Nov. 6 to 7: NFMT Vegas best education bets for healthcare FMs

Join more than 1,500 facilities management professionals at “NFMT Vegas: The Road to FM Success” Nov. 6 to 7 in Las Vegas. The conference is free, and your registration includes access to more than 50 conference sessions, entry to the Expo Hall, facility tours and networking events.

NFMT features six education tracks with more than 50 conference sessions. Attendees can up earn up to 14 hours of CEUS.

You can register here.

Here are some recommended courses for the healthcare FM:

PC1 The Disaster Experience
Start Time:
11/5/2018 1:00:00 PM
End Time:
11/5/2018 5:00:00 PM
Business continuity planning has never been more
critical to the safety and security of facilities, regardless of their
size, location or industry. Unfortunately, creating and maintaining a business
continuity plan (BCP) still remains a low priority for many organization’s leaders.
That is why this session is necessary, and not for the faint-of-heart.
Every disaster is not created equally and this experience has been designed
to put you in the throes of a real-life disaster situation, as it unfolds. You will make the critical decisions any organization will have to make — and deal with the consequences of — those decisions. At the completion of the four hour session, attendees will understand the importance of planning in advance for different disasters or other business disruptions.

T2.B2 Top Facility Challenges and How to Address Them Utilizing a Documented EBCx Process
Start Time:
11/6/2018 9:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/6/2018 9:50:00 AM
We will review the existing building commissioning (EBCx) process, focusing on the planning and investigation phases, looking at how to accomplish these tasks and what assistance you many need with minimal costs. The process will support a proactive approach in identifying issues while prioritizing for potential capital investments required for future budgeting. The process will help resolve climate control, equipment failures and building automation issues allowing for more time to address other concerns, while having a more educated, operational staff. Examples of facilities using the process and how it has resolved issues will be given, plus we will discuss highlights from my research.

T3.B1 New 2018 Updates and Changes to NFPA 70E and How to Effectively Implement a Program
Start Time:
11/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/6/2018 10:50:00 AM
By now, most organizations have heard of NFPA 70E and the need to protect employees from hazards of electrical shock and arc, however, many times we see the focus is only on arc flash and labeling. One of the most important yet often overlooked areas of electrical safety is the actual development of the safety program itself. In this presentation, Jay will discuss how to implement NFPA 70E and how it relates to OSHA requirements, but he will also discuss how an organization needs to connect all of the pieces of the puzzle: Arc Flash Assessments, Qualified Worker Programs, PPE, LOTO Procedures, and Preventative Maintenance.

T3.B4 Big Data and Analytics: the Next Frontier for Energy Management
Start Time:
11/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/6/2018 10:50:00 AM
This presentation will explore how the data that exists in Building Automation Systems (BAS) can be analyzed and prioritized to provide operations staff with applicable solutions through the use of monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx). We will look at a variety of data analytics platforms and compare the technologies to identify the different needs that they can address. Additionally, we will review the cities that are beginning to require facility benchmarking or launching new “Building Tune-Up” programs and discuss how to get a head start on meeting new requirements.

T4.B1
Keeping Current with Fire Protection System Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Requirements
Start Time:
11/6/2018 3:10:00 PM
End Time:
11/6/2018 4:00:00 PM

Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) of fire protection systems is one of the most important things a facility manager can do to ensure operational readiness of these critical systems. Sometimes the tasks and even the frequency of the tasks can change from edition to edition of fire codes, making compliance difficult. In this interactive presentation, participants will learn about recent and significant changes to ITM standards and what these changes mean for the facility manager. In addition, attendees will be introduced to a new standard that establishes rules for the testing of integrated fire and life safety systems.

 

T4.B4 Understanding the Lifecycle Cost of a Building Automation System
Start Time:
11/6/2018 3:10:00 PM

End Time:
11/6/2018 4:00:00 PM
Life cycle cost is something we innately consider when making large-scale and long-term purchasing decisions in our daily lives. Investing in a building automation system should be no different. While many facility managers focus on the initial price tag, the cost and savings over the next 5 to 10+ years should be what really drives this decision. Factors such as maintenance contracts, warranties, controller failure, adding new components, and service calls must be considered. This presentation will help educate facilities managers on the questions they should be asking when evaluating BAS service partners.

