As a keynote speaker, consultant and executive coach, Paul Krismer teaches the practical application of positive emotions to achieve corporate and personal excellence.
Paul’s authentic and passionate commitment to his subject matter shines through his work. His playful and captivating storytelling complements his accessible presentation of the science of success. His teaching is powerful and persuasive. At the same time, Paul is exceptionally practical, providing tools that audiences and entire workforces can immediately use.
Paul has a proven track record as an inspirational leader and keynote speaker. For twenty years, he has served in senior management roles—overseeing hundreds of employees, multi-million dollar projects, leading organizational keynotes and cheerfully growing future leaders. Now, he has made a name for himself as a decorated keynote speaker and Certified Executive Coach. Paul is appreciated for his kind-hearted pursuit of his client’s best life. Helping people to reach greater happiness and success is his trademark promise.
In addition to his speaking, coaching and consulting, Paul is the best-selling author of Whole Person Happiness: How to be Well in Body, Mind and Spirit. As a teacher of cutting edge positive psychology, he is truly the “Happiness Expert”.
Paul is a proud member and keynote speaker of the International Positive Psychology Association and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.
CEO, Becoming Your Best
Rob is one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership, time-management, and productivity. He’s trained and spoken for hundreds of organizations around the world such as the Dallas Cowboys, PepsiCo, the Rwandan Government, and many others.
He’s the CEO of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership and is the bestselling author of five different books focused on leadership, time-management, and productivity. His company has established a top-ranked certification program for other trainers and coaches.
Rob began his career by spending two years of service in Bolivia. Following his service mission, he attended Utah State University where he graduated in 2000. He went on to earn an MBA from Colorado State University.
He served as an F-16 Pilot in the United States Air Force for 11 years. He was also an Advance Agent for Air Force One and traveled the world working with foreign embassies and the Secret Service.
He’s been married for 23 years and has four beautiful children.
Helping Build High Performing Teams
Patrick grew up in the football town of Auburn, Alabama and has seen firsthand how fans are made. For ten years Patrick wrote songs for a music row publishing company and was a featured performer on the SiriusXM Radio Comedy Channels. In addition to speaking to companies and associations on elevating customer experiences, Patrick is the COO of MonarchChem, the producer of Lonarch, an ecofriendly herbicide for people who care about the environment. Whether he is on stage in front of hundreds of people, or on a forklift hauling chemicals, Patrick believes “if you love what you do for a living you’ll never work a day in your life”. Patrick currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and three kids.
Our speaker this morning is what happens when keynotes, comedy, and concerts collide. He is an author, songwriter, and COO of Monarchchem, the manufacturer of Lonarch, an ecofriendly herbicide for people who care about the environment…and their dogs.
For ten years Patrick wrote songs for a Nashville based publishing company and can be heard on the SiriusXM Radio Comedy Channels. Until recently, he produced a weekly live stream tv show called “Live From the Back Porch with Jeanne Robertson” that received over 100,000 views a week.
He is a firm believer that the success of any business is built on the quality of the relationships of its’ people. Patrick lives in North Carolina with his wife, three kids and two dogs who if could talk would say… “let us in we have to pee”. Please welcome Patrick Henry.
Director of Business Development, Spray In Place Solutions
Over 7 years running a national sales team for Spray In Place. Lance has an extensive background in property management as well as marketing. He leads a national sales team that has operated in 23 states in the past 3 years rehabilitating between 75-100k linear feet of piping infrastructure per year.
Epoxy Coating Piping Rehabilitation
Characteristics of 100% solid epoxy coatings
Using coating systems and applications for water & wastewater systems
Understand pipe lining solutions
History of lining
Different types of lining solutions
Spray-in-Place Pipe Rehabilitation
Understand the process
Case studies & videos
After this presentation, you will understand the difference in lining technologies and the different solutions that the spray-in-place pipe rehabilitation lining technology can provide
Co-Developer of ISO-Aire & Brand Sales and Marketing Manager, Ducts & Cleats, Albers Mechanical Contractors
Kevin Albers manages sales, marketing, and product development for the ISO-Aire portfolio of elite commercial air purifiers. Growing up around the HVAC and ventilation businesses started by his grandfather and father, Kevin is knowledgeable in IAQ best practices and is a key contributor to mission-critical projects with clients in healthcare, education, and corporate industries. Before joining the family businesses, Kevin held marketing and management roles with Cummins and Horton. He holds a degree in Business Management and Leadership from the University of St. Thomas.
