2019 Facilities Management Conference ATTENDEE

2019 Facilities Management Conference ATTENDEE
 

Join your colleagues from across Wisconsin to learn about trends and innovations in school operations designed specifically for school facility, operations and maintenance and school business professionals! This one-and-one-half-day educational conference features over 25 sessions, including both core and continuing education courses for the WASBO Facilities Certification Program. Also take advantage of the time to meet with 100+ vendors in the Exhibit Hall to get the information you need to make informed decisions.

A committee of your peers developed a program to cover these topic areas. View the entire conference offerings or click on the sessions in the conference registration to learn how you can enhance your professional development. See the schedule at a Glance here.

Breakout sessions include:

Core Certification Module 1 in Custodial Operations & Module 2 for Building Systems
      Class is in Session; Germs are Too: How Germs and Hand Hygiene Affect K-12 Education
How to Be a Leader Without Being a Boss
      Student Health, Student Performance, Student Success
Risk Management - Planning for a District Facility Disaster
      Customer Service
We've Cracked the Code to Harness the Power of the Sun
      How Do I Select the Right LED Lighting Solution?
Don't Get Schooled - Become Educated in Cyber Security
      Moisture Issues and Other Common Causes of Flooring Failures
Take Back Control of Your District's Energy Bill
      Planning for Safety and Security Issues with School Construction


Thanks to the generous support of Focus on Energy, 9 Facilities Management Conference Attendee Scholarships will be awarded to attend the Facilities Management Conference. These scholarships will enable facility professionals who would not otherwise be able to participate to attend this conference.  Be sure to apply before the February 1st deadline!

Additional Materials and Information

To register for the conference, please sign in or click the create a new account link in the area to the right. If you are a WASBO member or have previously attended a WASBO conference, your User Name is your email address. If you are unsure of your password, click the Forgot My Password link to the right to reset it. 

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If the multi-attendee pricing option is selected erroneously (i.e. you are the only registrant from your organization), you agree to be billed for the difference in registration fees. Each individual from your organization will need to register separately. All rates are per person. Individuals from vendor organizations not sponsoring or exhibiting at the WASBO Facilities Management Conference may register as attendees to participate in networking events and attend sessions; however, distribution of literature is not permitted. Contact Clare May at 608.729.6632 or clare.may@wasbo.com for sponsorship information.  


When
3/7/2019 - 3/8/2019
Where
Kalahari Resort And Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI

Program

   

Thursday, 07 March 2019

 
Take this time to network with the over 100 exhibitors before starting educational sessions this afternoon.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

We will take a look at the legal aspects of the hiring process, asking the right interview questions, having systems in place to hire substitutes, making a decision, and finally having support procedures in place to make the potential employee successful.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 1
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
1:00 PM

Managing a school facility is a crucial role that requires a great deal of responsibility for a wide variety of duties. Facility managers face a range of challenges, from limited capital and operational funds to a stockpile of deferred maintenance projects. This position requires facility managers to have industry insight, mechanical expertise, and business savvy to ensure building occupants are comfortable and safe.     Despite the many hats facility staff wear, they are also perfectly positioned to capture significant energy savings by taking advantage of energy efficiency opportunities. Join Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency program, as our expert Energy Advisors educate attendees on how to take advantage of upgrades, tune-ups, and audit opportunities to ensure control of your energy systems across multiple buildings. Learn firsthand how a Wisconsin school district incorporated these same control strategies to save thousands of dollars.
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
1:00 PM

Time
1:55 PM - 2:20 PM
1:55 PM

Your presenter will provide you with information pertaining to the selection and purchase of chemicals and cleaning equipment for your school district.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 1
Time
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
2:20 PM

Why cybersecurity is important for any school district to protect all assets including technical equipment, staff, and most importantly, students. We will discuss areas of vulnerability and steps to mitigate those vulnerabilities such as passwords, emails, wireless, and web applications.
Time
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
2:20 PM

Air in a hydronic system fluid inhibits heat transfer, collects in the piping or equipment, and restricts flow, actually making equipment run longer than necessary while causing damage to it at the same time.  The air can lead to corrosion & system particulate which collects in the piping or equipment restricting flow and causing other problems.  By eliminating the insulating effects of the air and harmful effects of dirt, hydronic systems can then achieve peak thermal distribution efficiencies.   This presentation discusses these issues in detail including why they occur and how to solve them vs traditional methods. It also includes a test of a common specified air separator as well as an energy model showing payback potential.
Time
2:20 PM - 3:15 PM
2:20 PM

Time
3:15 PM - 3:40 PM
3:15 PM

Your presenters will help you determine the proper staffing levels for your school district. You will receive examples of cleaning questions to determine the proper level of cleaning for your school district; these questions can be modified to fit your districts’ needs and usage.  Attendees will also receive spreadsheets that you can use to collect your data and input. These sheets will calculate your cleaning time to help you determine if you are overstaffed or understaffed.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 1
Time
3:40 PM - 4:35 PM
3:40 PM

