Building exteriors are challenged by weather, especially water. The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will look at key areas to avoid common problems and faulty repair efforts that affect a building’s exterior.
Cale Prokopf, president of RoofTech Consulting Inc., will discuss the importance of protecting building exteriors. After water intrusion issues, assessments are performed. Prokopf’s firm has found that repairs have often been made but fail to resolve the issues. He will look at the most common findings to help facility managers avoid common pitfalls that result in misspent dollars, wasted time and unwarranted interior damage.
IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. Considered a leader among local chapters, IFMA St. Louis holds monthly programs to enhance members’ knowledge and provide networking opportunities. IFMA members also value their membership as a way to build their careers, seek counsel and advice from other facility management professionals, access a variety of resources and achieve professional certification. Represented in 134 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, IFMA members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.