2018 Houston Facility Manager Basic Training
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Parking Information - The best place to park are Garage 2 and Garage 5, with no parking charge. Garage 2 is at Frostwood North of Kingsride, and Garage 5 is at the Memorial Hermann tower at 929 Gessner.

When: Friday, January 26, 2018
7:30 AM
Where: Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd
Bunker Hill Conference Room
Houston, Texas  77024
United States
Contact: TAHFM

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Friday | January 26, 2017 | Houston, TX

7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Online Registration has now closed - Onsite Registration will begin at 7:30 am, Friday, January 26th at the event registration table. 

Registration - Facility Manager's - $75 Members/ $175 Non-Members | Industry Associates - $125 Members/$175 Non Members
Sponsorship - $1000 Table Sponsor (6 Available)

In this first of a series of basic skills and educational development for the healthcare facility professional, the curriculum will provide an overview of codes, standards, and best practices that are designed to better orient the future healthcare leader to the regulatory knowledge and basic physics associated with managing a complex healthcare facility. Specialized instruction will be provided in Regulatory Codes/Standards, the basics of Psychrometrics, building controls, and energy management best practices, all as they relate to managing the physical environment and MEP infrastructure of a hospital or healthcare facility.

Course Objectives

  • Learn the specific requirements of Texas Department of State Health Services HVAC air ventilation rates and filtration requirements for a healthcare occupancy.
  • Associate key requirements of The Joint Commission’s and DNV’s quality standards as related to maintaining Healthcare facilities.
  • Learn the principles of HVAC infrastructure systems in a healthcare building; their control systems, the physical properties of moisture and air, and best practices to improve your facility’s energy efficiency.
  • Participate in hands-on exercises working out solutions to common Operating Room HVAC temperature/humidity concerns utilizing a Psychrometric Chart.
Target Audience
Facility Management Professional new to the Healthcare Environment and future skilled trade professionals with a desire to move into a supervisory or management role.

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7:30 am

Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Pre-Construction Risk Assessment and Infection Prevention Practices for Emergency Maintenance and Repairs

Mike Herd - ATI

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Legionnaires' Diseas & Waterborne Healthcare Associated Infections

Dr. John Hanlin - NALCO

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Morning Break

10:15 am - 11:15 am

TDSHS Ventilation Standards and Guidelines

Dennis Ford - Texas Childrens

11:15 am - 11:45 am

2018 TAHFM Energy Round Up / 10 Energy Hogs

Larry Newlands - Memorial Hermann

11:45 am

Lunch provided by TAHFM

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Controls / Pschometric Chart 101

Chris Sanders - Seimens

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Lean Construction Scheduling

Christian Blomdahl - Suffolk

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Joint Commission Top 10 Findings

Lorrie Elizarraraz - Executive Director of Plant Engineering, University Health System

3:15 pm

Q&A and Closing Remarks

3:30 pm


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 1056 | Leander, TX 78646 | Phone: 512-220-4291 | Fax: 512-692-2651