NEW YORK, NY- May 2, 2014 – The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College is presenting “The Inaugural ISO 55000 Conference for the United States: Applying the New International Series of Standards for Asset Management in Real Estate and Infrastructure” on May 13.
During this significant event, key authors of ISO 55000 will introduce its new global language of asset management to the real estate and infrastructure communities.
With the endorsement of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) the American National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO 55000, and other key asset management organizations, this conference will provide executives and managers of public and private sector organizations a comprehensive overview of the new asset management guidelines as applied to real estate and infrastructure. These will include vital safety, security, energy, reliability, systems and environmental concerns among others. You will learn why a new standard is needed now, from senior managers of the Port Authority of NY & NJ, MTA, Sodexo, Autodesk, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Genzyme. You will discover what this vital new standard’s requirements entail to assist the effective and comprehensive management of assets.
“The release of this new ISO standard is significant for managers of physical assets in order for them to remain current with the rapidly changing demands of their industries and our world,” says Jack S. Nyman, Executive Director of The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute. “It is further significant that our Institute’s national leadership role for the real estate industry has been recognized as the ideal voice for the dissemination of this important global standard,” says Nyman. “The acceptance and adaptation of ISO 55000 is gaining momentum, as attendees will learn from authors of the new standard as well as from top level asset managers, representing an important cross section of public, private and government organizations who administer immense and highly complex portfolios of assets. The standard is risk based and requires a lifecycle view of assets, which makes it an ideal framework for organizations to address contemporary topics such as safety, security resiliency, energy and environmental planning.”
Nyman also notes the importance of understanding and implementing these standards and says, “Think about the effects Hurricane Sandy had on our city’s infrastructure. Planning for the future is an integral part of this new standard. The standard is not just about risk, it is also about opportunity and building value,” Nyman says.
Thomas W. Smith, Program Director, Department of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, a conference presenter, and one of the principal authors of the standard says, “The definition of asset management, as contained in the standard is succinct, but was very carefully considered by the committee, and deserves our continued attention. It is the coordinated activity of an organization to realize value from its assets.”
This conference will feature many subject matter experts, some of whom helped author the standard including: Thomas F. Prendergast, MTA Chairman and CEO; Michael A. Salvato, Executive Program Manager, Enterprise Asset Management, MTA; Keith Hamer, Senior Vice President, Asset Management, Sodexo; Joanna Rosato, Public Buildings Service Regional Commissioner, Mid-Atlantic Region/U.S. General Services Administration; Thomas W. Smith, Program Director, Department of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Scott Morris, Director of Global Engineering, Genzyme Corporation; and Matthias Ebinger, Director, New York Presbyterian Hospital.
WHAT: “The Inaugural ISO 55000 Conference for the United States”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 13
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Panel Discussion
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Breakout Programs
Program Agenda here
WHERE: Panel Discussion: Baruch College, Information and Technology Building, 151 E. 25th St.,
Rooms 750 and 760, New York, NY
Breakout Programs: Infor Corporate Headquarters, 641 Avenue of the Americas (corner of 20th St),
New York, NY
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Click here to register
Corporate Attendee: $150
Government of Academic Attendee: $60
Baruch Student or Faculty: FREE
SPONSORS: Autodesk; C/F Data Systems; The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB); The Association for Maintenance Professionals (AMP); Infor; CH2M HILL; HonestBuildings.com; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.; The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA); Reliabilityweb.com; and The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS:
Three hours of Continuing Education Units are available for Professional Engineers in all 50 states and for those with BOMI certification in Asset Management, Commercial Property and Facility Management Systems.