Educational Sessions

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Session Title Date Time Start Time End Room/Location Schedule Track
Supervisors Toolkit

Charles Nieves, NJIT; Amy Carnahan, Michigan State

9/19-9/23 8:00 AM 4:00 PM   Supervisors Tookit
EFP/CEFP Preparation & Exam

9/24-9/25 8:00 AM 4:30 PM Water Club Waves A Prep/Exam
Keynote Speaker

George D. Martin
9/22 8:15 AM 9:30 AM ACCC
Keynote Session
Plenary Speaker

Eric LeGrand
9/23 8:30 AM 9:30 AM ACCC
Plenary Session
Staying Ahead of the Curve

Steve Angle,  PE,  Project Director, EYP Architecture & Engineering, has 20+ years of experience in engineering management, MEP systems operations, and delivering major capital projects. A frequent lecturer and author, he has overseen commissioning and retro-commissioning projects on multiple college buildings.   John Bryant, VP for Facilities The College of Saint Rose, has spent over 30 years in the engineering, construction and facilities management fields. He has played a key role in numerous environmental stewardship, greenhouse gas reduction and energy conservation initiatives.

This session will explore a first year energy consumption analysis and benchmarking study conducted on a new College of Saint Rose residence hall.   Presenters will discuss energy, operating costs and the value of follow-up plans and continuous monitoring programs for new building projects.
9/22 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Rags to Riches, Scraps to Joules

Dan Hagan, Director of Business Development with WM Organics Group, has over 30 years of experience in environmental technology, building companies with leading innovative clean technologies. Jack Glass has over 25 years of experience in the safety, environmental consulting, and industrial hygiene field. He has overseen site safety in electrical construction, high-rise office buildings, resorts, and homes. His national reputation has allowed him to live and work in numerous locations throughout several continents.

Rags to Riches, Scraps to Joules”
There is one source of renewable energy not traditionally thought of today; TRASH
We define trash as a resource to develop renewable energy. 
The presentation will cover the development of alternate energy sources, cleaner/green technologies and what the future of waste as a resource holds for our environment.

9/22 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
High and Dry

Don Fronk Serves as Safety Program Manager at The Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a safety professional for over 20 years and manages Penn States safety and compliance programs. Jeffery Sheaffer, PE is principal owner of Stahl Sheaffer Engineering. Jeffery has over 24 years of experience and has oversight of structural design and inspection solutions for the firm.

Employees often work in areas with safety risks, such as rooftops and confined spaces. Stahl Sheaffer Engineering and The Pennsylvania State University will present examples of access and fall protection solutions designed for campus facilities.
9/22 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Get That Bug!

Michael Halpin, B.Sc (Hons), has extensive experience with environmental hygiene issues, having been based in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He is a NSF trained HACCP Manager developing programs to reduce risks from waterborne and airborne pathogens for global clients. Frank Connelly is the Director of Facilities at Temple University HSC Campus in Philadelphia, PA.

Engineered water systems in public buildings that are contaminated with water-borne pathogens present the facility team with significant public health, image, regulatory and legal risks. We will discuss how to assess and reduce risk by implementing appropriate prevention measures and remediation solutions.
9/23 10:15 AM 11:15 AM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Less is More

Greg Roberts is highly respected for his innovative leadership in the fields of Information Technology, Telecommunications, Electronic Security and AV systems. His expertise is sought after by institutions seeking state-of-the-art solutions for running their businesses now and into the future. Guy Carlsen is the Chief Information Officer at St. Francis College responsible for the Information Technology Department and the Library.

This session focuses on emerging technologies and cutting edge practices that afford higher education institutions the ability to do more with less, improve resourcefulness and lessen capital expenditures on college campuses. 
9/23 11:30 AM 12:30 PM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Back to the Future

Daniel Topping, Principal at NK Architects, has 18 years of experience specializing in the design and management of college/university-level projects. Richard Stomber is the Associate Vice President for Facilities Administration at William Paterson University and has served as a senior facilities professional over the past 25 years.

Future-proofing your campus. For capital projects to be successful, stakeholders must embrace opportunities, anticipate roadblocks, and focus on long-term value. This presentation will investigate strategies to ensure that campus improvements remain on track and progress in a logical manner to eliminate 'institutional inertia.'
9/23 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Data is Power!

Bart Trudeau, President of Trudeau Architects, has led capital planning projects for more than 1,500 buildings totaling more than 33 million square feet on over 40 higher education and healthcare campuses. Brian LaPlante, Director of Facilities and Administrative Services at Albany Law School, has experience designing improvements in security and in reducing operating costs by improving energy efficiency.

