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  Sunday, June 12

Exhibitor Set-up

2015-2016 Executive Committee & Committee Chairs Meeting


President's Reception in Expo
The President's Reception event kicks off the opening of the Resource Expo in the exhibit hall. Attendees and registered guests can visit the exhibits and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Group Dinner (Optional)
First-time attendee? Traveling alone? Want to meet old and new friends? Meet at the conference registration desk and join a group for dinner. Camaraderie is free - dinner expenses are on your own.

Networking Suite
All attendees and guests are welcome to network in the suite.

  Monday, June 13


Exhibits Open

Breakfast in Expo

Welcome & Parade of States, Sponsors & Exhibitors

Parade of States – What are other states working on? What are their current projects and future projects? This Parade gives each state representative 2 minutes to share his/her priorities and to learn how their counterparts are addressing challenges and opportunities. It also sets the groundwork for conversations with colleagues for the duration of the conference.

Parade of Sponsors – This parade provides our conference sponsors with the opportunity to introduce their products and services in two minutes. Contributions from our sponsors enable NASFA to provide the quality programming on state facilities issues that the public and private sector need as well as the events that bring you together as colleagues. Please attend this session and support our sponsors, who support us.

Parade of Exhibitors - Finding time to absorb and digest information on the latest technology, products, and services challenges all facilities professionals. This year’s Parade of Exhibitors will help you meet this need. This Parade will consist of exhibitors demonstrating their products and services in two minutes. 

The tight time frame for the Parades forces presenters to distill the very essence of their message and to communicate accurately and quickly to conference attendees. As you can imagine, this produces a very lively event. You won't want to miss this event!

Luncheon in Expo

Concurrent Sessions

Prioritizing Deferred Maintenance
Facing the challenge of documenting and prioritizing deferred maintenance across a portfolio of more than 3,000 buildings and over 8 million square feet, TXDOT instituted a statewide facility condition assessment to help them justify capital budgets over the current biennium.  The FCA also included an effort to capture equipment inventory to populate their new IWMS system for centralized operations and maintenance which also provides continuous updates of FCA data.
Diana Miller, Facilities Business Operations Manager, Support Services Division, Texas Dept. of Transportation
Jeff Van Fleet, Account Executive, Facilities Manager, IMAGINiT Technologies
Greg Caffarel, Senior Project Manager, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc.
Warren Rose, Manager, Project Development, Texas Department of Transportation

Alternative Construction Procurement Methods, Advantages & Disadvantages
As more States are beginning to use Construction Management at Risk as a vehicle to procure construction services, this presentation will provide an overview of how Montana and Virginia utilize this process. The presentation will also include the perspective from the contracting community. We will provide a discussion of the successes, bumps, hurdles, situations encountered and lessons learned along the way.  We will also present data regarding costs of a/e and pre-construction services.
Bert Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Services, Virginia Community College System
James M. Apodaca, Senior Project Manager, Commodore Builders
James F. Gallagher
, Principal, Resolution Management Consultants, Inc.
Russ Katherman, Engineering Manager, Architecture & Engineering, Montana Dept. of Administration


Concurrent Sessions

Active Shooter Detection
Participants will learn how proven available technology can be utilized to eliminate time wasted in dealing with an active shooter.  Key areas explored: Assessing confirmation of active shooter within one second of initial shot fired, providing accurate information to various systems, such as access control, once an active shooter has been confirmed, and directing responders to engage appropriate actions inside and outside the organization utilizing accurate information provided by various technology methods.
Jeff Murphy, President & CEO, ECT Services, Inc.
Steve Baiamonte, Administrator, General Services, Montana Dept. of Administration

Architecture & Engineering Roundtable
This is an interactive forum to discuss topics of interest to the attendees. Questions and hot topic issues will be collected prior to the conference and then discussed in a facilitated roundtable format.

Concurrent Sessions

Developing and Executing an Energy Strategy with a Positive Return on Investment
With fiscal constraints, many facilities departments struggle to justify maintenance and repair projects, yet they are expected to keep their facilities operating efficiently.  In this session, a four-pillared strategy addressing metering, energy projects, efficient construction, and energy awareness is presented.  When followed, this strategy will help facilities departments make a business case for their energy management program while also inviting, including, and inspiring their organization to be actively involved in energy management.
Frank Barnes, Director, Division of Construction Management, Alabama Department of Finance
Todd Billings, Director, Business Development, Sain Engineering Associates, Inc.
Brenda Phillips, Vice-president of Global Sustainability Group, Sain Engineering Associates, Inc.

