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Virtual Facilities Summit Programming – July 22, 2021


July 22, 2021 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | General Session

Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty
Ben Nemtin
Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest-rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.” An acclaimed keynote speaker, Ben has headlined business conferences and Fortune 100 leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from AIG, Anthem, Amazon, FedEx, Harvard, Microsoft, Verizon, and more. Global Gurus ranked Ben in the Top 30 Best Organizational Culture Thought Leaders in the World in 2019. In his first year of university, Ben was unexpectedly hit with a depression that forced him to drop out. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son
after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to thrive personally and professionally.
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July 22, 2021 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


How Your Network Can Enable Your Physical Plant
Austin Armstrong, Manager for Radio Engineering, Communication Engineering, Henkels Group HMI Technical Solutions
How Telecommunications Systems / Networks Serve as the ‘Enabler’ for Physical Plant Systems: In most universities, the responsibility for a campus’s telecommunications infrastructure typically falls outside the facilities department. With that said, almost every physical plant component’s operation needs to be controlled, needs to tie into a communications backbone of some kind, and that very communications infrastructure itself requires power to operate.
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NOTE: This program has been approved for AIA CLUs. Contact education@appa.org for assistance with your credits.


Indoor Microbiome: Mold Prevention & COVID-19 Surveillance
Karen Dannemiller, PhD, Director, Indoor Environmental Quality Research Group 
Enhanced understanding of the fungi, bacteria, and viruses in our indoor space can improve our health. First, relative humidity in the air can support mold growth in carpet/dust. Second, moisture influences chemical emissions from microbes and building materials.  Most chemicals originate from the materials directly. Finally, dust can serve as an effective matrix to monitor COVID-19 in high-risk buildings. This may empower schools to provide early indications of outbreaks in buildings.
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Optimizing Chilled Water at Wake Forest University
Brock Frisbie, Director of Sales Optimum Energy, Optimum Energy
Wake Forest University implemented a multi-phased approach to upgrading and optimizing its chilled water system across its 340-acre campus, served by two plants connected through a standard hydraulic piping system. This presentation will outline and discuss the process and experiences of Wake Forest University’s journey toward a total annual savings of approximately 3,000,000 kWh and substantial water and carbon savings.
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Optimizing the Value of Your CMMS
Jonathan Thomas, President, Building Maintenance Optimization Consultants
Organizations that operate and maintain a portfolio of buildings always strive to maximize asset reliability and energy efficiency while effectively managing labor and material costs. One tool that most organizations attempt to leverage in this effort is the computerized maintenance management system. Many organizations are frustrated with the performance of their CMMS – the reports generated are not accurate, the maintenance techs see no value in the CMMS without replacing it.
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Utilizing “As-a-Service” Funding in Higher Ed Management
Wayne Johnson, Key Segment Manager – Education, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions; Jason P. Handley, P.E.
Director – Emerging Technology, Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions

How do you move the needle on energy, sustainability, and deferred maintenance commitments? This program will explore an as-a-service funding mechanism that moves facilities plans from whiteboard to reality by combining multiple internal funding streams with external capital. The approach allows schools to achieve more efficient and sustainable facilities and energy planning and a funding mechanism that can eliminate deferred maintenance, which negatively impacts energy goals.
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Predictions and Expectations for the 2021-22 Academic Year
Jim Hundrieser, Vice President, Consulting and Business Development, NACUBO
While some may say last year was the most challenging year of their professional careers, the reality is it is likely just the beginning of what will be a decade of a significant change for higher education.  This session will look to explore what changes are likely to come.  Topics will include shifting paradigms towards degree completion, affordability, classroom dynamics, inclusion, diversity and belonging, mental health, research and teaching trends linked to hybrid or online learning, student engagement, student success, the whole student, and staff work/life balance. 
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July 22, 2021 | 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST | Educational Offerings


