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					September 2004

Bluegrass Chapter of IFMA
Lexington, Kentucky                  Bluegrass Blueprint
Inside this Issue                Program News
                                 Joanne Anderson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
                                 Program Chair, Bluegrass Chapter
1      Program News
                                 Who: John Young, Bill Nichols,
       Message from the               Dan Brown, Misti Olson
       President                      Blue Grass Mailing, Data,
                                      and Fulfillment Services
2      Message continued
                                 What: “Mailing 101”
                                  Tour of Blue Grass Mailing
3      Community Projects          Service‟s Facility.
                                 Members may expect to learn:
       Program News – cont.       How to make the most out of your
                                   mail services budget.                Message from the
                                  How to prepare an effective
4      FM Knowledge                mailing piece.                       President
                                  Discuss In-house vs. Outsourcing     Darrell Blevins, CFM
                                   your mailroom functions.             President, Bluegrass Chapter of
5      FM Knowledge – cont.       Tour an innovative mailing and       IFMA
                                   data service facility.
       CFM Corner                                                       Thanks to the August Program
                                 Where: Bluegrass Mailing Services      Team and the hospitality of
                                  833 Nandino Blvd.                    Lexmark for the tour and the
6      Arch & Bldg FAQ             Lexington, KY 40511                  presentation     of     Lexmark‟s
                                                                        Recycling Program. Jeff Fuller
                                  Parking – parking is available off
       CFM Answer                                                       and Jim Toadvine gave an
                                   of Rushwood Court (see Map and
                                                                        excellent presentation on the
                                   Directions on page 3).
       Looking Ahead                                                    recycling program that Lexmark
                                                                        has in place. They identified
                                 When: Tuesday, Sept, 14, 2004
                                                                        several areas that should be
                                  Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.
                                                                        analyzed when considering a new
                                   Please RSVP Misti Olson at 231-
                                                                        program. The following are some
                                   7272 or
                                                                        of the items that should be
                                   or Joanne Anderson at 224-2000
                                                                            Establish accurate
                                                                                measurements of waste
                                    Business Meeting begins
                                                                            Handling contaminated
                                     promptly at 12:00 Noon followed
                                                                                food waste
                                     by our Program.
                                                                            How do you dispose of
                                 Chapter Program Team – SEPT                    your recyclable materials
                                  Misti Olson                              Setting a recycle budget
Bluegrass Chapter of IFMA                                                   Complete a landfill waste
                                  Stan Moore
2001 Small Chapter of the Year                                                  analysis
                                  Mike Schwenk
                                  Stanley Nemerow                          Employee participation

                                 Continued on Page 3                    Message Continued Page 2
Message from the President                                               Chapter Officers
Continued from Page 1
Jeff relayed some ways that the team was able to get the                 Darrell Blevins, CFM
employees involved through Earth Day activities, recycling centers,      859-281-5320
signage, internal web site, bulletin board activities, company
newsletter, surveys, and reminders. From all indications, the            Vice President
program at Lexmark has been a great success and thanks to Jeff‟s         Jill Riddell
team and the Lexmark employees for their efforts.                        859-288-4630

                                                                         Anne Frazier, CPA

                                                                         Deborah Taylor, CFM

                                                                         Past President
                                                                         Mike Lytle, CFM

                                                                         Committee Chairs
                                                                         Joanne Anderson, CFM, IFMA Fellow
                                                                         859-224-2000 x 108

 Lexmark Recycling Center                                                Membership
                                                                         Roscoe Klausing, CLP
At our business meeting, it was noted that our membership                859-254-0762
numbers had declined and one of our main goals for next year is to
                                                                         Community Projects
retain our existing members and increase our membership. During          & Special Events
the business meeting, we had our final reading on the budget and         Misti Olson
goals for 2005 and both were approved. We also approved our              859-231-7272
Strategic Plan and this will involve every member in our chapter to
ensure its success.                                                      Mike Schwenk
IFMA has also initiated a new designation which is the Facility
Management Professional (FMP) designation. It is mainly geared           Education & Research
toward new facility managers with less than five years of experience     Cyndi Ryle, CFM
but is available to all. The FMP designation will launch in October of
2004. FMs who commence their career path by obtaining the FMP            Directory
and maintaining their professional growth through the FMP                Greg Wood, CFM
program, build their competence and confidence levels and have a         859-232-3640
greater chance of successfully completing the CFM Exam and
joining the elite circle of Certified Facility Managers. Information     Meetings Hospitality
about who should apply and the requirements for the FMP                  Larry Smith
designation may be found on the IFMA web site at           859-272-2947

