Buildings exist to serve their occupants. Successful buildings integrate human and environmental factors with building design and management. Oftentimes when businesses focus on technology and management techniques to boost productivity at the expense of indoor environmental quality. This seminar will look at the physical workplace setting; environmental factors that can contribute to and detract from health, safety and productivity; and management techniques to optimize space in the built environment.
About the Speaker: David Timber has an extensive background in the design, construction operation and maintenance of buildings. He earned a BS degree from Cornell University, and a Masters in Public Administration from National University. He served as facility manager for a number of public facilities including office buildings, libraries, animal shelters, public health and hospital facilities, East Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility, and Heritage Park in Old Town. He was project manager for the award-winning Fallbrook library which opened in 2011, and is currently managing a project to redevelop a city block in the Little Italy neighborhood of San Diego. He also serves as instructor for facility management courses at UCSD Extension, and as an IFMA San Diego Board member.