Highlights from IFMA World Workplace 2017

David Trask| November 9, 2017

Did you miss IFMA World Workplace 2017? Not a problem. We put together some highlights from our time in Houston. 

Between meeting with publishers like Facility Executive, FacilitiesNet and Facility Manager, hosting three learning sessions, and talking to facility professionals, we enjoyed the opportunity to share industry insights. Before I get into the highlights though, congratulations to the 3 people who won iPad minis visiting our booth or attending one of our 3 sessions:

  1. John P., Universal Studios Hollywood
  2. James W., Houston Community College
  3. John M., Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport

IFMA World Workplace Highlights: Learning Sessions

City of Wilsonville: Breaking the Status Quo with Mobile Dashboards

At IFMA World Workplace I helped Matt and Javid share the story of how they achieved significant savings and productivity boosts for Wilsonville’s Public Works department.

Like many facilities pro’s, Matt Baker, Facility Supervisor at the City of Wilsonville, had seen the promise of taking his facilities information digital. But that promise was left unfulfilled. Even after digitization, the information system remained fractured. He and his technicians still had to thumb through plans, codes and cut sheets.

Then they implemented ARC’s facility management software. The difference, they said, was “night and day.”

Interactive Dashboards to Manage Facilities Information

I’m on a mission to make life easier for facilities professionals. And at this learning session, it was standing room only. So, it was incredible to see that so many people wanted to learn how to improve their facility information management. I was honored to have the opportunity to show everyone all the benefits of organizing facility documentation into an active, central archive.

Extra chairs were brought in for everyone who wanted to learn how ARC helps improve productivity.

Compliance and Safety Breakthrough: iPad Facilities Apps to Transform Government, School and Hospital Information

I enjoyed hosting an interactive discussion to show how technology helps organize facility information like warranties, as-builts, and compliance documents  Government, schools and healthcare facilities face very different challenges. But when it comes to information management, there is a surprising amount of overlap. Everyone faces productivity and collaboration challenges caused by disjointed information systems.

See you next year at IFMA World Workplace 2018!

IFMA World Workplace was a fantastic experience for us, but more importantly, our customers. It never gets old to see faces light up when people realize how much easier finding information could be. We’ll see you next year at IFMA 2018.

About the author

David Trask National Director - Facilities Solutions, ARC

David Trask has presented at IFMA World Workplace, IFMA Facilities Fusion, ASHE, AIIM, Facilities Expo, Construct Canada and numerous other events across the U.S. and Canada with a focus on helping organizations better manage their facility information. Trask shares Facility best practices in Healthcare, Municipalities, K-12 School Districts, Universities, Federal Agencies, Retail and Private Owner Groups while providing key takeaways that can be put into practice in your business.

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