2019 Midwest Facility Masters Conference - ATTENDEE

2019 Midwest Facility Masters Conference - ATTENDEE
Join us for the 12th Annual Midwest Facilities Conference providing Career Development, Continuing Education and Networking for School Facility, School Operations and School Business Professionals from throughout the Midwest.
 

Along with new trends and innovations in safety, security, facilities management and operations this year’s conference features sessions and keynotes on the work place culture. What Kind of Workplace Culture Are You Creating? You are more than an employee in the district. You have an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference for your staff and students. The workplace culture, a passion of the committee and your colleagues, will offer sessions to help you enhance facilities, operations and grounds as well as the value of your school district! Make a point to attend!

Additionally, you will want to visit the exhibit hall to learn about innovative new products and services available to improve efficiency, save your district money, and improve the learning environment for kids!


Learn from industry experts in over 60 sessions, with tracks on:
  • View the Schedule at a Glance
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Learning Environment
  • Safety, Security & Risk Management
  • Leadership & Management
  • Technology, Social Media, & Communications
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency
  • WASBO Facilities Manager Certification Sessions (Module 3 Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Dude Solutions User Training & Lab
 
           
Certification credits are available from the following:
  • The Facilities Designation Program for Illinois
  • Wisconsin ASBO Facilities Manager Certification Program - Module 3 Environmental Health & Safety
  • CEUs for Certified Plant Engineer (CPE)
  • CEUs for Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM)
  • CEUs for Certified Plant Supervisor (CPS)
  • Graduate credit through Viterbo University
Register today for this valuable learning opportunity – only $255 per person when you register by October 21 ($270 after)! Bring multiple attendees from your school district or company and save even more! Bring two or more from your organization, and all of your attendees receive a 10% discount making registration only $235 per person ($250 after October 21). Register early to save!

Additional Materials and Information


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

Be sure to click the orange Save Responses button below before you Proceed to Checkout.

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. Individuals from vendor organizations not sponsoring or exhibiting at the Midwest Facility Masters Conference may register as attendees to participate in networking events and attend sessions; however, distribution of literature is not permitted. Contact WASBO at (608) 249.8588 or wasbo@wasbo.com for sponsorship information, or sign up to sponsor at this link.

If your company is registered to exhibit at this conference, please use the name badge registration that will be coming in early October.
When
11/4/2019 - 11/5/2019
Where
Kalahari Resort & Conference Center 1305 Kalahari Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Program

   

Sunday, 03 November 2019

 
Beat the lines on Monday morning by picking up your materials on Sunday night!
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Reconnect with colleagues you've met in past years or meet new ones at this networking reception at the Double Cut.
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM

Monday, 04 November 2019

 
Time
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM

Time
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
7:00 AM

Track
General Session
Time
7:50 AM - 8:50 AM
7:50 AM

Track
Dude Solutions Learning Lab
Time
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM

At Dude Solutions, we believe the more you know about where your team currently stands, the better off you’ll be able to strategize for a successful future. But, with most maintenance and operations teams currently operating on a “run to failure” mantra, how do you go against the grain? Come join the conversation as we discuss the vital importance of having the full picture of your facilities and the data story they tell.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Employees who enjoy what they do and the atmosphere in which they work are more likely to remain employed with their organization over a longer period of time. It is up to us to implement retention strategies to manage employee turnover and attract quality employees. This session will discuss current trends in recruiting and engaging employees within our departments.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Discuss the benefits of upgrading insulation to reduce mechanical systems and energy use and how to reduce operation’s costs by investing in wall and roof construction. Hear examples of daylighting, solar tubes and daylight monitoring to conserve energy use and improve learning outcomes.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Understand the basics of purchasing competitive natural gas & electric supply from start to finish. Gain a working knowledge of what it means to “fix” energy costs, methods of collecting bids (including reverse auctions) and how to evaluate your results to select the best option for your district.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Learn important and useful information about tennis courts and athletic tracks, including common problems and defects, recommendations for proper maintenance, and how they are designed and constructed. Find out what color schemes are best for tennis courts and what type of athletic track surfacing is recommended. Discover how to minimize cracking on your tennis courts and how to fix cracks, how to extend the life of your athletic track surface, and other important tips.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

With the right control strategies, your comfort and building’s energy use don’t have to be mutually exclusive!  Learn the basics behind Building Automation Systems (BAS) and how you most likely can modify the system you have to help make your buildings more comfortable and efficient. We will discuss basic system components, benefits of scheduling for occupancy, and alarm notifications. We will also demonstrate the result of adding a few additional components or changing programming processes to see energy savings in a building.  In the end, we want listeners to understand a few strategies to keep energy in check while maintaining occupant comfort.
Track
Learning Environment
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

