TecnoEdificios continues to evolve

altThe massive participation of the end user supported the success of the fourth version of the event. Now, the editing 2014 TecnoEdificios the 4, 5 and 6 June be performed in parallel with the RefriAméricas Congress.

by Duvan Agudelo Chaverra

TecnoEdificios 2013 again met the expectations of those attending the academic component as well as exhibitors and visitors to the trade show, who met for two days latest developments in technology available for the operation of buildings.

This version carried out the 7 and 8 November at the Convention Center Plaza Mayor of Medellin, Colombia, in parallel with TecnoMultimedia (fair audio, video and professional lighting sector), featured many innovations that made more attractive meeting which brings together building managers, maintenance managers, general services, architects and engineers, among others, seeking training on issues related to the management of commercial, industrial and corporate spaces.

One of the novelties in the Academic Program 2013 was the inclusion of issues related to the administrative side, the aim of the Congress is the balance in terms of technological content and management, as the case of the Conference on Facility Manager ( FM), presented by Mauricio Espinosa, Sodexo, who spoke different reasons why a company must have an external FM service highlighting efficiency cost reduction, the tercirización of services for its facilities, among other aspects to account.

In his talk, Espinosa stressed that an FM must have certain requirements to run a good job: "Quarterly Performance Reviews, introduce best practices, Benchmark Strategies Risk Management, Contribution Management Tools, Planning short, medium and long-term, determine the strategy. " However, this is still an unknown market for the guild building managers and the inclusion process remains progressive.

Continuing the themes of management, the first day conference ended with a panel of experts in which the central theme was "Risk Management - how to deal with disasters occur before or after." There was attended by the vice president of operations of the Panama Canal Authority, Esteban Saenz, manager of Parque Comercial El Tesoro, Adriana Gonzalez; Luis Triana, risk management consultant company CSI and Mauricio Espinosa, Sodexo. The Ecuentro was free and was active participation of members of the Association of Managers of Modern Buildings (WEA).

Guests mentioned some aspects of the management of security in their areas, discussed specific cases where they were obliged to act in an emergency and finally concluded that building managers have increased their responsibilities for safety of the occupants of the property, and are much more prepared to prevent disasters or manage them in the right way.

Academic Program The conference also included a manager should consider for your building or commercial space. Issues such as the proper use of paints for protection, automation, energy efficiency, sustainability, climate, adequate space for access, certifications, electronic and physical security were presented during the two days of training. Lectures presented by experts from Colombia, Spain, Mexico, United States and Panama, supported the quality of the items.

In general, participants also expressed satisfaction with the academic component, and although we know that there are always ways to improve, comments like Mr. Jorge Parra, Elga company of Venezuela, encourage further work.

"Congratulations to the organization and exhibitors, the level of technical talks was observed with high knowledge in the different topics covered Salí Medellin with more concerns than I entered because the topics for Sustainable Building. - Intelligent and emerging LEED certification should cover many more aspects other than BMS System (BMS), of which I have done several projects in the city. for my part have a spokesman for upcoming events Tecnoedificios, that when I have the opportunity to praise I will ".
Sample technologies at the fair
During the trade show we had the opportunity to speak with some of the companies participating in this fourth edition of TecnoEdificios for comment about the event.

Jose Iragorry, business line manager City Multi (VRF) for Mexico, Central America and South America Mitsubishi Electric, was present at the show through its distributor for Colombia, Melco, and also participated as a speaker with a talk about savings energy with VRF systems for buildings. Jose highlighted the assistance of the show and the kind of audience that visited the stand of Melco. "Our main advantage is that through our distributor in Colombia provide support in VRF from the US and our teams are available from our headquarters in Atlanta, where we have training centers and all the engineering group. We are very pleased by the TecnoEdificios results and will return next year ".

Meanwhile, Mauricio Buritica, manager of Blue Home, said that in these spaces "seek to sensitize people, we know that people are not going to sacrifice comfort, so fairs such the advantage for customers to understand how a system automation is the perfect answer for comfort and savings. "

Meanwhile, Tad Sodergren, commercial manager for North and South America and the Caribbean Lennox, announced the novelties brought to TecnoEdificios: "With the new certifications of green buildings, which are demanding renewable energy, took the opportunity to present in TecnoEdificios our latest offers for the HVAC industry, such as solar panels, which are now advanced by operation of 265 watts each panel. we also have a new machine with inverter technology the compressor, which makes it more efficient " .

Tad also introduced a new option for use with smartphones: "Another technology is the iConfort, a thermostat that can be programmed and watch via iPhone or iPad to change temperatures or to program the system remotely if going out of the home or going on vacation. we also have to zone iHarmony spaces ".

Another participant in the trade show was Alexander Jimenez, technical director of Smart Group, which specializes in home automation, lighting and electronic security. On experience in TecnoEdificios, Jimenez said that "for us has been very important for us to meet here because this is the market we want to play, because that's where we want to be. We were approached managers, who handle supplies the entire area real estate, and felt it was a good opportunity and a good decision to participate in the fair. "

In short, TecnoEdificios fulfilled the goals for this fourth version. Now the goal is to improve the good and correct other aspects to 2014 edition is much larger and more profitable. Importantly TecnoEdificios 2014 now change dates and June will be held, the 4,5 and 6 days in the same place in parallel with the RefriAméricas Congress.

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