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INTERLINK 2017 Sunday - March 26, 2017
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Golf Tournament

Location: Jersey Meadow Golf Course

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

President's Welcome Reception

Location: Latana Foyer and Lantana

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, Inc.


DAY 1 Monday - March 27, 2017
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

7:15 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

>8:00 am - 9:00 am

ASHE Update

Terry Scott, MBA, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP - System Director, Engineering Services, Memorial Hermann Health System/President - ASHE
Tony Suarez, CHFM, SASHE - Director of Facilities Services, Midland Memorial Hospital/Region 7 Director - ASHE

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Leadership and Accountability When it Matters

Commander Kirk Lippold - USN (Ret.)

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, Inc.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: AQUIS

10:30 am - 11:30 am

What Lies Ahead: Rules & Regulations of the Future - Compliance Track

Location: Magnolia 3, 4

Sponsored by: AQUIS


EC.02.5.07 Standard & NFPA 110 (EPSS) Documentation Best Practice


Pouyan Layegh, P.E., LEED AP - Director, Campus Services, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Javier Hidalgo - Manager, Building Systems, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation - Operations Track

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom

Sponsored by: HTS Texas


The Practical Application of HVAC Noise and Vibration Control for Healthcare Facilities


Dave Schurk - Director of Healthcare Accounts, HTS

Setting up for Success - Improvement Track

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: EATON


What Everyone Ought To Know About Major Hospital Expansion Project Challenges


Matthew Fabre, AIA - Senior Associate, O'Connell Robertson
Ted Davison, HFDP LEED AP - Principal, O'Connell Robertson
Dale Droll - Administrative Director of Engineering, Shannon Health System

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Diamond Level Sponsor Presentation

Building Analytics - How Automated HVAC Diagnostics can Save Time, Money & Energy

Mike Ashworth - Regional Services Manager, Schneider Electric

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: CTM Inc. / Coolers Inc.

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Cool Project Demo

"Ice Melt Demand Project"

Rick Scivally - Director of Engineering, Safety & Security, Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital
Nicholas Hanson - Systems Sales Engineer, Trane

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Cool Project Demo

Part 1 - Criteria for Floor Finish Selection in Healthcare Facilities: A Survey of Facility Managers

Shashank Singh - Candidate MS in Construction Management, Texas A&M University

Part 2- Undergraduate Minor in Facility Management at Texas A&M University: A New Program!

Sarel Lavy- Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

Building Controls & Retro Cx Industry Update

Ed Tinsley - P.E., Bernhard Energy


Energy Round Up & Awards

Moderator: Michael Hatton - President, TAHFM

Panel:
Ed Tinsley
- P.E., Bernhard Energy
Clark Reed - National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Buildings, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (MC-6202A)
Larry Newlands - Director of Energy Management, Memorial Hermann

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm

What Lies Ahead: Rules & Regulations of the Future - Compliance Track

Location: Magnolia 3, 4

Sponsored by: AQUIS


Creating a Program to Identify and Monitor Pressure Dependent Spaces


Dennis Ford - Director, Facilities Engineering, Texas Children's Hospital

Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation - Operations Track

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom

Sponsored by: HTS Texas


Optimizing Safety and Reliability: Maintenance of the Modern Automatic Transfer Switch


Charlie Hume - ATS Product Manager, Eaton

Setting up for Success - Improvement Track

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: EATON


Texas Department of State Health Services Ventilation Tables, The Hows, the Whys, and the Calculations for a Healthcare Facility Manager


Aric Murray - Principal, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: HEPACART, Inc.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

What Lies Ahead: Rules & Regulations of the Future - Compliance Track

Location: Magnolia 3, 4

Sponsored by: AQUIS


Hazardous Waste Management Compliance for Texas Healthcare Facilities


Sharon Crabb - Senior Project Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation - Operations Track

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom

Sponsored by: HTS Texas


Future Year Capital Budget at the DHA


Roy Hirchak, CHFM - Defense Health Agency

Setting up for Success - Improvement Track

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: EATON


Changing Regulatory Environment - Tips to Ensure a Positive Survey Outcome


Bob Bartels CHFM, CHSP, CHEP, FASHE - President & Director for Technical Services, Safety Management Services, Inc.

