Title 25 to FGI Design Guidelines Status Update and Transition Plan Seminar
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When: Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Medical Plaza 2, Wilson Turner Auditorium
7737 Southwest Fwy #940
Houston, Texas  Houston
United States
Contact: 512-220-4291

Online registration is available until: 9/18/2019
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Join TAHFM in Houston as we welcome Rebecca Read (Texas HHSC) and Doug Erickson (FGI, inc) to review progress, timelines and the transition plans for the ultimate adoption of the FGI Guidelines by the State of Texas for healthcare PDC to replace the current guidelines, Title 25, Hospital Licensing State Regulations. In addition, TAHFM will provide additional perspectives from both practicing Architects and Engineers on their view of the transition process while comparing/contrasting some of the preliminary information related to implementing these changes into YOUR facility construction and renovation projects.

Rebecca Read - Manager, Texas HHSC, f/k/a TDSHS

Rebecca Read has been with Texas Health and Human Services Commission (formerly Texas Department of State Health Services), in the Architectural Review Group (ARG) for over 8 years, serving as Manager for 3 years. She practiced in architectural firms for over 16 years, specializing in healthcare and institutional architecture. She is a graduate of University of Texas in Austin.

Doug Erickson,FGI
Bio Coming Soon.

Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP - Principal, Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc.
Aric Murray is a Principal, Mechanical Engineer, and Client Relationship Manager with Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc. located in their Houston office. Aric manages large healthcare projects for clients in and around the Houston area and has more than 21 years of experience in the industry. Aric’s expertise in a multitude of mechanical and plumbing systems is a vast resource for his associates and clients. He is known for creative solutions to engineering challenges, and routinely applies new and innovative technology in his design with an eye toward sustainability. He is a member of ASHRAE, TAHFM, and HAAHE, the Houston Area Association for Hospital Engineering where he served in past roles as Treasurer and President.

In addition to the formal presentations, there will be adequate time for questions/comments and audience participation as Texas prepares to move towards this re-write of the long standing healthcare design codes and standards governing the PDC process.

Takeaways for the Attendee will include:

  1. Learn about the FGI review process that is in the final stages within the State of Texas HHSC division.
  2. Understand more about some of the key differences between Title 25 and the new FGI guidelines for Texas healthcare projects.
  3. Better understand the plan for the adoption of and ultimate transition to the new State of Texas PDC design guidelines for healthcare construction.

This seminar has been submitted for CEU consideration via the American Hospital Association/ASHE.


7:30 am - Registration/Breakfast
8:00 am - Welcome & Introductions

8:15 am - "FGI Overview" - Tina Duncan, AIA, CBO, Principal, HKS.
9:15 am - "Transitioning Texas to FGI" - Rebecca Read, Manager, Architectural Review Unit, Regulatory Services Division, HHSC, Doug Erickson, FGI
11:45 am - Lunch & Networking
12:30 pm - Q&A with Rebecca Read
1:45 pm - MEP Engineering Update for Texas Projects; Compare/Contrast - Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP, Principal, SSR Engineers
2:45 pm - Q&A/Wrap-Up
3:00 pm - Adjourn

Registration Rates
Facility Managers- $75/Member, $100/Non-Member
Industry- $125/Member, $150 Non-Member
Registration Includes breakfast, lunch, and parking validation

Thank you to our 2019 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