Join us at IFMA Facility Fusion
Orlando, FL
April 21-23, 2015

Research and Development Facilities Council

Conference Program

Tuesday ~ APRIL 21st

Session 4.07 ~ 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

     How a Mobile Device Initiative shaped a better maintenance program
    Stanford University Facilities Team

Stanford University’s commitment to teaching and research has led to population growth and a corresponding shortage of physical space. Many non-essential programs have moved to locations away from central campus allowing additional space for Stanford’s world-renown research. The population/space reality provided a particularly complex set of challenges for our facilities organization:
• How to continue to provide excellent support yet not increase headcount?
• How to fit our entire department into a smaller footprint?
• How to shrink our vehicle fleet without compromising our level of service or response time?

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Session 8.06 ~ 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

    Research Facility Emergencies - Can FMs really be fully prepared?  What about all of that research?
     Peter Stroup
     Harvard Medical School Director of Facilities


     Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, Sandy the “Frankenstorm” of 2012 each destroyed years of research. Could this extent of destruction been avoided or mitigated? Loss of power, failed emergency generators, flooded basements resulted in medical research lost in refrigerators, freezers, incubators and generations of studied rodents. The most challenging of emergencies are those with little or no warning, tornados, fires, flash floods. The groundwork for these causes of havoc lead to mitigation and recovery with the basics of equipment preparedness - shelters, generators, fire detection/protection systems and resilient construction methods. More conventional incidents, utility loss, network loss, major equipment failure as examples, provide the Facility Manager (FM) with opportunity to prepare with calculated action. This discussion advocates the FMs role in dealing with both of these emergency types and reviews suggested checklists for consideration in fulfilling the needs of the management of the facility and the aid in protecting bio-research. Checklists used in responding to minor emergencies, tabletop scenarios and full-fledged emergency drills throughout the year accomplish organizational role response alignment, familiarity of expected action and ample opportunity for collecting suggested improvements. Homegrown scenarios are effective combined with the application of other real emergencies confronted elsewhere. What actions would you be taking if a Sandy class storm were on your horizon in the next 5 days?

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Networking Event ~ TBD

                              THURSDAY ~ APRIL 23rd

Session 9.07 ~ 8:00-9:00 AM

     How do you measure the effectiveness of your maintenance program
        David Kaye
         Facilities Management Solutions, LLC &
         Research and Development Council President


Session 10.07 ~ 9:15-10:15 AM

     The Role of the Facility Manager in Attaining and Maintaining AAALAC Accreditation
        David Kaye
          Facilities Management Solutions, LLC & 
          Research and Development Council President


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