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Clarkson University to Host Facility Management Technology Workshop on March 23 & 24

Clarkson University will host the second annual Facility Management Technology Workshop on March 23 and 24 at its Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, N.Y.

Facilities WorkshopThe two-day event is geared toward the wider facilities and infrastructure community, including geographic information system (GIS) managers, construction tradespeople, facility managers, engineers, architects, constructors, finance officers, business managers, infrastructure managers, planners and sustainability staff.

Participants will earn up to seven professional development hours through a series of courses that will help them learn about and build upon available and emerging technologies in GIS, building information modeling (BIM), and project management; gain a knowledge base to build sustainable business practices in applicable areas; and provide value-added information to the maintenance of the capital investments for which they are responsible at their institutions, agencies or companies.

Erik C. Backus, the Howard E. Lechler endowed director of construction engineering management (CEM) in Clarkson's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is leading the workshop and will teach courses alongside University Engineer Michael Tremper, Instructor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Bill Olsen, and GIS Technician Michelle McGill, among other Clarkson faculty and staff.

The cost to attend the workshop is $800 and includes refreshments throughout the event. Overnight accommodations are available next door at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

For more information and to register, visit .

Clarkson University, as a licensed higher education provider by the NYS Department of Education, can offer continuing education credits in civil and environmental engineering.  The applicability of the documentation provided depends on the nature of license, the requirements of the licensee, and the requirements of the jurisdiction/board from whom the license is provided. Learn more at .

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University GIS Technician Michelle McGill presents on how to use GIS technology to help manage facilities at the 2015 Facility Management Technology Workshop.

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