Lead engineer, life safety, at the National Fire Protection Association – NFPA
With CMS enforcing the 2012 edition of the Life Safety Code®, rehabilitation projects must be undertaken in accordance with NFPA 101® Chapter 43, Building Rehabilitation. Attend this session to learn how to effectively apply the building rehabilitation requirements.
Registered Architect, Connecticut; member, American Institute of Architects and Construction Specifications Institute; B.A. Architectural Studies, Connecticut College.
Hoffmann Architects, Inc.
Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA, Senior Architect with Hoffmann Architects, oversees building envelope assessments and develops rehabilitation master plans that apply state-of-the-art diagnostic methodology to diverse historic and contemporary building types.
With data to build a comprehensive facility management strategy, a multi-building assessment guides healthcare engineers in addressing critical conditions while planning for rehabilitation. Tailored to master planning objectives, an effective building envelope study guides restoration efforts, with long-range projections for the best use of resources at different points in time.
University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center
Dave Keelty, B.S., CEM, CHFM, CHC, has 40 years of experience in health-care facilities management and health-care construction and is currently director of facilities planning and development at the University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Center. He is overseeing the planning, design, and construction of the new Robert E. and Holly D. Miller Building, a $187 million initiative for a new inpatient building that has integrated sustainability into the approach for planning and design. Dave serves on the Sustainability Council of UVM Medical Center, a multidisciplinary steering committee charged with oversight of all elements of sustainability programming. He is a certified energy manager with the association of energy engineers and holds a bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont.
Michael Pulaski, Ph.D., LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Thornton Tomasetti. He has more than 12 years of experience in sustainability consulting, offering sustainability strategies and programming, energy and environmental analysis, and certification management to building owners, design teams, and contractors for new construction and existing structures. He is well-versed in all LEED rating systems, the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge certification, Passive House standards, and various international rating systems. Michael Pulaski is a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Emerging Professionals National Committee and has served on the USGBC’s Maine chapter and Upper Northeast Regional Council boards. He is an ambassador for the International Living Future Institute.
Environments for Health (e4h) Architecture
As a partner and design leader for projects, Bill Repichowskyj works with both clients and colleagues in a collaborative approach to optimize thoughtful quality design within established budgets. With 25 years of experience he has worked both nationally and internationally on a large variety of healthcare project types and sizes.
This session will cover the process and implementation for integrating sustainability and energy efficiency into the University of Vermont Medical Center inpatient bed project, which is anticipated to have half the Energy Use Intensity (EUI) of the average building on campus.
Lennon Peake is a manager of Koffel Associates, a fire protection engineering and code consulting firm headquartered in Columbia, Maryland
This session will detail the requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code and 2015 IBC and the differences between the requirements. The session will also discuss in detail the advantages, disadvantages and appropriateness of the different types of locking arrangements and the most common design/installation mistakes associated with each arrangement.