It is estimated that a 189 million school days are lost per year because of illnesses spread by a lack of proper hand hygiene in schools. This equates to an average of 4.5 days per year that each student will miss and an average of 5.3 days per year that a teacher will miss. Chronic absenteeism for both students and teachers leads to high dropout rates and huge costs for school districts. Potentially, a great number of school days could be reduced if students washed their hands regularly and properly. Studies have proven that hand washing is the best way to prevent spread of germs. Learn how implementing a hand hygiene program in your schools can help keep students and teachers safe and save your school money.
Time
3:40 PM - 4:35 PM
3:40 PM

Moisture management is a big, expensive issue, and it effects everyone involved in interiors - from architects & designers to general contractors & facility maintenance, across renovation and new construction. Whether it's a ruined installation or the unsightly appearance of mold & mildew, the problems caused by moisture cannot be ignored. With cost estimates as high as one billion dollars, they're also incredibly expensive. The presenter will demystify what’s going on beneath the flooring and offer some valuable solutions to save money, reduce risk and improve occupant well-being. Learn why the trend in moisture related flooring issues exist, break down scientifically what is happening beneath your flooring, and how to cut through the noise of solutions to identify some key steps you can take on your next flooring project to ensure success.
Time
3:40 PM - 4:35 PM
3:40 PM

Time
4:40 PM - 5:30 PM
4:40 PM

Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Friday, 08 March 2019

 
Time
6:45 AM - 7:30 AM
6:45 AM

Supervision of employees is one of the primary responsibilities of buildings and grounds professionals. This segment of the Certification Program examines the tools you must have to supervise custodial staff. The instruction also explores the steps of progressive discipline and looks at the requirements of "Due Process."
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 1
Time
7:30 AM - 8:25 AM
7:30 AM

7:30 AM

This presentation will give insightful information to the attendees regarding what to expect when a building is impacted by the two most common occurrences, a flood or fire.   The presentation discusses:  Means by which a district can prepare prior to an event  Insurance-related issues  Alternative facility options   Environmental factors  District policies concerning fire prevention   What to expect after a disaster   A roadmap for recovery  Communications is KEY  Entities that will play a part in the district's recovery and how to vet them  Several case studies based on real events at Wisconsin schools  And more….
Time
7:30 AM - 8:25 AM
7:30 AM

Time
8:25 AM - 8:40 AM
8:25 AM

You’ve started a new position as a Facilities Manager, now what? This session will give an overview of your new role and the responsibilities that come with it, as well as the skills that will be essential to your success. The presenters will review the WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification program and how it will benefit you in your new position as a Facilities Leader in your district.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Intro Session
Time
8:40 AM - 9:35 AM
8:40 AM

There are currently over 408,000 LED lighting products on the approved DLC list!  How do you determine which products are best for your application when everyone claims "my product lasts forever, will replace your existing fixture and provide more light, and consume almost nothing in energy.”  What is Important: 5 or 10 year warranty, higher lumens per watt, low total harmonic distortion, 50,000 or 100,000 hours life, add on or integrated controls, name brands or companies you've never heard of?  All of these issues affect the performance, cost, and value you get by choosing the right or wrong product.  We will explore how these metrics are established, how to compare them objectively, and discuss some myths about LED lighting.  The goal of this session is to help attendees be better educated buyers and understand the "lighting lingo" that is bantered about in the industry.  We will demystify this technology and cut through the marketing hype to provide objective facts on what LED lighting can provide for your facilities and what to consider for good, long term performance.
Time
8:40 AM - 9:35 AM
8:40 AM

This is a CEU presentation offering the following credits. 1.5 AIA/ HSW, .1 IDCEC, 1.5 GBCI.    Learning Objectives:  After attending this session you should be able to:     1. Evaluate Flooring as a performance driver for students and teachers utilizing the principals of Evidence- Based Design:  How the built-environment affects outcomes.  2. Examine premium rubber flooring's impact to achieving educational goals.  3. Review influence of the built-environment on 21st Century Learning  4. Flooring performance characteristics address exposure and risk in: Improved indoor air quality, Reduced absenteeism, Lower maintenance outlay, Reduce musculoskeletal fatigue, Operational cost savings, Reduce surface contamination, Reduce slip, trips, and falls, Improved speech intelligibility, Sustainable life-cycle cost.
Time
8:40 AM - 9:35 AM
8:40 AM

Time
9:35 AM - 9:50 AM
9:35 AM

Proper lighting design, controls, and system performance are critical to today’s learning environment. The evolution of lighting technologies and code requirements make choosing the proper lighting systems more challenging than ever. LED technologies are re-defining the role of lighting solutions in schools and making the right choice has become very confusing. This session will cover lighting technologies, LED – and where this technology is currently moving.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 2
Time
9:50 AM - 10:45 AM
9:50 AM

