VFA to Host Webinar on How Facility Capital Planning Can Support Educational Mission

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Ontario University System will Share its Best Practices in Facility Capital Planning that has led to Increased Funding

VFA, Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and asset management, today announced it will host a complimentary webinar on how effective facility capital planning can help support a university’s educational mission on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET.

Darryl Boyce, assistant vice president, Facilities Management & Planning, Carleton University, will present “How Ontario University System Supports the Educational Mission with Effective Capital Planning.” The Ontario University System, with more than 80 million square feet of facilities across 19 universities, is a leader in strategic facilities capital planning. Half of the System’s funding comes from the provincial government, and with challenges such as rising enrollments and aging infrastructure, the System needed a comprehensive, system-wide approach in order to build a persuasive argument for more funding. Since implementing a Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) program 11 years ago, funding has increased by an average of $80 million.

During this 45-minute live webinar, attendees will hear how the Ontario University System:

  •     Gathered defensible data on existing facility conditions and deferred maintenance
  •     Built a persuasive argument for additional funding
  •     Leverages “best practice” facility management tools across the entire portfolio
  •     Provides consistent and comprehensive data to the Ontario University presidents, governing boards and the provincial government

Those interested in the webinar can register here.

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

About VFA
Headquartered in Boston, VFA is the leading provider of end-to-end solutions for facilities capital planning and sustainability. VFA solutions uniquely combine facility assessment 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 600 organizations 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 4 billion square feet of real estate. For more information, please call 800-693-3132 or visit http://www.vfa.com.


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