NY Tech Valley Chapter of IFMA is your regional Albany, NY chapter of the International Facility Management Association, the largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facilities managers. This well-known networking group is very excited about getting new Professional, Associate and Student members from in and around the Capital District to sign up!

Please feel free to email us at with any inquiries.


Exclusive! Convention Center Tour

Eastern New York CSI

Join ENYCSI for an Exclusive Tour of the New Convention Center on Tuesday November 15th.

Tour starts promptly at 6:00pm. All those registered for the tour should meet at the corner of Howard St. and Eagle St.

It is an active construction site. Hardhats will be provided. No open-toed shoes allowed.

Registration ends on November 11th. No walk-ins! Payment must be ONLINE for this event. There is a $10 fee for the tour.

Tour 6:00pm, Dinner 7:30pm

A buffet dinner will be served at Amo La Bella restaurant, located at 89 Beaver St. The buffet includes Sausage & Peppers, Meatballs, Ziti, Eggplant Parm, Chicken Parm, Salad, and Bread.

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.


October 11th - Contractor Complaint Night - The Bidding Phase

"The Bidding Process" is the 1st series of several Project Delivery topics ENYCSI will be offering.   We hope you will join us for the interactive panel discussion on; bid review time, electronic bid documents, issuance of addendums, pre-bid meetings, substitutions, content of bid documents, etc.  This allows the construction industry to voice their concerns & complaints regarding the bidding process.  Our panel is compromised of 3-T Architects(Architect), CSArch (CM), Bunkoff (GC), MVP Masonry (Subcontractor) and M&W Group (Moderator).  We hope this discussion will give some insight on how the construction industry can work together to improve the bid process for all project team members.

To register, click HERE.

Join us in Honor of Business Continuity Awareness Month at 677 Prime on Sept. 29, 2016


In honor of Business Continuity Awareness Month, we invite you to join us for a classic corporate continental breakfast at 677 Prime at9:00 AM, September 29th, 2016 as we discuss the importance of Business Continuity Planning and the safeguards that an organization can place to avoid business interrupts as a result of a disaster related to fire, water, mold, biohazards or unfavorable climate conditions.

In coordination with TAG Solutions and Tech Valley Business Continuity; both providing excellent nationwide service we offer you the expertise of a consortium of the area's finest in Network Security, IT Data Backup & Storage, Telecommunications, Disaster Restoration & Business Continuity Plan Writing/ Implementation. Allow us to host you for an interactive workshop that will cover:

  • Insurance Coverage Considerations to Reduce Organizational Risk
  • Data Backup, Storage and Recovery Strategies
  • Prevention, Control & Mitigation of the Effects of Fire, Water, BioHazards & Climate Conditions
  • Critical Communications to Minimize Interruptions
  • Considerations for Recovering Post-Disaster Business Operations

Parking will be available without charge to our guests in the Quackenbush Parking Garage located at 677 Broadway in Albany.

Registration is limited, so REGISTER TODAY.

We look forward to seeing you in September. For more information, please feel free to contact us anytime at your convenience at

(518) 785-6719.

Your Friends at MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration, TAG Solutions & Tech Valley Business Continuity LLC


See PDF Brochure here.

Recent Events: Lean Project Delivery

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our event at Bergmann Associates, and a special thank you to Sam Spata for the great presentation!

Evening Event : Health Well Done

Creating Healthy Patient and Employee Environments

A 3-step process to create the optimal environment in health care to serve the medical staff and most importantly the patient. What ideas can you put into your facility to keep your employees healthy and grow your business that affects the bottom line?

The main presentation will be preceded by a tour given by architecture+, the design team for the newly constructed 16,000 square foot facility, built by Sano-Rubin and managed by Cresa.

Presentation by Cathy Dolan-Schweitzer of Health Well Done

Contact:  Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.

Lunch & Learn: Safety by Design with ALTRO

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Contact:  Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.


International Facilities Management Association

March 8, 2016

Networking @ 11:30

Lunch and Presentation: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

No Cost Lunch provided

Sponsored by Gato Flooring


Davies Office

40 Loudonville Road

Albany, NY 12204

Continuing education credits available, including 1 lu credit.

Presented by:

Carol Polyviou


Safety by Design

Hygienic Flooring and Wall Cladding Systems


Lunch & Learn : Combined Heat & Power with NYSERDA

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Contact:  Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.


International Facilities Management Association

February 9, 2016

Note Special Starting Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

No Cost Lunch provided

Note New Location:

NY State Energy Research & Development Authority

17 Columbia Circle | Albany, NY 12203-6399

Presented by:

Edward Kear, P.E.

Senior Project Manager, NYSERDA

Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

A general introduction to Combined Heat and Power (CHP), what it is, how it works, benefits it provides, kinds of facilities likely to see those benefits, and real-life examples. We’ll also hear what NYSERDA is doing to promote the use of CHP.

Lunch & Learn : Curved Glulam


Contact:  Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.


November 10, 2015

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch provided

available: 1 AIA HSW Learning unit

Davies Office

40 Loudonville Road

Albany, NY 12204

Curved Glulam:

Overview, Case Studies, Manufacturing and Design

Presented by:

Liz Connor

Structural glued laminated timber has been used in the US for over 75 years. Liz will discuss the utility of this engineered construction material, and the shared responsibilities of design and manufacturing specific to curved glulam.

Lunch and Learn : Big Data and the Internet of Things

Contact Sander Bonvell at to register attendance.




October 13, 2015

Networking @ 11:30 am

Lunch (no charge) and Presentation at noon at:

Davies Office

40 Loudonville Road

Albany, NY 12204


Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT)

InScope Energy will provide an introduction to data analytics and the Internet of Things, and demonstrate how they can be used to dramatically optimize building performance by providing deeper visibility into facility operations.  InScope’s IoT energy efficiency solutions provide remote, real-time and actionable building intelligence – saving facility managers energy, money and time.

Presented by:

Katie O’Leary

Sr. Director of Business Development

Empire Generating Power Plant Tour


September 15, 2015

Empire Generating Power Plant Tour (1:00 – 3:00, no lunch) Rensselaer NY

For info and individual directions check link below:

Googling: Empire Generating Co., Riverside Ave.    gives an even better map.

Please bring hard hats, safety glasses, full length pants and closed sole shoes.

    75 Riverside Avenue, Rensselaer, NY 12144(518) 694-8205