Time
9:50 AM - 10:45 AM
9:50 AM

Drawing on technical examples, lessons learned and best practices from a recently completed 20 energy optimization projects, this presentation will comprehensively explore and explain the challenges and key components necessary to execute successful retro-commissioning (RCx) projects. RCx case-studies and finding will be discussed. The presentation will also discuss the financial incentives available that can make your projects low cost or even no cost.   Executing projects within this domain is particularly significant, as they ultimately will impact building occupant's health as well as their ability to perform. For example, studies have shown increased indoor air quality has been attributed to a decreased amount of sick days.   Through this process of RCx, it is ensured that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained in conformance with the current facility requirements. That is, the building will function per the occpants/owner’s expectations. Regardless of the cause of degraded performance, RCx ensures that anemic areas of system performance are identified and quantified such that corrective actions to bring the system back to its most optimal state are identified.  This is done through a prudent engineering process whereby existing systems are assessed and tested to determine the level of conformance with the current facility requirement.    Retro-Commissioning main goals and objectives are to:   •    Bring equipment to its optimal operating efficiency   •    Reduce energy demands and cost   •    Reduce complaints   •    Increase occupants’ satisfaction and comfort   •    Increase equipment life   •    Improve indoor environmental quality   •    Reduce staff time spent on emergency call   •    Improve facility operation   •    Decrease your monthly fixed costs   •    Improve yearly equipment budget forecasting   •    Keep project cost effectiveness to less than 3 years simple payback      This track will help you understand the Retro-Commissioning Process in its totality, financial & operational benefits, learn the benefits of Utilizing Incentive Funding, and help determine the expected results of implementing the RCx for your facilities.
Time
9:50 AM - 10:45 AM
9:50 AM

Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM

High points of this session will focus on the electronic systems used in school buildings including fire alarm, security, intercom, clock, telephone, and more. We will discuss the various types of systems, their advantages and disadvantages, relative costs, and other helpful information.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 2
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
11:00 AM

Whether you are a team player, prefer to remain in your lane or believe your voice gets lost in the mix - managing up can create solutions instead of questions.  Using the thought behind the book the Energy Bus by Jon Gordon we will figure out how to apply some simple rules to being a leader, making changes and finding answers.
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
11:00 AM

With the introduction of Wisconsin’s 2018 School Safety Initiative, an increased number of school districts recognized the opportunity to enhanced safety and security measures.  Actions are being taken at a faster pace in an effort to put these measures in place, but are these actions the wisest use of district funds?  Our experts will explore the processes to plan and implement security and safety measures that provide the most impact and greatest value.  We will discuss the best practices and common approaches to providing enhanced security and safety in school construction.  We will discuss methods that shortcut the planning and design process resulting in less than desired outcomes.
Time
11:00 AM - 11:55 AM
11:00 AM

Grab some lunch and be sure to check your raffle tickets! Save your tickets for the re-draw at 12:45 PM.
Time
11:55 AM - 1:05 PM
11:55 AM

Learn about reading your utility bills, tracking energy use and ways to save energy for your district. Also included is using energy data to compare your energy use to other school districts and how can you become an "Energy Star."
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 2
Time
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
1:05 PM

The course will review the recent epidemic of mold outbreaks in schools in 2018 and the ensuing costs, complications, and liabilities. We will present recent case studies and look at the cause of the problem. The bulk of the course will discuss dehumidification and temporary climate strategies to prevent these occurrences from happening. We will discuss air quality, indoor environments that are predisposed to mold growth, and the principles of drying and temperature and humidity control that will keep your facility safe.
Time
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
1:05 PM

This session will detail why asset management is important in facilities management, and how one district took their current system to the next level. Your presenter will discuss what information you may want to capture in your district and why, as well as how proper asset management can be an effective tool in saving the school district money in maintenance, down time and replacement costs. Acquisition of new equipment and how that might look will also be covered. Lastly, possible asset management programs will be discussed as well as how to better understand how and why our assets fail.
Time
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM
1:05 PM

Time
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
2:00 PM

Heating systems (hot water, steam, rooftop, and dual fuel), Cooling Systems (DX, water and air cooled chillers), Air Distribution Systems (VAV, constant reheat) and geothermal vs. ground sourcing are just a few of the topics we will highlight in this session.
Track
Facilities Manager Core Certification Module 2
Time
2:10 PM - 3:05 PM
2:10 PM

Learn how solar powered LED can reduce daytime lighting costs to near zero. Recognize and avoid the pitfalls of poor quality LED products and worthless warranties. Explore the latest in energy technologies that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.
Time
2:10 PM - 3:05 PM
2:10 PM

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