Tag: Podcast

Inspiring Leaders

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Teena Shouse shares the best practices of Planning and Networking that proved successful for her, leading to numerous Executive and Board positions. “Inspired Leadership is getting that person so excited, intrigued or challenged, that they are truly moved into action” Many cultures value people who have gained career and life experienced. And if we are… Read the full article »

Workplace Design and Strategic Facilities Planning for Facility Managers

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Workplace Design & Strategic Facilities Planning for Facility Managers with Rich Fanelli and Kayrell Connections Rich Fanelli, IFMA Fellow, is President/Principal at FM Studios (formerly Fanelli McClain, Inc.) where he has served the facility management community by offering interior architecture, facilities planning, and workplace design for over 40 years. Mike Petrusky asks Rich about his… Read the full article »

Academic Design Trends

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

This interview follows on an FMCC webinar with principal designers and teachers Lisa Killaby, Kay Sargent, and Greg Tew with the title, Back to School, How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping The Workplace. In a convincing way, Lisa, Kay, and Greg make the point that the modern academic and corporate built environments can be indistinguishable from each other. We FMs are wholly aware that the organizations we serve increasingly seek a dynamic and diverse workforce and a culture of mentorship, collaboration, community, discovery, innovation, and well being in a variety of physical settings. A welcoming environment for data center administrators, say, might look and feel different from one for marketing, but the same elements can be present to confer positive business results. All the same, FMs must contribute to life cycle models that include ROI in order to support executive decision making and to plan our budgets. Academic facilities and their use can give us a look ahead. And in these times, “ahead” becomes “right now” very soon.

How to get the Budget you Need to Prevent Catastrophes, Not Clean them Up

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-20 – Discussion with Jeremy Swanner: Pay Me Now or Pay Me a Lot More Later: How To Get the Budget You Need to Prevent Catastrophes, Not Clean Them Up
Jeremy Swanner of RLE Technologies joins us from Fort Collins Colorado in the U.S., just after his FMCC webinar Pay Me Now or Pay Me a Lot More Later: How To Get the Budget You Need to Prevent Catastrophes, Not Clean Them Up. Stopping a critical business process for any length of time benefits no one but your competitors. Bad enough are the effects on productivity, morale, and reputation, but recovery can be difficult, expensive, and incomplete.

Are you less than satisfied that you now understand and mitigate risks to your critical processes at an effective level against ordinary threats like a pipe leaking at night, all night, on the next floor up? Join Jeremy Swanner and David Reynolds to probe a subject that can be uncomfortable for FMs and top management.

ISO 55000: Changing the Conversation

Friday, May 6th, 2016


Nicholas Fioravante
David Reynolds, CFM, FMP


“ISO 55000: Changing the Conversation”

Nicholas Fioravante has worked with mechanical/HVAC, electrical, fire protection, and structural and environmental systems, components, and issues, evaluating facility upgrades for technical and financial performance. He has addressed operations and maintenance in a wide range of facilities. He is presently with Sodexo, as Senior Director in North America Technical Support.

He came to adopt and promote a view of managing facilities and equipment as performing assets. Recently, the International Organization for Standardization, ISO, released ISO 55000, a management framework for physical assets, which integrates considerations of cost, performance and risk throughout the asset life cycle. Acquiring and maintaining facilities and equipment in an ISO 55000 milieu focuses the FM on optimizing the yield of the asset for the entire life cycle. This has particular influence in managing facility performance and maintenance.

Supply Chain Management as Procurement Shifts to FM

Friday, April 1st, 2016

“Supply Chain Management as Procurement Shifts to FM”

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP
Tim Schmidt, eBid Systems


“Supply Chain Management as Procurement Shifts to FM”

Proficient, agile, supply chain management is essential to FM in maximizing the triple bottom line. FMs operate in a dynamic and complicated mix of sources for materials, equipment, and services. This podcast offers a glimpse at the tuning the procurement process to match the product or service sought in order to ensure best value. The last ten years have shifted procurement processes more onto FM. What will the decade ahead bring, especially in how FMs acquire technology? Tim Schmidt joins us just after the conclusion of his FMCC webinar, Supplier Management and Procurement Strategies for Facility Managers.

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-17 – Discussion by Kevin Wilcox (USA) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)

Recorded on: July 9th, 2015

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Kevin Wilcox, Principal, LJB Inc.


“Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk”

Kevin Wilcox joins Chris Payne and David Reynolds a short while after his 2015 FMCC webinar, “Top 5 Ways to Reduce Fall Hazard Risk”, where he delivers a systematic development against fall risk in five critical areas, applying prevention by design, training, and certified fall protection systems.

