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2018 Sunday - April 8, 2018
11:30 am - 4:30 pm Golf Tournament

Location: Bear Creek Golf Club

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm President's Welcome Reception

Location: San Antonio Pre-Function

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, Inc.


DAY 1 Monday - April 9, 2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration

Location: Dallas Foyer

7:15 am - 8:00 am Breakfast

Location: Ft Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Precision AirConvey Corporation (PAC) Waste and Linen Conveying Group

8:00 am - 9:30 am Dedication, Pride & Commitment: Leadership Lessons from Black Hawk Down for Business & For Life

Sergeant Matt Eversmann - Hero of the Epic Film, Black Hawk Down, and the Battle of Mogadishu

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, Inc.

9:30 am - 10:15 am ASHE Update

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

Location: Ft Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

10:30 am - 11:25 am
"Rules Champions Live By" - Codes & Standards Compliance Track

Track Sponsored by: PREVENT Life Safety

CMS Emergency Management - Key Compliance Items

Michael Crowley - Vice President, Jensen Hughes

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

"Champions Show Up & Give Everything They Have" - Operations Track

Track Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

Mitigating Risk in your Facility Infrastructure Systems

Sean Goings, CEM, CHSP, SASHE - President, DAC, Inc.

Location: Austin 1 & 2

"True Champions Strive to be the Best" - Quality Improvement Track

Track Sponsored by: Pevco

Technology Trends Impacting Building Automation Systems in Healthcare Facilities

Drew Mire - CEO, Computrols, Inc.

Location: Austin 3

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Diamond Level Sponsor Presentation

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

Location: Ft. Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Tandus Centiva/ a Tarkett Company

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm Psychiatric Services Panel - TDSHS AND Behavioral Health

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
"Rules Champions Live By" - Codes & Standards Compliance Track

Track Sponsored by: PREVENT Life Safety

Minimizing Suicide Risk Factors in Healthcare Design

Rodney Allison - Director of Health Care Strategy & Business Development, Door Control Services, Inc.

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

"Champions Show Up & Give Everything They Have" - Operations Track

Track Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

Sustaining the Reliability of your Facility through a Capital Renewal Program

Gary Fitzjarrell - VP of Facilities Management, Texas Health Resources
Brent Rutherford - Program Manager-System Engineering, Texas Health Resources

Location: Austin 1 & 2

"True Champions Strive to be the Best" - Quality Improvement Track

Track Sponsored by: Pevco

Air-Cooled Chillers, Efficiency, Affordability and Life Cycle Cost Advantages for Healthcare

David Schurk - Healthcare Strategic Account Manager, Carrier Corporation

Location: Austin 3

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break

Location: Ft. Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Conley Group

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
"Rules Champions Live By" - Codes & Standards Compliance Track

Track Sponsored by: PREVENT Life Safety

ASHRAE/TDSHS Ventilation Standards Update and Best Practices for Improved Patient Care while Saving Energy

Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP - Project Manager/Client Manager/Mechanical Engineer, SSR

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

"Champions Show Up & Give Everything They Have" - Operations Track

Track Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

Hurricane Harvey - Inside Logistics Command at Texas Children's

Bert Gumeringer - Vice President of Facilities Engineering & Support Services, Texas Children's Hospital

Location: Austin 1 & 2

"True Champions Strive to be the Best" - Quality Improvement Track

Track Sponsored by: Pevco

Use of BIM, LEAN and other Collaborative Tools to deliver Complex Healthcare Projects

Eduardo Calderon - Principal, SSR
Spencer Seals - Director of Construction and Facilities Planning, Cook Children's Medical Center
Kevin Imming - Vice President, Linbeck

Location: Austin 3

4:45 pm - 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Reception

Location: Dallas Ballroom

Sponsored by: Custom Air Products & Services, Inc.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Energy Round Up Reception

Location: San Antonio Pre-Function

Sponsored by: Bernhard TME, Fratto Engineering, Smith Seckman Reid

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Suite

Location: Prive

Sponsored by: HEPACART, Inc.


