CHES 2013 National Conference - Plenary Sessions
CHES 2013 National Conference

Niagara Falls 22.-24- september

Plenary Sessions

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Monday AM Plenary

Niagara Health: New St. Catharines Facility Improving Facility Management Efficiences Through Innovative Technologies - Panel discussion

Panel Chair:
Robert Copeland, Director, Business Development, Plan Group, North York, ON
Panel Members:
Dwayne Howden, Director, Intelligent Building Infrastructures, Plan Group, North York, ON
Jeff Wilson, Regional Manager, ICT Technical Support, Niagara Health System

Niagara Health System (NHS) – New St. Catharines Site is a 375 bed facility with a projected >2 million outpatient, inpatient and day cases per year.  The facility is 1 million square feet and came with an overall project cost of $759 million dollars. The site was constructed leveraging the P3 model, and Johnson Controls is and will be the facility managers for the next 30 years. This is the largest hospital in the region and one of the most complex healthcare facilities in Canada.  The panel will discuss the utilization of technology in the design/build phase and how decisions made during this time will ultimately lead to environmental and operational excellence in facility management (FM).

Tuesday PM Plenary

Powering into the Future - The Journey to Self Sufficient Power

Mark Jorgensen, Worker Safety Specialist, Electrical Safety Authority

Implementing an Electrical Safety Program, in the field, at the face of work, for the front-line employee, can be a challenging endeavor.  Most organizations are resource challenged and tasked with an ever-increasing expectation for improved safety results.  ESA has developed a CSA-Z462 compliant mobile application, e-WorkSAFE, that will eliminate the administration associated with an Electrical Safety Program.  Using available technology, it is now possible to put the safety information required to perform the task in the hands of the worker, in real time, that is up-to-date and accurate.  Providing information with respect to safety requirements, specific equipment characteristics, up-to-date drawings, manufacturers’ recommendations (operating procedures, maintenance requirements, equipment drawings etc) can be leveraged using mobile device applications.  While CSA-Z462 provides the basis for electrical safety work practices, a managed electrical safety program also includes other components such as continuous improvement and auditing processes, training and competency management, and tool testing to name a few.  Learn how technology can assist in increasing electrical safety and practical applications with technology.

For complete program and social events details visit the conference website at http://www.ches.org/en/conferences-events/2013-national-conference.html.

We encourage you to register for the CHES 2013 Conference Online at http://www.ches.org/en/conferences-events/2013-national-conference/2013-registration.html

We look forward to seeing you all in Niagara Falls in September!