Filtration Infuses New Life Into Old Buildings
Innovative and effective clean air technology serves as a lifeline for historical campus structures while bringing safe, sanitized air to occupants. Portable, in-space commercial air purifiers – equipped with adequate and complementary layers of proven components such as HEPA and UVC – are empowering facility managers to reimagine their approach to the indoor air quality inside treasured landmarks. Is the future plug-and-play? It does hold merit; hear why from one industry expert.
Global Strategic Vertical Lead , Carrier
Cheryl has 25+ years experience in transforming global corporate organizations and nascent technology introductions. She is actively
re-defining approaches to academic and “living lab” environments on intelligent and healthy campuses and serves as Chair, Corporate Education
Council for Research and Development and Consulting to design curriculum and delivery plans for global populations.
Dr. Nashira Williams, & Panel
Director, Women’s Initiatives and Gender Equity Office of Inclusion and Diversity, Auburn University
Dr. Nashira Williams is the Director of Women’s Initiatives and Gender Equity at Auburn University. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Higher
Education Administration from Florida International University and a B.S. from Florida State University. Prior to joining Auburn University this year, Dr. Williams was the director of the Women’s Center at Florida International University, a seventh grade English teacher with Teach for America, an academic advisor, a professor, and she was elected to her local Community Council in 2016.
Diversifying Perspectives in the Built Environment: The Value of Adding Women to Your Team
The building industry is facing significant challenges: skills shortages, introduction of new, digital skills requirements, an aging
work force and an increase in infrastructure projects. Women make up 50% of the U.S. labor force, but occupy about 10% of the
leadership roles in facility management. It is critical that institutions attract and retain the best talent available. So, how do you attract
and retain women in a traditionally male-dominated sector? In this session, attendees will gain insights into the gender gap and tips for
recruiting and retaining women in an evolving industry.
Associate AIA, CSI, CDT, ICAA, Installation Masters APM Architectural Project Manager Southeast, Marvin
Windows with a View into the Historic Rehabilitation of the Cincinnati Music Hall
This course aims to demonstrate the initial planning, research, design, and execution that goes into a large window and door rehabilitation project through the lens of an important “National Historic Landmark”, the “Cincinnati Music Hall”, which was built in 1878. The presentation discusses issues of the inventory of the existing windows and doors, the evaluation of their current conditions, what are your options and possible solutions, how to choose historic and design appropriative products, what are their maintenance and durability characteristics and strengths, what are effective energy upgrades and code compliances, what are the safety and security concerns, discussing proper water management and the testing, providing to you solutions with their specific budgets and costs, and how to best utilize the manufacturer in the design, evaluation, and installation processes.
GIS Lead, Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Zach Ausmus is currently the GIS Lead at Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers. A graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Geography department with focuses in GIS, Cartography and Urban and Regional Planning, he was hired by Vaughn & Melton in 2016 to work on surveying, GIS, and asset management projects. He is particularly interested in database development, cloud implementation, visualization, and modeling. He is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) and a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals and URISA.
Project Management Office Director , Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Brandon Lewis is the Project Management Office Director at Vaughn & Melton Consulting Engineers. He is a graduate of Centre College, a certified GIS Professional (GISP) and has over 15 years of experience at V&M. Brandon has worked on various GIS and surveying projects throughout the Southeast, including Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. He has specialized in relational databases, spatial analysis, GIS & IT integration, storm water and utility management, and asset management. He is a member of both the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP) and URISA.
Geographic Information System Submittal Standards: Implementing a Quality Standard
This presentation will outline the standardization of quality vendor deliverables as it pertains to GIS data. It aims to explore the creation of submittal standards for GIS and other survey data, the vetting of submitted data, and building and compiling a database made up of data from different sources. It will specifically outline the workflows used for high accuracy GIS data collection projects for universities, colleges, and municipalities. It will dive into the QA/QC processes taken to ensure the accuracy of both survey grade locational data and GIS data from both
President/CEO, Accessology Too, LLC
Kristi Avalos, is a nationally renowned leader in providing accessibility consulting services. With over 40 years of experience, she provides expert witnessing on ADA, 504, Federal Housing Administration, and Air Carrier Access Act legal cases. Kristi has been involved with the United States Access Board, Department of Justice, and other agencies and organizations that have shaped accessibility legislation and trends. Since 2005 Accessology has specialized in the development, execution, and monitoring of the required ADA Transition Plans for Title II entities.
