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Virtual Facilities Summit Programming – July 20, 2021

July 20, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | Keynote Session

Hopes, Dreams & Sleepless Nights – 10 Future Student Trends You Really Need To Know About
Jim Tudor, Founder, Future Index
A fast-paced look at various trends converging to paint a picture of student engagement in the run-up to 2025. Some trends will be alive and kicking now; others will be quietly simmering away. We’ll look at future learning, skills, well-being, aspiration, and connectivity, within the context of future careers, changing technology, globalization, and the increasing importance of purpose and social responsibility. Using insights from employers, universities, students, and the emerging ‘Generation Alpha’. All must-know stuff to contextualize future campuses.
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July 20, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


Capital Renewal Strategies – Ontario Case Study
William Roth, President & CEO, Roth IAMS
 Over the last decade, Ontario’s Higher Education institutions have been working to understand better the sector’s deferred capital renewal and maintenance backlog. Through the leadership of OAPPA and OCFMA, the two systems have begun the journey of integrating their two similar but distinct datasets across 45 institutions and over 140 million square feet of operating higher education facilities. Our panel will discuss the journey to date and what the future holds.
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Construction Collaboration During Virtual Times 
 William Curran PE CEM CBCP, LEED Green Associate Mechanical Department Manager, Gannett Fleming; Anthony S. Conchado, Jr., Engineering Technology Manager, Gannett Fleming
 The ability to communicate essential project requirements effectively while minimizing in-person interactions will continue to be critical to the entire team’s health, safety, & welfare and those on-site. How can reality capture help? Join us in exploring the role of reality capture throughout the project lifecycle, & learn from presenters as they share first-hand experiences w/ technologies that provide the safe execution of virtual design, prebid & construction activities.
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Filtration Infuses New Life Into Old Buildings
Kevin Albers, Co-Developer of ISO-Aire & Brand Sales and Marketing Manager, Ducts & Cleats
Innovative and effective clean air technology serves as a lifeline for historical campus structures while bringing safe, sanitized air to occupants. Portable, in-space commercial air purifiers – equipped with adequate and complementary layers of proven components such as HEPA and UVC – are empowering facility managers to reimagine their approach to the indoor air quality inside treasured landmarks. Is the future plug-and-play? It does hold merit; hear why from industry experts.
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Forging Tomorrow’s Facility Management Leaders Now
David Riker, Coordinator Online Graduate Facility Management Programs, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Higher education facilities leaders face enormous challenges in the current environment. Those of us who lead or have led Facilities organizations often wonder where we will find the top facility management talent to help us face those challenges head-on. One good answer is to cultivate the best and brightest team members by offering them advanced facility management education from subject matter experts who themselves are or were practicing facility management leaders.
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Growing Weeders Into Leaders
Jeff McManus, Lead Cultivation Officer, The Jeff McManus Group
Most organizations cannot pay for the talent they want, but most organizations can GROW the talent they have to get the leaders they need with the right strategy. Leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Leadership is a mindset.
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Ready for Return: Retrofitting Your HVAC System
Robert Weidner, Mechanical Practice Leader, Gannett Fleming
Since the start of the pandemic, colleges & universities have re-imagined & re-invented the higher ed experience. However, now that vaccine rollouts are gaining momentum & an in-person college experience is likely this fall, what can we plan & implement to keep the spread of bacteria & viruses down & provide peace of mind to the campus community? This session will explore air cleaning technologies that fuel a culture of collaboration & productivity while lowering the risk of in-person interactions.
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Validating & Budgeting Essential Service
Jill Kegler, Director of Development, Double-A Solutions
Now is the time for custodial operations and the front-line janitor to continue to shine. It will be significantly harder for administration to reduce custodial budgets when they can visually see validated proof of their custodial professionals’ costs and value. Janitors are, and always will be, an essential part of long-term community recovery and success. In this session, participants will learn how to document their worth and communicate their value to justify budgetary needs.
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July 20, 2021 | 2:45pm – 3:45pm EST | Educational Offerings


Keep Up with the Future to Catch Up with Backlog – A Leadership Forum
Pete Zuraw, Vice President of Market Strategy and Development, Gordian; Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA; Dave Proulx, Interim President, Rhode Island School of Design; Deborah Wallace, Vice President of Administration & Finance, California State University/Dominquez Hills
Natural, sustainable change in the current Higher Ed environment often is confronted by the intensifying challenges that continue to pose risks to institutional health. There may be no more sobering reminder of that reality than the growing backlog of facilities needs. While conversations about backlog are not new, the properties embodying that backlog may no longer align with the needs of the evolving institution. Winning in the future means reimagining investment practices and priorities.
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Artificial Intelligence: Your Newest Tool in the Shop
Sabrina Hebeler, President, OverPower, LLC
We set out to solve the problem. Organizations are drowning in the number of assets and volume of inventory needing to be located, tagged, and tracked in a way that provides comprehensive data to make strategic, financial, and operational decisions. In this session, learn how artificial intelligence is leveraged for asset management, cybersecurity, and other needs you have in your facilities.
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Employee Engagement-Proven Strategies at UNT
Chad Crocker, Senior Director- Maintenance, University of North Texas
 Since 2017, The University of North Texas’ Facilities team has used GALLUP metrics to measure staff engagement with improvements noted annually. Through a focus on Integrity, Excellence & Service, the team has improved individual development, training, and overall department engagement. Discuss how maximizing existing and new resources have been learned pathways to benefit the quality of life at work & home. Join us as we share activities to train, develop, evaluate and recognize team members.
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Leadership Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World
Robert Aldrich, CEFP, Director of Operations and Campus Planning, Hackley School
Using CNN host Fareed Zakaria’s best-selling book Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, the session will connect these global leadership lessons to how we should be preparing our teams, our campuses, and our institutions for the future. From preparing for what is next to the necessary interconnectedness we will need to be successful going forward, we will relate the lessons Mr. Zakaria has for the world to our sphere of influence as facilities professionals.
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Where Accessible Design Meets Budget Constraints
Kristi Avalos, President/CEO, Accessology Too, LLC
Budgetary constraints are on everyone’s minds while planning for renovations of aging education facilities – even more so since COVID. The requirement to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) seems like adding insult to injury where funding is concerned. This presentation will identify monetary benefits to ADA compliance for education facilities and innovative approaches to access that focus on exceeding minimum standards without adding additional costs.
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Let’s Get Digital!
Jamie Sitter, Vertical Market Manager, K-12, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Innovative technology can rock a students’ world and yours, too! With challenging times to come, leaps forward in innovation & technology. An IoT platform can address COVID-related issues now and deliver ongoing benefits for a building and classroom – even with lesson plans. In addition to efficiencies & savings from updated lighting, controls, HVAC controls, and space utilization, an IoT platform can offer a living lab for students & educators to prepare them for the workforce of tomorrow.
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July 20, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm EST | Educational Offerings


