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What’s Better Than a 1031? A 1031 Plus! Many hotels use Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer capital gains taxes by selling a property and reinvesting the proceeds into a new property—referred to as a “1031 exchange.” Join us for this webinar and learn how to turn a 1031 transaction into a robust resource by eliminating the negatives and adding elements that enhance your bottom line with the help of this well-used section of the IRC.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Engineering Committee is issuing a Category 8 cabling systems update. Join this webcast to learn the details.
>> Mark Mullins - Global Communications Manager, Fluke Networks
Mark is one of the founding members of Fluke Networks, starting in 1993. He has been involved in all of the key areas of the business, including cable testing, network troubleshooting and analysis. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Washington.
>> Frank Straka - Product Line Manager, Panduit
Frank Straka manages Panduit’s copper and fiber cable product lines. Frank holds multiple degrees in both engineering and business, including a BSEE, MSEE, and MBA. He holds 26 patents in copper connectivity and cable design. Frank is active in the TIA TR42.7 standards group, which developing new standards to support new applications like 25 and 40GBASE-T, 100W PoE++ and NBASE-T. He has spoken at multiple conferences such as BICSI, IWCS, and the Ethernet Summit on new copper developments.
The building and construction industry is trailing other industries due to slow digital transformation. The need to boost productivity and minimize project overruns, and the reliance on unskilled labor, are top drivers for IT adoption. This analysis on the building and construction industry’s journey to digital transformation shows the fundamental issues in the industry and identifies strong growth opportunities.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
· The buildings and construction sector has been troubled with low productivity, slow adoption of technology innovation, issues with the labor market, and burdensome process and performance management. Lean construction with an emphasis on efficiency and productivity is key for industry transformation.
· Learn why digital transformation must be part of the corporate strategy.
· With the construction industry’s low productivity and R&D spending, the need for better performance management, proper planning and sufficient communication utilizing technological innovation are critical.
The high speeds expected from future 5G networks and the demands of dense data over those networks is leading to communications network densification. Data centers, a key component of high speed delivery, are redefining their role, becoming a part of the fog and moving increasingly to the edge. This webcast will cover the role micro data centers will play in community network communications infrastructure; their configuration and structure; use of artificial intelligence and virtualization; control systems and operations; and workforce needs.
>> Don Byrne, Managing Director, Metrix411
>> Phillip Marangella, VP of Business Development, Cloud and IoT Solutions, EdgeConneX
Business conditions for the environmental industry are currently strong, particularly in infrastructure, transportation and commercial development markets. Still, forecasters are predicting the market will begin to experience recessionary conditions in the next 18-24 months. What’s your strategic plan? Are you positioned to benefit from any market changes, and what will be the opportunities and challenges?
Join us for this timely webinar and come away armed with the tips you need to position your firm for growth. Al Spiers, 2020 Environmental Group Founder and CEO, will give attendees proven strategies for developing an effective strategic growth plan. Topics will include: what markets are hot and not; strategic growth plans for expanding into new markets and geographies; improving key performance metrics to support investment strategies; and opportunities for using M&A as a growth strategy. This includes companies that may be considering selling and merging with a new, larger strategic partner.
Level 5 autonomy for automotive and the broader intelligent transportation industry will require hyper broadband connectivity. Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for ubiquitous connectivity understand that it requires a holistic vision of a fully 5G-connected environment.
This webcast will discuss the work cities, and automotive suppliers and OEMs are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to autonomous capabilities.
>> Jill North, Innovation Program Manager, Department of Transportation, City of San Jose
>> Robert Grant, Senior Director of Public Policy, Lyft
>> Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
>> Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager, Technical Programs, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International
The updated SOP was released by the SBA last Friday.
EDR is pleased to host Part II of last week’s webcast where we’ll focus exclusively on changes to the environmental guidelines. This 20-minute webinar is a must attend for anyone originating SBA 504 or 7a loans.
Version J of SOP 50 10 5 represents the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). EDR’s James Haberlen will provide a timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the SBA’s approval.