Where Accessible Design Meets Budget Constraints
Budgetary constraints are on everyone’s minds while planning for renovations of aging education facilities – even more so since COVID.The requirement to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) seems like adding insult to injury where funding is concerned. This presentation will provide a brief history of the Americans with Disabilities Act then quickly segue into identifying the key access areas on campuses. Participants will learn how to create better school access with a new and innovative approach that focuses on exceeding minimum standards without adding costs.
President & CEO, AQUIS
Since 2008, Mike Bodon has served as President & CEO of AQUIS, the nationwide leaders in air handler renewal. An alumnus of the College of Engineering at Rutgers University, Mike began his career with GE Plastics. Several years later he and colleague were asked to develop a fire code-compliant solution for the refurbishment of mechanical air handling units. Successful pioneering soon led to the formation of AQUIS, which has grown exponentially largely through Mike’s leadership and vision. Mike is a native of New Jersey and has lived in Orlando with his wife and three children since 2000.
AHU Coil & Tube Restoration: Driving Improved IAQ and Energy Savings through Innovation
In this presentation, Mike Bodon, CEO of AQUIS, will discuss and educate attendees about the harmful effects of biofilms on the indoor environment. More specifically, Mike will discuss how the interior of air handling units (AHU) are major sources of microbial growth such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses, and how cooling coils, condensate drain pans and fiberglass insulation are primary amplification sites for microbial growth.
Attendees will learn how microbes inside an air handler are small enough to bypass filtration where they thrive and proliferate in AHUs in the form of biofilms, which are vast communities of microbes protected by a strong, tacky biopolymer called the EPS. More importantly, Mike will explain why biofilms are the source of many IAQ issues including odors, irritants and the spread of airborne pathogens and viruses, and how 90% of harmful bacteria live in biofilm.
Mike will further discuss how cooling coils provide both an enormous surface area and the perfect damp breeding environment that promotes the accumulation of biofilms, and their resistance to traditional cleaning chemicals and methods. In fact, biofilms are largely immune to commonly used, highly toxic and corrosive chemicals that are bad for the environment and destroy delicate coil fins, limiting coil service life. Another challenge with conventional coil cleaning methods is effectively cleaning throughout the depth of coil, including the interior copper tubes.
Coil and tube Restoration has been a game changer by way of an innovative probiotic technology that detaches and eliminates biofilms from deep within coils. The result is coils that are cleaned at a microscopic level, driving increased operational efficiency, extending coil service life, and improving indoor air quality. When comprehensive AHU refurbishment is coupled with coil and tube Restoration, both the operational and hygienic integrity of the air handler is restored to like-new condition. This is verified through ATP testing, done before and after the AQUIS process to quantify active biological growth and verify its removal.
Four key learning objectives from this learning session will be as follows:
- What are biofilms, and why are they so dangerous to the indoor environment?
- How AHUs are amplification sites for harmful microbial growth, like biofilms.
- How Coil and Tube Restoration eliminates biofilm while improving coil efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ).
- How taking a holistic approach to AHU remediation through refurbishment, coil and tube restoration, and confirmation testing is the best approach to restoring hygienic conditions to building AHUs.
JoDan Boykin & JD Hardy
HVAC Shop Supervisor, Facilities Management / Associate Director of Engineering Services, Planning, Design, & Construction Administration, Mississippi State University
JoDan has worked at MSU for 17 years, with the last 4 as HVAC Supervisor.
Under his leadership, the HVAC Shop has developed consistent procedures
and processes to maintain the vast physical plant of Mississippi’s Land-,
Sea- and Space-Grant institution.
JD Hardy, Associate Director of Engineering Services, Planning, Design, & Construction Administration, Mississippi State University. For over 13 years, JD has worked with both facilities management and design & construction to enhance the operation and efficiency of infrastructure across campus. JD also serves in a leadership role of both the University Sustainability Committee as well as the State Institutions of Higher Learning Energy Council.
