UT System Annual Facilities Conference 2024
Thursday - Friday, November 7 - 8, 2024

Event Point of Contact: Cynthia Castaneda - cccastan@utmb.edu
Cost per Attendee: $100


 

Event Details

Agenda Event Details by Day

  • Day 1 - Thursday, November 7, 2024

    Location: UTMB Health Education Center

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Registration & Breakfast
    (2) Parking Tokens & Event ID Badge

    9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Introduction & Welcome to UTMB
    Steve Leblanc 
    Vice President of Business Operations & Facilities

    9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    Utility Reliability on a Barrier Island 
    Daniel Mrro UTMB D&C
    Collin Hartwell UTMB Utilities
    UTMB 40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

    BREAK
    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Project Management Platforms – One size does not fit all
    Mandy Billiot UTMB
    Brian Ogle MDACC
     Julie Lucas UTHSC
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Panel Discussion/ Presentation – A Mega Project Journey
    Karen Mooney 
    Jay Miranti
    MDACC
    45 min Discussion and Q/A

    12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.LUNCH
    12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Tour Highlight Overview (During Lunch)
    -East Plant
    -Old Red
    -Institute for Drug Discovery
    -Construction Site Tour TBD

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Tour
    Topic 1 (East Plant) UTMBs East Central Plant raised 26’
    Topic 2 (Old Red) UTMBs Original Iconic Building
    Topic 3 (IDD Project) Institute of Drug Discovery
    Topic 4 (Construction Site Tour) TBD

    2:30 p.m. -  3:15 p.m.Implementation of ATG for Above-Ceiling Work Permitting
    Todd Perry
    Mario Soares, UTMB EH&S
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A
    3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    How to Survive Another 133 Years
    A journey of UTMB’s Resiliency Mitigation Efforts

    Russ Rodecap, UTMB Property Services
    Tarek Thomas,UTMB D&C
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.BREAK
    4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Increased Efficiencies Through Purpose-Driven Integrations (Building Automation Systems, Work Order Management Systems)
    Patrick Root, UTMB Property Services
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    TRAVEL to the Evening Venue

    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Dinner & Networking
    Entertainment
    Hotel Galvez and Spa

     

  • Day 2 - Thursday, November 8, 2024

    Location: UTMB Health Education Center

    8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

    Breakfast

    9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Beyond Standards: Transforming Facilities into Branded Experiences
    Caryn Guajardo
    Rebecca Laskowski
    UTMB Portfolio Management
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    UT System Updates
    45 min Presentation/15min Q/A

    11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

    BREAK

    11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Construction Economics
    Market Update
    Blake Tennant
    Vermeulen
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    LUNCH

    1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

    Facilities and EHS Collaboration with the Biocontainment Unit 
    Je t’aime Newton, UTMB EH&S
    Ron Lloyd, UTMB Property Services
    40 min Presentation/5min Q/A

    1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Updates on Sustainability Programs and Coordination across the System

    Jim Walker, UT Austin
    Meghna Tare, UT Arlington

    2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

    Conference Closing Remarks – Future Conference Dates & Host 
    Steve Leblanc, Vice President Business Operations & Facilities, UTMB

     

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