BUILDER Summit Agenda

The next BUILDER Summit is scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, February 12-14, 2020, bringing together users and experts to learn and discuss the benefits of the BUILDER™ software system.
Note: Schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

Registration for BUILDER Summit February 2020 is now closed.

We welcome drop-ins if you would still like to attend. Check back later this year for the Fall 2020 Summit!

Wednesday, February 12th


8:00 - 12:00
BUILDER Training
Track 1 (Room: La Vista)
Assessor Boot Camp

The intended audience understands the fundamentals of BUILDER and wants to sharpen their field assessment skills with a focus on the Army BUILDER SMS Inventory and Assessment Guide. This will be a high-level review of BUILDER best practices and the Army Guide.

  • BUILDER Basics
  • - Lifecycle Curve
    - Uniformat II
    - Condition Rating Methods
    - Army Guide
  • Inventory
  • - Section Names
    - Section Details
    - Comments and Photos
  • Inspections
  • - Comments and Photos
    - Data Entry
Track 2 (Room: El Mirador)
Program Management Sustainment Strategies

With the initial implementation scaling down for many agencies, BUILDER users are moving to a sustainment effort where leadership must establish a process to ensure the data is current and valuable. Planning topics include:

  • Inventory + Inspection Updates
  • Work Item Remediation
  • In-House vs Contracted Teams for Reassessment
  • Desktop Update Strategies
  • New Construction and Removed Facilities
  • Staff Training and Development Options

In addition, DoDEA will provide a program overview based on their 6+ years of using BUILDER.


1:00 - 5:00
BUILDER Training
Track 1 (Room: La Vista)
Assessor Boot Camp (continued)
  • Direct Rating Calibration
  • System-by-System Breakdown
  • - Requirements
    - Challenges
  • QA Reviews
  • - Custom Reports
    - Tools
Track 2 (Room: El Mirador)
Program Management Sustainment Strategies (continued)

Thursday, February 13th


8:00 - 8:15
Agenda Review
8:15 - 9:00
BUILDER Past Release Highlights & Next Updates
BUILDER 3.5.3 was released in November 2019. This session will showcase the new features added to the application through a demonstration. A list of resolved defects will also be provided. Planned features/bug fixes for the next BUILDER release will also be discussed.
9:00 - 9:45
Metrics Deep Dive (BCI vs FCI)
This session will focus on the delivery of a deeper understanding behind the two most basic metrics of BUILDER. The pure condition of a facility as a metric for risk, BCI, the more financial metric that shows work as a proportion of building value.
9:45 - 10:15
Open Networking
10:30 - 11:30
UNIFORMAT Scope Round Table
The agencies using BUILDER all have a slightly different approach on the UNIFORMAT systems to be included in the scope. A summary will provide insight on the areas of general agreement and highlight differences. Justifications for inclusion and/or exclusion will be discussed.


1:00 - 2:00
Knowledge-Based Inspection Workshop
Many have asked how often a BUILDER assessment is required. Often people will leverage policy that requires 5-year inspections. In the context of BUILDER, does that mean all sections need to be inspected, one section, or maybe a smart subset? This workshop will identify how to set Knowledge-Based Inspection parameters to generate a list of sections BUILDER suggests for inspections.
2:00 - 2:30
Open Networking
2:30 - 3:30
Custom Reports
For many, custom reports are still how they analyze and consume BUILDER data. With each agency able to independently develop and deploy reports, this session will showcase report highlights from different servers. All reports shown will be available to any federal agency without cost.
3:30 - 4:30
Quantify Risk (MDI & CII)
Federal facility organizations are calling on finances to be directed to the highest risk. This session will talk to those areas of BUILDER most connected to mission risk and how to leverage that for work identification and prioritization.

Friday, February 14th


8:00 - 8:45
Optimizing BUILDER Data to Your Audience
As a strategic planning tool for your facilities, the primary audience for BUILDER data is executive leadership. This session will discuss strategies to provide views on the data to the host of secondary audiences that could benefit from the information. This includes facility management, real property, and project review teams.
8:45 - 9:45
Enterprise SMS Update
CERL will provide an update on the progress made on the Enterprise Sustainment Management System (eSMS) that includes FUELER, PAVER, and BUILDER data. The updates will include staffing additions and development milestones.
10:00 - 10:45
Cost/Design Life Catalog
All metrics are driven based on the catalog of sections and the attributes. We will focus on the key attributes of cost and service life. Participants will learn how to complete batch edits, understand what the government provides, and get an overview of the commercial alternatives.
10:45 - 11:30
CMMS Integration (Closing the Loop)
BUILDER has a great affinity with a CMMS or IWMS for sharing of equipment condition records and tracking completed work to new sections in BUILDER. This session will discuss the process, effort, and key lessons learned from integrating the two. Specifically, CMMS solutions discussed will include Maximo, Asset Suite, iEMS, and others.


1:00 - 2:00
BUILDER Analytics: Telling a Story
This session will showcase key PowerBI business analytics report capabilities to drive action. Breakout session participants will be able to log in directly to a PowerBI server and manipulate reports.
2:00 - 3:00
Open Networking

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