We have another great program and tour scheduled for our                 Web
                                                                         Lynn Pearson, CFM
September meeting. Thanks to Misti Olson and the September
program team, we will meet and tour the Blue Grass Mailing
Services facility.                                                       Communications & Newsletter
                                                                         Gordon Springstead, CFM
See you at the September meeting!                                        502-874-6352
Community Projects
Misti Olson, Community Projects and Special Events Chair

Thanks to those Bluegrass Chapter of IFMA members
(and spouse) that volunteered at Bluegrass Tomorrow‟s
auction, “Celebrate Vision, Summer in the Country”
held at Hill „N‟ Dale Farm. It was a beautiful evening and
according to Beth Willmott, Vice President for Operations,
it was the most successful auction they have had.

Our duties included giving directions for parking, registering
and welcoming guests, moving auction items to the
closing table, lighting torches, and directing guests to
the Arena for dinner. We enjoyed the buffet style dinner
that was served in the Arena that had carpet covering the
dirt floor.

Thanks again for your participation!

Program News
Continued from Page 1

Directions to Blue Grass Mailing, Data and Fulfillment Services and Parking: Coming from Newtown
Pike onto Nandino Blvd, go past the front of Blue Grass Mailing Services Building and turn right onto
Rushwood Court, go to the end of the cul-de-sac into the parking lot. Enter Blue Grass Mailing‟s building
from the front through the “Main Entrance” door.
FM Knowledge
Background Information on Terrorism from FEMA – the Federal Emergency Management Agency


   1. Before the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and the Pentagon, most terrorist incidents in
      the United States have been bombing attacks, involving detonated and undetonated explosive
      devices, tear gas and pipe and fire bombs.

   2. The effects of terrorism can vary significantly from loss of life and injuries to property damage and
      disruptions in services such as electricity, water supply, public transportation and communications.

   3. One way governments attempt to reduce our vulnerability to terrorist incidents is by increasing
      security at airports and other public facilities. The U.S. government also works with other countries
      to limit the sources of support for terrorism.


Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the
United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom. Terrorists often use threats to create fear
among the public, to try to convince citizens that their government is powerless to prevent terrorism, and
to get immediate publicity for their causes.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorizes terrorism in the United States as one of two types--
domestic terrorism or international terrorism.

Domestic terrorism involves groups or individuals whose terrorist activities are directed at elements of our
government or population without foreign direction.

International terrorism involves groups or individuals whose terrorist activities are foreign-based and/or
directed by countries or groups outside the United States or whose activities transcend national


Biological agents are infectious microbes or toxins used to produce illness or death in people, animals or
plants. Biological agents can be dispersed as aerosols or airborne particles. Terrorists may use biological
agents to contaminate food or water because they are extremely difficult to detect. Chemical agents kill or
incapacitate people, destroy livestock or ravage crops. Some chemical agents are odorless and tasteless
and are difficult to detect. They can have an immediate effect (a few seconds to a few minutes) or a
delayed effect (several hours to several days).

Biological and chemical weapons have been used primarily to terrorize an unprotected civilian population
and not as a weapon of war. This is because of fear of retaliation and the likelihood that the agent would
contaminate the battlefield for a long period of time. The Persian Gulf War in 1991 and other
confrontations in the Middle East were causes for concern in the United States regarding the possibility of
chemical or biological warfare. While no incidents occurred, there remains a concern that such weapons
could be involved in an accident or be used by terrorists.

More information on Bioterrorism preparedness and response is available online from the Department of
Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control.

