FPC Sessions

DAY ONE - Thursday, March 4, 2021


8:00am - 8:15am 

Welcome & Announcements


8:15am - 9:15am | COVID-19 Panel: How are You Handling COVID-19?    

This roundtable will invite attendees to share what they have done to maintain and prepare for their students to return to in-person learning. Discuss issues, innovations and real-life solutions.
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Speakers:  
Ronald Anderson, CPMM, CPS
Executive Director/Operations, Oak Park & River Forest SD 200
Daniel Barrie, CPMM
Dir./Operations & Maintenance, East Maine SD 63
Scott Gaunky, CPMM Dir./Facilities, Lincolnshire Prairieview SD 103


9:30am - 10:30am | Breakout Sessions

Master Facilities Plan - Catalyst for Change

When DuPage County SD 45 passed its 2020 referendum, the 10-year master plan was the roadmap and stimulus to implement broad, district-wide renovations to solve educational adequacy and implement critical facilities upgrades simultaneously. Gaining stakeholder buy-in was foundation for standardization and equity across all facilities.  
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Speakers:  
Alison Andrews
Architect, Wold Architects & Engineers
Michael Eichhorn Principal in Charge / Educational Planner, Wold Architects & Engineers
Kevin Carver Dir./Buildings & Grounds, School District 45, DuPage County

Fire Safety & Your School's Drapes: Are You Prepared?

Stage drapery form an important part of your school's fire safety. On school stages, the presence of hot lights, props and electrical sparks near flammable textiles significantly increases the risk of fire. Learning objectives include fire code requirements, flame retardant treatments and best practice sharing from other districts.
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Speaker: 
Brad Davies President, On-Site Drapery Cleaners Ltd.

Facilities Information Session

Join your peers in mapping the path for future professional development in facilities operations. Hear an outline of the current offerings, including each program's goals and objectives.
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Speakers: 
John Fuhrer, CPMM, CPS
Dir./Operations & Facilities, Woodland CCSD 50
Scott Mackall, CPMM, CPS Dir./Educational Services, GSF USA


10:45am - 11:45am | Breakout Sessions

Combating Short Construction Schedules

Summers seem to be getting shorter and shorter, placing stress on the already tight construction schedules required to limit disruption and get kids back in school. These challenges are only exacerbated by COVID-19. Explore strategies to combat the challenges of tight construction schedules and discuss ways to help set districts up for success.
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Speakers: 
Terry Fielden, LEED® AP, BD+C Dir./K-12 Education, International Contractors, Inc.
Daniel Mortensen, CPMM Dir./Facilities & Operations, Aptakisic-Tripp SD 102
Ed Wright Architect, DLA Architects, Ltd.

Safety Essentials

First, learn about preventing the top three causes of injuries to school facilities staff. Then, discuss compliance requirements for ten critical topics. 
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Speakers: 
Jeff Byxbe
CSP, Specialist Risk Control III, Sedgwick
W. Jason Burns, AINS Electrical Risk Specialist, Chubb - North America Risk Engineering Services
Richard Dose Risk Services Consultant, Sedgwick
Doug Renkosik, CPMM Dir./Operations & Maintenance, Huntley CSD 158


11:45am - 1:15pm

Lunch & Networking Activity 


DAY TWO - Friday, March 5, 2021


8:00am - 8:15am 

Welcome & Announcements

8:15am - 9:15am | Breakout Sessions

Defending Construction Claims Against Your District

Construction claims against school districts are becoming more common and seeking more money and time to complete your project. A panel of experienced school construction professionals will provide practical advice on how to defeat these claims.
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Speakers: 
Terry Fielden, LEED® AP, BD+C Dir./K-12 Education, International Contractors, Inc.
Ken Florey Partner, Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, Ltd.
Carrie Matlock, AIA, LEED® AP, BD+C President, DLA Architects, Ltd.

Water Damage: The Ripple Effect

Understand the flow of a water damage restoration situation. Develop your strategy from the first call to the final drying.
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Speakers:
Mike Collins Commercial Client Advocate, J.C. Restoration, Inc.
Brian Rominski, CPMM, CPS Dir./Buildings & Grounds, Prospect Heights SD 23
Rob Rottersman, MS, CIH
Principal, Ramboll


9:30am - 10:30am | Breakout Sessions

Appraisals 101

Review the purpose, scope, and basis of value of a school appraisal.
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Speaker: 
Jim Karagianis Regional Sales Manager, Industrial Appraisal

Building Security & Technology

Schools are coming under increasing pressure to maintain and monitor school safety.  Learn how video surveillance, door access control systems, and other facility management solutions are helping meet that need, and discuss the connection between the systems and technology.
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Speakers: 
R.J. Gravel, III, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent, Glenbrook HSD 225
Craig Williams Dir./Infrastructure Consulting Svs., ClientFirst Consulting Group


10:45am - 11:45am | Breakout Sessions

The Art of Communicating Capital Improvements

Leverage best practices before, after and without a referendum.
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Speakers: 
Adam Parisi Asst. Supt./Finance & Operations, CSBO, Mt. Prospect SD 57
Brad Paulsen Senior Vice President & PK-12 Education Practice Leader, Wight & Company
Jillian Scholl Dir./Business Development, ARCON Associates, Inc.

Tips for Facility and Maintenance Staff: Managing Design & Construction

Learn tips and best practices for facility & maintenance staff who are in charge of construction projects. Topics include the design and bidding process, BIM and what should you require from your GC or CM during construction (meetings, reports, scheduling, etc.).
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Speakers: 
Michael Eichhorn Principal in Charge / Educational Planner, Wold Architects & Engineers
Daniel Mortensen, CPMM Dir./Facilities & Operations, Aptakisic-Tripp SD 102
Dan Sullivan Project Executive, Riley Construction