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Facility Chat

Facility Chat

By IFMA (BC Chapter)
Facility Managers, Coordinators, Directors… this is for you! Facility Chat is a podcast for facility management professionals driven to improving efficiencies, solving challenges, and evolving the workplace.

Sponsored by the BC Chapter of IFMA, Facility Chat will inform, inspire, and connect professionals to leading edge knowledge and industry trends.

Facility Chat is hosted by Kimberly Whyman. Kimberly has worked in facility management for the past 19 years; with a focus on the design, construction, maintenance and operational management of corporate offices.
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Episode 3 - Solving Sound Problems in Your Workspaces
Sound issues can create a very negative experience in the workplace and can lead to confidentiality breaches and unwanted distractions for employees and visitors. The good news is there are solutions that can solve sound problems. In this episode we dive into some common causes for sound issues within the workplace and discuss a variety of solutions facility professionals can consider.  Listen in to find out how you can make your workplace more sound! Guest: Danielle Macey  - Workplace Acoustics Specialist & Partner at Vibra-Sonic Control
June 4, 2021
Episode 2 - Construction Trends for a New and Evolved Workplace
Facility professionals are being asked to reinvent the spaces we work in and to shape the future of what a workplace will be, how it will be used, and what it will look like.  Construction is a big factor that inputs our options and decisions about our built environments.  This episode highlights construction trends for a post pandemic evolved workplace; what to ask for, key considerations, and how to navigate the retrofit or build of your workplace. Guest: Matthew Piry - Principal at Curve Construction Group
May 15, 2021
Episode 1 - Work Better: Getting Back to a Better Normal
As facility management professionals plan the post pandemic reality of their workplace, they are all trying to figure out how to design workplace operations, layout, usage and support. In this episode we discuss strategies for facility management professionals to help them create an innovative, safe and better workplace for everyone to thrive. Guest:  Gale Moutrey - VP Workplace Innovation at Steelcase
May 14, 2021