Pre-Conference Session Information

Pre-conference sessions on the latest FM technologies and trends are scheduled for the Tuesday before the conference.  Those registered will be able to attend any session listed below (as space is permitted).  Participation is permitted to individuals in conjunction with a full conference registration.

    • Each session is 90 minutes, two tracks
    • $75 per person if purchased during general registration  |  $100 if purchased separately 
    • Includes breakfast and lunch 
    • Attendees may attend any events listed
    • Registration required
    • May be purchased with conference registration or separately using this form  (Note: conference registration confirmation number required)
Note: space is limited, first come - first serve


Smart Campus: An Integrated and Connected Environment

This session will explore several topics around creating an integrated and connected campus. Let’s talk about the data you have and the data you want to capture. How are your IoT initiatives affecting how you manage your campus? How can you use that data for better analytics? Join us to explore how all these initiatives help you create the innovative and connected environment you want to create inspiring spaces for your students, faculty, and staff.


ArcGIS Indoors: Enable, Engage, & Empower Students, Staff and Visitors at Your Campus

Join Patrick Wallis, Indoors and Facilities Practice Lead at Esri, about how ArcGIS Indoors can bring value through better user experiences and increased productivity at your campus.  ArcGIS Indoors is a complete system for indoor mapping, creating a connected campus environment.  It enables students, staff, and visitors to share a common understanding of their campus environment and gain immediate access to the identity, status, and location of the resources supporting these same activities - while also providing wayfinding, routing, and location sharing to everyone on campus.  



The Future of Smart Campus Buildings and Integrated Campus Workplace Solutions -Obtaining actionable intelligence on how your staff, faculty and students are interacting with your campus environment

In this presentation we will explore how emerging sensor based smart campus technologies can be coupled with  data analytics, sophisticated data science and machine-learning algorithms to enable organizations to better understand how their staff, faculty and students are interacting with your campus environment. We will discuss the benefits and limitations of different occupancy utilization tracking methods, tools, and workflows which can help you better understand the concept of spatial utilization and how your campus is really being used.  We will also explore the hurdles that campuses must overcome when deploying IoT based smart campus solutions including how to utilize Integrated Workplace Management Solutions (IWMS) to turn vast volumes of data from multiple sources including sensors, BIM and GIS into actionable intelligence to help you manage your campus portfolio more efficiently.

We will have several sensors on-hand as well as examples of digital signage so attendees can get a close-up look at these emerging technologies and how they can be installed and implemented.  We’ll discuss each of the different solutions and which combinations are best to solve your specific needs.

Specific Learning Objectives are:

            • Understand the breadth of emerging based sensor technologies for measuring campus utilization
            • Learn how occupancy engagement strategies can help you to create a better faculty, staff and student centric environment
            • Gain and understanding of the challenges to deployment of IoT sensor devices and how to overcome them
            • Learn how to select the unique sensor combination to meet your specific campus needs and goal



Location Services: Optimizing your facilities utilization based on assets and personnel locating devices

There is a growing need for increased, real-time visibility into the most important areas of the organization’s operations across multiple locations or a specific area – people, property and assets. Organizations juggle to balance employee retention and satisfaction through ensuring the building operates more efficiently without compromising security. Increasingly, companies seek to embed trusted identities deeper into everyday activities to create a positive working environment, improve building governance, and ensure optimum efficiency.


            Improve Work Order Management with Model Data

Mark Mergenschroer, Autodesk's Customer Success Engineer, and Peter Costanzo, IMAGINiT Director of Facilities Management show how you can use Revit floor plans in Autodesk’s BIM 360 Ops to determine the location of nearest tickets and directions to an asset. You’ll also see how managers can view open tickets as a heatmap, and how the system can be extended to track mobile assets with iBeacons. Using existing wi-fi, BIM 360 Ops doesn’t require additional hardware, but allows you to convert information models to indoor maps. 



AutoCAD Tips and Tricks! with Lynn Allen

If you want a plethora of power user tips then be sure join popular Cadalyst video tipster, author, and CFTA'19 keynote, Lynn Allen, as she takes you through a whirlwind of productivity techniques that are certain to improve your everyday drawing life. Lynn will introduce you to some of the lesser known AutoCAD features used by CAD Gurus that will help remove the tedium and boost your ability to meet project deadlines.



BIM two-part series with Autodesk and CADD Microsystems

Once again Autodesk and CADD Microsystems are pairing up for another BIM--fantastic educational series (view 2018 - The Year of the Deliverable: Managing BIM Deliverables).

Part 1: Classify

Building on the recent webinar of the same name and last year’s “Year of the Deliverable” series, this session will focus on the Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit tool and how to properly use it to better classify the elements in a Revit model. Without proper standardized classifications, the data across models will be inconsistent and it will be very difficult to access or report on that data. Whereas the webinar was a short 
overview, focused on showing the tool and all the publicly available resources for it, this pre-conference session will dive deeper to show you how to actually create your own custom databases for classification. This includes:
                • working with the OmniClass, UniFormat, MasterFormat, and FICM databases
                • utilizing the Classification Manager as a “picklist” tool to properly categorize rooms, apply fire ratings from a standardized list, assign equipment subcategories, and even customize the publicly available databases

Part 2: Validate

Building on the recent webinar of the same name and last year’s “Year of the Deliverable” series, this session will focus on the Autodesk Model Checker for Revit tool and the accompanying Configurator tool to allow you to review Revit models against modeling standards and generate a compliance report in under two minutes. Whereas the webinar was a short overview, focused on showing the Model Checker tool and all the publicly available resources for it, this pre-conference session will dive deeper to show you how to actually build your own checksets using the Configurator. With a two dozen pre-built checks as well as a simple wizard interface to be able to build almost any check by answering a few questions, creating your own checksets based on your standards is simple. We will also show you how you can utilize any of the thousands of checks already built and publicly available as your starting point.


AutoDesk - Leveraging Your Models for Technician Wayfinding and Work Order Management 

In this LIVE demonstration, you will learn how to turn your Revit floorplan into a map.  Learn from Mark Mergenschroer, Autodesk's Customer Success Engineer, about hot to convert your building information models to indoor maps to get more value from them. This class will show how to use a Revit floor plan in Autodesk’s BIM 360 Ops to show technicians the location of the nearest tickets as well as directions to an asset. Managers can view open tickets as a heatmap. This technology uses the building’s existing wi-fi infrastructure and does not require new hardware. We will show how it can be extended to track mobile assets with iBeacons.