Data is power when you know how to present it. This workshop will give participants the tools they need to present a strong case to decision makers. Participants will learn ways to use Excel to present capital project data persuasively. Designed for all-levels of spreadsheet users. Bring your laptop!
9/23 3:30 PM 4:30 PM 415 Beyond the Blue Horizon
Shared Asset Culture

Frank Cunha is an Architect and Senior Facilities Project Manager at Montclair State University. Jay Hallinan is an Associate Architect and Laboratory Planner at the SLAM Collaborative. They have collaborated over the past three years on planning and design of the soon-to-be finished Center for Life Sciences Building.

Montclair State University is harnessing corporate strategies of open, collaborative research and efficient responsiveness to change. The Center for Life Sciences Building (CELS) will represent a shift in the way MSU builds, assigns and uses research space. This presentation will measure the challenges and benefits of the new model.
9/22 10:30 AM 11:30 AM 416 Changing Tides
Sustainability on a Budget

Sue Dorward has been Sustainability and Energy Coordinator at Raritan Valley Community College since 2010. She is a graduate of the Rutgers Environmental Stewards program. Brian O’Rourke PE, CEM, LEED AP, Executive Director of Facilities and Grounds, has been at RVCC since 2006.

Raritan Valley Community College was the first community college in the country to sign an environmental stewardship agreement with the EPA in 2009. Learn about the numerous low-cost, quick-ROI sustainability initiatives that have been implemented since then.
9/22 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 416 Changing Tides
Rapid Response

Sean Sweeney is a versatile construction executive with 25 years of experience with skills in developing systems to help higher education leaders develop programs to address deferred maintenance. Bill Colehower has been involved with planning and project management for higher education institutions for over 20 years both as a professional staff member at institutions including Harvard, Yale and currently MIT.

In 2012, MIT launched a renovation program focused on strategic reduction of deferred maintenance to ensure aging facilities won’t constrain its teaching and research mission. This presentation describes the use of Rapid Response Feasibility Studies as an effective tool for communicating deficiencies, costs and renewal options to senior leadership.
9/22 3:00 PM 4:00 PM  416 Changing Tides
AA to BA In Your Own Backyard

Kevin Blackney, AIA, LEED AP, is a founding partner of Blackney Hayes Architects with over 30 years of professional experience. Michael Bruno, Associate Director, Facilities Planning & Construction for Ocean County College, is responsible for campus planning, master planning and new capital projects.

Kean University and Ocean County Community College have established a partnership that enables community college students to receive a bachelor’s degree. This workshop will explore the opportunities and challenges these types of Partnerships can create with both separate and shared facilities on the same campus.
9/23 10:15 AM 11:15 AM  416 Changing Tides
Town Meets Gown

Kimberly Ingram Miller, Director of Design at Drexel University, oversees design and construction of major capital projects on the main campus, working closely with the Vice President of University Facilities for the planning and implementation of the campus master plan. Kevin W. Aires, Senior Associate at BLT Architects, has extensive professional experience in the academic sector. With a background in energy-efficient design research, Kevin co-leads sustainability efforts at the firm.

The Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships breaks the mold of purpose-built buildings for outreach facilities. This session creates a roadmap to align academic resources and institutional investments to support a coordinated and comprehensive strategy in the neighborhoods around the universities.
9/23 11:30 AM 12:30 PM  416 Changing Tides
Blurring Boundaries

Charles Rudalavage, AIA, LEED AP, owner of EwingCole, has spent his career focusing on academic facility planning, programming, design, and documentation. Familiar with trends in Higher Education, his leadership has given many campus capital programs signature results. Rich Staneski, VP of Finance & Administration, East Stroudsburg University, will provide the project prospective for that campus.

Today’s approach to programming and planning often “fuses” various functions and departments. Changing pedagogy, perceived operational efficiencies, reduces capital outlays and increased space utilization are the catalysts driving this trend. This session will explore the challenges, complexities and synergies these facilities create at three different institutions.
9/23 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 416 Changing Tides
Weird Science

Michael McDonnell, AIA, Principal, is Chief Operating Officer for IKM, whose current professional focus is on growing the firm’s Higher Education portfolio. Steve Watson, AIA, Project Manager, Laboratory Design Specialist, is a registered architect and laboratory design specialist for IKM Incorporated. His 20 years of experience has focused on science and technology building types. Bob Reppe, Director of Design for Campus Design and Facility Development, Carnegie Mellon University, has directed the development of the University’s 2012 Institutional Master Plan and coordinates capital construction projects and the real estate strategy for the university. 