What started out as a simple $100,000 masonry repointing project turned into a $1,000,000 nightmare.  Brian and Troy will share all the hard lessons learned at Wright Technical Center when a simple building maintenance project turned into an emergency evacuation of the building.  So, what were the issues; selecting the correct paint requires more information than, “What is the surface to be painted?”  Knowing how building components work together in a building and, how all building materials and systems have a cause and effect regarding the buildings environmental health.  Not understanding “Vapor Barriers and Dew Points’” can have a dramatic impact on the structural integrity of not just masonry walls but the entire building and its occupants.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Learn essential information on each of the 20 components needed to have a successful safety program. Examples of actual practices used by Wisconsin school districts will be included.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 3
Time
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
9:00 AM

Time
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM
9:50 AM

The average building wastes about a third of its energy. That's right — one third. Gone are the days when energy conservation's pure motivation was environmental friendliness. Today, it's a costly expense that can be managed, but how do you tell a captivating story to get organization buy-in? Come join our discussion as we outline the 12 steps toward an institution-wide energy management program and how to accomplish each simply.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Nearly everyone hates the thought of speaking in front of a group of people, it can be very nerve-wracking. However, we are all put into situations at times where we need to present information to the public, our bosses, or committees, etc., so it’s best to be prepared. Attend this presentation to learn some important tips on what to do and what not to do from a veteran presenter. You will learn it isn’t as hard as it looks, discover some valuable tips to help you successfully do a strong presentation yourself, and reduce your stress at the same time!
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Lighting was installed at the State Road School in LaCrosse WI with a specific spectrum and intensity documented to improve reading speed and comprehension, cognitive thinking and mood. This presentation will be a summary of the lighting installed with supporting research and a discussion with the energy manager and the designers of the lighting system. Learn first-hand why you want to focus on human performance. Energy savings is a byproduct of properly designed lighting for human performance.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Hear speakers from the 2018 NSSA Storm Shelter Conference and analyze two case studies from districts near you about meeting storm shelter requirements. Learn how to interpret the codes and discover the options your district has.
Track
Safety
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Discuss the benefits of outdoor learning spaces including outdoor classrooms and play space.  See examples of surfaces, play structures and unconventional design that allow for ease of access for all students and require low maintenance.  Learn the benefits of exterior activities for health and wellness and improved performance in students.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

There are a number of design, construction, and commissioning factors to consider when working with additions and partial renovations of existing HVAC systems.  This presentation discusses several lessons learned, showcasing how proactive design and early construction presence can prevent the common post-occupancy issues.   The end results will expedite project closeout and occupancy.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

This interactive presentation will challenge attendees to SHARE, to reach out to find another (match of skill sets) in our space.  We will challenge each other to SHARE the skills they possess, how they acquired them,  and are wiling.... to maybe impart to another attendee.  Best stories and plans WIN, as we all do as attendees in this program.  Remember it's NOT TTWWADI.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

The ever increasing role of a facility manager has grown to encompass creating a safety program that works to prevent employee injuries. This session will outline ways in which programs can be implemented in a way that creates buy-in, with the intent of creating a safe work place for all school employees. The session is presented through the lenses of a facility manager, risk manager and environmental manager.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 3
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
10:00 AM

Time
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
10:50 AM

Time
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
12:10 PM

When you come in to work, you may not know what the day holds. What kind of projects will be thrown your way? How your team will perform? What fires will need extinguishing? While you’re not expected to predict the future, it’s crucial that you know how to track and report on what your team has done and is currently doing. That way you’ll be able to show exactly what has been completed and, when the time comes, present the right data to secure more resources. Join Dude Solutions as we run through topics such as: •    Why data is important and what data to use •    What to consider for repair vs. replace conversations •    How to effectively use operations data to communicate •    Specific key performance indicators that prove efficiency and justify hiring and budget increases
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