BIM for FM:  Helping Owners Realize the Benefits of BIM
While the benefits of BIM are evident in the AEC community, facility owners are beginning to ask how BIM can help them better operate and maintain their facilities.  We will help owners and their AEC consultants answer three key questions: “what data do I need, who is going to use it and how will I maintain it?”  We will also examine tools designed to help owners access and utilize this data to operate their portfolio more efficiently.
Bert Jones, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Services, Virginia Community College System
Jeff Van Fleet, Senior Account Executive, Facilities Management, IMAGINiT Technologies

Exhibitors Reception

Dinner on your own

Networking Suite
All attendees and guests are welcome to network in the suite.

  Tuesday, June 14


Exhibits Open

Breakfast in Expo

Concurrent Sessions

Arc Flash, The NFPA 70E Standard and Your Electrical Maintenance. ARE YOU PREPARED?
The world of electrical hazards, protection and accident prevention can be a confusing place. Hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries can be avoided each year by following the NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Be prepared by arming yourself with the knowledge of the types of electrical hazards and the effects of electrical shock from a 20-year electrical maintenance industry veteran. This session will identify the need for electrical safety as well as electrical maintenance and safety programs. Attendees will learn about arc flash hazard risk assessment, personal protective equipment (PPE) and shock and arc flash approach boundaries. Reduce your liability concerns while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees after attending this session.
Jake Jacobson, Maintenance & Operations Manager, Facilities & Construction Management, Utah Administrative Services
Joe Schommer, Senior Accounts Manager, RESA Power

The Next Wave: Resilience Strategies and Solutions for Facilities Management
The climatic threat facing facilities and building occupants has reached a tipping point: Fires and drought plague western states; hurricanes and sea level rise inundate the Atlantic seaboard; devastating flooding and tornadoes ravage the Midwest.  Building owners and facility administrators are increasingly challenged to confront, respond to, and recover from the chronic stresses and acute shocks faced by climate change. This presentation will introduce facility administrators to planning strategies, low-cost solutions and design and operations checklists that can enhance building resilience, protect building occupants, and help ensure service continuity.
Jeremy Caron, Energy Project Manager, Energy & Sustainable Buildings Group, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance
Jim Newman, LEED AP, Principal & Director of Metrics, Linnean Solutions

Corporate Affiliate Members & Private Sector Representatives Meet with NASFA Executive Committee
Exhibitors, Sponsors, private sector representatives and Corporate Affiliate members are invited to meet members of the Executive Committee to discuss the resource expo, membership benefits and future meetings. This meeting supplies the association and the private sector representatives with a constructive exchange of recommendations and information.


Concurrent Sessions

Two Birds: Addressing Code and ADA requirements with Energy Projects
Do you know what projects at your facilities are accessibility triggering code requirements and how to promote ADA compliance? Presenters from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will explain how a general lack of understanding of these matters provided an opportunity for the Energy and Accessibility teams to address building access issues at critical stages of energy projects. The speakers will explain the collaboration and provide lessons learned in trying to tackle two seemingly unrelated issues at once.
Jeremy Caron, Energy Project Manager, Energy & Sustainable Buildings Group, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance
Polly Welch, Senior Project Manager, Statewide Accessibility Initiative, Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

Operations & Maintenance Roundtable
This is an interactive forum to discuss topics of interest to the attendees. Questions and hot topic issues will be collected prior to the conference and then discussed in a facilitated roundtable format.

NASFA Business Meeting

Luncheon in Expo

Exhibits Tear Down

1:15pm- 2:30pm
General Session

What to Expect in the Existing Building Commissioning Process
What to expect when you undergo an Existing Building Commissioning process in your building; what are the deliverables you should receive; what staff time needs to be planned in the process; and what are the outcomes and possible payback periods?  What is the difference between EBCx and Commercial Building Auditing?  You will leave this session with an in depth understanding of what the owner should expect from the process.
Bruce Pitts, President Building Commissioning Association & Vice President, Commissioning & Industrial Systems, Wood Harbinger
Bill Slone, Associate Director, Division of Engineering & Contract Administration, Kentucky Department of Facilities Management

2:30pm- 2:45pm

2:45pm- 3:15pm
Concurrent Sessions

Regional Meetings
East Region
Great Plains Region
Southeast Region
West Region

3:30pm- 4:45pm
General Session

Active Shooter Outreach for Communities and Business
This presentation centers on the steps individuals can take to save lives, and steps businesses and entities can take to prepare themselves, for an active shooter event.  Focusing on what it means to Run, Hide, and Fight, this concept can guide you in your ability to save yourself, save others, and be the building blocks to safer workplaces and safer experiences in public spaces.
Special Agent Sandra Flint, Federal Bureau of Investigation Portland

Time to be determined
Awards Banquet

Following the banquet
Networking Suite
All attendees and guests are welcome to network in the suite.

  Wednesday, June 15

7:30am- 11:00am
Information Desk


General Roundtable Discussion & Closing Session
This is the opportunity to discuss topics that may not have been discussed earlier in the conference or follow-up on subjects raised in previous sessions.

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