EDR will share the late-breaking changes to the SBA’s SOP 50 10 5—the agency’s first update to its environmental guidance since 2014 (when it adopted the revised ASTM Phase I E 1527 standard). Speakers will share details on the changes coming out October 1 and effective in January 2018. Don’t miss this timely update on what this round of changes mean to the environmental due diligence required on any loans seeking the agency’s approval. Benefits:
-latest statistics on SBA lending volumes
-a primer on SBA’s tiered process for environmental investigations
This timely track will distill the headlines into real-world intel about how the priorities of the U.S. EPA are taking shape in a Trump Presidency. Overmeyer will share the U.S. EPA's latest budget forecast, the recently released regulatory agenda, and likely areas of policy focus for site assessment and cleanup.
The speakers will highlight what is likely to change, and where bipartisan support remains strong. Outside the Beltway, macro market forces are converging to drive more interest in redeveloping contaminated properties than ever before. Attendees will leave with an understanding of why the U.S. property market is heading into an exciting period of “redevelopment renaissance.”
Real estate developers, owners and tenants are rethinking the office building experience. Not only are buildings becoming increasingly efficient in in-door energy management and operations, they are also beginning to interact with the people who work within the walls, and with the out of doors environment.
This type of sentient building design is making use of increased connectivity to and in buildings, as well as the use of sensors and IoT applications. This webcast will discuss communications and connectivity infrastructure that is being deployed in and to current real estate developments; what buiding owners, operators and tenants expect; the impact smart community development is having on smart buildings; and sample smart building IoT applications.
Yann Palmore, Vice President, Smart Building Solutions, JLL
Ray Moya, COO/CTO, Argent Associates, Inc.
>> Yann Palmore helps CRE investors, owners, and operators understand how to rethink building system infrastructure to support Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and drive smart building strategies. Yann’s key responsibilities are to guide clients through a structured process that prioritizes program goals, defines specific smart building strategies, specifies appropriate technologies, and oversees program implementation.
>> Ray Moya has over 25 years of network engineering and organizational management experience. His specializations include, wireline and wireless voice and data networks, network security, software development, and finance. He has designed, engineered and installed hundreds of Fortune 500 Company and Government networks. He leads network-consulting teams in LAN/WAN, software development, wireless technologies, and Network security.
For more about the speakers, please visit: http://www.tiaonline.org/webcast-iot-and-smart-buildings-new-construct
The research on Building Management Systems (BMS) in Southeast Asia provides comprehensive insights on a relatively new market for end users, solution providers and other market participants. The research highlights key market trends, competitive structure, value chain analysis, and a distribution channel overview for a fast-growing market poised to impact the way our buildings operate. It also offers strategic guidance and actionable ideas on key growth opportunities that pack maximum potential to fuel innovation, spawn innovative products and services, and drive commercial growth in the next few years.
Elevator market growth is mainly attributed to the increasing rate of urbanization, which leads to cities becoming denser with highrise buildings. Due to growing limitations of land space, high-rise residential and commercial buildings are high in demand and boost the adoption of elevators. Maintenance will grow along with the growing elevator installed base, and it is a recurring income stream for market participants. More often than not, elevator companies receive low margins from new equipment sales and balance it with the maintenance contracts offered to customers.
Questions this session will answer:
o How is the elevator market expanding in the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia?
o Which are the leading elevator companies in Southeast Asia?
o What are the key success factors, and how are they different in each Southeast Asian elevator market?
o Where are the key opportunities and elevator customer segments in these countries?
Creating a seamless connected environment that supports smart community citizen services, streamlines operations, supports economic development is already a challenge for community officials. There are many different needs and directions to begin the conversion to an “intelligent” environment. Communities are also planning and building not just for current needs, but also for future connectivity infrastructure that will be used by autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, connected homes, AR/VR, eRetail, eHealthcare, smartgrid and more.
This webcast will discuss such questions as:
> What issues are city officials prioritizing for resolution through smart community applications?
> How are communities planning for and deploying small cell infrastructure?
> Which departments are involved in communications infrastructure?
> How can suppliers navigate the multiple departments involved in decision making?
> What business models are cities negotiating with their technology product partners?
> What are some of the lessons learned from cities that you can translate into your own business offering?
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
Peter Marx, former CTO, City of Los Angeles, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital
The Southeast Asia Membrane Technologies Market, comprising of Microfiltration (MF), Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration (NF) and Reverse Osmosis (RO), is seeing steady double-digit growth rates due to the region-wide focus on cleaner water and wastewater. The nascent membrane technologies market in Southeast Asia is still highly fragmented, but market leaders from Japan and Europe have already begun capitalizing on the largely under-developed SEA membrane market.
