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Build a Sustainable Facility Knowledge Management Program


Mission-critical facilities and the higher education institutions they serve are long-lived — they last for decades, if not longer. To operate and maintain the facilities sustainably, stakeholders need to have and retain a significant amount of embedded skills and knowledge. Unless that legacy is systematically identified, captured and maintained, complex higher ed institutions like universities and colleges risk missing or losing the benefits of that institutional knowledge as a result of the inevitable turnover of personnel. A sustainable Facility Knowledge Management (FKM) program provides the foundation for creating and leveraging the information captured during commissioning throughout the design, construction, and delivery phases (as well as during occupancy). The FKM program can ensure that diverse campus facilities and their buildings’ management and information systems are designed, installed and operate to meet the university’s requirements and that mission-critical facilities can function within a cloud-based software system to form a baseline for sustainable building operations throughout their lifecycle.

Join Alex Kozinets, Chief Product Officer at Facility Grid, Eric Forman, CEO at Facility Grid, and Isaac Annis at Hensel Phelps for a lively discussion of the challenges higher ed facility managers face and how they can unlock the long-term benefits of commissioning by creating a platform for capturing and transferring institutional facility knowledge.


  • Eric Forman

    As CEO of Facility Grid, Eric is responsible for the firm's overall direction. As a thought leader and seasoned real estate professional, Eric brings 30 years of successful business experience in the commercial real estate industry to Facility Grid.

    Prior to joining Facility Grid, Eric, in 1990, founded and led Resolve Technology, a software company specializing in commercial real estate asset and portfolio reporting and investment analysis. Through Eric’s guidance, Resolve earned a reputation for its ability to design software platforms that empower real estate executives. Resolve provided expert software and services to more than 200 clients in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia including LaSalle Investment Management, Boston Properties, Prudential Real Estate Investments, and HCPI (Healthcare Property Trust). In 2009, Resolve was acquired by the Costar Group (CSGP).

    Eric holds an MBA from Boston University Graduate School of Management and a BA from the University of Rochester.

  • Alex Kozinets, PE, CxA, EBCP, LEED AP

    Alex Kozinets is the Chief Product Officer at Facility Grid.
    Alex drives Facility Grid’s product strategy and acts as customer advocate in the product development process.

    Alex has over 20 years of experience in master planning, project management, mechanical engineering design, construction administration, start-up, and commissioning across a variety of projects for life science, healthcare, mission critical, industrial, academic, aviation, and commercial facilities.

    Alex is a Registered Professional Engineer, a certified CxA, an accredited LEED® Professional, and a certified Existing Building Commissioning Professional.

  • Isaac Annis

    With a background coming from natural resource management, Isaac has worked and supported mission critical DoD, private sector, and various municipal customers on complex projects, ranging from small additions to multiple facilities greater than 1,000,000 SQFT. Isaac has worked in this role for Hensel Phelps for 7 years, supporting projects throughout the Midwest and Mountain States, and has a total of 19 years industry experience. Isaac has supported the coordination of all facets of technical system (i.e. fire alarm, fire suppression, mechanical, security, electrical, automation, HVAC controls) construction starting with design, delivery, installation, startup, performance testing; ultimately ending with commissioning and integrated systems testing. Isaac received a B.S. in Forestry from the University of Maine.

August 31, 2020
Mon 12:40 PM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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