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Interlink 2019 Agenda

Interlink has been approved by ASHE for 15.5 Contact Hours (1.55 CEUs).

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11:00 am - 4:30 pm 15th Annual Golf Tournament

Jersey Meadow Golf Course

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Registration

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Welcome Reception

Location: Lantana Foyer & Rooftop Terrace

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, A DH Pace Company

 

 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

7:15 am - 8:00 am Breakfast

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Carrier Corporation

8:00 am - 9:30 am Keynote

The Sky Below

Scott Parazynski - Former NASA Astronaut and Everest Summiter

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

9:30 am - 9:50 am General Session

ASHE Update

Antonio Suarez, ASHE Region 7 Director


Sean Goings, - President, DAC, Inc.

Location: Wisteria Ballroom


9:50 am - 10:15 am TAHFM Texas Energy Star Awards

Larry Newlands - Energy Manager, Memorial Herman
Michael Hatton, MBA, FASHE, CHFM - Vice President Facilities Engineering, Memorial Hermann Health System
Clark Reed - National Program Manager, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Honeywell

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Safe Hospital Services, LLC

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Breakout Session - Operations Track

A Methodical Guide for Hospital Air Handler Replacement

Alan Fritsche - Principal Owner, Garner Fritsche Engineering

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

Breakout Session - Codes & Standard Compliance Track

Emergency Power Systems, Reliability, and Upgrades that Improve Healthcare Performance for Disasters and "Nuisance" Events

Craig Ayers - Director of Facilities Engineering, Memorial Hermann Health System
Ken Alexander, PE - Principal, Engineering Analysis & Planning

Location: Hibiscus

Sponsored by: A/W Mechanical Services

Breakout Session - Quality Improvement Track

Potable Water in Healthcare Settings: A Frequently Overlooked Source of HAIs

Eric Myers - Senior Technical Consultant, Institutional Water Safety Services (ecoLab)

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: DPR Construction

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

Upgrading to IPTV Systems to Enhance the Patient Experience

G. Michael Lawshe - Chairman & CEO, Master Video Systems, Inc.

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Firetron

12:45 pm - 1:25 pm General Session

Hands on Highlight - TMC Underground Pipeline Lateral Extension Project

Steve Swinson, PE - President and CEO, Thermal Energy Corporation, TMC
Jess Harper - Senior Project, Thermal Energy Corporation, TMC Manager

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

1:30 pm - 2:25 pm General Session

Joint Commission Panel - Strategies to Minimize Defects with TJC's Updated Survey Process

Lorrie Elizarraraz - Executive Director of Facilities Management
Jacob McCall - Director of Engineering, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
Terry Scott - Administrative Director of Engineering Services, Memorial City and Greater Heights Hospitals
Yeqiao Zhu, PhD, PE, MBA, SASHE - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Melissa Kyle, CHFM, CHSP, CHEP - EC/LS Program Manager, Texas Health Resources

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, A DH Pace Company

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Breakout Session - Operations Track

Pumping Systems, Flow Control and Technology - An Update on Physics, Reliability, and Energy Efficiency for the Modern Hydronic System

Mike Zacharias - President, Cougar USA

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

Breakout Session - Codes & Standard Compliance Track

Update on ASHRAE 170 – Air Changes/Temp/RH Allowances for Healthcare Occupancies; With and Without the Amendments

Inti Gonzalez, PE - Associate, Shah Smith & Associates

Location: Hibiscus

Sponsored by: A/W Mechanical Services

Breakout Session - Quality Improvement Track

Keeping Doc’s Cool, Dry and Happy in the OR… Can I do it With What I’ve Got?

David Schurk, DES, CEM, LEED-AP, CDSM, CWEP, SFP, CIAQM, HCCC - National Strategic Account Manager-Healthcare, Carrier Corporation

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: DPR Construction

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: HTS Texas

3:45 pm - 4:45 am
Breakout Session - Operations Track

Controlling Your Workers' Compensation Costs - Financial and Human

Pat Crawford - Specialist, Texas Department of Insurance/Division of Workers’ Compensation

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

Breakout Session - Codes & Standard Compliance Track

Fire Protection Documentation and Trends

Kyle Phipps - Central Texas General Manager, Koetter Fire Protection

Location: Hibiscus

Sponsored by: A/W Mechanical Services

Breakout Session - Quality Improvement Track

Industry and Technology Update on Lighting Systems, Lighting Control and Branding - Technology, Technique, Energy Implication

Joe Routhier, PE, LEED AP - Senior Associate, Shah Smith & Associates, Inc.

