Interdisciplinary

With the focus on interdisciplinary research and education, shouldn’t university staff and administration practice this as well? Sessions in this track will look at topics that cross boundaries between departments and explore ways to more effectively integrate administrative organizations to support our academic mission.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

Monday, October 29, 10:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Water, Water Everywhere will discuss the issue of water at a campus planning, design and project level. We will explore tools to ensure successful stormwater management and treatment at a campus level and in construction projects. An overview of construction and post-construction requirements as well as strategies for compliance will be included. 

Not a Drop to Drink will discuss lead in drinking water. We will cover the sources of lead in the environment and drinking water, identify stakeholders, and explain how science and sound facilities operation can solve the problem. The session will highlight how Sacramento State highly transparent multi-disciplinary team approach produced a positive outcome in its response. 

Learning Objectives
1. Explore and apply strategies for addressing stormwater at a campus level.
2. Develop site design and green infrastructure measures for post construction requirements in the CGP and Phase II Stormwater Permit.
3. Understand the sources of lead in drinking water, the health risks of lead, and employ methods to address and mitigate lead in drinking water.
4. Identify strategies to address stakeholder concerns through transparency techniques and good facilities operational processes.

Presenters
Kim Busby-Porter, Environmental Quality Management Specialist, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Brian Currier, Research Engineer, Office of Water Programs, CSU Sacramento
Gary Rosenblum, Associate Vice President Risk Management, CSU Sacramento

Moderator
Amy Thomas, Director for Safety and Risk Management, Stanislaus State


Amassing Data Sets into Functional Systems: CSU Facility Condition Assessments

Monday, October 29, 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
This session will provide an overview of the issues of data collection, management, storage and analysis at a high level.  The overview discussion will be followed by a practical example using the topic of Deferred Maintenance as an example of integrating data sources, doing the right analyses, and using data to support decisions on investment priorities. Using the Facility Condition Assessment process, we will explore how data, when properly collected, managed, stored, shared and analyzed, can support the effective use of limited resources on a campus and systemwide scale.

Learning Objectives
1. Share siloed data while maintaining clear ownership and necessary security.
2. Understand the difference between interesting versus useful data.
3. Use data to make deliberate and informed decisions, using deferred maintenance and renewal data as an example.
4. Explore means to use shared data to prioritize and maximize limited resources, using facility and utility infrastructure as examples. 

Presenters
Tony Simpson, Vice President, ISES Corporation
Brendan Aldrich, Chief Data Officer, CSU Office of the Chancellor 
Shawn Holland, Chief of Facilities Operations, CSU Office of the Chancellor

Moderator
Laura Shinn, Director, Planning, San Diego State


Using Lean Principles to Optimize Non-Construction Processes and Workforce Safety

Tuesday, October 30, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Lean is gaining more traction in industries beyond where it originated (in manufacturing). As higher education institutions are being asked to do more with less, operate within a more complex environment, respond to increasing needs and expectations, and face an uphill battle of aging campuses, many turn to Lean to support them in tackling these difficult challenges. Lean is a philosophy that can transform departments to achieve the results that they seek. Join us to learn about the hidden power of Lean and hear a specific example from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo about how this approach directly impacted safety among custodians.

Learning Objectives
1. Gain a clear understanding of Lean – what it actually is (and what it is not).
2. Understand how Lean principles go beyond efficiency to eliminating waste in time, movement, and human potential through integrated project delivery.
3. Learn about how Lean principles can be applied to eliminating waste in a variety of facilities management task, processes, operations and service deliveries.
4. Learn how Cal Poly San Luis Obispo applied Lean principles to reduce its safety incidents and improve campus safety culture.

Presenters
David Korpan, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Meredith Hargreaves, Senior Lean Practitioner, Haley & Aldrich
Jacob Torrens, Lean Practitioner, Haley & Aldrich

Moderator
Bob Andrews, Director, Facilities Operations, CSU East Bay


Hazardous Materials in Buildings: Design, Maintenance, and Decommissioning

Tuesday, October 30, 10:35 AM - 11:35 AM
This session will explore hazardous materials in facilities from design and agency review process through tracking and maintaining inventories to disposal. The session will discuss how to plan for hazardous materials during design, even when building occupants and types of research and teaching are not fully defined (during design). The session will also cover tools for the continued tracking and management of hazardous materials throughout the life of a building, as users and activities in the building change over time. Finally, the session will cover disposal of hazardous materials at the end of the lifecycle of the chemicals or the building itself.

Learning Objectives
1. Understand CFC Fire rated control areas, types of hazards, maximum allowable quantities, and stored chemicals vs in use chemicals. 
2. Understand the ongoing permitting and inspection processes for hazardous materials.
3. Explore tools to support effective management of hazardous materials, particularly as the building use and occupants change over time.
4. Identify effective facility closeout processes including chemical disposal and facility/equipment decontamination.

Presenters
Tim Bancroft, Principal, Chemical Engineer Founder, Integrated Engineering Services
Jeff Tarter, Principal, Integrated Engineering Services
Diana Cox, Associate Director Business Development, Risk and Safety Solutions
Humberto Garcia, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, CSU San Marcos

Moderator
David Korpan, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Navigating the Procurement and Risk Maze

Tuesday, October 30, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
What procurement method applies to the project work? What are the general processes and timelines for the different procurement methods? Is the project public works?  How is public works defined? Does prevailing wage apply? How do I asses risk associated with the project?  When does a meet and confer apply?  What information needs to be included in a scope of work?  This session will address the commonly asked Procurement and Risk questions CSU facility professionals ask. 

Learning Objectives
1. Describe the different procurement methods and identify the appropriate method for a project.
2. Define public works, prevailing wage and DIR requirements.
3. Identify project risks and apply methods for associated mitigation and contingency planning.
4. Understand the elements of a scope of work and how this impacts (relates to?) procurement strategies.

Presenters
David Taylor, Director, Procurement Operations and Accounts Payable, CSU San Marcos
Jenifer Barnett, Managing Director for Contracts Procurement and Accounts Payable, Sonoma State
Amy Thomas, Director for Safety and Risk Management, Stanislaus State

Moderator
Brittani Brown, Director, Facilities Development and Management Administration, CSU San Marcos