JUNE 12, 2008 — CBRE property managers learned just how easy it is to enter buildings through a dock, loading area, or open door during an office move. According to homeland security expert Craig Millsap, once inside, a perpetrator can steal, vandalize, or plant bombs.

Millsap spoke at CBRE’s monthly property managers’ meeting for the Washington, D.C. area held at The Concourse Building in Vienna, VA.

Also on the program was Ed Katz, president of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), whose best practice methods used by IOMI® Certified Office Movers® address common problems such as damage that often occurs during an office move to doors, walls, elevators, and floors.

Millsap, a master certified emergency manager and disaster coordinator between local, state and federal agencies for the Georgia Emergency Management

Agency, also goes by chief. As head of the Bartow County Georgia Fire & Rescue, Chief Millsap oversees more than 130 employees and volunteers staffing 13 fire stations that cover an area of sprawling north metro Atlanta split by busy I-75.

Millsap cautioned attendees that buildings are more susceptible to surveillance and elicitation during an office move.

The chief demonstrated methods used by advanced IOMI® Certified Office Movers that partner with office building managers to minimize the opportunity for terrorist and criminal threats during an office move.

IOMI® is a partner in continuing education with Georgia Highlands College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, located in Cartersville.

Guest speakers for the event were sponsored by JK Moving & Storage.