21 - 23 August, 2017
Cleveland, OH

MAIN CONFERENCE: DAY ONE

8:15 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION FOR MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE & NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:00 am - 9:45 am CHAIRPERSON’S WELCOME

9:15 am - 10:00 am NEXT GENERATION RESEARCH LABS PANEL DISCUSSION: Design & Build Trends Based Upon the Market’s Current & Future Needs

Todd Griffith - Education Market Leader - Buildings and Places AECOM
Michael Gleeson - President Gleeson Construction, Inc.
Dragan Dukich - Senior Lab Specialist Gleeson Laboratory Services
In this conference kick-off session, design and capital planning executives from various research lab types will discuss what are the most pressing matters that should
be addressed at this time and into the future, based upon market trends, demands, and concerns.

In this session, we will examine:
  • Future trends and how to effectively navigate the landscape
  • How to trouble-shoot the top challenges facing the industry
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Todd Griffith

Education Market Leader - Buildings and Places
AECOM

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Michael Gleeson

President
Gleeson Construction, Inc.

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Dragan Dukich

Senior Lab Specialist
Gleeson Laboratory Services

10:00 am - 11:00 am INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): HVAC Systems that Reduce a Lab’s Energy Spend

Mitch Lyles - Vice President, Engineering Practice Leader Regional Building Engineering Leader AECOM
Research labs and the equipment they utilize on a day-to-day basis consume an enormous amount of energy. The better your research lab’s HVAC systems heats and
cools, the more likely you are to keep your construction and operational costs in check.
This session is formatted to encourage lively intellectual exchange between audience members and speakers, with a roll-up your sleeve dynamic that will lead to
powerful peer-to-peer collaboration/discussions.

In this extended IDG roundtable session, we will:

  • Examine a wide-variety of HVAC systems that work well with a variety of lab types, formats, and budgets
  • Discuss HVAC technologies and engineering & floor layout options that can reduce your energy spend by 30% - 40%

Mitch Lyles

Vice President, Engineering Practice Leader Regional Building Engineering Leader
AECOM

11:00 am - 11:45 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK & DEMO DRIVE

11:45 am - 12:30 pm IT PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Effectively Design & Build to Meet a Research Lab’s Ever-Evolving Technological Demands

Sasi K. Pillay, Ph.D. - Vice President & Chief Information Officer Washington State University
In no other architectural sector is keeping up with the latest innovations in technology as important as in the research lab space. Not only must a lab team be equipped
with the latest technologies to enable them to perform their jobs, but they also need to be connected to a wide array of inter-departmental, off-campus, and international
teams – so to ensure maximum project collaboration/productivity.

In this session, our eclectic group of speakers will discuss:

  • IT infrastructure, engineering, and architectural formats that maximize a lab’s connectivity and interoperability
  • The role Big Data, supercomputers, and artificial intelligence play into the success of a research team’s success and how to plan and design to meet the design needs
  • associated with such
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Sasi K. Pillay, Ph.D.

Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Washington State University

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Integrating Energy Efficient Engineering Strategies into Research Buildings

Jason Fierko, P.E, LEED AP - Principal Ewing Cole
Whether new construction or adaptive reuse, energy efficient-high performance research buildings are the norm for the built environment. The challenge to conserve natural resources and lower construction and operating costs continues to drive choices in the industry. Some of the most progressive research facilities today integrate an array of sustainable planning and engineering strategies that help to mitigate energy consumption and overall construction/operational costs. The presentation will focus on how setting energy goals influences the choices the design team makes; viable strategies for achieving energy and sustainable design targets, and translating programming requirements into flexible, adaptable floor plans and building designs. Several case studies (both public and private institutions) will be included that demonstrate the importance of an integrated engineering design approach to achieve best outcomes.
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Jason Fierko, P.E, LEED AP

Principal
Ewing Cole

1:15 am - 2:15 am NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

2:15 am - 3:15 am INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): Effective LEAN Practices to Lower a Lab’s Build & Construction Costs

Kyle Brunel, AIA - Principal Pencil Box Architects, Inc.
“Doing more with less” - and successfully implementing LEAN design practices into your lab’s overall upfront and day-to-day operations is essential, and can indeed be successfully integrated into a lab’s plan, build, and operate initiatives. This session is formatted to encourage lively intellectual exchange between audience members and speakers, with a roll-up your sleeve dynamic that will lead to powerful peer-to-peer collaboration/discussions.

In this extended IDG roundtable session, we will:

  • Examine a variety of LEAN design practices and compare the pros & cons of each (and potential ROI)
  • Discuss how some labs have successfully reduced their day-to-day operational costs, such as: electricity, plumbing, lighting, etc. by utilizing LEAN principles
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Kyle Brunel, AIA

Principal
Pencil Box Architects, Inc.

3:15 am - 4:00 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Impactful Design Plans for a Growing Gen Z, Aging Millennials and Gen X Workforce

Kevin Boyer, AIA, LEED AP - Associate Principal Holabird & Root
Mitchell Green - Vice President, Pre-Construction & Principal Tishman Construction & AECOM
Designing for various generations that have very different ideas of what they consider a lab that is conducive to their research success can be quite challenging. Are open space formats really what the Gen Z and Millennials prefer or is the market moving back to closed working spaces? Do soft and social spaces draw in the best talent or are cappuccino and ping-pong courts a waste of valuable square footage?

In this session, our panelists will discuss:

  • Design formats, equipment, and components that maximize a lab’s square footage and consider the current and evolving needs of various generational workforces
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Kevin Boyer, AIA, LEED AP

Associate Principal
Holabird & Root

Mitchell Green

Vice President, Pre-Construction & Principal
Tishman Construction & AECOM

4:00 am - 4:30 am AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

Next generation lab designs focus around innovation, collaboration and flexibility.  But some of today’s power distribution solutions can be lacking to meet these needs.  This discussion will center on exploring the power needs of next gen labs, the available low voltage power solutions today, and a comparison of installed costs, flexibility, and total cost of ownership.

Jeremy J. Schmidt

Senior Product Manager Universal Electric Corporation
Universal Electric Corporation

5:15 am - 5:20 am END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

5:20 am - 6:20 am EVENING SOCIAL GATHERING