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Virtual Schedule
 

Pre/Post Session Chat Rooms
7:45 - 8:45 AM & 4:30 - 5:30 PM, Daily
Virtual networking opportunity for all registered attendees.

Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers

If you would like to have a private discussion with a person in the chat room, you can chat privately in the text area or go offline or the host can create a breakout room. All chat rooms will be closed during Speaker Presentations and the Q&A's.

 
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Monday Morning Sessions - November 16, 2020
 

Pre-Session Chat Rooms (7:45 to 8:45 AM)
Virtual Networking Opportunity for all registered attendees. Join one of the sessions.
Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers

Session 1 (9:00 to 10:00 AM)
Overview of the 2018 FGI Guidelines and a Sneak Peek at the 2022 FGI Guidelines
Douglas S. Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC, Chief Executive Officer
Facility Guidelines Institute, St. Louis, MO

On December 31, 2020, the state of Florida will adopt the 2018 edition of the FGI Guidelines as the design code for all hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and skilled nursing homes. This presentation, from the CEO of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) will be an overview of the FGI Guidelines revision process and the new revisions to the 2018 edition, and will preview major changes in the 2022 edition.
Q and A (10:00 to 10:15 AM)
Live with Doug Erickson (Moderated by Skip Gregory)

15 minute Break

Session 2 (10:30 to 11:30 AM)
SPONSORED BY: Insight Imaging
2018 FGI Guidelines Revisions to Mobile, Transportable, and Relocatable Medical Units

Skip Gregory, NCARB, President
Health Facility Consulting, LLC, Tallahassee, FL

This presentation is a detailed review of the new design requirements for mobile, transportable, and relocatable medical units. These revisions were made to better protect patient health and safety while at the same time permitting limited use of these units. Because building codes do not include mobile medical units, these revisions are even more important to assure patient health and safety during diagnostic or treatment procedures.
Q and A (11:30 to 11:45 AM)
Live with Skip Gregory

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 

Lunch Break (11:45 AM- 1:30 PM)

 
Monday Afternoon Sessions - November 16, 2020
 

Session 3 (1:30 to 2:30 PM)
Updates to ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2017, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities
Michael Sheerin, PE, LEED AP
Principal, CEO at TLC Engineering Solutions, Orlando, FL

This presentation will address the newest changes to ASHRAE 170 and how they impact the requirements in the 2018 edition of the FGI Guidelines.
Q and A (2:30 to 2:45 PM)
Live with Michael Sheerin

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 



15 minute Break

Session 4 (3:00 to 4:00 PM)
Review of the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities
Jane Rohde, AIA, Principal
JSR Associates, Inc., Catonsville, MD

This presentation will be a review of the newly revised code for nursing homes, hospices, and residential care and support facilities including: assisted living facilities, independent living and residential substance abuse treatment facilities, Adult Day Care, Wellness Centers, and Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Facilities. Don’t miss this presentation for the latest in residential design requirements.
Q and A (4:00 to 4:15 PM)
Live with Jane Rohde

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 


15 minute Break

Post-Session Chat Rooms (4:30 to 5:30 PM)
Virtual Networking Opportunity for all attendees. Join one of the sessions.
Join one of the sessions:
Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers

 

 
Tuesday Morning Sessions - November 17, 2020
 

Pre-Session Chat Rooms (7:45 to 8:45 AM)
Virtual Networking Opportunity for all attendees. Join one of the sessions.
Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers

Session 5 (9:00 to 10:00 AM)
Virtual Reviews and Inspections
John Christensen, Project Architect
Flad Architects, Gainesville, FL

Greg Meyer, Architect
Flad Architects, Gainesville, FL

This session will present best practice recommendations for performing design reviews and construction inspections via voice and video technology through a comparison of current approaches with case studies, and lessons learned based on experiences of design teams, construction teams, and AHCA inspection teams.
Q and A (10:00 to 10:15 AM)
Live with John Christensen and Greg Meyer

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 


15 minute Break

Session 6 (10:30 to 11:30 AM)
Review of NFPA 101 and IBC
Bill Koffel, President
Koffel Associates, Inc., Columbia, MD

This will be an in-depth review of the similarities and differences found in the 2018 edition of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and the 2018 edition of the International Building Code (IBC) on which the 7th edition of the Florida Building Code is based. Don’t get tripped up by relying too much on one of these codes or the other. You must work both codes together to arrive at the correct code decision for your project.
Live Q and A (11:30 to 11:45 AM)
Live with Bill Koffel

Lunch Break (11:45 AM- 1:30 PM)

 
Tuesday Afternoon Sessions - November 17, 2020
 

Session 7 (1:30 to 2:30 PM)
Trends Driving Changes to the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Women’s and Children’s Health
Judy Smith, Principal
Smith Hager Bajo, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

This presentation will review important revisions in the areas of obstetrics and newborn nurseries of the 2018 FGI Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals. As new data becomes available, design for these types of spaces continues to evolve. The recommended Standards for Newborn ICU design has just finished being updated and will be available on the FGI Guidelines website for your use.
Live Q and A (2:30 to 2:45 PM)
Live with Judy Smith

