VFA Showcases Facility Capital Planning Software at AUDE Conference 2012

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VFA’s Market-leading Solutions Enable Facility Capital Planning at Leading Universities in the U.K. and North America

VFA, Ltd., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, will showcase its flagship software product, VFA.facility®, at the Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) Conference 2012 at Loughborough University. VFA will be exhibiting on stand number 38.

VFA helps educational institutions maximise their current investment in facilities and infrastructure while effectively planning for future needs. VFA’s software has supported hundreds of assessments across educational facilities, from University College London, the University of Texas at Austin, to the Ontario Colleges and University Systems in Canada, including those of academic institutions with specialised focuses such as medical schools and research centres. Through its partners, VFA also provides educational organisations with comprehensive solutions for master planning and capacity planning, in addition to capital asset management.

VFA.facility enables organisations to both manage information about facility assets and leverage that information in the creation of capital projects, plans and budgets. Building construction cost data from BCIS, the United Kingdom’s leading supplier of construction cost information, is embedded in VFA.facility, ensuring reliable cost projections for deferred maintenance. VFA.facility is currently used to manage more than 400 million square metres of real estate for education, corporate, government and healthcare organisations in the U.K., Canada and the U.S.

“VFA can provide universities with a comprehensive facilities capital planning application that can produce a robust and defensible capital plan, based on the current condition of the building portfolio,” said Paul Gatland, sales director, VFA. “This information can also be used to help complete the annual HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) returns.”

VFA will be demonstrating VFA.facility 10 at stand number 38 at the AUDE Conference, 2-4 April, 2012, at Loughborough University.

To connect with VFA, please follow us on Twitter at @VFAINC, or visit our blog, Foundations, which is aimed at providing information to readers that serves as a foundation for intelligent capital spending and facilities capital planning and management.

About VFA, Ltd.
A wholly owned subsidiary of VFA, Inc., Reading, U.K.-based VFA, Ltd. is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and spend management. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility audit services, Web-based software and business consulting services to enable customers to manage every stage of the capital asset lifecycle — from requirements gathering and long-term planning to capital budget creation and spend management. More than 500 organisations in corporate, education, government and healthcare markets have relied on VFA solutions to strategically manage their capital assets. VFA’s flagship software product, VFA.facility®, is currently used to manage more than 400 million square metres of real estate. For more information, please call 0118 900 1695 or visit http://www.vfa.com.

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