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Virtual Facilities Summit Programming – July 21, 2021


July 21, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | General Session

Servant Leadership: A New Call To Duty
Consuelo Castillo KickbuschLieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) Founder & President of Educational Achievement Services, Inc.
Born and raised in a small barrio in Laredo, Texas, Consuelo Kickbusch overcame poverty, discrimination, and illiteracy to become a successful community leader. Lacking material wealth, Consuelo’s immigrant parents taught her to value her culture, traditions, values, and faith. Throughout her education at Hardin Simmons University and rise to the highest-ranking Hispanic woman in the Combat Support Field of the U.S. Army, she embodied their invaluable lessons, eventually retiring to fulfill her mother’s dying wish – that she return to her roots and become a community leader.
She founded Educational Achievement Services, Inc. maintains a strong dedication to saving the youth of America by mentoring students and parents across the United States. In addition to her work with American youth, Consuelo reaches audiences in corporate, professional, nonprofit, and multicultural markets.
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July 21, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


Connections, Space & Important Place: Important Now More Than Ever
 Keith Woodward, Associate Vice President for Facilities Operations, Quinnipiac University 
Facilities continued the essential work of the University during the pandemic, while others may have worked from home. What became profusely transparent is a safe and operational campus is essential, but next on the list is creating positive experiences with space. Giving the community – mostly students – a “sense of place” with intentionality and the importance of using space to be impactful to the student. All of that is critical to long-term retention while attracting new students, and giving the student a sense of belonging. The 2021 Thought Leaders Series looks at that and gives you seven questions to ask on your campus.
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Deferred Maintenance: Assessment to Implementation
 Andrew Feick, AVP Sustainable Facilities Operations & Capital Planning, Swarthmore College
Authors Harvey Kaiser and Eva Klein penned Strategic Capital Development: The New Model for Campus Investment on deferred maintenance assessments that examine both facility condition AND space quality. This work was recognizing the advantages of making incremental space quality improvements when performing accumulated deferred maintenance work. Swarthmore College self-performed an internal facilities assessment based on this model and turned it into a funded and implemented plan.
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NOTE: This program has been approved for AIA CLUs. Contact education@appa.org for assistance with your credits.


ESG, Energy, Microgrids & Sustainability
 Wayne Johnson, Key Segment Manager – Education, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions
 Measure Twice, Cut Once…That adage should be carefully applied to the quickly adapting energy management environment in education. This program will provide a sophisticated overview of what is coming and what is possible on the horizon. Armed with this information, campus planners and energy managers can better address their goals without investing in assets that may not survive our energy transformation.
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 Pest Exclusion for School & Community IPM
 Dave Colbert, Vice President of Sales, Xcluder – Global Material Technologies, Inc.
 For many reasons, including regular food service, unoccupied rooms, an abundance of utility lines and garbage, constant deliveries, school facilities are a prime targets for rodent infestations. As desperate rodents seek food and shelter beyond their pre-pandemic sources, campuses are now more vulnerable to infestation than ever. Complete exclusion—a critical component of IPM practice–is imperative in safeguarding campuses against today’s distressed rodents.
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What Does It Take To Start Data Analytics?
 Ian Hadden, Director of Energy Management Services, University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Rachel Poff, Product Manager, Bernhard;
 Data analytics for building energy and maintenance monitoring has been a hot topic in the past few years. We have heard some great success stories when working with third-party subscription providers. Nevertheless, how do you know when your campus is ready to take that step? How much data analysis can you do with your in-house staff? Join a discussion lead by three universities and a business partner as they share the natural world struggles and successes they have had venturing into the world of data analytics.
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WMU/Armstrong Trap Management Program Reductions
 Andrew Witteck, North American Director of Higher Education Markets, Armstrong International; Chris Caprara, Energy Systems Specialist, Western Michigan University
 With the assistance of Armstrong International, Western Michigan University (WMU) implemented a steam trap management program to reduce steam usage, reduce water hammers, increase cost savings, boost heat transfer efficiency, and increase comfort for students and staff. Over the past 20 years, WMU has lowered its steam trap failure rate from 25% to 1.4%, almost 20% below the industry average.
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July 21, 2021 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST |APPA Awards 2021 Celebration


