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Southern California Facilities Expo 2018

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
May 02 - May 03, 2018

Why Attend

Event Overview:

Southern California Facilities Expo meets the facilities engineering, maintenance and energy management needs of attendees from industries such as high-tech manufacturing, government, healthcare, hospitality, aerospace manufacturing, education, entertainment, information technology, retail, utilities, and more, all in one place and all for free. Network with your peers, experience valuable education and connect with exhibitors who are offering cutting-edge products as well as cost-effective, local solutions

Exhibitor Information:

Southern California Facilities Expo offers a convenient and efficient way to reach customers from businesses like aircraft manufacturing, government, education, amusement and recreation, financial, healthcare, research, and hospitality, among many others. Meet with decision makers in the Southern California region who are eager to find new innovations and cost cutting products and solutions. Southern California Facilities Expo consistently attracts high quality attendees, with over 83% of attendees in 2016 having a direct role in purchasing decisions. Make an impact in the industry by meeting face-to-face with quality attendees eager to find cost-effective products and solutions.

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May 2   

Session 1

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Introduction to Lighting

Jey Lacey, Southern California Edison

This beginning level lighting class looks at ways to reduce energy usage and costs in your business through the proper selection of incandescent, fluorescent, and high-intensity-discharge (HID) lighting systems. Improve your knowledge of light source technologies, performance characteristics, and their appropriate applications.

Session 2

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Leveraging Technology to Optimize Facility Emergency Preparedness

David Trask, National Director of Facilities Solutions, ARC

Why do 86% of facilities teams report feeling unprepared for emergencies? Recent research indicates it is because their information is disorganized, not in the cloud, and inaccessible on a mobile device. In this session, attendees will hear about research that uncovers common gaps in emergency plans.

Session 3

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

The Use of Drones for Exterior Building Envelope Inspections

Lindsay Oleson, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

As the use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) drones has expanded, drones’ value for exterior building inspections has become established. This session examines how drones can be used to do preventive maintenance audits of your building envelopes for damage or wear, eliminating hazardous and time-consuming worker inspections that involve scaffolding and fall-protection equipment. Drones can get into high, tight spaces and capture images of conditions. Find out the details in this informative session.

Session 4

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Meeting the Challenge of Retirees in Facilities and Maintenance – How to Develop a Workforce Training Program

Paul Wingco, Energy and Sustainability Manager, California State University-Long Beach

According to demographic information from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), the average age of facilities managers is in the 50s, so many people will be retiring within 10 to 15 years. Qualified workers are needed to replace the retirees, but there is a lack of qualified facilities engineering and maintenance trained workers in the job market today. Companies will be at a major disadvantage if they don’t have a structured training program in place to address this workforce reduction. Find out the steps your company can follow to take control of these concerns by utilizing training and certification programs through associations, local colleges, and government.

Session 5

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – Managing the Greatest Stadium in the World into the Future

Brian Grant, Sr. Associate Director of Facilities and Project Management, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

As the only facility in the world to have held Olympic Games, a World Series, and a Super Bowl, the nearly 94,000-seat Coliseum holds its place atop the list of iconic sporting and entertainment venues. Built in 1923, the stadium has been the home of the University of Southern California Trojans football team since it opened and recently welcomed home the Los Angeles Rams. The age of the stadium and the expectations of today’s modern venues play a key role in the future of the Greatest Stadium in the World, including a zero waste initiative, integration of technology, a pending $270M renovation, and the 2028 Olympics.

Session 6

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Boiler Room 101

David Lawson and John Sawyer, R.F. MacDonald Company

This presentation will focus on boiler safety best practices for hot water and steam boilers. The speaker will review the State of California Boiler Safety Orders regarding the attendant requirement, and permit to operate.  The session also will provide useful sources for training, and discuss what the training expectations should be; and will include information on blowing down a boiler safely, safety limit controls that protect the boiler and operator, and maintaining a boiler operator log.

Session 7

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Technology Trends in Building Automation and Their Effect on Facility Management

Drew Mire, CEO, Computrols Inc.

New technology is typically first seen in large-scale consumer products like cell phones and entertainment devices, but soon after, we start finding it in our facilities. This presentation will focus on two primary examples of technological advances in commercial facilities: machine learning and connectivity. Each example will be explained in layman’s terms, followed by information on how these new technologies are increasingly utilized in facilities management, with a focus on building automation, lighting, and security.

Session 8

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Ready, Set, Exercise – How to Develop and Conduct a Business Continuity Plan Exercise

Diane Coles Levine, President, Workplace Management Solutions, and Christina Saldana, Restoration Management Company

Successful crisis management and disaster recovery takes more than a plan – it requires realistic testing and validation. How do you do that properly? Are your exercises smoke and mirrors or do they provide as-close-to-real situations as possible? How does your program compare? How can you improve? During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to set up and conduct a successful business continuity plan exercise. Through a mock exercise of an actual event as the case study, you will participate in emergency response and recovery activities. The presenters will use some surprise participants and provide timely insertions to add realism to the situation – as the event would actually occur. Learn from some experienced professionals in the industry – as well as your peers – and have fun doing it.  The session qualifies for IFMA CEU credit.