Can existing campus buildings be re-utilized while still providing for competitive science and research programs?  The future of science education demands collaboration, social interaction and intellectual collisions across broad fields.  This presentation highlights the architectural planning process and decisions faced in creating a long range plan for Carnegie Mellon University’s Mellon Institute.
9/23 3:30 PM 4:30 PM  416 Changing Tides
Civility - To Be or Not to Be?

George Martin, former Giants NFL Defensive Lineman, has devoted his life to the pursuit of altruistic endeavors to include promoting a program for NFL players to complete their college education, providing support for endangered youth, and raising funds for 9/11 first responders by walking across America.

We have long recognized that civility in the workplace, on the gridiron, or at the mall appears to be a thing of the past. This interactive presentation takes an introspective look at our own civility and how our responses can change, diffuse, redirect or prevent uncivil behavior. 
9/22 10:30 AM 11:30 AM  418 School for Thought
Stick Out Your Tongue and say, "Ahhh"

Trina Learned, Director of Facilities Operations, has gained experience in management, strategic planning, institutional budgeting, and fund development accrued over a 30 year career. Michelle Maheu, a licensed architect with more than 20 years dedicated to higher education and institutional settings, has expertise in facilities master planning, space programming, capital budget planning and project management.

Wellesley College performed a wellness check and mapped a new course where goals were reset, benchmarks developed, and processes improved. As a result, people changed too! Find out how small, incremental changes are leading to better work, shared priorities, consensus budget management, institutional stewardship and a few smiles!
9/22 1:00 PM 2:00 PM  418 School for Thought
A Balancing Act

Mark McBride, Director of Library Services at Monroe Community College, experienced in instructing information literacy, has presented and been published for his research on redesigning and teaching information literacy in the digital and participatory age. Abby Spindelman, Steelcase Regional Education Leader for New York and New Jersey, focuses her efforts on developing innovative product applications for all areas of education.

A new classroom ecosystem - balancing pedagogy, technology and space. Students are more connected than ever and have higher expectations for engaging in learning activities related to their own experiences outside the classroom. What can be done to support new experiences in learning spaces and what are the implications?
9/22 3:00 PM 4:00 PM  418 School for Thought
Why Can’t they Behave?

Nancy Yeroshefsky, Associate Director of Facilities Management Human Resources at the University of Maryland, has 25 years of experience in facilities management. Nancy, a co-developer of APPA’s Supervisor’s Toolkit, has presented numerous workshops on a variety of topics at the regional, state & national levels .

It is easy to be an effective leader when you have great employees, but what happens when you have “difficult employees?” How you handle your own behavior is paramount to how you handle challenging employee behavior. Recognize how your behaviors impact the situation and identify strategies to successfully respond.
9/23 10:15 AM 11:15 AM  418 School for Thought
Throwing Money Out the Window

Christopher Powell, Director of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Initiatives at Brown University, is responsible for designing and implementing energy efficient programs focused on saving money and reducing the University’s carbon footprint by engaging students to create lifelong sustainable habits. Dallase Scott, Manager of Sustainability Services at GreenerU, is responsible for all facilitation, behavioral programs, engagement, and training at colleges and universities throughout New England. She has more than 6 years experience implementing sustainable behavior change programs on campuses.

In an effort to address an ongoing challenge with open dorm windows throughout the winter, Brown University engaged GreenerU in a multi-phased pilot program. The Dorm Energy Efficiency Project focused on integrating energy efficiency infrastructure improvements with behavioral programs to improve comfort, address deferred maintenance, and meet sustainability goals.
9/23 11:30 AM 12:30 PM  418 School for Thought
Summer Slammers

Charlie Conant, Senior Project Manager at Smith College, manages all projects across the campus. Lea Ann ONeill, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Manager at Clark University, has 20 years in the construction industry. Emily Prouty, LEED AP BD+C, Project Designer, Perkins+Will, has over eight years of design and construction administration experience on a variety of project types. Jordan Zimmermann, LEED AP BD+C, Associate AIA, Project Designer, Perkins+Will, has five years of design experience in higher education.

The Summer Slammer demands a more streamlined process with little flexibility to balance communication and commitment between cost, quality and schedules. Architects and Facilities Project Managers from each team will discuss the challenges, successes and lessons learned specific to two projects.
9/23 2:15 PM 3:15 PM  418 School for Thought
Achieving Comfort - A Case Study

Jason Der Ananian, P.E., Senior Staff Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., specializes in building enclosure design and building science. Brent Gabby, P.E., Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., is a professional structural engineer with more than 20 years of experience in building investigation, design, repair, and mediation support. Ben Jorgensen, licensed power engineer, has been employed in educational facilities management at both the secondary school and collegiate level for twenty years and is the Director of Facilities Operations & Engineering at St. Paul’s School.

