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Resilient Buildings in a Time of COVID-19

June 18, 2020 | 6 PM PST
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Description: Professor Victoria Hardy, RCFM, will be hosting this webinar on how building and facilities managers can strengthen their response to COVID-19. What are others in the field doing to make their buildings safer and more useful during this time? How can you address this change and prepare for other emergencies before they happen?

Victoria Hardy, RCFM, ASHRAE Associate, Consultant and Adjunct Faculty, B.A.S. Sustainable Building Science Technology

Panelists and SBST alumni:
– Amy Cho, Critical Environment Program Manager, Puget Sound Datacenter
– Patrick Hart, Executive Director, National Association of Church Facilities Managers
– Kevin Kajita, CHFM. Director of Support Services at Evergreen Hospital
– Casey Lawrence, Director of Plant Engineering, Pacific Research Labs

Resilient buildings are those able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. In today’s world, that means sanitizing with new cleaning schedules and a fresh approach to HVAC management, filters, air quality, humidity control, and disinfectant.

Many organizations are planning workplace reorganizations, with more remote access and social distancing in the office. Then there are the energy and transportation implications of the shutdown.

Host Professor Hardy is an expert in facilities management. Hardy developed the first Human and Environmental Factors Competency Guidelines for the International Facility Management Association and served as principal author on the Facility Management Commissioning Module for the Project Resource Manual from the Construction Specifications Institute.

Come hear these speakers share their perspective about how COVID-19 is changing building operations, finance, and workplace health and safety.


Tackling the New Normal: Keys for Success After Reopening Buildings

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As facility professionals begin returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, they face new and unprecedented challenges. Overcoming them requires cloud-based technologies that transform work environments and enable teams to be more mobile, agile and productive.

Join us for a live course where we’ll discuss the “new normal” with various facilities management professionals who will share their experiences and insights.

Course Tuition: Free

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the “New Normal” impact on facility managers and their responsibilities
  • Discuss the limitations of traditional health, safety and emergency binders
  • Understand ways to minimize personal contact amongst employees
  • Learn how technology can help solve immediate and long-term facilities challenges


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