Kevin is a principal of LJB Inc. and a professional structural engineer, who is also a certified safety professional. He has more than 20 years’ experience in fall protection consulting, with expertise in fall hazard assessments, design and inspection of fall protection systems, and related training. Fall protection presents two conflicting realities: significant fall incidents don’t happen often, but when they do occur, they’re catastrophic and costly. The challenge, however, is that fall protection is complex. There are numerous regulations, standards, equipment options, training sources and priorities to consider when protecting workers. Kevin approaches fall protection in a practical way to minimize the complexity, while taking comprehensive action to protect people, projects, and business. In this podcast, Kevin talks about specifying fall protection to be provided by outsource organizations working in your facility. He then expands on specification to view fall protection as a system of understanding hazards, design, training, and practices – and oh yes, equipment. The point is, certified equipment is necessary, but hardly sufficient. Equipment is just one part of a certified system for safety from falling. Last, he briefly treats risk assessment, as possibly the part of fall protection that where the experienced safety professional can contribute uniquely.

Fall protection a straightforward quality of life and continuity of business issue, nothing less.

Sustainability Metrics: A Tale of Two Companies

Friday, October 9th, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-16 – Discussion by Alana Dunoff (USA), Lynn Baez (USA) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA) after “World FM Day Session 6”

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow


“Sustainability Metrics: A Tale of Two Companies”

At the time of this podcast on World FM Day, Lynn Baez and Alana Dunoff had just completed a webinar entitled Sustainability Metrics, A Tale of 2 Companies, where they focused on transforming business and operations data into a sustainability framework that their clients welcomed for its clarity and value. Communication and culture are key, we FMs often say. But, while the client’s goal is sustainability, getting from the object (records and data) to objectives (what can the client accomplish, and how) requires technical understanding, cultural acceptance, and much more.

Alana Dunoff, Strategic Facility Planner, of AFD Facility Planning, an FMP and IFMA Fellow, is an energetic, enthusiastic, speaker, teacher, and admitted data geek, after 22 years of facility planning and management. She has served on the IFMA Board of Directors.

Lynn Baez, with 14 years experience in environmental science and FM, currently serves on the IFMA Board, and with Cushman and Wakefield. Lynn, a CFM, SFP, and FMP, brings steady and frank insight on working with the client organization, and about the increasing significance of global conventions and standards toward sustainability and asset management.

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-15 – Discussion by Wim Pullen (Netherlands) and Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-15 – Discussion by Chris Payne (UK), David Reynolds (USA) and Wim Pullen (Netherlands) after “World FM Day Session 4”

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member

David Reynolds, CFM, FMP

Wim Pullen, Center for People and Buildings


Chris Payne and David Reynolds join Wim Pullen, Director of the Center for People and Buildings, in Delft, Netherlands, on June 10, 2015, just after his live Session 4 of World FM Day, 2015, entitled “Progress in evidence based workplace management.”
“What do we know?” and “How do we translate knowledge into well informed decisions?” are the two questions giving rise to evidence based workplace management. The workplace arena is filled with opinions and anecdotal evidence, but big questions like “how does the workplace contribute to productivity growth?” or “Can we enhance employee health and well being in new workplace?” are easy to ask but hard to answer. Nevertheless workplace researchers are eager to develop reliable knowledge that helps to discuss such questions and inform decisions. What is the state of the art and science of knowledge development? What does the future hold?
This is a rich, provocative interview, building toward the end, when Wim takes the making of cost cutting decisions.

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-14 – Discussion by Graham Constable (Australia), Val Moraes (New Zealand), Adam Fang (China) & Chris Payne (UK)

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

FM Consultants Podcast 2015-14: Discussion by Graham Constable (Australia), Val Moraes (New Zealand), Adam Fang (China) & Chris Payne (UK) after “World FM Day Session 3”

Recorded on: June 10th, 2015

Graham Constable, FMCC STAG Member
Val Moraes CFM is the Managing Director of GregMore Group, a Facilities Management Consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Adam Fang, FMCC STAG Member
Chris Payne, CSS Consultancy & FMCC STAG Member as Social Media Coordinator (Host/Interviewer)


We hear from freelance consultant Graham Constable of Australia, interviewed by Chris Payne of the U.K. on the subject of exercising leadership in managing the facility assets an employer or client. Val Moraes of New Zealand and Adam Fang of China also participated in the webinar on World FM Day, but were not able to be present for this podcast. Their title, “The Importance of Leadership in Facilities & Asset Management – an FMCC Panel Discussion,” lead, in Graham’s view, to a few central points to ensure that the practice of FM can be viewed and experienced by top organizational leaders as one of several that are central to organizational value and well being, rather than simply regarding facilities as a recurring cost to be minimized. Doing so, however, requires competencies and approaches to match executive needs and expectations