Wednesday, March 13


Session 1

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Electric Vehicle Charging at Your Facility: What You Need to Know Now


Ryan Zulewski, SemaConnect


The electric vehicle (EV) market is increasingly expanding in the U.S. – to the point that availability of EV infrastructure is a factor today in deciding where drivers live, work, and shop.  This presentation will inform facilities professionals about EV charging – an essential amenity to differentiate their facility, accommodate the needs of employees and visitors, and attract quality tenants and customers.  Find out what you need to know.


Session 2

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Flow Meter Technologies and Their Applications


Jon Archenhold, FLW, Inc.


This presentation will discuss a variety of different technologies for measuring flow, describing the advantages and disadvantages of each. The aim is to give attendees a better understanding of what is out there so they can apply the correct flow meter to their application.  Technologies will include: turbine/impeller, electromagnetic, Coriolis, positive displacement, ultrasonic, thermal displacement, differential pressure, and vortex shedding.


Session 3

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Safety Training Programs at E & J Gallo


Dawn Bollen, Corporate Safety Specialist/BAPP® Technology Specialist, E&J Gallo Winery


The speaker will share her experience in working in safety programs at E & J Gallo Winery, where she helps achieve a safe environment for Gallo workers. The presentation will include a look at workforce training, with information on the concept of developing effective safety training.


Session 4

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Intelligent Control Valves for HVAC – Flow Rate and Energy Efficiency Features and Benefits


Mac Kern, Azbil North America/VorTek Instruments


Learn how to increase comfort levels, and boost energy efficiency, in existing HVAC systems by using intelligent control valves for improved measurement and control.  These new intelligent HVAC valves, which incorporate flow measurement functions, allow users to obtain energy usage efficiency in detail for each air-conditioning unit in a system or building.  By allowing for flow rate control operation, they can reduce excessive flow rates, thus contributing to energy savings.  


Session 5

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LEED Certification of a High-Security Building – Superior Court of California, Stockton


Paul Menard, AIA, Manager-Quality Compliance, Facilities Services Administrative Div., Judicial Council of California


The Superior Court of California, County of San Joaquin in Stockton is a 13-story, 310,000 square foot courthouse with 28 courtrooms, administrative offices and clerk stations, nearly 80 holding cells and a sally port for inmate drop-off, and below-grade judge parking. The tallest building in the county, it opened in mid-2017, and replaces the former courthouse that was built in 1964. Find out the details of this high-security building’s path toward LEED Gold Certification, with details on daylighting, a 3-story atrium, high-efficiency heating and cooling, and more.


Session 6

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A Look at OSHA’s New Standard 1910.28 – the Ladders/Fall Protection Now Required for 24+ Heights


Marc Ipsen, 3M Fall Protection


Prior to November of last year, OSHA required cages on ladders where workers climbed 20 feet or higher, but as of 11/19/18 OSHA will no longer require cages on ladders. Rather, the new standard (1910.28) will require ladders to have, in place of cages, personal fall arrest systems or ladder safety systems, and the requirement will begin for 24 ft. heights. Find out what you need to know about the new standard to ensure your facility’s compliance. 


Session 7

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lighting Controls: How Occupant Behavior Can Impact Building Energy Performance


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Angela McDonald, Supervisor-Energy Center, Pacific Gas and Electric Company


The behavior of building occupants and facilities managers can have a dramatic effect on overall energy efficiency of buildings, but is rarely fully understood or taken into consideration when buildings are designed, built and operated. A 2017 report from Design Lights Consortium indicates that advanced lighting controls alone account for an average 47% increase in energy savings, and these savings can be improved further by better application of behavioral programs. This presentation will discuss demonstration projects, behavioral program design from PG&E and other organizations, and lessons showing how behavior is now a powerful tool to help buildings become healthier, more resilient, and more sustainable.


Session 8

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint” – How to Give Better Presentations


Wayne Whitzell, Executive VP of Corporate Services, DFS Green, and Programs Chair-IFMA Corporate Facilities Council


At one time or another, we have all endured the grueling punishment of “Death by PowerPoint,” such as the “Read Every Bullet on Every Slide to the Audience” presentation. The truth is that many of the PowerPoint presentations we have sat through should never have been given in the first place. How can we develop presentations that will communicate effectively, without putting the audience to sleep with “content rich” slides? In this session, you’ll learn the three core presentation types and the most effective medium to communicate your information to your audience. Find out how to create memorable and effective presentations with a simplified, "less-is-more" approach to content.



