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January 21, 2020

Save 20% on IWCE Registration with Safer Buildings Coalition

Save 20% on IWCE Registration with Safer Buildings Coalition

Posted on January 21, 2020

The International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) is North America's most valued Critical Communications event, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada March 30th-April 3rd. And this year, IWCE and Safer Buildings Coalition have partnered to offer you a 20% discount on registration for this great show.


From the Chief’s Corner: The Process of Evolving...

CCFS Announces a Special 3-Hour Safer Buildings Coalition Program at the 2019 Campus Fire Forum

Posted on January 21, 2020

Happy New Year to all of you. I hope you are excited about what’s ahead for us here at the Safer Buildings Coalition. It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2020 – it seems like 2019 went by in the blink of an eye.  

As you grow older, one of the things you tend to think about more and more are memories. To add to our memory box this year we decided that instead of buying presents we would take the entire family on a cruise right after Christmas. I spend a lot of time in airplanes, so we decided that rather than fly, we would rent a 15-passenger van and drive to the cruise port in South Florida. Most excited about this 800-mile adventure we were about to embark on were my two grandkids who are 5 and 8. But following the initial excitement period, it didn’t take long before most of the folks in the van were asleep. 


Member Spotlight: Airtower Networks - New Name, New CEO, Same Mission

Airtower Networks

Posted on January 21, 2020

The January 2020 Safer Buildings Coalition Members spotlight zooms in on Airtower Networks, formerly known as Wave Wireless. 

In December 2019, Wave Wireless officially changed its name to Airtower Networks. Earlier this month, the company appointed former ExteNet COO, Oliver Valente as its new CEO.

"The name change is a result of the success of our growth into new markets and the evolution of our rapidly-growing company. Our business has undergone a significant transformation in the last few years and the new name better reflects how our company is propelling today's 5G revolution and beyond," Founder & President Manny Dureja explains.


Get Ready for the 2020 Safer Buildings Coalition Seminar Season

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Posted on January 21, 2020

The 2019 Safer Buildings Coalition seminar series was a great success, and this year, we’ll be stepping up our game another notch. We’ll host more events and hit more cities than ever before. 

First up: Tallahassee, FL, on February 25th, with many more dates to come shortly.

We’ve built a webpage that lists all of the locations we’ll cover this year. Check it out and plan accordingly:

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the road this year!


MEMBERS ONLY: Join us for the SBC Annual Meeting & Dinner and a great program at IWCE 2020


Posted on January 21, 2020
SBC will be back in Vegas with an even stronger program than in 2019!

If you haven't done so already, now is the time to clear your calendars for the 2020 Safer Buildings Coalition Annual Member Meeting & Dinner, which goes down on Monday, March 30th, at the IWCE Conference in Las Vegas. This is the SBC event you simply don't want to miss! Stay tuned for more information. 


What Do Office Tenants Want? What Do Property Owners Need?

John Foley

Posted on January 21, 2020
By John Foley, Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

You hear it at conventions and on webinars, and you read it in articles: “Wireless Connectivity is ‘table stakes’ in today’s commercial real-estate environment.” So, what does this mean for tenants and property owners?

From a tenant’s perspective, wireless connectivity is typically assumed to mean Wi-Fi and Cellular service as these most readily support the devices tenants most commonly use. Is reliable wireless connectivity a “can’t live without” amenity today? Put simply: It Depends. 

Hospitality, healthcare, higher-ed, sports and entertainment venues, malls, and casinos still head the list of buildings with a high likelihood of providing enhanced wireless connectivity. But for many other building use cases ubiquitous wireless coverage may still be a way off. 



Posted on January 21, 2020

Dear Reader,

In this section we’ll bring you updates on the important work done by our Codes & Standards, Government Affairs and Advancement Work Groups.

Our Work Groups are the vehicles by which:

  • Members’ voices are heard as SBC develops new public policy, codes, and standards (Government Affairs, Codes and Standards)
  • We develop Training Programs and Educational Content (Education)
  • Members tell us how to improve the Coalition to better serve them and the mission (Advancement)
  • Members can hear first changes in the industry involving all of the above
  • Each Work Group is guided by a Chair and a Vice Chair. The reports below will provide monthly updates from the Chair of each Work Group.
  • Participation in Work Groups is one of the best ways to realize value form your Safer Buildings Coalition Membership. Work Group participation is open to all Members of every type.

If you are interested in participating in a Work Group, please contact the Chair of the group.

Work Group Updates:

Codes & Standards Work Group

Advancement Work Group

Note: The Gov't Affairs Work Group has not met since the latest newsletter. Next update: February newsletter

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