Why you must attend:
Understand growth trends in membrane technology markets in Southeast Asia and regions that are growing the fastest
Identify the roadmap of membrane technology and related competitive development in the region
Learn four growth opportunities for membrane companies in the largely under-developed Southeast Asian region
Distributed energy resources and distributed energy storage systems (ESS) are changing the face of power generation and distribution globally. To capture these new market opportunities, consumers need to be properly supported with financing options for ESS installations. A few business models are expected in grid-scale ESS applications, while most consumers are expected to adopt behind-the-meter and community scale ESS installations. There are at least eight emerging models that are grouped under the three broad applications.
The industry's only application to screen for vapor encroachment risk will soon be new and improved. We're moving the VEC App to Lightbox, saving you time. These updates will also include major improvements to key VEC App features like the ground water flow tool, filtering, report output and more. Join us for a preview of the new VEC App.
The need for increased energy efficiency and reduced carbon emissions in the building services sector has resulted in variable flow hydronic (waterborne) heating and cooling systems mostly replacing traditional constant flow systems over recent years.
Whether you’re yet to use differential pressure control valves (DPCVs) or you’re interested in learning more about their features to use them to their best ability, why not join the Frese webinar on the 14th June at 12pm which will provide guidance on the products best practices.
North America is in a period of transition with new political directions. This includes the drive to constrict the EPA and reduce regulation in the midst of national worries over water quality, the adoption of new technologies and business models, an increased need for partnerships at the local level, and incorporating private partners and practices. Now more now than ever, water utilities must build a framework to adopt policies and directions to improve local efficiencies and management. Data-driven smart water technologies are poised to be at the center of this transition, helping North American water utilities manage current and impending challenges, and form the bridge between today's utility operations and successful navigation of the changing policy landscape.
Understanding the customers’ business model and reaching a healthy consensus between the push of technology (e.g., IoT and 5G) is required in data center design and planning to meet the demand for ubiquitous coverage and the demand of data anytime, anywhere. This presentation will provide an overview of data center design, the changes in the upcoming revision of ANSI/TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers, and review use cases in the implementation of ANSI/TIA-942.
Jonathan Jew, J&M Consultants
Glenn Sexton, President and Principal Consultant, NIS
1 BICSI CEC
About TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Committee:
The TR-42 Telecommunications Cabling Systems Committee develops and maintains voluntary telecommunications standards for telecommunications cabling infrastructure in user-owned buildings, such as commercial buildings, residential buildings, homes, data centers and industrial buildings. The generic cabling topologies, design, distances and outlet configurations as well as specifics for these locations are addressed.
The ANSI/TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers is developed by the TR-42.1 Generic and Premises Cabling Subcommittee. TR-42.1 develops and maintains cabling standards for generic customer-owned telecommunications networks. These standards are intended to specify open systems designed to support a wide variety of voice, data, video, and other low voltage, power-limited applications. TR-42.1 also develops and maintains telecommunications cabling standards for premises networks such as commercial buildings, data centers, building automation, etc. This Subcommittee specifies cabling system topology, architecture, design, installation, testing and performance requirements. Go to https://www.tiaonline.org/all-standards/committees/tr-42 for further info.
Participate in TR-42: Stephanie Montgomery: SMontgomery@TIAonline.org.
Without mobile water and wastewater treatment systems, end users across all industries would incur sever service disruptions, regulatory non-compliance issues, and an inability to cater to agile needs for mobile activity in select industries, such as Oil & Gas. The critical nature of products and services in this market presents growth opportunities at all levels. Despite three key market participants, GE Water & Process Technologies, Evoqua, and MPW Industries, the range of technologies used and low customer loyalty present market openings for many organizations. Those that cater to industry needs and understand their demands can make strong inroads in the future.
As a partner in the oneM2M global IoT standards development Partnership, TIA supports its deployment around the world. oneM2M is designed as an architecture and standards platform for IoT deployments in many industry sectors including Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Home Automation and eHealth and Telemedicine, among others.
Now in its second published release, it is being deployed in a number of projects.
Now in its second published release, it is being tested for resilience as an IoT standard in a number of projects. This webcast will focus on:
• 3 projects such as Korean Smart Cities(Busan, Ilsan) and Wise-IoT which is the Joint European-Korean project.