This presentation will cover helpful hints and tips for leadership in smaller districts based on the presenter's experience as a leader, custodian, and building and grounds director. Many buildings and grounds directors or head custodians have the challenge of “double duty”, that is leading a staff and completing custodial and or maintenance work themselves. This challenge can be difficult to navigate. Some of the key points will be Communication (with superiors, staff, employees and the public), balancing administrative and work tasks, Leading and motivating staff, developing the ability to curry favor and earn respect, and creating healthy culture.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Every day we engage in numerous conversations, each which play important roles in shaping our expectations, relationships, and outcomes. Navigating conversations effectively can be tricky and it takes certain skills, such as social intelligence, courage, self-control, and even humility. We will explore examples and challenge our thinking around crucial conversations within the workplace.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Presentation will cover the history and impact of indoor air quality, contaminants of concern, air purification options, the history of Bipolar Ionization and deploying an air purification strategy to reduce capital and operational expenses. Technology based on BPI can be installed in the supply air of HVAC systems.  These systems can deliver: - Reduced absenteeism – healthier air by reduces VOCs and harmful particles, lessening impact of allergies and asthma up to 90% -Continuous Disinfection – up to 98% effective against H1N1, Staph, mildew, mold, E.coli - Lower energy costs – Reducing the cost to condition outside air by as much as 50%
Track
Safety
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Come participate in an open discussion centered on transparency with your community, working with different types of outside organizations, enhancing your public, parents of students and much more. A Dude Solutions events expert will share insight from our exclusive national data and discuss how clients can fully leverage our Events solution and the data provided.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

This presentation examines the most common problems in buildings: water damage.  He will share the simple seven steps to proper Water Mitigation followed by an explanation of the important facts every building manager needs to know about Mold, it’s treatment and prevention.  This information will arm the facilities manager with a better understanding of when to deal with common problems with their own staff and when to call for help from an outside source.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

A panel of seasoned construction experts will discuss the most common problems with capital improvements.  Engage in problem solving activities to draft and debate solutions using strategies offered by the presenters.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

This session will be an introduction to IEQ geared towards both the beginner and experienced facilities manager. It will include the components of a good IEQ program with examples from one school district.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 3
Time
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
1:10 PM

Time
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
2:00 PM

Our new bi-annual Education Operations Health Index combines two decades of operations statistics from billions of client data points as they complete and track their daily operations using our solutions. With this education operations data, every education leader, from superintendents and business officers to CIOs and facility management leaders, will have a benchmark to pinpoint their department’s strengths and areas for improvement, as well as allow them to make more informed, actionable decisions.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

This session will cover how to empower your staff to be leaders in your district and equip your employees with the numerous skills to have in their toolbox.  The tools of training, rewarding, when to and when not to delegate, decision-making processes, promotion, goal-setting, and competition will all be discussed.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

This session will share some cost saving practices and maintenance procedures that school district facility departments can self  perform.   We will also explain basic operation and sequences of operation for various HVAC equipment typically found in schools. We will also discuss some energy efficiency saving opportunities that may be of interest.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Most districts have some kind of partnership with an outside vendor to help them with health and safety issues. This presentation will give an overview of areas where the health and safety professional would be most beneficial to the buildings and grounds department. The presentation will also discuss how to develop a good working relationship and how to get the right work from your health and safety professional. Some of the topics covered would include: training, emergencies, budgeting, research, rules and regulations and asbestos issues.
Track
Safety
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

This session will discuss capitalizing on what it is to be a professional in our business. How to Walk the Walk, not just Talk the Talk. We will address appearance, verbal skills, ethics, respect, email/phone/voicemail etiquette, continuing education, and representation of your work place in public.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Mentorship is a powerful way to give back to the profession, with gains for both the mentor and protege. Attend this session to learn the qualities of a good mentor, how to make the mentoring relationship work, and what you can do to help school facilities professionals be successful for the long-term. If you wish to find out on being a Mentor, attend this session.
Track
Learning Environment
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

This interactive presentation explores successful tips and techniques you may need when making a presentation to or having a crucial conversation with the board, school administration, staff, community and local government.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Asbestos will include the uses of asbestos, history of asbestos regulations, health effects of asbestos, and basic concepts of the AHERA regulation.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 3
Time
2:20 PM - 3:10 PM
2:20 PM

Time
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
3:10 PM

Engage in discussions around hot topics and idea sharing in the world of buildings & grounds. Often, you are the only one in your district responsible for facilities and operations. Gather with the facilitators and your peers as they make sharing knowledge a priority. This interactive session will deliver information, as well as give the opportunity to ask questions and share successful practices from your district. As a group, we will share best practices, identify challenges, and brainstorm potential solutions.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Are you aware of human trafficking? Do you know the signs? Find out how it could be impacting your district!
Track
Learning Environment
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Track
Leadership/Management
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

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.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

We will divide the class into two groups and run them through a table top exercise.  One group willplay the role of the district crisis management team and the other group will play the role of the school crisis management team.  We willd then walk through inputs.  The inputs will focus on three phases of the event, preparedness, response and recovery.  Through questions and answers teams will focus on their roles and explore what they need to do, when, why and how.
Track
Safety
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Learn the benefits of hiring a relocation provider and how to reduce your exposure to Workers' Compensation claims.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

