7.05 Military Services Facility Management- Evolving Practices

Friday, October 28, 2011
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Topic Area: Quality
Format: Panel Discussion
Target Audience: Senior Managers, Property Managers, Operational Managers, Engineers, Building/Construction Managers
Organization: SAME
Level of Learning: 300 level

Session Description: Managing more than 570,000 facilities valued at more than US$710 million, and 32 million acres of land, the U.S. Department of Defense faces immense facility management challenges. The military services are at the forefront of innovative FM practices. In this panel discussion, representatives from the services will discuss current facility management challenges and how they are meeting those challenges. The panelists will address topics of concern to the DOD that are applicable to all facility owners and managers, including sustainability, energy conservation, environmental stewardship, facility maintenance and repair, facility operations, asset management and community master planning.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about FM issues and solutions at military installations.
  • Discover facility innovations that can be put into place at your facilities.
  • Learn how operational requirements impact FM operations.
  •     Presentation


    Daniel Geldermann, P.E., CFM
    Principal Analyst
    Facility Asset Management & Transformation

    Daniel Geldermann, P.E., CFM, is Principal at CALIBRE, a firm specializing in management and technology consulting. He has been a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, an associate director of facilities at a state university, and is currently a consultant. He is the chairman of the Society of American Military Engineers National Facilities Asset Management Committee. Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science in Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

    Lance Marrano
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Sustainment Management Systems Program Manager
    Construction Engineering Research Lab

    Mr. Lance Marrano is a Research Civil Engineer for Facility Management Systems at the US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign, IL. Lance Marrano has 13 years of experience of developing and integrating processes to assist facility managers and operators more effectively and efficiently operate and maintain their facilities. He has special expertise in facility assessment methods, maintenance decision making, and work forecasting. Together with his colleagues at the Construction Engineering Research Lab, he conceived and developed the methods to objectively assess buildings, predict their future performance, and leverage lifecycle information to more efficiently plan assessment requirements. The BUILDER® software system was developed by Mr. Marrano and his team to embody this research, and is the enterprise standard for both the US Marine Corps and the Navy, and both the US Air Force and the Army are considering its adoption. The Knowledge Based Inspection approach is already helping the Navy realize nearly $20M in annual inspection costs savings. In addition to Department of Defense use, BUILDER® is also available to private sectors users through an innovative non-exclusive licensing program that was the recipient of the Federal Lab Consortium’s Innovation in Technology Transfer in 2010. As a result of adoption of these methods and the recognition received from both research and end-users Mr. Marrano was awarded the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2010. He has also written and co-written a number of articles on facility lifecycles and maintenance investment strategies and contributed to several patents. Lance earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

    Tauny Woo, P.E., LEED AP
    Luke Air Force Base, AZ
    Chief of Engineering and Programs

    Ms. Tauny Woo is the Chief of Engineering and Programs at Luke Air Force Base, AZ. Tauny has 20 years of experience in the facility design and construction industry. Her experience has been in planning, programming, design, and construction of capital projects, and renovations, repair of all types of facilities. Tauny has served in various positions that include overseeing operations and maintenance, safety, procurement, GIS, and utility systems. Tauny Woo graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and has a Masters degree in Public Administration. She has also attended the USAF Air Warfare College. She worked for 12 years with the Department of Defense at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas and at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan, as a Design Engineer, Mechanical Design Chief, Chief of Design and Construction, Chief of Planning, Programming, and Construction, and the Deputy Base Civil Engineer. Tauny was the Chief Engineer for the VA Medical Center in Phoenix for 2 years, and in 2005, Tauny joined the City of Phoenix Engineering and Architectural Services Department where she served as the Deputy City Engineer, Assistant City Engineer, and City Engineer. Tauny joined Luke Air Force Base in February 2011 to become the Chief of Engineering and Programs. She was honored with the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) Federal Engineer of the Year Award in 2000, and recognized as the Associated Minority Contractors of America (AMCA) Minority Advocate of the Year in 2008.

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