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2019 TAHFM Interlink Presentations

March 31 - April 3, 2019
The Westin Houston, Memorial City | Houston, Texas

The Sky Below

Scott Parazynski - Former NASA Astronaut and Everest Summiter


ASHE Update

Antonio Suarez - ASHE Region 7 Director


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


A Methodical Guide for Hospital Air Handler Replacement

Alan Fritsche - Principal Owner, Garner Fritsche Engineering


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


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

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


Upgrading to IPTV Systems to Enhance the Patient Experience

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


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


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

Lorrie Elizarraraz - Executive Director of Facilities Management, University Health System
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


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

Reece Robinson - Building Services Technical Content Manager, Grundfos


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

Inti Gonzalez, PE - Associate, Shah Smith & Associates


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


Controlling Your Workers' Compensation Costs - Financial and Human

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


Fire Protection Documentation and Trends

Kyle Phipps - Central Texas General Manager, Koetter Fire Protection


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.


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
Mark Kenneday, MBA, CHFM, FASHE, CHC, CM-Lean - Director Business Development - Healthcare, Sightlines


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.


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

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.


Working as One: Bridging and Minding Generational Gaps

Amelie Karam - Millennial Speaker & Consultant


Addressing the Entry at Healthcare Facilities

JC Powell - National Sales Manager, Boon Edam


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


Refrigerants: Where are We Headed in North America?

Melinda Allen - CEO, Allen & Company Environmental Services
William Dietrich - Product General Manager, Chillers at Daikin Applied Americas
Mike Donovan - President, Owner HTS Texas


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


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


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


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


Demystifying Integrated Security Systems for the Healthcare Facility Manager

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


Joint Commission Update

Bill Johnson - Joint Commission

Thank you to our 2019 Annual Conference Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

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