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Facilities Symposium Programming- November 18

APPA Facilities Symposium
November 16-18, 2020


November 18, 2020 | 11:00am – 12:15pm EST | Educational Offerings

What Should You Be Discussing With Your Business Officer
Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA
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Total Cost of Ownership – Module 3
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.
Click Here for Live Access at 11:00am ET.
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Challenging Personnel: What to Do?
Lynne Finn, AVP Facilities Management, University of Iowa
This class discusses the 10 categories of “difficult” people, looking at the reasons why they are the way they are, and provides some strategies for working with each group. Relates to the “whys” of decision-making or actions.
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Please download this handout in advance of the offering for participation.
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Demystifying Furniture’s Role in Sustainability
Jennifer Wammack, Director of Outreach, BIFMA
A mind-boggling number of environmental standards exist. It seems each day something is greener, better, and calling louder than the standards of years past. This course clarifies the process by defining and comparing leading programs on the market and then explaining the role of sustainable furniture within each. The course overlays the LEVEL rating system and explains its application and relevance to help demystify furniture’s role in sustainability.
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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Creating Smart Buildings with Fault Detection & Diagnostics
Katie Rossman, Manager, Building Analytics and Commissioning, University of Iowa
Discover how Big Data is finding its way into the facilities management profession and how our industry is increasingly positioning itself to harness and leverage the explosion of data collection and processing.  At the center of this facilities-related Big Data revolution is the deployment of Fault Detection and Diagnostics or FDD.  FDD holds the promise of moving our profession from a reactive service model to more of a predictive service model.  Learn how employing a monitoring-based commissioning model, built on data analytics, holds the promise of providing more efficient building operations, retaining energy conservation gains, and lowering the risks to business continuity by using a predictive maintenance approach.
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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.

November 18, 2020 | 12:30pm – 1:45pm EST | Educational Offerings

Creating a Culture Of Respect & Dignity (Part 1)
Jamie Gayer, Assistant Vice President, Business Services, Indiana University
An interactive train-the-trainer program that teaches facilities 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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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Facilities Professionals
Chris Smeds, Director of Technology & Innovation, University of Virginia
Today’s facilities management organizations depend on computers, networks, and information technology to accomplish their mission. This elective will discuss the critical role that cybersecurity plays in ensuring facilities management organizations can meet their service obligations. Cybersecurity topics discussed include the critical role(s) IT plays in an FM organization’s success; cyber risk assessment and contingency planning; cybersecurity practices for end-users; cybersecurity best practices for organizations; cybersecurity for building automation systems.
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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Prepared for Anything: Ensuring a Resilient Reliable Energy Supply
Todd Thurlow, Director of Distributed Energy Systems, Siemens Smart Infrastructure; Fred James, National Business Director, Higher Education, Siemens Smart Infrastructure
Maintaining a resilient energy supply is becoming increasingly important to campuses across the country. Improving the resilience of a campus energy supply can be achieved without sacrificing sustainability objectives or utility budgets. Through a combination of supply improvement measures, onsite generation technologies, and microgrid controls applications, a campus can drastically improve the resilience of its energy supply. Further, recent trends in utility project implementation have led to a broader range of outsourced options, which provides campuses greater flexibility to pursue resiliency projects while effectively managing capital resources.
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Calling All RMA Attendees
Connect with your colleagues, along with RMA Communications Coordinator Timm Lyons 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 RMA Colleagues at 12:30pm ET.

November 18, 2020 | 2:00pm – 3:15pm EST | Educational Offerings

Creating a Culture Of Respect & Dignity (Part 2)
Jamie Gayer, Assistant Vice President, Business Services, Indiana University
An interactive train-the-trainer program that teaches facilities 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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NOTE: Access Passcode: 4dR5W?RP
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.


Building Envelope Inspection
Brent Anderson, Moisture Control Team Leader, STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES; Mark Howell, Executive Vice President, Building Envelope Consultants, and Scientists
The building envelope is made up of many components that work together to keep a building protected from the environment. Without regular inspections and timely repairs, building envelope issues can quickly lead to costly property damage, tenant dissatisfaction, or worse – life-safety concerns.  A proper maintenance plan can extend the life of your structure, help you manage your maintenance budget, and optimize the scheduling of high priority repairs. But where do you begin?  Join us as we explore the understanding of components of a building envelope, areas to investigate in an annual facade inspection, the importance of spotting typical types of building envelope deterioration and serious life safety risks, and discuss different structure access methods.
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NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.

Utilization of Waste Tracing in COVID-19
Chris Kopach, Assistant Vice President, The University of Arizona; Dr. Ian Pepper, The University of Arizona
In late August the University of Arizona began welcome back students allowing them to move on campus after getting a test for COVID-19. However the university was testing more than just their students, they were testing what they were sending down the drain. Humans shed viruses this way, and they can be detected about a week before the onset of symptoms, giving the university time to test, trace, and treat. Hear how this process became a strategic tool in the safety of the students, faculty, employees, and community at the University of Arizona from the facilities and research team who are on the frontline of this very innovative initiative.
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Building Commissioning
Doug Litwiller, Manager, Business Development, Building Maintenance Optimization Consultants, Inc.; Mike Robbins, Commissioning Specialist, Emory University
Learn about the process of building commissioning, why it is necessary, and how it helps deliver fully functional facilities. Discuss the process from project programming through design, construction, and occupancy, operation, and maintenance. Review the costs and benefits of commissioning and explore how to tailor the commissioning process to the way an institution does business.
Click Here for Live Access at 2:00pm ET.
NOTE: This session has been awarded AIA credits. For issuance contact Billie Zidek for assistance.

November 18, 2020 | 3:30pm – 4:00pm EST | APPA TALK

State of the State
Lander Medlin, Executive Vice President, APPA
As 2020 begins to wind down, let’s look back through the eyes of our association leader, Lander Medlin, as she shares insights on the changing landscape of the campus communities.
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