This case study reviews energy simulation tools used to predict future energy performance at St. Paul’s School. This presentation compares predicted versus measured results to undestand simulation accuracy and we discuss how these retrofits help to achieve the school’s sustainability goals.
9/23 3:30 PM 4:30 PM  418 School for Thought
Everyone's a Winner

Alfredo DiMauro, Assistant Vice President Facilities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has presented to numerous local, regional and professional groups about WPI’s growing efforts in sustainability. Robert Hicks , architect and senior project manager at SMMA, has 30 years of experience in planning and design.

Every campus seems to need more parking and more playing fields. Eliminating parking to create fields often forces more cars into the neighborhood. Eliminating fields to create parking can make the campus less attractive to visitors and prospective athletes. By placing artificial turf fields on top of the parking, everyone wins!
9/22 10:30 AM 11:30 AM  417 Surf and Turf
Mapping the Voyage

Captain Frances McDonald, Vice President of Operations, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, is responsible for the implementation of MMA’s Capital and $180M Campus Master Plan. Karen Dubrovsky, Principal of Prellwitz Shilinski Associates, helped MMA create a dynamic environment that is opening opportunities beyond their original goals.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy's strategic plan provided the structure to balance capital projects and campus master plans through overlapping development and supporting long-term goals while realizing immediate student needs. 
9/22 1:00 PM 2:00 PM  417 Surf and Turf
Small Projects -- Big Impact

Natalie Shivers, AIA, LEED AP, Associate University Architect for Planning at Princeton University. Nicole Holmes, PE, LEED AP, Project Manager, Nitsch Engineering, specializing in stormwater management. Benjamin “J.” Shermata, AIA LEED AP, Associate, KSS Architects, has over 15 years of experience in a broad range of project experience that includes higher education, commercial and institutional work.

Learn how to support a holistic approach to campus-wide stormwater management. Two case studies will illustrate landscape-based stormwater management strategies on smaller projects to positively impact the big picture of stormwater management on collegiate campuses. 
9/22 3:00 PM 4:00 PM  417 Surf and Turf
Sustainability Trifecta

Mike Reca, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Auxiliary Services at Rider University, is responsible for creating and maintaining standards for the University’s Sustainability Department’s programs. FrankSherman, Architect, LEED AP, Director of Sustainability, Spiezle Architectural Group and a recognized expert in Green Building design and construction.

Using examples from Burlington Community College, Philadelphia University and Rider University, this presentation will highlight the unique challenges and qualities of each project and how all achieved LEED certification and succeeded in designing high performance green buildings.
9/23 10:15 AM 11:15 AM  417 Surf and Turf
Fields of Dreams - Build Them and They Will Come

William Seymour, PE, Gale Associates, with over 30-years experience in facility planning and engineering, has planned over 200 athletic facility master plans for educational institutions. Jean Robinson, Construction Supervisor, UMass Lowell, has over 15 years experience in facilities management and oversees the Project Management Department.

UMass Lowell joined NCAA Division I necessitating the fast-track redevelopment of several athletic facilities. This presentation reviews lessons learned and how holistic athletic planning can result in materials savings and environmentally sustainable solutions.
9/23 11:30 AM 12:30 PM  417 Surf and Turf
NetZero Achieved

Patricia Crandlemire Whitney, PE, LEED-AP, CEFP, Director of Physical Plant, Colby College, has more than 20 years working in Higher Education facilities, and has been instrumental in the College achieving their sustainability goals. Kevin Bright, CEM, LEED-AP, Sustainability Coordinator, Colby College, has worked in the sustainability field for six years.   

Colby College is one of nearly 700 colleges and universities who have signed the ACUPCC. This case study will examine Colby’s path to Carbon Neutrality, achieved in 2013, and review carbon reduction initiatives, emissions calculators, and budgetary impact.
9/23 2:15 PM 3:15 PM  417 Surf and Turf
And the Winner Is…

Presenters include Alex Novak, and Steve Maruszewski of Penn State University, Ken Ogawa, and Gerry McGillian of the University of Pennsylvania, & Thomas Becker and Kimberly Piechuta of Philadelphia University.

Every year APPA presents awards to institutions that develop and maintain cutting edge programs. Highlights of the wining programs will be presented to encourage and inspire others to innovate and implement programs at their own institutions to improve the environment in which we work and live.
9/23 3:30 PM 4:30 PM  417 Surf and Turf
Making the Case

Daniel Severino, Director of Facilities Services, University of the Sciences, has 10 years of facilities management experience in the educational environment. Scott J. Compton, AIA, Principal and Senior Project Manager, Entech Engineering, manages strategic facilities planning for higher education and government clients.

