By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Federal Facilities Council, Federal Facilities Council Technical Report No. 144
Available and rising details applied sciences carry the promise of bettering the standard of federal offices; aiding employee productiveness; enhancing capital asset administration, programming, and choice making; decreasing venture supply time; and altering how constructions are built and operated. Federal organizations, although, face an important problem in deciding upon applied sciences that might justify the funding of time, funds, and assets, may have the flexibleness to evolve to altering situations over the long term, and won't be out of date sooner than they're deployed. to start to deal with those demanding situations, the Federal amenities Council (FFC) subsidized a symposium entitled "Emerging details applied sciences for amenities vendors: study and useful purposes" on the nationwide Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on October 19-20, 2000.
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