This August, Jim Norcom III, the Principal Project Manager with Facilities Planning and Construction co-presented with both the Executive Director and Vice President of Brown & Root Industrial Services LLC at the International APPA (Association of Physical Plant Administrators) Annual Conference held in Washington D.C.
The APPA 2018 event is a forum for networking and collaboration where the most current and pressing challenges facing educational facilities are discussed to determine the common path forward. Jim Norcom's presentation was geared towards educating the attendees on what Job order Contracting(JOC) is and how it works to create as successful program.
Generating awareness and knowledge about Job Order Contracting is important for facility managers because it is an alternative procurement vehicle that has the possibility of being better, more responsive and more cost effective than waiting on traditional procurement methods to refurbish existing facilities.
Norcom discussed the basics of the JOC Program that makes it successful for the owner, end user and contractor to implement. Members of the Texas Chapter of the APPA will also benefit from the non-sales look at the contract vehicle that many are using or considering to use as well as learn how to improve the performance of their program.