• In England, U.K.’s oneTRANSPORT intelligent system trial which serves four U.K. counties. This trial involves England’s highways transportation agency and two private sector sensor-network owners over a single, interoperable IoT platform powered by the oneM2M™ standard.
• Overview of oneM2M certification(including background of the need for oneM2M certification program).
• Introduction of Certified Product (Target service and use cases are included per each company).
• An update from the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) on its IoT-enabled Smart City Framework and oneM2M smart city collaboration.
-- Ken Figueredo, IoT Strategy Industry Advisor, InterDigital
-- Sookhyun Jeon, Senior Engineer, Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)
-- JaeSeung Song, Associate Professor, Sejong University and Korea Electronics Technology Institite (KETI)
-- David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office NIST
To speak to TIA about oneM2M for further information, contact: Victoria Mitchell, Director, Global Standards Programs, at email@example.com.
To learn more about oneM2M, visit: http://www.onem2m.org/
To learn more about oneM2M certification by TTA, visit: http://www.onem2mcert.com/main/main.php
The homes and buildings industry is full of huge opportunities for different tier-level participants. Disruptors and deeply entrenched participants are competing in terms of business models, technology-based product offerings, and price. Therefore, it is necessary for participants to understand growth opportunities, technologies transforming the industry, companies to watch, and potential business models to stay competitive in the industry. This outlook will help participants understand the dynamics of the industry while focusing on key market developments.
Companies are all under pressure to deliver products to market faster.
Empowering professional designers; shrinking lead times; unleashing creativity. Those are the demands of a professional rapid prototyping 3D printing solution.
In this seminar, Stratasys’ Sam Green, Head of Marketing for Rapid Prototyping, introduces a new paradigm in rapid prototyping and 3D printing that doesn’t compromise on the needs of designers and engineers: Engineering grade quality – but easy enough for anyone to operate. Professional levels of efficiency and productivity – with availability right from the workgroup office.
Join this seminar to find out how to:
o Implement a more efficient and streamlined workflow from design to 3D print.
o Deliver optimal results at every prototyping stage, from concept verification to design validation to functional performance.
o Produce more accurate, detailed and repeatable prototypes at lower cost.
o Maximize your overall solution effectiveness by optimizing available run time, workflow performance and yield.
In this 30-minute webinar, we'll discuss how an instructor and two students at East Stroudsburg University are using the Stratasys J750 3D Printer in their coursework. Projects include environmental designs, branding championship, medical problem-solving and more. You’ll learn:
o How full-color 3D printing can enable learning in art and design
o Examples of student projects
o Learn about the benefits of having a 3D printing lab on campus
On Thursday, March 9 at 11 am ET, join TIA for a post Mobile World Congress 2017 webcast on sights and insights from the show floor. Hear from TIA executives as they discuss the transformation of connectivity infrastructure, the expansion of IoT applications, and the proliferation of Smart Communities projects.
> David Heard, Board Chairman, TIA
> Brenda Boehm, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology and Products
> Susan Schramm, Chief Marketing Officer & Senior Vice President of Membership and Marketing
> John Jacobs, Vice President, Market Intelligence and Research
On December 13, Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now, will join Tony DeGeorge, president of Hotel Brokers International, in a live webinar presentation of hotel performance data trends as tracked by STR. Jeff and Tony will discuss this year’s industry performance and share projections for 2018.
This talk will explore the evolution of multimode fiber from inception to current time against the historical transceiver roadmap. We will explore various transceiver form-factors with respect to capability, technology risk, density and cost vs. fiber types that have been deployed (and those yet to be widely deployed). Both transceivers and supported fibers will also be discussed with respect to the evolution of standards that support them.
Attendees will earn 1 BICSI CEC.
There are many considerations when it comes to choosing your fiber termination method – from the number of connections and the application being supported, to performance and overall required time to go live. While pre-terminated fiber solutions offer significant benefits in terms of factor-terminated performance and ease of deployment, they do require proper planning and predetermining of lengths, as well as longer lead times. Choosing a field termination method like fusion splicing or mechanical splice connectors comes with its own set of additional considerations, including cost, required skill set and labor efficiency. This webinar will examine the various types of fiber termination methods available today, providing pros and cons of each method and basic considerations to help you choose the fiber termination that’s right for your specific fiber deployment, including key questions to ask and termination time comparisons and analysis.