Time Name Speakers Description
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 01: Benefits of Integrating Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance Within Food and Beverage FacilitiesJose Leon - Leviton Commercial and Industrial

The true cost of unplanned downtime includes much more than just the cost of parts and labor to fix a piece of equipment. There are many tangible and intangible costs that must be considered. Integrating condition monitoring technology and predictive maintenance allows processors to respond to unplanned events more quickly and safely and to significantly reduce these costs in food and beverage facilities. This presentation will help define a path to improving safety and maintenance operations.

8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 02: What You Need to Know – But Probably Don’t – about Aerial Lift TrainingAndy Bull - C.H. Bull Co.

Regarding aerial lifts (mobile elevated work platforms), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) last updated their standards in 2018 with new safe use and training requirements, which went into effect in June 2020. OSHA has not yet updated their aerial lift regulations to this new ANSI requirement. But since ANSI is the industry standard, you need to know what the ANSI changes are and comply with them regardless. This presentation will tell you what you need to know about the ANSI safe aerial use and training requirements, to protect your company and your workers.

10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 03: Managing Facilities in an Era of Limited Budgets – GSA’s Management of Stanislaus County’s 140 Public and Private BuildingsMatt Innes - Stanislaus County

The General Services Administration (GSA) manages, constructs and preserves government buildings and promotes best practices in facilities management.  It does this in an environment where funding is limited and priorities are ever-shifting.  Hear about some of the challenges and successes that the agency has experienced in the past several years in its comprehensive facilities management of Stanislaus County’s 140-building inventory – totaling more than 2.5 million sq. ft. Discussed will be maintenance – routine, preventive and predictive – of HVAC and electrical systems, water and wastewater systems, roofing, security systems, and more.  

10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 04: Considerations for Facility Lighting RetrofitsJames Donson - kW Engineering

There are many LED products on the market and a lot of vendors focused on getting their products in your buildings. This vendor-neutral talk will discuss perils and benefits associated with LED lighting retrofits within facilities. At the end of this talk, attendees will be able to navigate publicly available resources and implement retrofit strategies to maximize energy and maintenance savings.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PMSession A: Clear the Air – San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Rules 4306 and 4320AJ Feliz - R.F. MacDonald Company

Join the speaker for a brief overview of the changes to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Rules 4306 and 4320, which relate to boilers, steam generators and process heaters. Find out how the rules might affect your equipment!

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 05: Arc Flash Hazards – How to Keep Your Company CompliantMike Levitt - Allied Reliability, Inc.

Learn how to stay in compliance with the most current regulations (OSHA and NFPA 70E) involving protection of workers from electrical arc flash hazards.  The session will discuss the physical nature of arc flash, equipment labeling requirements, and personal protective equipment. 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 06: Diversity Awareness Helps Managers Improve ProductivityJessica Mirabile - California Employers Association

Diversity in today’s workplace not only involves differences in race, gender, economic status, and culture, it also includes differences in communication style, ages, education and values. With insight, understanding and skill development, managers can learn to value differences and thus achieve a more productive workplace. This presentation will define diversity and inclusion, address unconscious bias, discuss micro messages - inequities and affirmations, and explain the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PMSession B: Natural Gas Safety in Commercial and Industrial FacilitiesLogan Baron - MBS Engineering, Inc.
Dan Whaley - MBS Engineering, Inc.
Learn about the risks of natural gas in your facility and how to prevent unexpected shutdowns.  This session will describe typical problems that can go unnoticed, the lifespans of your gas system components, how to perform proper maintenance, and how to best handle a serious gas leak.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 07: The A, B, C’s of Solar For Commercial FacilitiesBrandi Andreasen - Sunworks, Inc.

Commercial solar is finally coming into its own and it’s been predicted that the largest growth for solar in the next five years will be in commercial and industrial facilities. The speaker will review the factors that influence that surge; the benefits of adopting solar and who can benefit; the various solar installation types, variables to consider; demand mitigation, including energy storage; tax incentives; and financing options. Find out how solar can help your company’s bottom line.

8:55 AM - 9:55 AMSession 08: Verifying That Your Buildings Have Good Indoor Air QualityBrad Miller - UL Verification Services Inc.

The need to validate facility indoor environmental performance is more critical than ever because of the pandemic. The speaker will describe the elements that make a facility a “healthy building,” including superior indoor air quality, ventilation, potable water quality, and hygiene. The presentation will include examples of third party “healthy building” benchmarking and certification programs, and how to verify through testing and diagnostics.

10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 09: Lockout/Tagout – What You Need to Know to Ensure Safety and Comply With RegulationsDonald Hill - Collins Electrical Company, Inc.

This session will discuss Lockout/Tagout for employers and employees, including what is required per the California Code of Regulations, Section 3314. Is your facility in compliance? The speaker will describe what facility operators need to know and where they can go for resources pertaining to Lockout/Tagout procedures. The presentation will address the practices necessary to disable machinery or equipment, thus preventing the release of hazardous energy while employees perform servicing and maintenance tasks.  Included will be some common Lockout/Tagout violations at various types of facilities, including examples where employees were injured during routine maintenance or service on HVAC units. Learn what you need to know to avoid injury and comply with regulations.

10:25 AM - 11:25 AMSession 10: Guidelines for Effective Exterior Lighting of Commercial Buildings and Grounds Michael Sestak - Sestak Lighting Design

All commercial facilities require exterior lighting of some kind, both for the building and the surrounding grounds. This session will help you evaluate your own site, and decide if your exterior lighting is as good as it could be. Learn about the latest technical applications of light, which can help a site’s lighting move beyond simple security to eye-catching building and grounds creativity.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 11: The Critical Need for Uninterrupted PowerDan Gallagher - Mission Critical Specialists

This presentation will focus on power reliability, with details on uninterrupted power supply systems and their benefits for facilities. Learn to gauge whether your facility can sustain a complete power outage, and for how long, and how long will it take to restore your critical equipment and get your business operational.  Also discussed will be the need for comprehensive maintenance and added redundancy when choosing a system.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PMSession 12: The Title 24 Energy Code for Nonresidential Buildings – the New RequirementsBrian Selby - Selby Energy, Inc.

This presentation will cover the major changes to Title 24, Part 6, 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for nonresidential buildings. The Energy Code has new requirements for HVAC, lighting, building envelope, and water heating that took effect on January 1, 2020. The speaker will review the mandatory, prescriptive, and performance requirements and available resources that apply to newly constructed buildings, additions, and alterations.

As of 2012, the Green Building Certification Institute allows individuals with LEED Professional credentials to report any education related to green buildings to the Institute for continuing education. Upon request, Facilities Expo will send a certificate of completion for sessions on green building topics to any LEED Professional who requests one for GBCI documentation purposes, as long as they make the request at the conclusion of the class session, and as long as their badge was scanned.