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1.06 The Total Test Fit

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Track: Council/Industry Specific
Format: Case Study
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: Review the technical issues that facility managers need to know and understand when evaluating older buildings for their organizations. Acquire a framework of knowledge to be able to identify potential problems that might make a building incompatible with your end-user’s programmed needs. This session also covers code compliance issues and infrastructure upgrades that should be addressed during lease or purchase negotiations. Several case studies are reviewed and discussed; and a useful building evaluation matrix tool is presented.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand when and why you need an architectural and engineering test fit.
  • Review potential costly issues conducting architectural and engineering test fits.
  • Discover the red flag requests that should prompt a test fit.
  • Complete the building rating system for evaluating multiple sites.
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    Richard Fanelli, CFM, AIA, IFMA Fellow
    Fanelli McClain

    Rich Fanelli is a registered architect, and has been in the commercial office design profession since 1977. He founded Fanelli McClain Design Studios in 1985. Rich has always stayed ahead of trends in the workplace through his involvement as an active member of IFMA, where he has served as the president of the Capital Chapter, and as a member of the international board of directors. He was elected as an IFMA Fellow at World Workplace in 2003. He currently is the past president of IFMA's FM Consultants Council. Rich has been teaching the IFMA Project Management course since 1993. Rich has also presented various topics on workplace planning and design at IFMA’s World Workplace on five occasions. He has been a contributing author of four facility management textbooks published by The BOMI Institute, and has been a columnist for the Washington Business Journal, for which he has written articles on project management and workplace design. Rich is also an instructor for the Facility Management Certificate Program at George Mason University, where he teaches the Facility Planning & Design, Project Management, Communications and Future Issues in Facilities Management courses.

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