hosted in San Diego (CA) on October 6th, four ASU graduate students graced the stage to receive their scholarships which was a total of $9,500 in funding.

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Posted: November 9, 2016

Utilizing Innovation in the Project Management Profession


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The industry has struggled with delivering low performing construction and information technology (IT or ITC) projects. Approximately 60% of construction projects are over budget, over schedule and have low customer satisfaction. The IT industry reports even worse performance for their projects. A comparison study of the PM methodologies used performance metrics only identified one methodology had proven results on over 90% of its projects.

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Posted: September 30, 2016

2017 Education Opportunities


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As we prepare for the New Year and you want to learn more about the Best Value Model we have specialized on-sight trainings. For more details on company or professional association education please contact:

Sylvia Romero at (480) 965-1252

or Sylvia.romero@asu.edu for more details.


Posted: September 30, 2016

The Language of Metrics: How FMs Measure Success


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Metrics create transparency, accountability, and everyone understands it. It’s Friday at 2pm and the CFO of your company calls you in to ask how the new renovation is coming along and by showing the project’s performance metrics (on-time and on-budget). The meeting ends successfully in 2 minutes. It is year-end review time and by using metrics all year long the FM department saved 35% of their annual budget; the company decides not to outsource the FM function.

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Posted: September 14, 2016

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