15 minute Break

Session 8 (3:00 to 4:00 PM)
NFPA 72 Fire Alarm - 2016 Edition Update
Larry D. Rietz, Director
Jensen Hughes, Inc., Westminster, CO

An informative and unbiased presentation covering key changes to the 2016 edition of the NFPA 72® National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code as well as providing the reasons for the changes and how they will impact public life safety. The discussion will provide an overview of new requirements for new device and wiring types, new documentation requirements, new personnel qualifications, new intelligibility loudspeaker allowances, new 2-way emergency communication requirements, and other changes.
Live Q and A (4:00 to 4:15 PM)
Live with Larry Rietz and Jensen Hughes

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 


15 minute Break

Post-Session Chat Rooms (4:30 to 5:30 PM)
Virtual Networking Opportunity for all attendees. Join one of the sessions:
Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers



 
Wednesday Morning Sessions - November 18, 2020

  Pre-Session Chat Rooms (7:45 to 8:45 AM)
Virtual Networking Opportunity. Join one of the sessions:
Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers

Session 9 (9:00 to 10:00 AM)
  SPONSORED BY: All Phase Electric and Maintenance, Inc.
NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code: Updates to the 2018 Edition
Paul Rumbos, President
Major Medical Hospital Services, West Berlin, NJ

This comprehensive presentation will outline the NFPA guidelines for compliant safety protocols and address the evolution of the standards as they have developed congruently with the changing climate. Among the many topics covered, we will highlight the updates in code that took place between 2015-2018, and what’s to come in the near future. We will discuss risk assessment and planning, design and construction applications, communication planning, as well as training and testing. We will also explore common pitfalls of emergency planning and creative problem solving for the most effective outcomes.
Q and A (10:00 to 10:15 AM)
Live with Paul Rumbos

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 


15 minute Break

Session 10 (10:30 to 11:30 AM)
Psychiatric Hospitals - Behavioral Healthcare FGI 2014-2018 Changes
Greg S. Pace, Sr. Project Manager
RLF Architecture Engineering Interiors, Orlando, FL

This presentation will be a review of the behavioral health sections of the 2018 FGI Guidelines in both the Hospital edition and the Outpatient editions. There are changes that you will want to know about and there are new design requirements that are being written into the 2022 edition of the FGI Guidelines. This presentation is a must to stay abreast of the revisions to these design code requirements.
Q and A (11:30 to 11:45 AM)
Live with Greg Pace

Lunch Break (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM)

 
Wednesday Afternoon Sessions - November 18, 2020
 

Session 11 (1:30 to 2:30 PM)
Review of the 2018 FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Outpatient Facilities
Rebecca J. Lewis, FAIA, FACHA, CID, Principal, Director of Healthcare Design
DSGW Architects, Duluth, MN

New to the 2018 FGI Guidelines, requirements for outpatient facilities now has its own separate book with expanded information and new facility types. Here you will find all of the design information your plans must meet for ambulatory surgical centers and other outpatient health care facilities.
Q and A (2:30 to 2:45 PM)
Live with Rebecca Lewis

15 minute Break

Session 12 (3:00 to 4:00 PM)
  SPONSORED BY: MediTrac® by Omegaflex

Review of Revisions to 7th edition Florida Fire Prevention Code, and the 7th edition of the Florida Building Code
Scott Waltz, NCARB
Bureau Chief, Office of Plans and Construction
Agency for Health Care Administration, Tallahassee, FL

Skip Gregory, NCARB, President
Health Facility Consulting, LLC, Tallahassee, FL

This presentation is a summary of the major revisions made to these two codes that directly affect health care design and construction. The Florida Fire Prevention Code has been altered to “require” the private mode signaling systems in hospitals and nursing homes, the Florida Building Code has numerous revisions to the requirements for emergency generators in hospitals and nursing homes, the ALF requirements have been updated, and the Inpatient Hospice section of the FBC has been completely rewritten. Because all of these revisions and rewrites directly affect the design of these health care environments, all architects who design health care must be knowledgeable of these revisions.
Q and A (4:00 to 4:15 PM)
Live with Skip Gregory and Scott Waltz

(In addition to the AIA, PE, and ASHE contact hours, this session is also approved
by the Florida Construction Licensing Board (CILB) for 1 General Contact Hour.) 


15 minute Break

Post-Session Chat Rooms (4:30 to 5:30 PM)
Virtual Networking Opportunity. Join one of the sessions:
Room #1: Architects/Fire Safety
Room #2: Facility Engineers/Contractors
Room #3: Mechanical/Electrical Engineers

End of Seminar

 
  CEUs for the AHCA Virtual Seminar:
 
 

Architects: Twelve (12) HSW continuing education hours have been APPROVED by AIA and AIA members and are accepted by DBPR for all registered Architects in Florida.

Engineers:Twelve (12) HSW continuing education hours are approved for Florida Professional Engineers.

Contractors: Seven (7) hours of continuing education are approved by the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CLIB) for Contractors.

FIRESAFETY INSPECTOR 1: Six (6) contact hours approved from the Florida Fire College for recertification towards Florida Firesafety Inspectors 1.  

There are also Twelve (12) Contact hours, suitable for use towards ASHE and state healthcare association certifications.

 

 
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