ERAPPA board releases the annual report to members for the fiscal year 2016 to 2017 at ERAPPA 2017 in Washington DC.
Why do we need a member’s section?
Share best practice solutions
Search and view past Webinars
Search and view ERAPPA and chapter presentations
Discussion lists that capture the conversation for research by others later
Connect with FM professionals in our region with certain skills to be captured in our profiles
To make the start up easier for current members, you will be assigned an unique userID and password which you will be prompted to change. This information will come in an email directly to you make sure you check your spam filter on July 14, 2017 from Ogo Sense the host of the ERAPPA website.
Your profile will be setup with the following:
Initially five (5) webinars from our business partners over the last six (6) months will be loaded to search and view.
How will the member’s section grow and when?
July the conference for the past two years (ERAPPA 2016 & ERAPPA 2015) will be loaded with search tools
August your profile will be expanded and you will be asked to complete your profiles
September discussion lists will be added with ERAPPA area experts helping to kick off the discussions
October the start of the reorganization of the ERAPPA website with scholarships, job opportunities and other members only benefits moving into the members section.
At the same time we will enhance the public view outlining reasons why institutions and business partners should join ERAPPA
How will current institution members and business partners (still do not know how to deal with business partners need guidance) be able to get access to the site?
There will be a join section where current employees of member institutions will be able to request to join.
Chapter membership director will process the request.
Profile will be created and email sent with ID and password
Your name and email address will be added to benchmark ERAPPA communication email tool Benchmark for important communications
How can I get the most out of this new tool?
Participate share your skills and knowledge
Contact PD if you wish to lead a discussion/topic starting in September
Complete your profile once it has been expanded in August
Thank you for continuing to support the profession of Facilities Management Professional by participating in APPA, ERAPPA and your chapter events. The board of ERAPPA looks to create a year round networking environment that members can network with each other and business partners.
Sheri Vucci CPA
ERAPPA Vice President Technology and Communication
In a continuing effort to further expand our educational opportunities for facilities teams at our member schools, The ERAPPA Board of Directors is pleased to offer technical education opportunities via webinars, on topics relevant to facilities operations and management through our “Lunch and Learn Series.” We are excited about the opportunity to facilitate these ongoing programs, which are offered exclusively to ERAPPA members.
The Business Partner Committee has been charged with the development, implementation and ongoing management of the “ERAPPA Webinar Lunch and Learn Series.” Our objective is to bring new, timely, innovative and informative best practices to our institutional members throughout the year. The program kicked-off in September 2016 with bi-monthly offerings, and due to its success, has continued on a quarterly, annual schedule, with sessions in February, May, August and November. The success of the program will continue to be monitored through “live” surveys conducted at the conclusion of sessions. This allows for immediate feedback regarding the quality of our presentation so that adjustments can be made, as needed. These webinars are at no cost to our members.
How to Participate:
Sessions are currently booked through May 2018. Those who would like to present a future Webinar Lunch and Learn should complete the ERAPPA Annual Conference “Call for Papers” and respond “YES” When prompted for your interest. BP Members who partner with institutional members will be given strong consideration.
It is our goal to house a perpetual “Call for Papers” located within the Members section of our Website. This will allow for broader access for our members who wish to participate in this program, while remaining exclusive to ERAPPA. This will be a joint effort between the Business Partners Committee, Professional Development Committee and the Technology & Communications Committee over the next couple of months. We will share updates as new information regarding this process becomes available. Those who submit abstracts through this new process will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and notified, if selected. This will also enable us to maintain a surplus of great content for future presentation opportunities.
Webinars are organized into 4 technical tracts. They are:
· Compliance/Emergency Response
If you have an idea for a presentation that falls outside of the listed categories, please reach out for further consideration.
Current Schedule of Programs:
||“The Reality of BIM: A Case Study in Successfully Transferring O&M Data to Your Operations and Maintenance Teams.”
||Design / Construction
You may now access our archived webinar programs under the “Recorded Webinars” tab once you have logged in as a member. This is just another added benefit offered exclusively to our members.
Location: Brunswick, ME
Organization: Bowdoin College
The Project Manager - Facilities is responsible for developing, coordinating and managing assigned projects from conceptual stages through completion. This position is also responsible to perform CAD work such as developing plans, managing drawings and revising existing drawings in electronic media.
This is an exempt-level position and requires the time commitment necessary to successfully complete all job responsibilities. Generally, works first shift hours (8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday but may be requested to divert from this as incidents or work demands require.
A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or a related field experience is required. The PM must have the ability to manage multiple projects, including multi-discipline projects comprised of elements of electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, structural/carpentry, building envelope, landscaping, infrastructure, and other work simultaneously and prioritize effectively. He or she must have the demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated proficiency in managing project budgets, design professionals, contractors, and vendors is required. Computer proficiency is required with the ability to work in multiple software environments including AutoCAD and CAD. Ability to learn Revit and increased CAD skills is required.
A minimum of three years of experience in architecture/engineering design and/or the maintenance of facilities and/or the construction industry. Working knowledge of federal, state, and local building codes, regulatory requirements and maintenance standards is required. Experience in creating, monitoring, analyzing budgets, project organization, estimating, scheduling, contracting, and documentation is also required.
For more information please visit: http://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4893
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.
The Physical Plant Department of UVM is hiring two DM Project Coordinators to provide engineering and assistance in the design, analysis and development of documents, drawings, programming, estimating and project management related to University initiatives and deferred maintenance. These positions will:
· Oversee a variety of facilities projects on campus and supervise contractors.
· Coordinate engineering of projects, evaluate building and facility components/ equipment, and recommend design changes.
· Perform engineering studies on existing systems, identify deficiencies, and recommend system changes.
· Identify technical problems and propose solutions in facility operations.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and two to four years’ experience in project management and engineering-related disciplines required.*
The Department seeks candidates who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers.
To learn more about Physical Plant, visit http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppd/
*Job postings contain further position and minimum qualification details.
View postings and apply at https://www.uvmjobs.com/
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications, from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.