Regional Director for the Southeastern US, Blue Box Air
Andrew brings 20 years of Business-to-Business consulting and sales
experience to Blue Box and worked all over the country with multiple clients
and energy service providers alike. Since 2013 Andrew has provided clients
with an entire suite of energy efficiency services including Utility Scale Solar,
Demand Response, procurement, LED.
Sanitize Coils, Improve Operation, Save Money: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
Mississippi State University embarked on an aggressive program to transform HVAC preventive maintenance efforts while also
significantly reducing energy costs. Crews with new tools, innovative coil cleaning technologies, and forward looking procedures, are providing enhanced air quality and reduced energy costs across this Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity university. This session describes the revisions to our PM program, our partnership with Blue Box Air, current savings we’ve seen, and our future efforts.
Door Division Manager, National Firestopping Solutions
Branden Clements: Door Division Manager, National Firestopping Solutions
Branden Clements graduated from San Juan College with a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science. He served as a firefighter for the National Forestry Service in Washington and Oregon. Since then, he founded the Door Division at National Firestopping Solutions where he has extensive knowledge of NFPA 80 requirements and leads a team of Door Inspectors and Door Technicians.
Safety and Code Assessment for Decommissioning Fire Doors
This presentation will explore fire door inspections, the most common deficiencies found during inspections, the decommissioning of doors and how the barriers they reside in are understood.
We will explore specifics in codes from NFPA 101 and NFPA 80 as they relate to inspections and maintenance of fire doors and frames. This presentation will highlight the process of decommissioning rated fire doors that reside in non-rated barriers, hazard rooms, and suites.
1.Identify the code references between NFPA 101 and NFPA 80 for decommissioning doors from code reference 188.8.131.52.
2.State the process for decommissioning doors.
3.Describe the difference in smoke barriers, rated barriers, and non-rated barriers, occupancies, and suites as they apply to door inspections.
4.Identify the most common deficiencies found during fire door inspections and how to remediate them.
Mike Coberley & Rick Farrag, PE, PMP
Executive Director of Business Development, Brown & Root Construction
Mike Coberley, has been in the industry for over 40 years. He has over 16 years working with Job Order Contracting and has published JOC articles.
Mr. Coberley is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and is certified as a Facilities Management Professional
Rick Farrag, PE, PMP, has more than 45 years in the construction industry, he is Vice President for On-Call Construction at Brown & Root. He holds an MS degree and BS degree. He has authored several published JOC articles and has served as the industry chair at the CJE.
David Van Hook
Director of Facilities, Georgia Highlands College
David has been in educational facilities management since 2005. Starting at Kennesaw State University where he worked until 2015, David then worked at Floyd County School System from 2015 to 2019 and has been at Georgia Highlands College since 2019. David has a BBA from Kennesaw State University MS in Facility and Construction Management from Georgia Tech. David received his CEFP from APPA in June 2015. David serves as the K-12 and Community College Liaison to the SRAPPA Board and as the Community College Engagement Chair for the APPA Board.
What Successful JOC Owners Have in Common
Over its 35-year history, Job Order Contracting has expanded and evolved beyond its original conception by the Corps of Engineers
back in 1985. Some programs have, frankly, been a bust or at least a disappointment. Others have thrived, endured and brought tremendous success to their Owners. This presentation takes a look at what the successful JOC programs have in common, in other words, the basics of what it takes to make a JOC program successful for the owner, end user and contractor.
Michael Edward Duffy
Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM), University of Virginia
29 years of experience in Automobile and Equipment Fleet Management 2016-present: Transportation Operations and Fleet Manager at the
University of Virginia Facilities Management In his role at UVA, Duffy drove the effort to obtain the coveted Sustainable Fleet Accreditation, making UVA the first university in Virginia, and one of only six in the nation to achieve this distinction. Recent accomplishment: Led a most successful agency-specific data-driven Capstone project, culminating in UVA FM’s first ever eco-safe driver training program.
Manager, Staff Development & Quality Assurance, University of Virginia
Over 25 years of training design and delivery for a fortune 100 company and academia. Since 2012, Smith has been designing and delivering leadership and technical programs to a variety of positions, from frontline to senior management. She also is a frequent speaker at industry associations. Smith has won several awards, including Best Trainer of Trainers, Innovative & Best Practices, and is regarded as an expert in engaging participants and designing job aids to facilitate learning application. She is a member of ATD & is certified as a master trainer and change manager.