Conflict Resolution & Employee Voice 
Jenna Elmer, Director FMHR, University of Arizona; Terri Willis, SHRM-SCP, PHR, Director, Infrastructure and Sustainability HR, Infrastructure & Sustainability, Univeristy of Colorado/Boulder
Creating a work environment that recognizes the benefits of constructive conflict and encourages employees to voice their opinions is beneficial to organizational performance and success. Supervisors play a critical role in navigating conflict in the workplace. They would benefit from actively communicating through conflict and recognizing that conflict is an unavoidable and often valuable part of organizational communication.
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Break the Small Wheel Vehicle Stereotype
Kathryn Sterba, Strategy Leader, Club Car
We are pleased to have Kathryn Sterba, Strategy Leader for Club Car, help break the stereotypes of small wheel vehicles. With over 60 years of experience in the small wheel utility space, Club Car understands the importance of having the right vehicle to complete the tasks in your fleet. This session will help explore the questions to ask about the correct size of your fleet.
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Engage Effectively to Drive Project Success
Allison O’Neill PE, Associate/Senior Structural Engineer, Gale Associates, Inc.; Susanna Baker, AIA, LEED AP, Director, Facilities & Space Planning, MIT Sloan School of Management; Bree Carlson, P.E., CSP, Construction and Environmental Project Manager, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Dartmouth College
Engaging Effectively as a Team to Drive Project Success: Project success depends on the positive and constant collaboration between many parties, including the owner’s planning representative, facilities department, key internal stakeholders, and design team. The three presenters offer insight into successes and potential downfalls, which can occur while developing a new project from these three unique perspectives.
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Got Enhanced Cleaning? Pivoting Custodial Services
Billy Reynoso, Director of Custodial Services, University of California, San Francisco; Felipe Rubio, Interim Custodial Assistant Director; University of California, San Francisco
Enhanced cleaning on high-touch points is a critical component of our program when all faculty, students, and staff feel safe. Through conducting a deep dive on reopening buildings safely, supporting classroom & office spaces, and managing event setups helped guide us on how we would best support our primary stakeholders’ via post-COVID. Learn how we did this and learn to build an action plan for now and the future.
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Resilient & Ready Higher Education Facilities
Sarah Parsons, Account Executive, Technical Services, McKinstry Essention, LLC 
Covid-19 disrupted higher education as colleges and universities canceled in-person classes and sent students home. Nearly every facility, classroom, and housing structure must be assessed and optimized to meet CDC and ASHRAE operating guidelines. At the same time, energy codes and legislative mandates are getting stricter. Higher education institutions need to make the most of this once-in-a-generation investment opportunity. Every dollar invested must answer multiple needs.
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You Have Aging Infrastructure – Now What?
Bernadette Jimenez, Director, Infrastructure Programs, University of California, San Francisco; Charles Conway, Assistant Director, University of California, San Francisco
Now that you have a plan for infrastructure, deferred maintenance, and renewal projects, the following steps can seem daunting without some guidance. We will present how we built an Infrastructure team and our processes – from funding and project launch through closeout. Along the way, we will show how we incorporated new technologies, team building, oversight and management, economies of scale, and sustainable innovations to help us achieve our goal of improving and maintaining our campus.
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Investing in Research Infrastructure
Paul Politza, Principal Project Manager, Gannett Fleming; Chad Spackman, P.E., Project Manager, Design and Construction, Penn State Physical Plant; Mike Snyder, Gannett Fleming; Laura Weyrich, Penn State University, Penn State Ancient Biomolecules Research Environment, Nicole Moore, Penn State University, Penn State Ancient Biomolecules Research Environment
Designing Penn State’s Ancient DNA Lab Analyzing DNA from one-million-year-old samples is a complicated business. To meet the needs of a specialty research team at Penn State Ancient Biomolecules Research Environment, Gannett Fleming designed one of the largest ancient DNA laboratories in the U.S. Join representatives from Gannett Fleming’s integrated architecture & engineering team & researchers from Penn State’s Department of Anthropology as they discuss the world-class facility.
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