4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Reception

Location: Azalea Grand Foyer

Sponsored by:

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Hospitality Suite

Location: Cypress

Sponsored by: EATON


DAY 2 Tuesday - March 28, 2017
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

7:15 am - 8:15 am

Annual Breakfast Meeting/ Awards/ Nominee Campaign

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Life Safety Code Compliance - A New Year with the New Rules

Michael Crowley - Vice President, Jensen Hughes

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: The Mohawk Group

9:15 am - 10:15 am

What Lies Ahead: Rules & Regulations of the Future - Compliance Track

Location: Magnolia 3, 4

Sponsored by: AQUIS


Facility Management in the DNV NIAHO® Accredited Hospital: A New Vision for the PE


Randall Snelling - Director of Operations, DNV GL-Healthcare

Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation - Operations Track

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom

Sponsored by: HTS Texas


Texas Utilities Monetary Incentives for Energy Efficiency Upgrades


Kim Sullivan - Project Consultant, m Strategic Partners
Jessy Shao - Program Director, Willdan Energy Solutions
David Dzierski - Energy Efficiency Program Manager, CenterPoint Energy
Todd Harvey - Director of Engineering Services, Memorial Hermann Hospital Sugar Land

Setting up for Success - Improvement Track

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: EATON


Appropriate Pressure Relationships: Physics and Practical Solutions


Leo Old - Senior Health & Safety Project Manager, EnSafe Inc.

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Austin Generator Service

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Diamond Level Sponsor Presentation

Change is Good

Craig Ordmandy - Director of Regulatory Affairs, Door Control Services

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

What Lies Ahead: Rules & Regulations of the Future - Compliance Track

Location: Magnolia 3, 4

Sponsored by: AQUIS


Preoccupancy Compliance Milestones - Focusing your Commissioning Efforts


Rob Hicks - Vice President - WSP+ccrd

Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation - Operations Track

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom

Sponsored by: HTS Texas


Risk & Legal Management Primer for Facility & Construction Managers


Ranbir Ahdan - Associate General Counsel, Memorial Hermann
Beau Harrison - Assistant Vice President - Enterprise Risk Management, Memorial Hermann Health System

Setting up for Success - Improvement Track

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: EATON


Fire-stopping in Healthcare Facilities


Tom Zahorsky - Principal, Safe Hospital Services, LLC

Learning First Hand - Education Track

Location: Pine Room


Knowing Your Numbers


Terry Scott, MBA, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP - System Director, Engineering Services, Memorial Hermann Health System/President - ASHE
Tony Suarez, CHFM, SASHE - Director of Facilities Services, Midland Memorial Hospital/Region 7 Director - ASHE

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Location: Azalea Ballroom

Lunch Sponsored by: HEPACART, Inc.

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Little Known Codes & Standards: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

 

Dave Dagenais - Director of Plant Regulations, Wentworth-Douglass Health System

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: AQUIS

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What Lies Ahead: Rules & Regulations of the Future - Compliance Track

Location: Magnolia 3, 4

Sponsored by: AQUIS


Avoiding the Pitfalls of Compliance Document Binders


Moderator: Michael Mostardi - Regional Director, Healthcare, Advanced Technologies Group, Inc.

Panel:
Steve Fox, CHFM
- Director of Facilities, Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital
Bert Gumeringer - Director of Facilities Operations, Texas Children's Hospital
Eric Herrera - Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Henry G. Maniego, BSBA, SMA, CHSP - Director, Facilities Management, Houston Methodist West Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital
Terry Scott, MBA, CHFM, CHC, CHSP, SASHE - System Director, Engineering Services, Memorial Hermann Health System
Rick Scivally - Director of Engineering, Safety & Security, Texas Health Harris Methodist HEB Hospital

Leaving a Legacy for the Next Generation - Operations Track

Location: Hibiscus Ballroom

Sponsored by: HTS Texas


Improving your Facility Energy Efficiency within your Capital Improvement Plan


Brent Rutherford - Program Manager of System Engineering, Texas Health Resources

Setting up for Success - Improvement Track

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: EATON


Hands On Training with Vendors


Variable Frequency Drive Operations/Maintenance Demonstration - Elm Room

Haim Schwartz - Schneider
Taylor Oltman - Schneider

Automatic Transfer Switch Operations/Maintenance Demonstration - Pecan Room

Charlie Hume - Product Manager, Eaton
Peter Steele - Senior Sales Engineer, Eaton

Air Terminal Box Controls Operations/TAB Demonstration - Pine Room

Gregory Hewittt - DAC, Inc.
Enrique Garmendia - DAC, Inc.
Kenny Simkins - SCI, Inc.
Brian Nunley - SCI, Inc.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hospitality Suite

Location: Cypress

Sponsored by: HTS Texas

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Casino Night


Location: Magnolia Ballroom

Sponsored by: Schneider Electric


DAY 3 Wednesday - March 29, 2017
7:30 am - 8:15 am

Breakfast

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

8:15 am - 9:15 am

General Session

Healthcare Reform - What's Next in Healthcare

Rod Brace, PhD - Chief Learning Officer, Memorial Hermann

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: The Mohawk Group

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Active Power, a Division of Piller Power Systems, Inc. 

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Joint Commission Update

John Maurer, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP, Engineer, Department of Engineering - The Joint Commission

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

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