Roadmap to Success: How a Partnership & Telematics Let to a World Class Driver Training Program
Finding no acceptable off-the-shelf driver training programs, UVA’s FM Fleet set out to craft FM’s first ever Safe-Eco driver training
program. It started with a charge from FM’s CFO to “deliver a high value fleet that is a role model of efficiency”. From there, FM Fleet leveraged
three elements to create a customized driver training program:
• Partnership with UVA Engineering Students
• Services of a professional trainer
• Fleet’s by-vehicle telematics
CEO, Guarantee Restoration Services
Shawn Folks is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Guarantee Restoration Services. GRS is a full-service water, fire and mold restoration company, based in Baton Rouge, La. He is a 2003 graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. In 1974, his parents, Chunky and Ellen started Guarantee Restoration as a carpet cleaning business. Shawn has worked for the company in several capacities for about 35 years, starting as young as about five years old. Previously, he served as a technician and then worked his way up into becoming a production manager.
Preparing Before and Maintaining Operations During A Disaster
Having a plan and being prepared are not always the same. In this session you will learn how to be prepared with a accurate plan for your facility. We will discuss things to consider before property damage occurs, common issues after a loss, and how to develop a plan for your facility. You will also learn how to maintain operation during a disaster and what you will need during that time.
Steve Fryman CRL, CAI, CISM
Key Shop Supervisor, Florida State University
Work Experience: 48 years of experience in Physical Security
Subject Matter Expert as an Institutional Shop Manager
Business Owner- Locksmith Service Business Ft, Lauderdale Florida 16 years
Institutional Locksmith at University of Florida for 5 years
Key Shop Manager at Florida State University 12 years’ current employment
Member of APPA-Institute Grad 2014
The Great Divide "How to bridge the gap between Administration and Frontline Workers
Upon Completion Of This Presentation, you should have a better understanding of what it takes to narrow the gap between Administrators and Frontline Employees.
Accomplishing this goal by developing three key points:
- Maintenance Acumen
- Emotional Intelligence “The Platinum Rule”
CDC and ASHRAE Recommendations for Operating School HVAC Systems
Trane remains fully committed to our education partners who are working to ensure that schools are healthy places to work and learn. As schools navigate operating in this new norm, Trane will share current CDC and ASHRAE recommendations for operating school HVAC systems. Learn how federal and state stimulus funds can be applied to infrastructure improvements. Indoor air quality is an important part of maintaining a healthy indoor environment in schools.
Manager, Facilities Document Management, Auburn University
Chris Greer has worked for Auburn University Facilities Management for over 10 years, managing the plan vault. During that time, she identified
and resolved a variety of issues with the process of preserving physical and digital documents relating to building and infrastructure and developed a
searchable database. She currently manages over 87,000 documents across the state from as early as 1907.
President, archSCAN, LLC
Vivica Williams is the president of archSCAN. She has been working in the document management industry for 15 years. Helping businesses
transition from paper-based to electronic-based document management is her specialty. Ms. Williams has worked with many religious institutions,
schools, hospitals, universities, and government agencies to advise them on best practices for document management. She facilitates a smooth
transition from paper-based processes to a digital workflow. Her company has scanned and indexed millions of drawings and small-format documents over the past two decades.
Digitizing the Plan Room – Auburn University Case Study
Learn how Auburn University digitized its plan room housing drawings, O&M manuals, and construction documents for its
campus of over 1200 buildings! This case study will demonstrate how they accomplished the project, the challenges they faced,
and the benefits to come out of it. This seminar will teach best document management practices and how to save time, space,
money, and improve safety. Implementing a modernized document management system for facilities documents has a remarkably
short ROI and long-lasting benefits.
Field Services Manager, Kings III Emergency Communications
Don has been with Kings III Emergency Communications for eight years but in the elevator trade for over 20. During that time he has worked as a mechanic, service manager, inspector, and consultant. He carries a QEI with NAESA and CET/CETS with NAEC in addition to 20 other state licenses across the country. Don also sits on the Electrical Code Committee with ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). And since codes vary in their use and their adoption, he works closely with local jurisdictions to ensure compliance.
Three Things You Need to Know about ASME/IBC Code Updates
Safety codes for elevators and escalators have recently been updated and now include one-way video and two-way text communications requirements. Discussion will surround the risks, liabilities, and implications faced with elevators on your campus as well as under what circumstances the new code applies. Attendees will also learn the proper way to test for elevator communication compliance and how these new requirements work into their overall building safety program.
