Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference (AFEC)

AFEC stands for Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering. It is a trade show and conference for building and facility managers and engineers. It was established to help these professionals and people in related fields advance their skills and knowledge to meet their job demands and advance their careers. It’s the largest event for facilities management, ac repair and engineering in the Arizona area and the local regions. 

AFEC is professionally accredited. The conference seminars are approved for CPD, CFM, CE, CEU, and FMP points.

Purpose

The AFEC is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of facilities managers and engineers in Arizona and the surrounding region, making them better equipped to deliver modern results to today’s job challenges and to assist them in advancing their careers.

The show manager for AFEC, Mark Cramer, is quoted as saying, “We are the largest exhibition in the Rocky Mountain region that provides a gathering place for building and facility professionals to come together to exchange information and ideas.” 

He continues, “Each year more than 100 exhibitors get to interact with hundreds of attendees to showcase their organizations and products, with the ultimate goal of improving the building industry.”

Activities

The conference features a variety of seminars, exhibits, and demonstrators by industry leaders for building and facilities management professionals and engineers.

Conference seminar topics include discussions on energy management, lighting, HVAC, life safety, data center issues, management issues, and leadership. They’re all certified and approved. See the exhibitors section for a more detailed list of topics and themes.

Exhibitors

The exhibitors of the Advanced Facilities Management and Engineering Conference and Exhibits will exhibit the latest and advanced products and services including:

  • Asphalt & concrete,
  • Air filtration products,
  • ACE mechanical equipment,
  • Air filter solutions,
  • HVAC maintenance,
  • Projects, 
  • Ceiling cleaning, 
  • Wall cleaning products, 
  • Door hardware, 
  • Air compressors,
  • Building solutions,
  • Construction,
  • Engineering,
  • Environmental services,
  • Power sweeping, 
  • Building maintenance, 
  • Temp fence, 
  • Power washing systems, 
  • Safety devices for chemical feed systems,
  • Refrigeration equipment,
  • Electrical equipment and accessories,
  • Security and fire alarm equipment,
  • HVAC mechanical systems & controls,
  • Energy professional services, 
  • Workspace accessories,
  • Plumbing,
  • Building automation systems,
  • Service heat exchangers,
  • Plate, frame, and shell,
  • Electrical safety services,
  • Solar lighting,
  • Landscape maintenance and Snow removal systems,
  • Green water treatment technologies,
  • Life safety systems, and
  • Fire protection systems.

Participants and Target market

This conference is a great fit for a facility manager, building owner, plant engineer, maintenance technician, production supervisor, purchasing manager, buyer, or safety supervisor.

Target markets include but are not limited to:  hospitals, manufacturing, office buildings, government, schools and universities, hotels, data centers, warehouses, etc.

Benefits

AFEC, the largest event in the Rocky Mountain region dedicated to facilities management and engineering professionals, helps participants conquer the challenges of their occupation, “today, tomorrow, and into the future.” Participants and attendees of the conference get better equipped to handle today’s job demands and advance their careers.

AFEC offers networking opportunities with exhibitors and attendees, as well as the chance to engage in conversations with potential new customers and gain valuable face-to-face time with existing customers. It’s also an avenue for professionals to take advantage of product exhibits and educational seminars offered.

This expo is specially designed for plant engineers and building maintenance professions. Facility managers, building owners, plant engineers, maintenance technicians, production supervisors, purchasing managers, buyers, or safety supervisors are some specific professionals for whom this event is built.

Registering for AFEC gives you access to about 30 seminars featuring industry leaders and over 100 exhibits and demonstrations with the opportunity to acquire certificate accreditation at discounted prices and network with industry peers. You can also customize your educational experience by picking which of the seminars you’re interested in attending.

Sponsors

Some of the past and present sponsors of the conference include:

  • Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE),
  • Building Operators of Colorado (BOAC),
  • Xcel Energy, IFMA Denver,
  • The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Infrastructure Uptime Education Forum – Engineering & Facilities Information Exchange,
  • Alliance for Sustainable Colorado,
  • RMAEE,
  • Rocky Mountain ASHRAE,
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Denver Metro,
  • Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors (CAHED),
  • Haynes Mechanical Technology and Energy Solutions,
  • U.S. Green Building Council Colorado Chapter,
  • Colorado Real Estate Journal,
  • Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, and
  • Colorado Facilities Solutions for Building Owners & Managers.

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