21 - 23 August, 2017
Cleveland, OH

MAIN CONFERENCE: DAY TWO

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

9:00 am - 9:15 am CHAIRPERSON’S RECAP

The Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor (“HTC”) is a prime location for biomedical, healthcare and technology companies looking to take advantage of close proximity to four world-class healthcare institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve, several university hospitals, six business incubators, four academic centers, and more than 170 high-tech and health-tech companies engaged in the business of innovation.

In this session, our panelists will discuss the challenges and successes they experience when planning and building said structures – as well as their current and future design plans for the various lab and business communities that make up the HTC.

Richard Barga

Program Manager, Brownfields and Special Projects Department of Economic Development
City of Cleveland

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Jeff Epstein

Director
Cleveland Health-Tech Corridor

10:00 am - 11:00 am INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): Building Controls that Promote Safety, Security & Energy Efficiency

Michael Walsh - Principal, R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP
A research lab’s built environment must adhere to a heightened level of stringent safety, security, and energy efficiency protocols, regulations, and codes – so to ensure a safe environment for its staff and research projects. That said, it’s imperative to be well-versed on the wide variety of building controls vendors on the market and know how to best utilize their technologies and services
for your specific lab environments.

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 discuss:

  • State-of-the-art fire alarm and water damage systems
  • Voice & touchpad security systems
  • Energy usage monitoring systems
  • Data security technologies

Michael Walsh

Principal
R.G. Vanderweil Engineers, LLP

11:00 am - 11:30 am MORNING NETWORKING BREAK & DEMO DRIVE RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

11:30 am - 12:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Select the Best Casework for Various Research Lab Teams

Michael Gleeson - President, Gleeson Construction, Inc.
Dragan Dukich - Senior Lab Specialist, Gleeson Laboratory Services
The casework system of a research lab can either make or break a research team’s results. In addition, with lab teams and their needs turning over at a hyper-speed, it’s essential to invest in casework that empowers them. However, with so many options on the market, how do you determine which casework systems will indeed meet your flexibility needs?

In this session, we will:

  • Examine a wide variety of casework on a structural, design, element, finish, and other levels
  • Explore wet/dry, and mobile casework and how to best transfer casework from one project to the next
  • Discuss trends in casework design and improved designs to meet the needs of a variety of lab environments, such as: open, closed, flexible, and generic design spaces
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Michael Gleeson

President
Gleeson Construction, Inc.

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Dragan Dukich

Senior Lab Specialist
Gleeson Laboratory Services

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm A Fully Integrated Approach to Laboratory Design – the New Lakeland Community College Health Technology Building

Todd Griffith - Education Market Leader - Buildings and Places, AECOM
Mitch Lyles - Vice President, Engineering Practice Leader Regional Building Engineering Leader, AECOM
As clients are pushing their design consultants to design increasingly more energy efficient buildings, the straightest line to this solution is through a fully Integrated Design Method.  In this model all of the project constituents; owner, architect and engineer; are at the table from the start of the project. All three being integral to setting the ground work for project expectations and goals.  The design process fully integrates the architects and engineers from the beginning to create a resultant solution that will deliver to the client a project that strikes a high balance between aesthetics, program and engineering that can exceed expectations.  Using case studies from the new Lakeland Community College Health Technologies Building and preliminary work from the Suffolk Community College Renewable Energy and STEM Building, the Integrated Design Method will be shown to be a valuable tool to execute a project that is both highly energy efficient and architecturally forward looking.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Building Siting and Configuration
  • Building and Building System Design Considerations
  • Design Outcomes

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Todd Griffith

Education Market Leader - Buildings and Places
AECOM

Mitch Lyles

Vice President, Engineering Practice Leader Regional Building Engineering Leader
AECOM

1:00 am - 2:00 am NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

2:00 am - 3:00 am INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): Ah, To Be Young Again: Impactful Retro-Fits for Aging Infrastructures

Robert P. Gallagher - Executive Officer, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
With the industry trend leaning towards more retro-fit projects versus new builds, better understanding how to effectively plan, design, and construct a retro-fit is essential in today’s research labs’ design community. 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 discuss:

  • Effective design strategies to capitalize on a lab’s existing infrastructure
  • The ROI of investing in new systems for your retro-fit project, such as: how to utilize generic and flexible spaces, new security technologies, plumbing, electrical, and structural elements that would get your lab up-to-date and comparable with the offerings of a new build
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Robert P. Gallagher

Executive Officer
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

In this session, Kyle Brunel, AIA, LEED AP BD&C, will lead a discussion  on the convergence and divergence of laboratories for universities, start-up companies, corporate clients, incubators, and what sustainability means within the context of these unique lab types for construction and continuing operations.
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Kyle Brunel, AIA

Principal
Pencil Box Architects, Inc.

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David Golden, AIA

Project Manager & Planner
Stanford Engineering, Stanford's School of Medicine Stanford University

3:45 am - 4:00 am AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 am - 4:45 am TOWN HALL: Top Burning Questions

Dragan Dukich - Senior Lab Specialist, Gleeson Laboratory Services
Let’s face it, the most valuable takeaways you can bring back to your organization after a conference are actionable lessons learn – so to be able to apply them to your own design and build projects. This session will consist of open-forum Q&As with the session speakers answering the top burning questions the audience members have submitted earlier in the day.
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Dragan Dukich

Senior Lab Specialist
Gleeson Laboratory Services