Discuss the latest technology trends in HVAC systems and what you need to consider when designing a new or replacement system.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

We will examine the components of “Life Safety” and how it impacts daily operation of the school. Egress, occupancy, and fire resistance rated construction, all components of life safety, will be explored for practical use in schools. Learn some basic exit design concepts from dead ends to assembly aisle.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 3
Time
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM
3:30 PM

4:20 PM

Time
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 PM

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

 
Time
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM

Time
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
7:15 AM

Track
General Session
Time
7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
7:45 AM

Time
9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
9:15 AM

Track
Dude Solutions Learning Lab
Time
9:25 AM - 12:15 PM
9:25 AM

Unless this is your first day on the job, you have heard of (and are well acquainted with) preventive maintenance. Whether it keeps you up at night or allows you to rest assured, you know how important a solid, efficient PM program is. While preventive maintenance is a must for operational success, it might be a thing of the past soon. The future of maintenance? Working predictively. Come join our presentation as we discuss how predictive maintenance is alive and well in education operations.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Do you have a co-worker or a supervisor who drives you crazy or triggers an emotional response that sometimes “hijacks” your behavior?  Being able to manage your emotional triggers in the work place is a difficult skill to master, but it does not have to be. This session will give you greater insight into your trigger events and will offer some practical suggestions on how you can better manage your behavior when your emotions get the best of you.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

How do you utilize your data in your building automation systems to save energy, inform capital planning and increase occupant comfort? With a focus on enhanced master planning and monitoring based commissioning, this session will demonstrate how to create actionable intelligence to vastly improve building performance by leveraging the abundance of data already available from the building automation systems, as well as, other smart meters and devices in your facility.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

As we look to improve the security posture at schools to protect students and staff we must understand the appropriate system to address the problems.  Most schools have implemented surveillance systems, access controls and added security officers in an attempt to combat an active shooter.  While these improvements address certain issues of school security they have proven to be ineffective in addressing an armed intruder.  Without enhancements to communication and response history has shown an armed intruder will not be deterred by these threats.   Avoiding reoccurring costs or ineffective upgrades is essential with limited funding for safety options.  This presentation focuses on an analysis of recent incidents with a comparison of existing security protocols to determine how to best respond in a crisis.  An examination of federal reports and findings will be discussed for attendees to consider when choosing future improvements.
Track
Safety
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

A one-hour presentation on low input, sustainable turf care focusing on sports turf, addressing how to do more with less inputs.  We will touch on all facets of turf care including seeding, fertilizing, weed control, cultural controls and field safety.  An overview of why we do the maintenance on ball fields that we do.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

We live in an era of growing health sensitivities, unforgiving social media exposure, demand for immediate pest relief, and increasing concerns over chemicals used around children.  This unfairly catches educational administrators, directors and managers between the need to quickly control pests and keeping children safe while doing so.  If you do this well and you will earn an A+, but if you do this poorly and you might be answering some tough questions. In this session you will discover elements of a solid pest control program, including:  protecting children, preventing pests, responding to pest pressure, ensuring regulatory compliance, as well as what needs to be considered, should you perform self-directed pest management or choose to hire a pest management professional.
Track
Learning Environment
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Our climate is brutal on building enclosures and when it rains like cats and dogs or snow and ice buildup inevitably, you’ll experience a leak. The word “leak” is quite possibly the most unnerving term to a B&G person; something no one appreciates or even wishes to deal with on top of all other responsibilities. WHY? Aside from the obvious, water entry into a building is often times very disruptive and if left unchecked, could become very costly.    In this session life-long learners will take away the following key deliverables:    1.    A process to be taken to best deal with water entry into school buildings.    2.    Defined detection methods for water entry (testing/maintenance plans).  3.    Removal of water and drying methods.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

The legal requirements of application, posting, and record keeping for pesticide use in schools will be a discussion priority. Learn how to implement a successful Integrated Pest Management Program in your district. Hear from colleagues how IPM has worked in their districts and how to control common interior pests using IPM.
Track
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Module 3
Time
9:25 AM - 10:15 AM
9:25 AM

Time
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM
10:15 AM

After 20 years in the education operations industry, one thing is clear: it’s always changing, and 2019 has been no different here at Dude Solutions. We grew alongside our 7,000 education clients, took a hard look at the data we’ve accumulated over the years and listened to what you, the education operations experts, had to say. Come hear about how all the enhancements made, resources created and facility data gathered by The Dude this past year can help your team work smarter, not harder, in the year to come.
Track
Dude Solutions
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

