NEBFM 2020 Conference Schedule

AFE – CEU Credit. Free to all qualified attendees.

Facade Repair and Rehabilitation: Benefits of Prevention and Avoiding Mistakes

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 9:00am


Tara Ikenouye, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Assoc.; David Schnerch, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner, Assoc

Building owners can benefit by knowing when they should anticipate performing routine facade maintenance to minimize more extensive repairs. This presentation describes successful maintenance strategies to help extend the service life of facades and minimize repair costs. 
(9:00am – 10:00am)

What is Portable Pipeline Natural Gas?

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 9:00am

Michael (Mike) Manning, Vice President, innovative Natural Gas (iNATGAS)
The presentation will educate facility managers on the basics of portable (also referred to as mobile or virtual) pipeline natural gas. We’ll discuss the type of facilities best served by this technology and the logistics involved in the transportation of compressed natural gas (CNG) to facilities. 

Roof Snow Load Monitoring

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 10:15am

Chris Collings, Director Product Development, Safe Roof Systems
A vast majority of wintertime roof failures are caused by un-monitered accumulation of snow and ice. Automated load monitoring can save your business from these types of emergencies save money and time by knowing where and when snow removal is needed 

Industrial Rope Access as an Investigative Tool

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 10:15am

Emma Cardini, Associate Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Industrial rope access is an investigative tool that can assist building management and facilities teams with routine inspections as well as targeted evaluations. This type of access can be an ideal solution for facade ordinance inspection especially when there are geometric and schedule challenges. 

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Strategies

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 11:30am

Gerry McGonagle, General Manager, BELFOR Property Restoration
Attendees will learn the key elements of disaster planning they can apply to their organizations. Case studies will demonstrate successful outcomes and lessons learned. 

New Construction Commissioning – Team Assignments and Responsibilities

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 11:30am

John F. Penney, President, JFPCS, pc
This session will discuss the role of the Owner, Facilities Director, CxP, Design Team and the Construction Team in commissioning a new building and provide each Cx team member the knowledge to execute their assigned tasks. 

The Secret to Hiring & On Boarding Success

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 1:00pm

Ellie Marshall, President, Intrepid Business Advisors
The hiring and on boarding process is the foundation of your company. But it also is one of the most challenging and frustrating parts of a supervisor or owners’ job. If you finally want to learn a bullet proof system for new hires, then this presentation is for you. You will learn to: 

The Value of an ISO 14001 System in Decreasing Waste

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 1:00pm

Gabriele Crognale, P.E., Owner, MCG Associates 
“Sustainability” & “ISO 14001” can sometimes be seen as obstacles by some property managers -even a waste of time & $$$- but really? Using some or all of the tenets of ISO, a company can reap savings in raw materials, energy, etc., & be sustainable. 

Tangible Ways You Can Reduce Energy Costs While Meeting Sustainability Objectives

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 2:15pm

Lisa Cochran, Client Development Mgr., Usource; Tom Dyer, Procurement & Analysis, Usource
How you buy and manage your company’s energy can significantly impact your bottom line. In this session we’ll discuss real ways facility managers can leverage renewable energy and fund energy efficiency projects to meet sustainability goals and maximize energy supply purchases. 

Common Items Overlooked in Generator Maintenance

Wed, June 12, 2020 – 2:15pm

Beth Rhodes, Sales Representative, New England Generator 
Managing fuel treatment procedures and load testing your generator under NFPA (99,101,110) guidelines. 

OSHA Updates

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 9:00am

Peter Barletta, Compliance Assistance Soecialist, OSHA; Mark Heffron, CAS, OSHA
Present current updates on revised OSHA standards and safety initiatives in regards to fall protection, personal protective equipment and training. 

How to Optimize Your Solar System Output

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 9:00am

Scott Howe, SVP Sales – Partner, Solect Energy
It’s been said that Solar systems are “install and forget” – Not True! This seminar will show how good design and proper maintenance achieve optimum solar performance. We’ll review the current SMART program and how investing in Solar helps you achieve your Go Green goals. 

Investigate-Design-Build Approach for Challenging Repair Projects

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 10:15am

Dennis Sanschagrin, Civil Engineer, STRUCTURAL; John Mulcahy, Senior Business Development Manager, STRUCTURAL
Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery are growing delivery systems for all types of construction projects. a team IDB (Investigate-Design-Build) approach extends the advantages of Design-Build to the investigative stage and also enhances the results during the design and construction phases. 

Thinking Outside The Preventative Maintenance Box

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 10:15am

Charlene Purtlebaugh, Chief Executive of Sales and Marketing, CD Maintenance Company
Thinking outside the preventative maintenance, is a thought provoking presentation for anyone who is responsible for ANY facilities. This presentation seeks participants to think about reactive maintenance vs. preventative maintenance, and ways to save on your PNL 

Commissioning for the Built Environment

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 11:30am

Mike Eardley, Director of Energy & Sustainability, EBI Consulting
Commissioning is required to verify that high performance design leads to a high performance building. It is critical in translating sustainable design intent into sustainable operation. Commissioning documents project requirements, and verifies that they are met during design and construction. 

No-Cost Distributed Energy Projects in New England

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 11:30am

Lisa Rockefeller, Dir. of Sales-Demand Response, Enel X North America; David Funk, Sr. Mgr., Enel X North America
New England commercial and industrial energy users have access to no-cost energy storage, solar-plus-storage, and backup generator upgrade projects. This session will explain the economics behind these financing agreements and the business case for C&I energy users. 

Emergency Power Fuel Source – Natural Gas vs. Diesel

Thu, June 13, 2020 – 12:45pm

Michael Hainzl, Power Solutions Manager, Generac Power Systems
Examines initial and operating cost of diesel vs. natural gas fueled generator sets. Covers reliability, operations, maintenance, fuel availability, and opportunities to participate in electric utility demand response programs with natural gas.