Director of Lean Processes, Clemson University
Tom has nearly 40 years of experience in management from retail to facilities and has made it his primary goal to help people be the best they can be. He has been involved with the APPA supervisor’s toolkit since 2008 and is currently SRAPPA’s Master Trainer. He brings to the classroom customer service experience, a Lean background, and a passion for employee development.
Supervisor's Toolkit: What is in it for me?
Many managers and directors see a value in the Supervisor’s Toolkit but fail to grasp what is in it for them. In the book 13 Fatal Errors Managers Make and How to Avoid Them the author says, “Old managers need this book because they’ve been doing some things wrong for so long they think they’re right.” Come and learn what you have been doing wrong and what your employees are expecting from you. Young or old, veteran or novice – there is something in Toolkit for you. I dare you to take a peek.
Director-Business Development, Double A Soluitions
Jill began her career in 1992 with Kellermeyer Company, a janitorial distributor. She started in sales & was named President in 2005. In 2014, Kellermeyer was sold. She stayed on to assist in creating a smooth and successful transition for team members, customers, and others.
At the end of 2018, Janitorial Manager reached out to Jill for insight on their software solution for the cleaning industry.
Jill is committed to helping others and giving back. She is a board chair for United Way of Greater Toledo, works with many non-profits, and is active with many industry groups.
Validating and Budgeting Your Essential Services
Now is the time for custodial operations and the front-line janitor to continue to shine. It will be significantly harder for administration to reduce custodial budgets when they can visually see validated proof of their custodial professionals’ costs and value. Janitors are, and always will be, an essential part of long-term community recovery and success. In this session, participants will learn how to document their worth and communicate their value to justify budgetary needs. In addition, you will gather ideas on best practices you can implement to achieve your goals.
Director for Capital Design, Virginia Tech
Rosalba has 20+ years of experience in the planning, design, construction, and management of facilities in higher education institutions. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, she served as Senior Advisor in Facilities and Campus Services at Wake Forest University. She has dabbled in the game of golf for a decade but has been more intentional about improving since summer 2018. She holds undergraduate degrees in Architecture (B.Arch.) and Environmental Design (B.S.) from Ball State University and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Purdue University. Rosalba is a registered architect.
Leadership Lessons from the Golf Course
The game of golf has a rich history with many technical and mechanical developments, legendary players, and star golf course designers. Both seasoned and novice golfers can glean leadership lessons from all components of the game. In this session, the presenter will invite participants to reflect on their own experience on the golf course to highlight 18 leadership lessons through personal observations of the game and course designs, quotes from legendary golfers, and a brief overview of the developments of the game. An interactive activity will reinforce the information covered.
Nate Lincoln II
Vice President, Green Air Environmental
Mr. Lincoln has 28 years of experience in commercial HVAC. He started out as an apprentice in the industry, working into a journeyman service technician for medium to large mechanical contractors across the southeast. Mr. Lincoln progressed to account management to service management of HVAC accounts for Colleges and University campuses. Mr. Lincoln Co-Founded Green Air in 2011 and has continued his work in the industry in creating PM & Educational programs across the region. This program will be interactive, with videos, case study review and much more.
HVAC Preventative Maintenance for College & University Campuses
Look forward to coming away from this Session with new and creative ideas for taking care of one of the most important critical pieces of your campuses’ infrastructure. The HVAC system for your campus covers the Chillers, Cooling Towers, Pumps, Air Handler Units and so much more. We’ll delve into the intricate components of your HVAC systems and how to properly care for them.
Vice President, Client Solutions , HMI Technical Solutions
Joe Martino is VP of Client Solutions for HMI Technical Solutions and is responsible for the overall planning, direction, and management of
business development efforts across the organization’s business units. Mr. Martino develops a firm understanding of client-specific needs from
the inception of every project and integrates the business development team to ensure alignment with the client’s project vision. He holds an MBA
from the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics, and a BS in Marine Transportation/Nautical Science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
How Telecommunications Systems / Networks Serve as the ‘Enabler’ for Physical Plant Systems
The responsibility for a campus’ communications infrastructure typically falls outside the facilities department. However, most
physical plant systems’ operation needs to be controlled, needs to tie into a “comm backbone” of some kind, and that comm
infrastructure requires power to operate. This presentation seeks to ‘bridge the gap’ between traditional “facilities infrastructure”
systems that APPA members manage (power, water, steam, etc.) with the communications infrastructure that is managed by
another department. Successful collaborative, cross departmental projects will be discussed.
