NI IFMA November LUNCH meeting

November 12, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
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Remo Virtual Meeting Space


In November, the Northern Illinois Chapter is hosting a virtual LUNCH program with Dr. Dean Kashiwagi.  Their innovative virtual platform is as close to a real meeting as possible.  The software has "tables" for you to sit at and network opportunities within those tables.  You can even switch tables to talk to other members.  Be sure to mark your calendars to join us virtually for some networking and an educational program!

About our Presentation:

Every facility manager understands that that they are not the expert on their projects… so why do we have to act like we are? Traditional procurement puts the responsibility of the project on the client and when anything goes wrong the client is responsible. The secret to making procurement faster, cheaper, and more effective is a vendor centric approach. Instead of specifying exactly what needs to be done, the expert vendor will tell you what needs to be done and report on in a simplistic way that satisfies the client. Instead of spending years on developing the RFP, the new approach allows you to create an RFP in one day and allow room for experts to utilize their expertise in providing innovative solutions to your project. Learn the new approach that will save time, effort, money and a lot of headache!

Top Highlights:

  • Learn to minimize costs up to 30%.


  • Reduce procurement time by 50%


  • Think supply chain instead of a “silo” based structure.


  • Create a sustainable system that utilizes expertise.


  • Ensure Accountability with Vendor


About our Speaker:

About our Speaker:

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, PE, IFMA Fellow

Director, Retired Professor, Professional Engineer

Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG)

CIB W117 Performance Measurement in Construction

Editor of W117 Journal “Advancement of Performance Information and Value”


World renowned researcher in best value. Dr. Dean has developed a “hands off” approach to managing contractors or vendors in any industry. His concept is contrary to the traditional price-driven procurement model. It reduces the transactions of every participant and forces a "win-win" relationship. His program educates and assists partners in becoming a more efficient organization through measurement, accountability and transparency. He is the creator of the best value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) and Performance Information Risk Management System (PIRMS).    


Dr. Kashiwagi has presented at 130+ national and international, and 100+ conference meetings. He has been in the industry for 25+ years researching and developing a technology has been tested 1800+ times totaling $6.6 Billion ($4.4 Billion in construction projects and $2.2B in non-construction projects) with a 98% success rate since 1994 in 7 different countries and 32 states. It is the most licensed technology at Arizona State University with 58 licenses. Dr. Kashiwagi has published 270+ publications and journal papers on his research. His many achievements include 2012 Dutch Sourcing Award for best overall procurement effort and operational excellence, 2011 Silver Award from NASPO, and 2009 Excellence Educator Award for his numerous accomplishments in education and research (established Best Value programs at six universities around the world).   He is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award due to the establishment of a state-of-the-art procurement process and project management research and practices with the people of Botswana, Africa.


Dean’s groundbreaking best value PIPS and PIRMS Model was also integrated into a graduate program at ASU. Dean was instrumental in the investment of US$100 million at ASU when they adapted the Best Value PIPS and PIRMS in their service agreements.   A powerful force in the Netherlands in which impacted the way the Netherlands government buys construction and now services in their country (first tests were on 1.5 Euros infrastructure project). He continues to educate and prepare the next generation of professionals. Prior to ASU, Dean was a Project Engineer for the US Air Force during his 14 years of military service. He is married to his beautiful wife, Judy Kashiwagi, and is the father of eight children.



  • 10:45 – 11:00 Sign in - Arriving
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Networking Activity
  • 11:15 – 11:30 MAPP Announcements & welcoming
  • 11:30 – 12:30 Presentation
  • 12:30 – 12:45 Q&A Period
  • 12:45 – End Networking.


Things attendees should know:

  • RSVP & create an account at the REMO link (should take 2 mins)
  • Use a laptop or computer (cellphones can have glitches)
  • Watch this short tutorial (


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