Opening Session: Show Them the Money -- Justifying Critical Facilities Maintenance

Start Time: 9/29/2014 2:30:00 PM
End Time: 9/29/2014 3:45:00 PM

In practically every critical facility-be it a data center, hospital or lab-funding for essential maintenance can be difficult to come by. One of the biggest challenges: The facility department is seen as a cost center, and spending on facility infrastructure projects is not seen as an ROI opportunity. Even when top management understands the value of maintenance, a critical facility project still has to compete with other corporate funding demands, especially those seen as increasing revenue. And there's always the possibility that the IT team won't want to take a chance by having a big piece of facility equipment off line. But there are ways to overcome common objections, and our panel of mission-critical facility professionals will provide insights into how they were able to justify a variety of maintenance initiatives by effectively communicating risks, benefits and true cost of ownership concepts.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand key reasons critical facilities maintenance is not consistently funded
2. Learn how to communicate the benefits of preventive maintenance and the risks of deferred maintenance to upper management
3. Review success stories that demonstrate successful strategies for obtaining critical facility maintenance funding

Presented by:

Steve Smith, CFM, CFMJ, MFE
Director of Physical IT Network
Arvest Bank Operations

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Edward Sullivan
Building Operating Management Magazine

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Scott Offermann
Managing Director, Critical Operations Manager
Cushman & Wakefield

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Michael Roberts, PE, CHFM
Senior Specialist, Plant Operations and Maintenance
Carolinas HealthCare System

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Room Number: 207

Audience: Intermediate

CEU: 0.15


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