O. Wiley McLane
Safety and Training Coordinator , Clemson University
My name is O. Wiley McLane and I work at Clemson University Facilities Department as a Safety and Training Coordinator. My daily focus is on
enhancing the university in its operations, primarily focusing on planning, organizing, and training our team members. In addition to working on
the Apprenticeship program at Clemson, I have developed and taught leadership classes and assisted teams with developing career progression
strategies. Prior to my time with Clemson, I served in the University of Georgia Facilities Management Division’s Human Resources Department.
Clemson University Registered Apprenticeship Program
Development of the Clemson University Apprenticeship Program for University Facilities.
Andrew’s experience with creative, adaptive and innovative approaches makes him a valuable asset to a variety of project teams. Andrew is adept at using VR/AR technology to help clients envision the three-dimensional space during design. This technology creates fully immersive environments in which clients can not only view the design, but stand in and walk through it, before construction begins. Andrew is adept at a variety of CAD/BIM software, including Revit, AutoCAD, NavisWorks, 3D Studio Max Design, and BIM360 (A360).
Documenting Projects with Lidar
Lidar has been around for a long time and is finding its way into the AEC market allowing us to have a much better grasp on our
projects. There are many different options for reality capture, and you must understand the best type and method for your workflow.
Collecting the data is just the start. How do we navigate and explore this newly captured data set? We will look at the various
methods to view, edit and share your data with your team from start to finish.
Once your data is readily accessible, you need to connect it to your design tools. Turn the captured data into workable BIM models
and see how you can take your designs further with real existing conditions. In this class, we will gain insights from real-world
examples, share tips and tricks from the trade, and look at what the future might have in store for the reality capture industry.
Tony Robinson, RRC, BECxP, LEED®AP
Associate/Senior Project Manager, Gale Associates, Inc.
Tony B. Robinson, RRC, BECxP, LEED® AP B D+C is an Associate/Sr. Project Manager with Gale Associates, Inc.’s Building Enclosure Design &
Consulting Group. He has 30 years of experience investigating, evaluating and designing repairs to the building enclosure (roofs, walls, windows,
and waterproofing). He also specializes in peer review and commissioning of exterior building enclosure components, systems and assemblies. Mr.
Robinson has been an active member of SRAPPA for almost 20 years.
Building Blocks of Enclosure Evaluation
A major responsibility of college and university facility managers is to ensure that their buildings are as watertight, energy‐efficient,
and safe as possible. Building enclosure systems require routine maintenance, periodic restoration and eventual replacement.
Often, incorrect assumptions are made regarding origin of problems, leading to improper/inadequate repairs. A thorough
evaluation can save expenses during construction and limit change orders, and/or after construction (i.e., service life). The presenter
will demonstrate a systematic approach to conducting an enclosure study.
Solutions Engineer, AssetWorks LLC
Young has 20 years of experience managing, implementing, consulting, and demonstrating various enterprise data management systems. He has
been a member of the Project Management and Customer Care teams at AssetWorks Facilities prior to joining the Solutions Engineering Team in the
beginning of 2021. He started his Facilities career at the University of Miami followed by Florida State University. He as also worked as a Data Architect in multiple markets including telecommunications, energy savings, aerospace, and maintenance services. Originally from South Florida he currently resides in Texas.
Using AssetWorks GO Mobile Applications to Streamline Inventory Management, Increase Efficiency & Better Support Your Customers
An overview on how Auburn University’s Facilities Management Group is utilizing the Go Mobile applications from AssetWorks
to streamline Inventory Management, and minimize paper processes in their Warehouses. Auburn University has converted their Inventory Management processes to mobile, enabling the Warehouse staff to better serve their customers via efficient Purchasing, Receiving, and Inventory Management.
Peter Spanos, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP
Project Manager, Gale Associates, Inc.