Featuring recent projects at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, the presentation will define facilities KPIs, outline the process of developing facilities data required to support KPIs, and discuss creating presentations to educate University stakeholders while making the business case to key staff for needed improvements to the campus.
9/22 10:30 AM 11:30 AM  419 Think Tank

Keep it Clean

Dr. Kornegay, Director of Custodial Services, University of Vermont, has substantial experience leading organizational change. She has presented numerous presentations and workshops in her area of expertise at the local, regional and national level. Paul Campo, Quality Assurance Administrator, University of Vermont, is a facilities professional with over 20 years custodial experience in higher education, commercial and manufacturing.

A facilitated group discussion, this session will be address the following custodial best practices: How to use work loading to justify labor needs; Modernization of equipment, communication & organization to improve efficiency; Staff development to improve retention & promote advancement; Service reductions to meet budget reductions while maintaining quality.
9/22 1:00 PM 2:00 PM  419 Think Tank
Bringing Down the House

Panelists include Margo Pietras Barnes, LEED AP, CBCP of the University of Pennsylvania, W. Blair Malcom, PE of The Pennsylvania State University, Laura Black, PE of Dartmouth College, Joyce V. Dawson, CCM, LEED AP BD+C of Anne Arundel Community College, and Mary Alcaraz, PE, LC, CEM, LEED BD+C of AKF Group as panel moderator.

Energy efficient lighting is a catalyst for campus energy master planning. This panel will discuss new and existing buildings, funding strategies and goal setting focusing on first steps in energy master planning. Each speaker will present their institution's planning efforts and the initial steps of acquiring funding, energy lighting upgrades and measurement verification.
9/22 3:00 PM 4:00 PM  419 Think Tank
Centralize or Decentralize? That is the Question

Melinda Johnson, Principal, Stantec, has been working in the HVAC industry for 24 years. Sandy DeJohn, Utilities Manager, Binghamton University, currently oversees campus utilities and energy conservation efforts.

Using Binghamton University as an example, central chilled water and medium temperature hot water plants are ideally located to satisfy university needs. Coordination across multiple groups and conflict resolution between parties who didn’t always agree on approach were key to project success.
9/23 10:15 AM 11:15 AM  419 Think Tank
Show Me the Money

Tony Calcado, Vice President of Facilities, Rutgers University, will discuss how he is managing a multi-faceted, major research university and making the case for investing in facilities. Greg Scott, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Business, Penn State University, will bring a system wide perspective on how the university is supporting facilities at 20 regional campuses in a challenging fiscal climate. Norm Young, Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management, University of Hartford, will provide the private campus perspective on changing the facilities funding conversation. Jim Kadamus, Vice President, Sightlines, will provide strategies to effectively make the case for funding deferred maintenance.

Facilities managers are facing a more competitive environment for securing funding than ever before. Pressures are growing to keep costs down even though deferred maintenance is reaching critical levels. A diverse panel will be in the “Think Tank” to interact on how they are changing the conversation about funding facilities. 
9/23 11:30 AM 12:30 AM  419 Think Tank
Leveraging P3's

Patricia A. Ehrhart, Senior Vice President, Development, DCO Energy, LLC, has over 30 years of energy industry experience. Having developed public and private sector energy projects, her experience covers both the utility perspective and private point of view. Gregory W. Bressler, Vice President for University Facilities, Montclair State University, has more than 40 years of higher education facilities management experience. 

Montclair State University leverages state programs and private investment to expand the campus, replace, extend and improve their aged energy infrastructure, and through improved operating efficiency has reduced operating costs and planned for the future. How did they do that you ask?  Public Private Partnerships!
9/23 2:15 PM 3:15 PM  419 Think Tank
Enhancing Student Privacy

Vincent Nicotra, RA, LEED BD+C, Partner, QPK DESIGN, has over twenty years of experience in delivering residence hall design services. Rex R. Giardine, RA, PE, Assistant Director for Capital Projects, Syracuse University, oversees capital reinvestment projects for a nine million square foot building inventory and 700 acre campus.

Syracuse University used creative design strategies for a phased transformation of a 1950's dormitory to enhance student privacy and improve functionality. Design and function, minimal bed loss, durability and maintenance costs were balanced while atriums, a signature entrance and new elevators were designed into a cost effective solution.
9/23 3:30 PM 4:30 PM  419 Think Tank