T5.B1
Legionella Risk Management in Cooling Tower Systems
Start Time:
11/6/2018 4:10:00 PM
End Time:
11/6/2018 5:00:00 PM
Legionella (the cause of Legionnaires disease) is a type of bacteria found in fresh water environments. Once Legionella finds its way into an enclosed environment, such as a building’s cooling tower system, it can quickly multiply and spread throughout the building’s water system. Contaminated water droplets that are dispersed into the air and inhaled can lead to the development of Legionnaires disease. The most likely sources of infection include water used for showering, hot tubs, decorative fountains, and cooling towers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year there are between 8,000 to 18,000 cases of Legionnaires disease, where 10% of these cases are fatal. With Legionella outbreaks in the US as recent as July of 2018, it is important that facility managers and water treatment operators have an understanding of the risks Legionella poses, along with tactics for a successful water management program

W1.M5
Fire Alarm & Fire Suppression the Playbook for Success
Start Time:
11/7/2018 8:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/7/2018 8:50:00 AM
This presentation provides a playbook to help you understand the essential elements of your Life Safety Fire Systems, the current NFPA code changes, and the requirements for Inspection, Testing & Maintenance per NFPA 72 to keep your facilities in compliance. Our experts will demonstrate several common operating sequences of fire suppression systems and explain the reasons for each step.

W2.B1 OSHA’s Enforcement and Significant Changes to 2018 NFPA 70E
Start Time:
11/7/2018 9:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/7/2018 9:50:00 AM
This session provides an overall understanding of the changes made in the 2018 edition of the NFPA 70E and details how the changes may affect your company’s overall electrical safety program. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the relationship with OSHA and NFPA 70E, as well as key items that need to be addressed for the next three year cycle of your electrical safety program. Learn how to protect your employees from Arc Flash/Blast and other electrical hazards with proper assessments and hazard mitigation.

W2.M3 How Building Owners Can Become Invincible to Lawsuits and Save Thousands in Taxes
Start Time:
11/7/2018 9:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/7/2018 9:50:00 AM
From this presentation, you will learn lawsuit protection, tax reduction, and estate planning strategies most advisors are unaware of. •Sources of lawsuits building owners are exposed to and how to prevent them. •How building owners can protect 100% of their professional and personal assets from lawsuits. •How building owners can protect their business, property, and personal assets in the event of a judgment in excess of liability insurance or an exclusion in a policy. •How building owners can minimize vicarious liability for the acts of other professionals and staff. •What building owners should be doing now to prepare for successful business secession. •How to effectively use corporations, trusts, wills, and family limited partnerships.

W3.B1
Tips to Reviewing Your ADA Plan
Start Time:
11/7/2018 10:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/7/2018 10:50:00 AM
Whether you’ve never created an Americans with Disabilities (ADA) plan or your plan is sitting on a shelf somewhere, now is the time to review ADA evaluations and either create or make changes for your building. Over the past several years, ADA litigation has increased exponentially and the risk has increased. This hands-on workshop will help you identify key areas and strategies for your ADA evaluation. Join Joan Stein who has more than 25 years experience as an ADA consultant for a practical, informative and interactive session.

W3.B4 Digital Twinning for a Better Building IoT
Start Time:
11/7/2018 10:00:00 AM
End Time:
11/7/2018 10:50:00 AM

The creation of a digital version of an existing building’s physical infrastructure using big data and the IoT is key to creating a responsive building design. Combining thermal models, occupancy models, comfort models, and weather, digital twins create a learning system whose output provides insight into the predicted behavior of a building and shows building reaction to real-time variable changes. This strategy is not just for new infrastructure, as technological advancements have also allowed analog buildings to utilize this technique. This session will discuss how digital twinning can be used for efficiency gains, operational oversights and outcome-based fault detection.

W4.M7 The Fatal Flaws in Your Active Shooter Response
Start Time:
11/7/2018 2:10:00 PM
End Time:
11/7/2018 3:00:00 PM
The deadly phase of an active shooter in your workplace is over in the first four to eight minutes, statistically before the police can arrive and deploy. This means your employees are the first responders. An active shooter incident will unfold at lightning speed in terrifying conditions. The fatal flaw: your current response does not address the lethal first four to eight minutes for your employees to respond and your emergency team to take command. Another flaw: How you’re required to work with law enforcement once they deploy at your facility. FBI and NYPD report that Active Shooter incidents have quadrupled in 2013-16 versus the previous five-year average. 70% of Active Shooters are in workplaces versus campuses. 3 people die and 3+ are injured in the average Active Shooter incident. Active shooters strike companies, high rises, healthcare, factories and malls as well as campuses. Your response is dramatically different at each site. This presentation will turn very tactical. If you’re easily offended or nauseous, don’t register. You will learn how to create plans and procedures and how to train your emergency team and rank-and-file employees.

 

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