This session will discuss all of the roles and responsibilities facility directors are responsible for and explain how roles are delegated between different sized districts.   Every district needs to have a solid staffing structure in place to meet the needs of their offerings.
Track
Leadership/Management
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

With state and local budgets growing increasingly limited, funding allocation for school construction and renovation work needs to be carefully weighed. It is important to ensure that investments contribute to healthier buildings and student learning environments. This session will share a 2017 global research report published by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as examples from Wisconsin school learning environments. Learn how facilities and the classroom environment impact student health and performance.
Track
Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

In DeKalb, there was an incident a couple of years ago and the district found that their response and reunification were very flawed. After that incident, the district put together a new plan for response and reunification. The team has drilled it for all schools (11 buildings) at least 1-2 times and also had an actual Bomb Threat during which the district enacted the plan successfully. Planning and use of staff from other buildings and central administration is key to the district's successful execution. The Director of Facility Operations as well as two School Resource Officers will share the lessons learned and what the response and reunification looks like in the DeKalb School District.
Track
Safety
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

Is buying gas in the deregulated market right for your district?
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

With new technology, clean and healthy classrooms are possible. Review how Mount Prospect School District 57 improved Lincoln Middle School and implemented ways to reduce student and teacher illnesses and improved equipment performance. Discuss places that mold, bacteria and allergens can build up and the solutions employed.
Track
Learning Environment
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

With the chaotic Wisconsin weather this past winter season building envelopes took some bullying from Mother Nature. Surviving without necessary repairs is one successful hurdle however, is there hidden maintenance in the mix for your facility and how do you plan for such challenges? There certainly is a lot of discussion within the industry and advice online with what works best for roofs and walls on school buildings, BUT what’s best for your facility?    In this session life-long learners will take away the following key best practices:    1.    Determine the right type of roof for your facility.  2.    Define how much insulation your facility needs and whether you need to remove the existing before replacing your roof.  3.    Building exterior maintenance tips.  4.    How to resolve reoccurring leaks.    Best practices will be discussed along with school building case studies throughout the construction industry.  A blend of best practices and lessons learned case studies will be reviewed to demonstrate what can be done to extend the service life of roof and wall systems and what should be involved in the initial design process.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

The discussion would be based on how to maximize the efficiency of a condensing boiler and what makes it work regardless of the brand.  It would then go into operating set-points/controls used in condensing boilers.   This would include the use of set-points, outside air reset, VFD pump control & night set-back and building automation. We will help you understand what your boiler plant is capable of and show you how that system can save money $$ over your old boiler plant using the information available.
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
10:25 AM - 11:15 AM
10:25 AM

Time
11:15 AM - 11:25 AM
11:15 AM

Track
Leadership/Management
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

You may only build a learning center every generation, so what do you need to know?  What are the obstacles to look out for?  What challenges lay ahead?  Building a new learning center on a new site or renovating a functioning school building is a big project to undertake, with budget, schedule and quality ramifications. We will discuss lessons learned during the Design and Construction phases of the Sheboygan Falls Middle School, and we will provide a take-away of key tips for you to hit the ground running on your upcoming project.
Track
Learning Environment
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 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
WASBO Facilities Manager Core Certification - Intro Course
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

A review of safety concerns, code issues an maintenance for Bleachers & Backstops.
Track
Auxiliary Services
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

CESA Purchasing, Empathia and Elkhorn School District have come together to talk about what it really takes to be experts being Proactive and Reactive in every situation.  In the past 5 years schools have been commanded by events, evolution and public expectation to handle any and all situations that ends up in their classrooms.  Together we will offer direction on how to be successful before you ever need to be and how to handle a situation when you did not see it coming.  This session will be structured as both speaking and questions and answers.  Our goal is to answer the question before the answer is required.
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Learning Environment
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Gain an understanding of considerations for designing and constructing pavement and sidewalks with portland cement concrete and hot-mix asphalt.  Then, learn what maintenance to perform in order to extend the life cycle of pavement.
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Maintenance & Operations
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Are your flooring selections underperforming?  Are your maintenance costs for flooring consuming a large portion of your budgets?  Come listen to a panel of experts share their vast expertise and knowledge on these and many more flooring selection and maintenance Blind Spots.  Learn how to make informed selections and ask the right questions to achieve flooring solutions that fit your facilities’ needs.  This program will provide a clear understanding of the following: • How to budget for new flooring or replacement flooring • How to determine the right flooring solution for the installation requirement • How to evaluate the initial cost of the flooring product vs the life time maintenance cost
Track
Maintenance & Operations
Time
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM
11:25 AM

Time
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
12:15 PM

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