DAY 2 Tuesday - April 10, 2018
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration

Location: Dallas Foyer

7:15 am - 8:15 am Annual Breakfast Meeting/ Awards/ Nominee Campaign/ Celebrating 60 years

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom/ Foyer

Sponsored by: Skanska USA

8:15 am - 9:15 am General Session - Let's Talk Energy

Ed Tinsley PE, LEED AP, CHFM, CHC - Executive Managing Principal and Chairman of the Board, TME

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

Sponsored by: EATON

9:15 am - 10:15 am
"Rules Champions Live By" - Codes & Standards Compliance Track

Track Sponsored by: PREVENT Life Safety

A Primer on CMS' Condition of Participation

Patricia Hildebrand - Executive Director, Hildebrand Healthcare Consulting, LLC

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

"Champions Show Up & Give Everything They Have" - Operations Track

Track Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

Preparing your Electrical Power Systems for Weather-Related Events

Justin Carron - Global Segment Manager - Healthcare, Eaton

Location: Austin 1 & 2

"True Champions Strive to be the Best" - Quality Improvement Track

Track Sponsored by: Pevco

Indoor Air Hydration is Essential to Human Health

Stephanie Taylor, MD - Taylor Healthcare Consulting.

Location: Austin 3

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

Location: Ft. Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: HTS Texas

10:30 am - 11:10 am Diamond Level Sponsor Presentation

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
"Rules Champions Live By" - Codes & Standards Compliance Track

Track Sponsored by: PREVENT Life Safety

Understanding Healthcare Water Management Risks – An Update on the Issues, Standards, and Best Practices.

Jim Lukanich - Director of Applied Technology, US Water Services

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

"Champions Show Up & Give Everything They Have" - Operations Track

Track Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

House, MD - A Comparison of a Hospital to the Human Body

Dennis Ford - Director, Facilities Engineering, Texas Children's Hospital
Brent D. Kaziny, MD - Attending Physician, Texas Children's Hospital

Location: Austin 1 & 2

"True Champions Strive to be the Best" - Quality Improvement Track

Track Sponsored by: Pevco

Panel Discussion - Where You Can Shove Closeout Documentation

Mike Mostardi, P.E. - Regional Director, Healthcare, ATG, a JLL Company

Location: Austin 3

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

Location: Dallas Ballroom

Lunch Sponsored by: Spawglass

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Hands on Demonstration

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break

Location: Ft. Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Grainger

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
"Rules Champions Live By" - Codes & Standards Compliance Track

Track Sponsored by: PREVENT Life Safety

Airflow Distribution Strategies - Code and Reality

Kevin Miller - Senior Vice President, WSP USA

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

"Champions Show Up & Give Everything They Have" - Operations Track

Track Sponsored by: Belfor Property Restoration

Total Project Alignment, "Achieving the Owner's Project Requirements"

Mark Kenneday - Vice Chancellor, Operations, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Location: Austin 1 & 2

"True Champions Strive to be the Best" - Quality Improvement Track

Track Sponsored by: Pevco

2017 Fire and Flood in the Hospital: Successes, challenges and lessons learned from the major 1/4/17 fire In John Sealy Hospital and responses to flooding during Hurricane Harvey nine months later


Charles Carlisle - Program Director, Fire and Life Safety, University of Texas Medical Branch, UTMB-Health
Todd Perry, CHMM - EHS Technical Supervisor & Captain, Friendswood Volunteer Fire Department UTMB-Health, Fire and Life Safety

Location: Austin 3

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Hospitality Suite

Location: Prive

Sponsored by: HTS Texas

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Game On! Battle of the Champions - Game Night

Location: San Antonio Pre-Function

Sponsored by: Abatement Technologies


DAY 3 Wednesday - April 11, 2018
7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast

Location: Ft. Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Honeywell Building Solutions

8:15 am - 9:15 am General Session

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

Sponsored by: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

9:15 am - 9:45 am Break

Location: Ft. Worth Foyer

Sponsored by: Honeywell Building Solutions

9:45 am - 11:15 am Joint Commission Update

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

11:15 am - 11:30 am Closing Remarks

Location: Ft. Worth Ballroom

Thank you to our 2018 Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

TAHFM is the state chapter representing American Society of Healthcare Engineering & Association for the Healthcare Environment
PO Box 26498 | Austin, TX 78755 | Phone: 512-220-4291 | Fax: 512-857-7711