All Quiet On The Western Front… What is Next? (approved for AIA CLUs)
 Adam Schnirel, Director of Operations, University of California, San Francisco
 The world is geared up for battle with COVID-19—the focus shifts to re-entry, operating the campus in a post-COVID world. Learn how we developed new programs to support custodial efforts, HVAC systems, Access Controls, Security, and Communications. We will take you through the maximization of 100% outside air, how single reduced entry points helped keep the community safe from all sides, and how custodial operations adjusted to a daytime services model to support COVID enhanced cleaning.
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Weathering the Pandemic: Med-Ed Roundtable Session
Thomas Becker PE MBA, CEFP, Associate Vice President for Academic and Research Facilities, Thomas Jefferson University
APPA has become increasingly aware of more extensive integration of Higher Ed, Research, and Medical Institutions. This year’s topics centered around the effects and lessons learned from preparing for and weathering the pandemic. How will this inform future practices? This session will allow institutions to share their lessons learned, best practices, and immediate intentions going forward for what has been termed the “new normal.”
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Leadership, Legacy, and Longevity for Reliability
 Michael Guns, Associate Director, Strategic Maintenance & Planning, University of Delaware
 Maintenance, many times, is done “right now” as opposed to planning for a better result. Learning how you and your leadership motivate and understand the hurdles of the workforce are two key components. Knowing how to change the organization’s culture and moving it to operational excellence is the valid key to making the journey sustainable. Using learning sessions, motivation through example, and empowering the change will make this process successful. Click Here to Access the Archive Session.
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Power to Change – Flexible Spaces in Post Covid
Raphael Almeida, Regional Vice-President, Legrand, North America
 This presentation educates facilities managers on how High-Ed facilities are adjusting to accommodate a safe return to campus. Solutions and design strategies for Power/Data and AV that would give maximum flexibility for classroom environments, the benefits of outdoor spaces, auditorium, and library connectivity would comply with design standards, codes, and requirements. Safety and functional strategies to accommodate post covid re-entry.
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Solving Today’s Complex Laboratory Building Challenges With IoT & Digitalization Tools
Paul Fuson, Business Development Manager, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Solving today’s complex laboratory building challenges with IoT and digitalization tools is increasingly complex. Challenges in today’s lab environment – a dynamic regulatory environment, energy efficiency demands, recruitment, and protecting workers’ health and safety – are now being addressed with the newly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and digitalization tools. Session leaders demonstrate the new capabilities of IoT and digitalization tools and examine real-life scenarios of how these new tools.
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How to take Existing Buildings from Smart to Smarter
Scott Holstein, Director, Marketing & Business Development, and Mike Clayton, Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Computrols, Inc.
Smart buildings are all the buzz these days, but what is it that makes a building “smart” and how does it benefit building operators and occupants? This session will answer these questions and more while highlighting the features and benefits of smart buildings. Audience members will learn about the beginnings of smart buildings and the latest technology changes in the building automation industry. We’ll also explain how to take existing buildings from smart to smarter and how to ensure your facilities are ready!
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PEA: Construction Technology & Innovation
Mark Leighton, P.E., Director of Facilities Management, Phillips Exeter Academy; Stuart Meurer, President and CEO, Windover Construction; Amr Raafat, VP of VDC and Technology, Windover Construction
 Innovation in construction technologies is evolving rapidly. These technologies alone are essential to how we work today, but the combined use of technologies elevates the positive impact innovation can bring to a project. Learn how Phillips Exeter Academy (PEA) utilized some of today’s most advanced technologies to help streamline decision-making, minimize risks, cost, and schedule impacts throughout planning and construction on campus.
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July 22, 2021 | 3:45pm – 4:45pm EST | Educational Offerings


Creating Pandemically-Resilient Healthy Buildings
 Nancy M McClellan, CEO and Industrial Hygiene Expert, Occupational Health Management, PLLC
 Educational facility managers that evaluate pandemic risk factors, develop targeted priorities for solutions, and execute the needed changes can create pandemically-resilient facilities and significantly improved indoor air quality, resulting in improved health and performance of the occupants. This continuous improvement process is a current and future must-have for every educational organization.
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A New Nexus for Campus Design 
Calvin Ahn, Principal, Ashley McGraw Architects 
 As campuses embrace many changing trends and expectations, incorporating them into renovations in an integrated way brings tremendous challenges. Syracuse University faced this challenge as they approached the substantial renovation of their campus center. The recently completed renovation of Schine represents the nexus of three significant trends: Universal Design, Student-Centered Design, and Design for Diversity and Inclusion.
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Developing Effective Key Performance Indicators
Diana Wilson, Vice President Business Development, Supreme Maintenance Organization
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are a powerful tool to help you communicate the status of your team or organization’s goals. Learn how to develop effective KPIs that align with your organization’s goals and how to win stakeholder buy-in to ensure a successful path to your desired outcomes. Go beyond step-by-step KPI planning and learn how to depict the platform for change, create a vision, lay out a plan of action with the support of all stakeholders.
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Engaging Student Experience with an IWMS
 John Clemens, Senior Systems Administrator, Illinois Institute of Technology; Christopher Ryans, Services Manager, North America, Planon
 Creating an engaging student experience has been and will always be an essential focus for university facilities teams. In 2019, Illinois Tech went live with their Student Requestor Portal, a pivotal change within the institution to make real-time facilities requests more accessible to its students. Critical questions about the project will be explored and answered; “What were the challenges when implementing this?” and “What have been the positive results so far amongst the student community?
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Shared Services: An Opportunity for Efficiencies 
Carolyn Farley, Education Specialist, DIRTT Environmental Solutions; Jennifer Ramey, Higher Education Consulting Director, Huron Consulting Group
 The pandemic has created a breadth of challenges for campuses. Identifying opportunities to develop efficiencies among staff roles and campus space can be important ways to save money and provide a higher level of service through co-location. This session will explore some leading practice shared services models that have produced a win/win/win for the campuses they serve. These wins are financial, space efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
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