Background Information on Terrorism continued on Page 5
FM Knowledge - Continued
Background Information on Terrorism continued from Page 4

FACTS ABOUT TERRORISM (Prior to September 11, 2001)

      On February 29, 1993, a bombing in the parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York
       City resulted in the deaths of five people and thousands of injuries. The bomb left a crater 200 by
       100 feet wide and five stories deep. The World Trade Center was the second largest building in
       the world and houses 100,000 workers and visitors each day.

      The Department of Defense estimates that as many as 26 nations may possess chemical agents
       and/or weapons and an additional 12 may be seeking to develop them.

      The Central Intelligence Agency reports that at least ten countries are believed to possess or be
       conducting research on biological agents for weaponization.


      In the United States, most terrorist incidents have involved small extremist groups who use
       terrorism to achieve a designated objective. Local, State and Federal law enforcement officials
       monitor suspected terrorist groups and try to prevent or protect against a suspected attack.
       Additionally, the U.S. government works with other countries to limit the sources of support for

      A terrorist attack can take several forms, depending on the technological means available to the
       terrorist, the nature of the political issue motivating the attack, and the points of weakness of the
       terrorist's target. Bombings have been the most frequently used terrorist method in the United
       States. Other possibilities includes an attack at transportation facilities, an attack against utilities
       or other public services or an incident involving chemical or biological agents.

      Terrorist incidents in this country prior to the September 11, 2001 attack have included bombings
       of the World Trade Center in New York City, the United States Capitol Building in Washington,
       D.C. and Mobil Oil corporate headquarters in New York City.

                                                          CFM Corner
                                                          Test your facility management skills by answering
                                                          the following sample question from the CFM Exam
                                                          study materials:

                                                             What is the greatest potential pitfall in
                                                              acquiring property today?

                                                              a.) Inadvertently accepting environmental
                                                                  contamination liability
                                                              b.) Not obtaining clear title to the property
                                                              c.) Stringent zoning restrictions
                                                              d.) Tax liability

                                                          Find the Answer to this question on Page 6.
Architecture and Building FAQ
Frequently asked questions about Architecture and Building

In a sprinkler system, what is a “fire department connection” and what is it used for?

It is used by the fire department‟s pumper truck to increase the pressure to the system thereby delivering
more water to the fire. The fire department connection should be on the street side of the building and
accessible and visible from the street or parking lot approach. The “fire department connection” can be
located above the pit at the property line or on the wall of the building. It is usually the decision of the local
fire department, wherever they can fight a potential fire the best.

In multiple riser systems, the “fire department connection” must be located on the water supply side of the
riser shut-off valves, but on the system side of the main water supply control valves. This allows the fire
department connection to supply any or all of the risers.

The “fire department connection” has two hose hookups and is called the “Siamese connection”. When the
connection is on a wall, the interior pipe must be minimum of 4‟-0 inside the building so the water in the
pipes does not freeze due to conduction from the cold outside conditions.

What is a “standpipe” and what is its purpose in fire suppression?

A “standpipe” provides fire hose connections within a high building or industrial complex. Usually the
standpipe will have 2 ½ inch connections for large fire department attach lines. Sometimes they have 1 ½
inch hose connections with a permanent 100 ft hose connected to it for local personnel to use before the
trucks arrive. Usually a minimum 4 inch diameter pipe is used for buildings up to 75 feet high. Standpipes
usually will have a connector at the base for a fire truck pumper to increase the pressures or bring water to
it (called a Siamese Standpipe Connection).

CFM Answer
                                                         Looking Ahead
   What is the greatest potential                       Chapter Program Teams
    pitfall in acquiring property today?

    a.) Inadvertently accepting                          October
    environmental contamination                           Larry Smith                           859-272-2947
                                                          Roscoe Klausing, CLP                  859-254-0762
    b.) Not obtaining clear title to the
                                                          James Gray, Jr.                       859-885-6161
    c.) Stringent zoning restrictions                     Mary Martin                           859-277-7760
    d.) Tax liability
Look for another sample question next                     Gordon Springstead, CFM               502-874-6352
month in the CFM Corner!                                  Dennis Locey, Jr.                     606-928-6648
                                                          Harvey Sword                          859-253-6003
                                                          Van Sudduth                           859-313-5244