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Facilities Symposium Programming – November 17

APPA Facilities Symposium
November 16-18, 2020



November 17, 2020 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | Educational Offerings

Transformational Change in Facilities Management (Part 1)
Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA; Don Guckert, University of Iowa (RETIRED)
The education facilities management profession is finding itself increasingly immersed in a sea of transformational change.  In an era that has been termed the “Age of Accelerations,” impactful forces are changing the profession in dramatic ways as it relates to Finances, Technology, Demographics, and Communications.  A panel of Institute faculty will share their view of the not-so-distance future and discuss with attendees how to best position ourselves to embrace the changes that are bearing down upon us.
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Total Cost of Ownership – Module 2
Ana Thiemer, Associate Director – Planning & Project Services, University of Texas/Austin
Assets can be a piece of equipment to a system, to an entire facility or infrastructure project. Join us as APPA explores the critical importance of the Total Cost of Ownership.  This program is recommended for all levels of the facilities organization allowing everyone to be ‘on the same page’ with a common basic understanding of the goals and benefits. The course will introduce you to the specifics of the APPA 1000™ Total Cost of Ownership principles and how TCO is scalable and applicable to all your assets, from a single asset to your entire portfolio. Participation in this 4-hour session will provide you the tools to understand the mandatory aspects of TCO while allowing you to determine the scope of your implementation based on resources available.
Click Here for Live Acess at 11:00am ET.
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Evolution of the Workplace
ANIXTER Subject Matter Experts
A conversation led by Anixter to address the voice of the industry to leverage technology and improve our physical, digital, and experiential worlds. We will hear from Lander Medlin and other industry thought leaders in the Built Environment from Education, Healthcare, Commercial Buildings, Data Centers, and Cities on current and future challenges as we adapt our spaces for a better normal. We will discuss how adopting a layered approach for Health and Safety in the workplace supports solutions for refined processes, new protocols, adapted physical spaces, and relevant technology. Anixter subject matter experts will address these challenges and share examples of solutions that not only protect but also enable productivity and more flexibility in our changing environments.
Click Here for Access at 11:00am ET.
NOTE: We will offer a live Q&A segment after the recording is viewed.


Calculating Energy Usage & Savings
Larry Schuster, Associate Director for Utilities, University of New Mexico
In this session, participants will learn about different International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP) methodologies to measure, estimate, and forecast energy usage, including computer modeling.  Attendees who work in all areas of FM will benefit from this class, learning about the quantifying measures behind one of FMs largest expense categories.  This information is particularly useful to those who work in business and finance, related to utility billing, calculating conservation programs paybacks, and performance contracting.
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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.

November 17, 2020 | 12:30pm – 1:45pm EST | Educational Offerings

Transformational Change in Facilities Management  (Part 2)
Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA; Don Guckert, University of Iowa (RETIRED)
The education facilities management profession is finding itself increasingly immersed in a sea of transformational change.  In an era that has been termed the “Age of Accelerations,” impactful forces are changing the profession in dramatic ways as it relates to Finances, Technology, Demographics, and Communications.  A panel of Institute faculty will share their view of the not-so-distance future and discuss with attendees how to best position ourselves to embrace the changes that are bearing down upon us.
Click Here For Recorded Session.
NOTE: Access Passcode: *%!tA1i@


Site to Source: A Guide to Comprehensive Campus Energy Management
Lalit Agarwal, Director, Maintenance & Utility Services, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Aaron Evans, PE, CEM, Engineering Supervisor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Join us for an informative discussion, as we identify a comprehensive approach to campus energy management. It will include:
– Strategies to identify, secure or create funding for energy savings projects;
– Achieve optimal production of utilities (if produced on campus);
– Improve and maximize optimal distribution of utilities from production to end-use;
– Reduce energy consumption at the end-use building; and more!
Our conversation will highlight success stories from a research institution in the Midwest.
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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Calling All SRAPPA Attendees
Connect with your colleagues, along with SRAPPA President-Elect Dan Whatley for a little conversation around how things are within the region and share best practices as the fall semester begins to wind down.
Join Your SRAPPA Colleagues at 12:30pm ET.

November 17, 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:15pm EST | Educational Offerings

The 5 Choices
Paula Farnsworth, APPA Leadership Dean
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Emergency Preparedness
Dr. Joseph K. Han, Chief Transformation Catalyst, The Nunchi Group
An increasing number of higher education institutions are placing more emphasis on emergency preparedness. Earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other natural disasters have all taken their toll on our campuses. This presentation will include recounts of actual devastating events and offer models for a campus emergency preparedness plan. The discussion will include planning an emergency operations center, media relations, community coordination, reconstruction, and FEMA interaction.
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NOTE: Access Passcode: 1m$NP*@S
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


FPI 2.0 – A New Spin on Your Data
Ted Weidner, Ph.D., PE, AIA, CEFP, DBIA, Associate Professor, Purdue University; Christina Hills, Director of Credentialing & Benchmarking
APPA’s Facility Performance Indicators Survey and Report (FPI) has been available for years to provide metrics about the facilities and operations of the campus. The data is not changing but the ways to enter and display the data are changing to utilize modern tools. The presentation will demonstrate the latest survey and reporting tools, as well as help participants, identify ways to measure the changing status of their facilities.
Click Here for Access at 2:00pm ET.
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.

November 17, 2020 | 3:30pm – 4:00pm EST | APPA TALK

Passion and Purpose
Jeremy Kinglsey
Passion – Passion drives us. Passion is important because it intensifies focus, enables innovation and creativity, motivates us to pursue excellence, energizes colleagues, helps us deal with fear, and keeps us contributing even when we’re not at our best. Purpose – Your ability to establish a clear purpose for yourself and others each day will make the difference between colleagues who are hanging on until the weekend and employees who can’t wait for Monday morning. If you can discover and communicate the greater meaning behind the work of your team, you’ll be on the path to enhanced production.
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