?Session 9

2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Nanocoatings for Interior and Exterior Building Surfaces – New Trend Facilitates LEED-Compliant Cleaning

Fredrik Haggbom, Prebona

You may think of nanocoatings as exotic products used to coat medical devices and aerospace parts, but nanocoating use is increasingly becoming mainstream – with products used to coat building surfaces and make them dirt-repellent. Learn about nanocoating applications on surfaces such as concrete, stone and tile floors, plaster, glass, and wood.  Dirt-repellent surfaces require less maintenance and substitute for most cleaning chemicals, thus facilitating LEED green cleaning requirements.

May 3   

Session 10

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Battery Backup, Demand Charges, and Other Considerations for Solar Photovoltaic Installations

?Luke Emard, Renewable Energy Partners

This session will present energy rate analyses before and after installation of solar photovoltaic systems for commercial facilities – with details on battery backup and facility demand charges.  The speaker will also discuss the various financing options available and how they help make projects viable.

Session 11

8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Improving Equipment Reliability and Efficiency With Ultrasound

?David Shaw, U.E. Systems

?This presentation will discuss airborne/structure-borne ultrasound technology and describe advances in digital technology and software that improve the capability of portable ultrasonic instruments to trend and analyze bearing/lubrication condition; detect air/gas leaks; identify electrical problems such as corona, arcing, and tracking; find steam trap problems; and identify potential problems in operating mechanical equipment.   

Session 12

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m

greeNG - The Environmental Sustainability Initiative at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS)

Katie (Hamic) Ochoa, NGAS Sustainability/greeNG Manager, Northrop Grumman

The speaker will provide an overview of Northrop Grumman’s environmental sustainability program, greeNG, as it pertains to the company’s Aerospace Systems Sector.  Hear how the company tracks and manages greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reductions, water conservation and solid waste reduction projects. Included will be information on NG’s greeNG 2.0 goals and employee engagement initiatives. Gain ideas you can apply at your facility.

Session 13

9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m

Cal/OSHA’s Confined Space Emphasis Program is Still a Big Deal

Dick Monod de Froideville, Instructor, OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Cal/OSHA launched the confined spaces emphasis program as a way to mitigate the many injuries and deaths that occur in California related to confined spaces. The requirements of this program are specific and enforcement on-going. It’s vitally important for employers to be (and remain) in compliance, particularly considering current enforcement perspectives. The speaker will review requirements for: written plans, proper ID and marking of confined spaces, procedures for testing/monitoring air quality, methods for preventing unauthorized entries, ensuring effective rescue procedures, and employee and supervisor training.

Session 14

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the California Accessibility Code and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

Leah Riley, Senior Code Consultant and Neha Patel, Code Consultant, Burnham Nationwide Inc.

Existing facilities are not always being constructed and maintained in compliance with the relevant accessibility requirements despite the ADA and federal standards for accessible design being in effect for over 25 years and the California Accessibility Code containing more restrictive requirements. This session will provide guidance on managing the design and construction process at your facility, identifying common field errors, and understanding when barrier removal is needed. The speakers will also highlight the repercussions of non-compliance. 

Session 15

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Key Job Skills for Effective Facility Managers

?Paul Howland, Instructor, UCI Division of Continuing Education, Facilities Management Certificate Program

This session will provide practical information that can be used on the job to improve your effectiveness as a facility manager. Topics include problem-solving techniques, managing a budget, and strategic planning. If you supervise or manage within a facilities management organization or in an environment where technical, professional, or trades people are working, this session is for you.

Session 16

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Emergency Responder Radio Coverage – Does Your Building Require Compliance With California Fire Code 510?

Trevor Mathews and John Strohecker, Cosco Fire Protection Inc.

California Fire Code Section 510 is a relatively new code requirement that states that any new building or structure must have emergency communication abilities.  This emergency radio coverage is required to be installed so that emergency service personnel like fire fighters can communicate inside buildings; the minimum signal strength required is for the first responder’s radios to work throughout 90% of the building.  Annual maintenance of the communication system must be performed along with the fire alarm system; the system also must  have 12 or 24 hours of backup power.  Learn the details in this informative presentation.

Session 17

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Building Materials Made From Recycled Rubber Tires – What’s Available and Benefits for LEED Credits and CALGreen Compliance

Randy Rassell, Contractor for CalRecycle

This session will discuss the wide range of building materials available today that are made from recycled rubber  tires.  Valuable for earning LEED credits and complying with CALGreen, the products also offer superior performance, project benefits, safety, and life cycle costs.  Among the products discussed: anti-vibration and sound-dampening flooring, ADA-compliant products, permeable walkways and pavers for rainwater management, cool roofing, waterproofing.

Session A

Special Film:

2:10 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Stormwater Pollution and Green Infrastructure Solutions

This informative film begins by describing the problem of stormwater as a polluter, and then discusses green infrastructure – the use of plants, soils and the natural environment to mitigate the impacts of development. Green infrastructure technologies described in the film include green roofs, porous pavement, and rain gardens.  The film, produced by the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation and the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District, is of interest to facilities around the country.

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Future and Past Event Dates

Event Name City State Atendance Exhibitors Date
Southern California Facilities Expo 2020 Anaheim California 1,000 e 93 May 5, 2020
Southern California Facilities Expo 2019 Anaheim California 1,000 e 93 May 1, 2019
Southern California Facilities Expo 2018 Anaheim California 1,000 133 May 2, 2018
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