Thursday, March 14


Session 9

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

The Use of Trained Falcons for Pest Bird Control


Daniel Hedin, Airstrike Bird Control, Inc.


Falconry is the use of trained hawks and falcons. It began as a hunting sport, but is now used as a means of sustainable pest bird control at a wide variety of commercial and industrial facilities. This presentation will examine the problems caused by pest birds such as pigeons and gulls, explain how falconry can be utilized to solve those problems, and discuss how to evaluate whether a falconry program is right for your facility and how to implement one if so. Included will be information on how different species are suited to different types of facilities and pests. The speaker will explore several case studies from the Central California area, including corporate campuses, industrial facilities, and transportation hubs.


Session 10

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Planning and Performing an Effective Ultrasonic Survey For Compressed Air Leaks


David Shaw, U.E. Systems


Compressed air, for what it takes to produce it, is often considered the most expensive utility in a typical manufacturing facility. This presentation will discuss the use of ultrasound technology for planning and performing an effective ultrasonic compressed air leak survey. Such a survey focuses on evaluation, detection, identification, tracking, repair, verification, and re-evaluation processes. By implementing these steps, a typical manufacturing plant could reduce its energy waste by roughly 10 to 20 percent. 

Session 11

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The Stockton Metropolitan Airport – Facilities Operating and Maintenance Challenges


Russell Stark, Director, Stockton Metropolitan Airport


The Stockton Metropolitan Airport, owned by San Joaquin County, is a civil airport that originated as a WWII Army airfield. While the CA Army National Guard still conducts activities on the airfield, its main use today is for commercial, cargo, and general aviation operations. The speaker will describe the challenges of operating and maintaining the facilities located on airport land, including hangars, a 50,000 sq. ft. terminal building, parking lots, interior and exterior lighting, loading ramps, security gates and more.


Session 12

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Big Data Analytics – What It Is And How It Is Transforming Equipment Maintenance


Agustin Roldan,  Sweep Energy


Big data analytics can be defined as large amounts of structured or unstructured data that organizations can potentially mine and analyze for business gains. Learn about the benefits of mesh networks for connected devices – gathering data and providing insights.  The speaker will focus on facilities engineers’ areas of concern:  predictive maintenance, energy management, electrical systems, and HVAC systems.


Session 13

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Daylight Harvesting for Commercial Buildings


Konstantinos Papamichael, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Design; Co-Director, California Lighting Technology Center, University of California, Davis


This presentation will introduce facilities managers to the concept of daylight harvesting in commercial buildings. Learn about daylight benefits and how they can be realized through architectural, interior design, lighting and fenestration strategies and technologies. The session will focus on key issues and challenges and ways to address them successfully in new construction and renovation/retrofit projects.

Session 14

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Cal/OSHA’s Appeals Process


Dick Monod de Froideville, OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District


Employers have the right to contest (appeal) health and safety violations alleged in a citation, the practicality of the abatement date, the reasonableness of the changes, and the amount of the proposed penalty. Very few employers, or their employees and representatives, understand the process or know their rights. This session will cover recent developments in Cal/OSHA’s enforcement procedures and updates to the appeals process, including increased penalties and broadening of the definition of repeat violation.


Session 15

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Flooring Systems – How to Choose the Best for Your Application


Jose Gonzalez, Dynamic Coatings


Floors are the most used and abused areas of any facility – that is why it’s so important to select the right flooring for your specific needs. This session will examine selection criteria, including: primary use of the particular area, type of traffic (pedestrian, forklift, etc.), chemicals (type, concentration), dry area or washdown, time allowed for complete installation of floor, including surface prep and curing. Types of floors discussed will include epoxy, vinyl composition tile, polished concrete, urethane, carpet, polyespartics, wood, and polyureas.


Session A

Special Film:

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Story of a Green Building


Sustainable design requires a team approach between architects, engineers, and the building client. The Story of a Green Building is a case history film, produced by the National Building Museum, which documents the green team that created the impressive green building PNC Place in Washington, DC, the headquarters of PNC Bank.  Among the interesting building features are:  three-story water walls in the lobby, temperature sensors in concrete, vegetative walls inside the building, daylighting, green plumbing, and highly efficient cooling and ventilation systems.

Note re LEED:

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.

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