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The mission of the Facilities Commission is to promote the interests and issues of community college's facilities planning and institutional services.


WHAT WE DO

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The Facilities Commission was founded in 2006. We provide to our membership a collaborative environment for sharing ideas, experiences, and successes. We promote best practices and professional development within the multiple disciplines associated with the construction and management of our colleges' facilities.

 

 


Welcome - A Message from the 2019 Chair

2019 AFC Facilities Commission Chair

Commission Resources

  1. Executive Board
  2. Announcements
  3. Bylaws
  4. Newsletter
  5. Awards and Recognition
  6. Links of Interest
  7. Hot Topics: Trending Now
  8. Social Media - Get Connected

2019 EXECUTIVE BOARD

Chair: Govindah Ramnarain, South Florida State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 863-453-3052

Chair-Elect: John Barbieri, Indian River State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-519-1188

Treasurer/Secretary:Cheryl Arpasi, South Florida State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 863-784-7099

Immediate Past Chair: John Barbieri, Indian River State College, eMail: [email protected]; Phone: 772-519-1188


ANNOUNCEMENTS



The AFC Facilities Commission in partnership with School Dude and Belfor, are pleased to invite you to their Spring Conference to be held May 16-17 at South Florida State College. Because our Florida college facilities have been dealing with years of flat budgets, decreasing personnel, and rising costs, the AFC Facilities Commission has chosen to provide these valuable workshops free of charge. (Lunch provided both days).

We have brought together several experts in their fields for this 2- day conference providing workshops that will highlight critical issues facing college facilities today. Tracking deferred maintenance costs, providing better campus safety and security, and the continuing effects of climate change:

May 16 Workshops
•    Review current CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) software trends & mobile access for M&O
•    Streamlining your event management process & best practices in capturing facilities information
•    Affordable options for access control and mass notifications for state colleges
•    Having a plan for incident recovery

May 17 Workshops
•    EOC-Weather trends for 2019
•    Best practices from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael
•    Belfor Red Alert Program
•    Hurricane Checklist
•    Panel for minimizing incident impact

There will be roundtable opportunities to network and share your facilities challenges and successes.

The deadline to receive your registration is May 9th.  Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to obtain best practices in dealing with your facilities current challenges.

Send your completed registration form (see link below) to:       
Cheryl Arpasi, Facilities Commission Treas.: [email protected]. Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email. If in 48 hours you do not receive an email receipt, please call Cheryl at: 863-784-7091.

REGISTRATION FORM
(NOTE: to request a "fillable" registration form, email Cheryl at: [email protected])
NEW! FINAL AGENDA
FLYER

BYLAWS

Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Facilities Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws and Standing Rules:

Bylaws (Updated 2018)


NEWSLETTER

Please send us success stories for the next edition.  Forward all inquiries to the Chair.

May 2015 Edition


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Please check back for more information and updates regarding the 2017 Sustainability Award.

 AWARD WINNERS

2015 Awards of Excellence in Facilities and Programs

Innovation in Sustainability Award: Indian River State College

CAPA for Collaboration Award: Palm Beach State College

CAPA for Partnership Award: Miami-Dade College


LINKS OF INTEREST

Check back often to see links of interest to Facilities Commission Members

Keep The Wheel Spinning


HOT TOPICS: TRENDING NOW

Campus Safety: How to Secure Campuses without being Restrictive/Gun Laws

Learning Commons: Libraries in the Digital Age are More than Just Books

Active Learning Classroom Environments: Are they Sized Right?

Technology Packed Environments: Are Your Buildings Ready to Accommodate the Demand?

Sustainable Innovation


SOCIAL MEDIA - GET CONNECTED

Like uFacebook Icons on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFCFacilities

 

 

 

AFC Connections is our private interactive forum. Within this forum, we have the Facilities Commission Community. Please join the community and connect with us today!

How to Join the Facilities Commission Community:

  1. Visit http://www.myafchome.org and click the login button.
  2. Click on the 'My Profile' link.
  3. Click on 'My Features' and select "Circles" - All Circles.
  4. Scroll down to the facilities commission community and select it.
  5. Look to the upper right corner of the page and select 'join circle.'

OR Click on the plug to be taken to the Facilities Commission Community and then log on to the website and then click Join Circle:

If you have an issue logging on to the site, first try clicking on the forgot my username AND the forgot my password links. Forgot my username will send you an email with your correct username. Forgot my password will send you a link to reset your password.

If your email address is not found on file, please send a message to [email protected] and a staff member will contact you.

·         EOC-Weather trends for 2019

·         Best practices from Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael

·         Belfor Red Alert Program

·         Hurricane Checklist

·         Panel for minimizing incident impact

 

There will be roundtable opportunities to network and share your facilities challenges and successes.

The deadline to receive your registration is May 9th.  Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to obtain best practices in dealing with your facilities current challenges.

Send your completed registration form to:               

Cheryl Arpasi, Facilities Commission Treas.: [email protected].Your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email. If in 48 hours you do not receive an email receipt, please call Cheryl at: 863-784-7091.