July 21, 2021 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


Finance & Re-Populate Campuses: 2021 & Beyond 
Matthew Hamilton, Energy & Environmental Solutions Manager, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
As we welcome students back to campus this fall, concerns remain. Many immediate challenges can be addressed by adopting new technology to reduce health & safety risks, yet this comes with costs. What funding is available? We will focus on reducing the risk of COVID-19 with technology solutions & services for educational environments and provide an overview of newly available federal funding & alternative financing strategies that are trending nationally to execute campus infrastructure improvements.
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Concept to Closeout, Construction Management 101
Victor Pesiri, Director of Facilities and Construction, Brentwood School
Participants will learn from a K-12 School Facilities and Construction Director and a Managing Partner of a National Architectural Firm specializing in educational building designs in this session. Each presenter will explain their role in the multiple phases of construction. From a concept to a new building, each phase will be broken down into steps to help understand the deliverables for each phase and a successful project and who is responsible for delivery.
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Creating a Culture of Respect & Dignity (Part 1)
 Jamie Gayer, Assistant Vice President for Business Services, Indiana University
Join us as we discuss as leaders how to identify areas of opportunity, have hard conversations with staff, and create a culture that understands the importance of respect and valuing differences.  
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 Next-Gen Succession Planning for Schools
David Trask, National Director, ARC Facilities
With 40 percent of facilities managers planning to retire in the next five years, school facility teams will be left with a knowledge shortfall.  Experienced employees know where shut-offs are located, but it takes months for newcomers to get to know buildings inside and out. One way to aid in succession planning is by moving critical building documentation to mobile devices, backed up in the cloud. This eliminates wasteful plan room and file searches and helps newcomers increase productivity.
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Operating in Confidence with Resilient Schools
Sarah Spencer, Business Development Manager, Technical Services, McKinstry Essention, LLC; Tracey Cousins, Account Executive, Technical Services, McKinstry Essention, LLC
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, nearly every school facility needed to be assessed and optimized to meet CDC and ASHRAE operating guidelines. School districts struggled to keep pace with evolving information and expectations. School districts face a perfect storm that can no longer go ignored. From capital budgets to grants to stimulus funding, must answer immediate needs while also paving the way for what is on the horizon. This multifaceted approach is the only path to long-term resiliency.
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July 21, 2021 | 4:45pm – 5:45pm EST | Educational Offerings


APPA TCO – A Great Idea, But What Should Be Done First?
Ana Thiemer, Associate Director – Planning and Project Services, The University of Texas at Austin
APPA TCO standard was released, and at first glance, it sounds like a great idea. With all of your free time, you have not had a moment to read the standard, understand it, and then figure out how to use it in your organization. TCO can seem complex, but we can show you how to start today with no new resources or employees. This presentation highlights ways to get started, how you can implement today, how you can enhance what you are doing, and how to move from doing great to excellent.
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Creating a Culture of Respect & Dignity (Part 2)
Jamie Gayer, Assistant Vice President for Business Services, Indiana University
Join us as we discuss as leaders how to identify areas of opportunity, have hard conversations with staff, and create a culture that understands the importance of respect and valuing differences.  
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FPI 2.0 – A New Spin on Data
Ted Weidner, Ph.D., PE, RA, NCARB, DBIA, F.ASCE, Associate Professor Of Practice, Purdue University; Christina Hills, Director of Credentialing & Benchmarking, APPA
APPA’s Facility Performance Indicators Survey and Report (FPI) has been available for years to provide metrics about the campus’s facilities and operations. The data is not changing, but the ways to enter and display the data change to utilize modern tools. The presentation will demonstrate the latest survey and reporting tools and help participants identify ways to measure the changing status of their facilities.
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I Have BIM Here the Whole Time
Jeffrey Kick, Planning Project Manager, The University of Texas/Austin
BIM is often misunderstood as digitized building drawings. However, BIM is a process for data and resource management. This presentation will share a story that started with salvaging a client relationship and evolved into a pilot for standards, templates, contracts, and more. What makes this pilot worth discussing is the foundation it has created for UT Austin to define the attributes and then processes for how our BIM program will be implemented. In summary, BIM is more than software.
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Manage Corrosion in Aging Fire Sprinkler Systems
George McHugh, Vice President, AGF Manufacturing
Aging fire sprinkler systems face the silent threat of corrosion, which can cause life-threatening obstructions, pinhole leaks, shorter system life, and high costs in system repair. This presentation will cover how air vents can help prevent corrosion in wet fire sprinkler systems to extend system life and options on the market and best practices for installation. It will also cover how simple corrosion monitoring can improve corrosion management before it becomes a problem.
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No License Required?
Kathryn Sterba, Strategy Leader, Club Car
In this presentation, we will walk through the importance of making sure your faculty and staff are trained on how to properly use a small wheel vehicle and the importance of basic maintenance needs on those vehicles. We will highlight the safety risks and the financial impacts that can result when vehicles are not maintained. Lastly, we will introduce several resources to make sure your entire team is safe and trained correctly.
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NOTE: This program has been approved for AIA CLUs. Contact education@appa.orgfor assistance with your credits.