Peter Spanos, P.E., CFM, LEED® AP, is a Project Manager for Gale Associates, Inc. Mr. Spanos provides engineering and design services related to land development, use and permitting. He specializes in synthetic turf, athletic track, field, and event layout, site drainage analysis, utility relocation,
road layout, water and wastewater systems, parking lot layout, and flood mitigation. Mr. Spanos is a member of the American Sports Builders
Association (ASBA) and a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).
Running Track and Tennis Court Design & Maintenance Fundamentals
When planning a running track and tennis court construction & renovations, it is important to understand the various alternatives with regard to new construction, repair, renovation, and/or replacement strategies; as well as the numerous material options. Topics include an overview of the fundamentals such as tennis court & running track layout, orientation, fencing, drainage and surfacing materials options. This seminar discusses other influencing factors such as site constraints, environmental/geotechnical restrictions, budgetary issues and tennis & track surface maintenance strategies.
President , Building Maintenance Optimization Consultants, Inc.
Mr. Thomas ’ career has been dedicated to helping facilities management organizations get their asset management programming off the ground
through CMMS optimization, preventive maintenance programming, and performing facility condition assessments. He has served the following
organizations: higher education, hospitals, K-12, and county and municipal governments. He founded BMOC in 2015. Mr. Thomas holds a degree
in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (PE) and a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL).
Optimizing the Value of Your Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS)
Organizations that operate and maintain building portfolios strive to maximize asset reliability while effectively managing labor
and material costs. One tool that most organizations attempt to leverage in this effort is the computerized maintenance management software (CMMS). Many organizations are frustrated with the performance of their CMMS. The problem may not be the CMMS, but rather the quality of information loaded into the CMMS. The goal of this presentation is to provide useful information and guidance to help CMMS users get more out of their existing CMMS without replacing it.
Regional Sales Manager, UV Resources
Lorrie Todd has served the HVAC community for more than 33 years, helping to educate and train facility managers, specifying engineers and
industry professionals with an emphasis on UV-C air and surface treatment and cleaning technologies. As the Southern Regional Sales Manager for
UV Resources. Ms. Todd serves ASHRAE’s North Carolina Triangle Chapter as Research Promotions Co-Chair, and is a member of ASHE, and the
North Carolina Hospital Engineers Association (NCHEA). She has worked in a variety of managerial and technical consultancy roles throughout the
Mitigating Disease Transmission with Germicidal UV-C
This presentation will briefly discuss the basics of Germicidal UV-C technology and its ability to inactivate infectious diseases. As the
SARS-CoV-2 virus evolved into a worldwide pandemic, UV-C has become a go-to technology in the battle against the spread of COVID-19. HVAC and Upper air applications are discussed.
David is an Architect that specializes in leading multidiscipline teams. His experience covers from small to large-scale, higher education and state
construction projects, inclusive of new and complex renovation projects. He has managed over one billion dollars worth of projects in the state of
North Carolina over the course of 35 years, including many multiple award-winning design projects.
Facility Replacement or Renovation Reality
Every university or campus at any given time has reality to resolve the dilemma of to either create a new facility or renovate/repair
or demolish and existing building. We will showcase scenarios for “decision making” to replace or renovate through cast studies, lessons learned, and 35 + years’ experience working with renovation projects in North Carolina university system.
Southeast Territory Manager, Shannon Global Energy Solutions
After 30+ years Sales & Marketing success in the Industrial Steam Specialties arena in the UK and USA, Chris joined Shannon Global Energy Solutions in 2020 as Southeast Territory Manager. As the USA’s premium supplier of Removable/Reusable Thermal & Acoustic Insulation Blankets, Shannon leads the way in engineered insulation solutions for a sustainable planet through energy conservation & reduced emissions. Since 1988 Shannon has designed, manufactured, and installed over 700,000 reusable blankets generating $568 million in energy savings and reducing CO2 emissions by 1.8 million tons.
Engineered Reusable Insulation Solutions for a Sustainable Planet
Shannon Global Energy Solutions Thermal insulation of hot surfaces is a valuable tool in the battle to conserve Energy.
Other benefits include:
• Reduced fossil fuel emissions
• Improved personnel safety by elimination of hot surfaces
• Lowered ambient temperatures for improved workplace
conditions (reduced A/C costs)
• Reduced feedwater & boiler chemicals usage
• Improved process efficiency through uniform temperatures &
reduced startup times
For efficient insulation of pipeline fittings, process equipment, & serviceable components, Removable and Reusable Insulation
Blankets are the way to go.