Thursday, September 22nd
Session Title: "Collaboration Trends in Education"
Co - Presenters: Warren Bulseco and Larry Payne, WTW Architects
Session Description: This presentation will cover how the shift in teaching pedagogies, like blended learning, active learning, and flipped classrooms, affects how students learn, and the role libraries and other non-traditional learning environments play in supporting these methodologies. We will examine interior architecture, different types of next-gen collaborative furniture, embedded technology, and flexible power and data infrastructure. Lessons learned and points to consider while planning for any construction or renovation project will be discussed.
Track 1 - Session 2
Session Title: "Is Today's Model of the Liberal Arts Campus Sustainable?"
Co - Presenters: Albert Filoni and Alan Hohlfelder, MacLachlan Cornelius & Filoni
Session Description: In the United States we have created liberal arts educational systems that are predicated on specialization and compartmentalization. In turn, this has created "kingdoms" that refuse to share space and resources, resulting is an inefficient and close-to-unaffordable infrastructure. Architects, planners, and facilities directors cannot reinvent today’s institutions alone; so, this presentation will address how to organize a team of key university stakeholders and decision makers to plan, fundraise, and execute a unified Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan.
Track 1 - Session 3
Session Title: "Integrating Private Industry and University Engineering for Successful Research Collaboration"
Co - Presenters: Robert Bostwick, Bostwick Design Partnership with Amy Bridger, Penn State Behrend
Session Description: The session will address the design philosophy to execute an integrated industry-academia complex, specifically the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Center. Located at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park, this Center facilitates interaction and applied research through an Open Laboratory initiative. The design of the building encourages academic and private industry co-location, collaboration, and working together on applied research and new product development.
Track 2 - Session 1
Session Title: "Disaster Preparedness and Response"
Presenter: Scott Jones, G.S. Jones Restoration
Session Description: This presentation will cover the most common disasters likely to occur to college and university facilities, such as fire, water, storm, snow, and mold events, based with firsthand experiences over the last 30 years. Attendees will walk away from the presentation with a clear plan of action to implement before a disaster strikes, to minimize, and in some cases eliminate, the effects of disasters. Attendees will also be provided with the steps necessary to follow, as part of a proactive plan, to lessen student disruption and to control costs.
Track 2 - Session 2
Session Title: "Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)"
Co - Presenters: Bob Saunders, Momentum Inc.
Session Description: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is a project delivery approach that integrates stakeholder requirements, organizational structures, and design activities into a best-practice process that recognizes the unique talents and insights of all participants. The goal of IPD is to provide value to the owner, optimize results, reduce waste, and maximize effectiveness through all project phases. We will use a case study involving the development of Thiel College's $7.2M James B. Pedas Communication Center as an example of how IPD can be applied.
Track 2 - Session 3
Session Title: "Campus Transformation - Top TEN Reasons for Upgrading Facilities"
Co - Presenters: Renee Gaston and Dave Clark, The Efficiency Network (TEN) with J.B. Messer, Community College of Allegheny County
Session Description: How can a campus become an "efficient network"? We will examine some of our success stories, which include: reducing wasted energy consumption; reducing carbon footprint; reducing material, service contract, and maintenance costs; redeploying freed-up staff; reducing operational costs; increasing system reliability; improving learning environments; attracting potential grants; being more competitive as an institution of higher learning; and enhancing economic development by creating work for local contractors and students.
Track 3 - Session 1
Session Title: "Commissioning: Winning the Gold Through Teamwork"
Presenter: James Mascaro, MBP
Session Description: This presentation will cover commissioning roles and responsibilities. In particular, it will discuss the critical role of the Owner in the building commissioning process, and where his/her involvement and input is of utmost importance. We will discuss lessons learned from recent facility commissioning efforts, and present common errors, shortcomings, omissions, and misinterpretations, what their result may be, and how to prevent such things from occurring on future projects.
Track 3 - Session 2
Session Title: "Combining Asset Collection and Condition Assessments to Best Manage the Maintenance and Replacement of Mechanical Equipment"
Co - Presenters: Lenette Wells, Entech Engineering with Dawn Barnett, Cabrini University
Session Description: With tight maintenance and capital budgets, campus administrators must find ways to optimize their mechanical equipment maintenance and replacement. Decisions about budgeting for component or system replacement require collaboration between facilities managers and maintenance staff. Condition, cost, and maintenance data can provide a framework to determine where to focus investment. Using a Cabrini College case study, we will share the process that was used to gather the data, and how they used the data to plan and budget.
Track 3 - Session 3
Session Title: "The Essentials of a Successful Masonry Restoration Program"
Presenter: Daniel Jackson, Bell & Spina Architects-Planners
Session Description: The presentation will include an overview of common masonry systems, a comparison of historic and modern methods and materials, physical and environmental influences on building systems, sealants and other interfaces, causes and influences of movement, and common points of failure. Emphasis will be placed on promoting a program of informed awareness, and encouraging attendees to consider a proactive, life-cycle approach to maintaining their masonry buildings.