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: DPR Construction

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

Location: Azalea Ballroom

Sponsored by: PlanGrid

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality Suite

Location: Pine Room

Sponsored by: STARC Systems

 

 

7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

7:15 am - 8:15 am Breakfast

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Carrier Corporation

7:15 am - 8:15 am Annual Breakfast Meeting & Awards

TAHFM Board

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

8:15 am - 9:10 am General Session

Using Data Analytics to Develop a Comprehensive, Reliable Capital Infrastructure Program

Gary Fitzjarrell, AIA, CHFM - VP Facilities Management, Texas Health Resources
Brent Rutherford, CEM, CHFM – Program Manager, System Engineering, Texas Health Resources

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

9:15 am - 10:15 am
Breakout Session - Operations Track

Reducing Energy 10% to 40% Utilizing Existing Building Commissioning and No Capital Investment

Billy Schlageter, PE,EMP,CEM,CEA, CxA. SSR, Inc.
Victor Saeh - Principal, SSR, Inc.

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

Breakout Session - Codes & Standard Compliance Track

USP 797/800 Pharmacies: Architectural and MEP Strategies to Assure Compliance

Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP – Principal, SSR
Annabella Koloskov, AIA, LEED AP BD C – Senior Medical Planner, EYP
Richard Mapes – Senior Project Manager, Strategic Partners, Inc.

Location: Hibiscus

Sponsored by: A/W Mechanical Services

Breakout Session

Working as One: Bridging and Minding Generational Gaps

Amelie Karam - Millennial Speaker & Consultant

Location: Willow

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: Mohawk Group

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

Addressing the Entry at Healthcare Facilities

JC Powell - National Sales Manager, Boon Edam

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Door Control Services, A DH Pace Company

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Breakout Session - Operations Track

Getting your Hospital Up and Running, Post-Catastrophe : A Case Study

Melinda Allen - CEO, Allen & Company Environmental Services
Joe Cockrum - Director of Emergency Services, Cavalry Construction & Restoration

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

Breakout Session - Codes & Standard Compliance Track

Refrigerants: Where are We Headed in North America?

William Dietrich - Product General Manager, Chillers at Daikin Applied Americas
Mike Donovan - President, Owner HTS Texas

Location: Hibiscus

Sponsored by: A/W Mechanical Services

Breakout Session - Quality Improvement Track

Heat Recovery Outside Air Handlers – What is Working, What is Not Working – Recommendations to Maximize Energy Efficiency, Control Humidity Levels, and Patient Comfort at Your Hospital.

Caleb Brantley, PE - Vice President of the Southwest Region, Bernhard TME
Jason Mazurek, PE - Vice President of Business Development, Bernhard TME
Caleb Haynes, PE - Vice President of Business Development, Bernhard TME

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: DPR Construction

12:15 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch

Location: Azalea Ballroom

Sponsored by: TSIG Consulting

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm General Session

Off-Site Construction: Realizing the Benefits of Manufacturing in Design and Construction

Samuel Balunda - Preconstruction Manager, BakerTriangle Prefab
Nelson Beaver, PE - Director of Engineering Operations, Brandt

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: DPR Construction

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Breakout Session - Operations Track

Journey to Energy Star 100 – Focus Areas and Techniques that Facilitated Two Hospitals' Achievement of this Energy Efficiency Milestone

Jacob McCall – Director of Engineering Services, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land
Larry Newlands – Director of Energy Management, Memorial Hermann Health System
Todd Harvey – Director of Engineering Services, Memorial Herman Cypress, Memorial Hermann Health System

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Spawglass

Breakout Session - Codes & Standard Compliance Track

The Wet Location Debate with Isolation Power – Design Implications, Shock Hazards, and the Panacea of Risk Assessments vs NFPA 99

Mark Fratto, PE LEED AP, SASHE – Principal, Fratto Engineering

Location: Hibiscus

Sponsored by: A/W Mechanical Services

Breakout Session - Quality Improvement Track

Demystifying Integrated Security Systems for the Healthcare Facility Manager

Enrique Garmienda - Director fo Technology, DAC, Inc.
Sean Goings - President, DAC, Inc.

Location: Willow

Sponsored by: DPR Construction

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Hospitality Suite

Location: Pine Room

Sponsored by: HTS Texas

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

Location: Magnolia Ballroom & Rooftop Terrace

 

 

7:30 am - 11:00 am Registration

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

Sponsored by: HepaCart

8:15 am - 9:15 am General Session

What's Really Happening in the Healthcare Industry - and How Do We Get Paid for Service in the Future?

Bert Gumeringer, MBA, MSIT, FASHE, CHFM - Vice President Facilities Operations, Texas Children's Hospital
Michael Hatton, MBA, FASHE, CHFM - Vice President Facilities Engineering, Memorial Hermann Health System
Patrick Murray - President/CEO, Peterson Health

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

Sponsored by: Hunton Services

9:15 am - 9:45 am Break

Location: Wisteria Grand Foyer

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

William A. Johnson, MS, SASHE, CHFM, CHSP, CHEP - Life Safety Code Surveyor, The Joint Commission

Location: Wisteria Ballroom

 

Thank you to our 2019 Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

TAHFM is the state chapter representing American Society of Healthcare Engineering & Association for the Healthcare Environment
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