Category Archives: Assoc for Facilities Engineering

Salmon Spawning in Marin

TweetRecent rains triggered the coho salmon spawning season. The female appears to be the fish on the lower right laying eggs in the gravel which are fertilized by the male behind her. At about 30 inches long, the salmon were … Continue reading

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AFE 2012: A Year in Review

TweetThe Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) won 3 awards for excellence from the National Organization: Best Chapter, Best Membership Marketing, and Best Newsletter for 3 years in a row! This video summarizes the numerous milestone … Continue reading

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Stanford Lokey Stem Cell Research Lab Building: AFE Behind the Scenes Tour

Tweet  This is a documentary of a tour of the Stanford School of Medicine’s Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building for Facility Engineers. The Silicon Valley Chapter of Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) organized this tour of the Stem … Continue reading

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Day with a Facility Professional – AFE Chapter 39’s 50th Year Aniversary

TweetClick to play video. On March 9, 2012 at Adobe headquarters, the Silicon Valley Chapter of AFE hosted the 50th Anniversary of Day with a Facility Professional. It was another exciting sneak peak to the world of facility management for … Continue reading

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NASA Sustainability Base: Behind the Scenes AFE Tour

TweetThis is a special video tour of the new NASA Sustainability Base at Moffett Field CA. Almost 50 Silicon Valley Association for Facilities Engineering members and guests got to explore the new “lunar-shaped” structures that incorporate a long list of … Continue reading

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2011 Holiday Party for the AFE Silicon Valley Chapter

TweetOur party, held at the beautiful Arya Restuarant in Cupertino, was well-attended and the food was delicious! Chapter president Bob Adamo of Technical Builders, Inc. provided a brief summary of the chapter’s accomplishments in 2011, and thanked our sponsors and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Changes to the Building, Electrical, Fire and Mechanical Codes

TweetAccording to Reinhard Hanselka, “We have enough regulations! Now the challenge is to streamline the regulations so that we can do business correctly, safely, and competitively.” At his recent presentation to AFE members and guests, Reinhard communicated the logic behind … Continue reading

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AFE Tour of the Pipe Trades Training Center in San Jose, CA

Tweet  Facilities operation and maintenance personnel are typically kinesthetic learners. They tend to learn best by doing and observing, rather than following complex written procedures. On July 27, 2011 the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) members and guests toured of … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Tell Me…SHOW ME!

Tweet This video presentation demonstrates how videos can be used to enhance instructional programs for Facilities Engineers and their vendors. Operation and maintenance personnel are typically kinesthetic learners. They tend to learn best by doing and observing, rather than following … Continue reading

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Site Visit: Energy Management Information Systems at Google

TweetAFE members and guests had the privilege of visiting Google’s West Campus building 5 in Mountain View, CA. to take a behind-the-scene look at the Internet search giant’s Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS). Click to see a photo montage of … Continue reading

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