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AHCA Annual Seminar
FHEA Annual Meeting and Trade Show!

Welcome to the 30th Annual AHCA Annual Seminar and 52nd Annual FHEA Meeting and Trade Show. This statewide event is co-sponsored by The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the Florida Healthcare Engineering Association (FHEA) and is being held at the Hilton Orlando hotel located just off International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

The AHCA Annual Seminar
Monday and Tuesday
September 22 and 23, 2014

This two-day AHCA Annual Seminar will focus on the revisions to the major codes and standards used in Florida that are changing on December 31, 2014 and other important health care design issues important to designers, contractors, facility managers, and inspectors. For details of the AHCA program, see the Program Tab on this website.

FHEA Annual Meeting & Trade Show
Trade Show: Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 22-23
Annual Meeting/Educational Session: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

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This one-day meeting will include educational training sessions especially suited for health care facility engineers who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of health care facilities across the state. For details of the FHEA program, see Program Tab on this website.

The AHCA Annual Seminar Main Speaker Sessions
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On Monday and Tuesday special Main Speaker sessions for all AHCA Seminar attendees will be presented by the following speakers:
Doug Erickson, Chair of the Guidelines Revision committee will provide an overview of the new FGI Guideline document. With more than 38 years of industry experience as a healthcare facility manager, consultant, AHJ, advocate for the ASHE, and past chair of technical committees of NFPA, Mr. Erickson brings his vision of the future of health care design and the role the FGI Guidelines plays in the continued improvement of patient and resident outcomes.

Nick Buettner, an international speaker, will share the fascinating secrets of long life learned from the “Blue Zones”, a term used to describe certain regions on Earth with the longest life expectancy, and concentration of persons over 100 years old. Nick was part of a National Geographic funded expedition to investigate these areas of the world to discover why people in these “Blue Zone” areas live to exceptional old age… and are happy. Nick will describe the key concepts for living long and healthy learned from these communities.

Ron Coté, the well known author of the NFPA 101 Handbook, will review with us the major changes to the 2012 and 2015 editions and explain the background behind these changes. If ever there was a person who knows the answers to all the questions regarding the Life Safety Code, it is Mr. Ron Coté.

Heather Burpee, Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, will present the health care design and construction challenge to reduce energy consumption by designing high performance buildings to address both energy efficiency, and improved indoor environmental quality.

The AHCA Annual Seminar Breakaway Sessions
The breakaway sessions will feature many notable speakers presenting detailed information on the new codes and standards and on the important revisions and additions to the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines.

The 2014 FGI Guidelines Discount Purchase
As part of the on-line registration for the conference, you can purchase, at a 25% discount, the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines. Although this edition was not completed in time to be referenced in the new edition of the Florida Building Code, it will still be available to you as a possible AHCA approved “alternative method of compliance” in lieu of 2010 edition and as a guide for interpretations of requirements in the 2010 edition.

Summary Agenda for 2014

The Golf Tournament
Sunday, September 21, 2014
A golf tournament has been scheduled to start at noon on Sunday. Separate registration for this event is now open and available on this website.

AHCA Annual Seminar
Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Speaker sessions start at 9:00 AM on Monday and finish at 4:00 PM on Tuesday.
Registration for the AHCA Annual Seminar includes admission to all AHCA Seminar speaker sessions and to the FHEA Trade Show, program guides, handout materials, breakfast and lunch for both Monday and Tuesday, refreshment breaks, and a catered reception on Monday evening as part of the Trade Show opening.

The FHEA Annual Meeting and Training Sessions
Wednesday September 23, 2014
Training Sessions start at 8:00 AM on Wednesday morning and conclude at 2:00 PM that afternoon. Registration for the FHEA annual meeting and training on Wednesday includes admission to the FHEA training sessions on Wednesday, and to the FHEA Trade Show on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast, and lunch on Wednesday, September 23, 2014.

FHEA Trade Show
The FHEA Trade Show opens Monday evening, September 22, 2014 with a catered reception and continues all day on Tuesday with over 280 vendor booths and displays of health care related design and construction projects.

Registration Options
You may register for only the AHCA Annual Seminar on Monday and Tuesday, or for only for the FHEA Annual Meeting and Training Sessions on Wednesday or for both events. See Registration Tab on this website.

For a detailed Program Agenda, see Program Tab on this website.

Sponsorships and Advertising opportunities:
There are still sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for you or your company but they are filling fast. For more information how you can become a recognized sponsor, click on, “Sponsorships 2014” using the navigation above.


FHEA Trade Show
The Trade Show is currently sold out: for information on wait list, contact Alethea Vitray, Executive Director of FHEA at alethea@fhea.org


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Website Updated September 20, 2014