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    The Golf Channel hit a hole in one with the revitalization of part of its Orlando campus. The channel turned to Walker Design LLC to create a high-functioning, multi-use space within a 1,200-square-foot area. The space holds conference and training areas plus a genius bar. It has fully integrated audio/visual technology, integrated writable surfaces for informal gatherings and multiple movable seating options that can house 150 occupants. The floor and ceiling patterns reflect lively, pixelated textures to contrast with and balance the static walls. Photography by Chad Baumer Photography.

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  • Healthcare

    UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont, Colo., was designed by EYP Health to be an expandable, site-adaptable inpatient chassis that UCHealth could use at other locations. The new 210,000-square-foot hospital provides more than 50 inpatient beds and room to expand to more than 100. The hospital features an intensive care unit, operating rooms, a Level III trauma center and emergency department, advanced cardiac services, a birth center with a Level II special care nursery, a surgery center and 24-hour retail pharmacy, lab and imaging services. Photography by Jim Roof.

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  • Education

    Do football facilities engender championships? Clemson University believes so. The 2016 National Champs invested $55 million in a new 142,500-square-foot facility designed by HOK. The Allen N. Reeves Football Complex further elevates Clemson’s program and promotes the recruitment, training and development of student-athletes. The facility is adjacent to Clemson’s Indoor Football Practice Facility and the existing outdoor practice fields, bringing all football activity into close proximity allowing for more efficient daily operations. Photos courtesy of HOK.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Healthcare

The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

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The McMorrow Corporate Facilities Management Report presents news, information, feature articles, conferences, and products and services for commercial/corporate facility executives and administrators, property managers, and specifiers including architects, designers, and engineers charged with maintaining the workplace for optimal productivity, functionality, and retention of the workplace professional.

Nov. 15-16: NeoCon East 2017 Government and Education Track recommendations

NeoCon East 2017 will be held Nov. 15 to 16 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia. The premier design expo and conference for the East Coast will feature new products and services for workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, public spaces and government projects from more than 200 leading companies. FMs, architects and designers can attend more than 25 education sessions for credit and connect with colleagues and design organizations all in one spot.

NeoCon features the largest concentration of products and services under GSA’s Multiple Awards Schedule Program. It also features many education seminars aimed at government FMs.

Registration is now open. There is no fee to register and attend the show. However, registration is required to gain access to the show floor. Seminars and partner programming vary in price. A&D professionals may register for one-hour seminars for $40 each if registered by online by Nov. 10 and $50 each if registered on-site. Government employees with valid I.D. may sign up for government track classes at no fee. Government employees with valid I.D can sign up for unlimited classes outside the government track for just $40. Registration is required for all sessions, and space is limited.

Keynote speakers will include:
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Suzette Subance Ferrier, IIDA
Design Director, TPG Architecture

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Zena Howard, AIA, LEED AP
Managing Director, Perkins+Will, North Carolina Practice

Thursday, Nov. 16
David Insinga, AIA
Chief Architect, General Services Administration’s Public Buildings Service

Thursday, Nov. 16
Alex Gilliam
Founder, Public Workshop

All NeoCon East seminar sessions are 60 minutes long and are rated by skill level.

Here are some of our favorite seminars for government and education FMs:

[W10]
WHAT DOES UR STAND FOR?

Wednesday, November 15 • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The efficiency of federal office space is measured by a methodology involving usable square feet divided by the number of people who work in the space. While variations of this approach exist among federal agencies, all of these agencies share a common goal of managing their national office space portfolio using a standardized utilization rate, often referred to as UR. If you are interested in learning about the current UR policies and mandates that drive many business decisions of various federal agencies, please join us for this informative discussion. [INTERMEDIATE][OF][GOV] Dianne Juba, workplace strategist, GSA HQ, Washington, DC

[W07]
A NEW SUSTAINABILITY STANDARD FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Wednesday, November 15 • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
We all get the importance of the NSF 391.1 standard. Yet given that, two pressing questions arise: how can we ascertain the standard’s varied criteria; and how can we recognize the role of standards in defining the vital issue of sustainability in our industry? For our session, we’ll consider the stakeholders, from industry to government to NGOs, using the ANSI consensus process. Since the government will most likely encourage certification once the standard’s established, architectural, engineering and design firms will all benefit from this session. Final takeaways from our session will include the ability to recall the criteria; how to recognize the effect of standards on the industry by developing more sustainable organizations; how best to describe certification as a sustainable professional service which builds credibility with customers; and how to relate the value of multi-attribute standards in defining more sustainable operations. [INTERMEDIATE][PD] John Edelman, managing director, Edelman, Chicago, IL
Kianda Franklin, standards specialist, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI

[W15]
DESIGN STRATEGIES IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Wednesday, November 15 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Today federal agencies are challenged in unprecedented ways to reduce their real estate portfolio. GSA supports their efforts in many ways by providing assistance and/or funding for design, furniture, and technology. GSA also provides consultation in portfolio planning, national engagements and change management. To learn more about how federal clients have benefited, please join us as our design panelists from GSA and other agencies share their experiences. [BASIC][GOV] Moderator, Dianne Juba, workplace strategist, GSA HQ, Washington, DC

[W11]
THE SHOWCASE FIT-OUT: CREATING A HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE WORKPLACE
Wednesday, November 15 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
This seminar provides answers to a crucial question many designers are asking. The question is how reasonable it is to design a workplace that is both LEED and WELL certified? Attendees will uncover answers through a specific case study, one that addresses all the crucial phases of this project, including pre-planning charrettes, collaborative design strategies, product specifications and post-occupancy evaluation. In sum, attendees should be able to master the following: to explain how critical the integrated design process is to achieving sustainability and wellness goals; to compare the LEED and WELL certification requirements; to comprehend all phases of a LEED/WELL project, including material and product specifications; and to comprehend the quantifiable benefits of a completed LEED and WELL fit-out. [ADVANCED][GR][HSW][OF] Mark Walsh-Cooke, PE, LEED AP BD+C, principal, Arup, Boston, MA
Jen Taylor, LEED Green Associate, senior project manager, Dyer Brown Associates, Boston, MA
Rebecca Hatchdorian, LEED AP BD+C, associate – sustainability, Arup, Boston, MA

[W14]
DESIGN WITH INTENT FOR THE FUTURE
Wednesday, November 15 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
As we move beyond the single attribute of recycled content to meet LEEDv4 requirements, we must find a way to simplify the process. To meet the changing industry demands, we need to understand what is required, how we can implement these changes, and why our industry positively impacts on the health of our population and planet. This session with explain LEED v4 criteria like EPD, C2C, HPD, and Declare, and show how design leaders all over the country are using tools like Mindful Materials, Portico, and other programs to implement these changes into their organizations. [INTERMEDIATE][GR][HSW][PD] Tim Conway, vice president of sustainability, Shaw Contract, Cartersville, GA

[T17]
SURVIVING THE OSHA AUDIT
Thursday, November 16 • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
No doubt your company or organization wants to avoid omnipresent OSHA violations. In fact, just last year over 40,000 were issued. In this session, you’ll examine how many organizations have avoided violations, so that your company can follow suit. This session will zero in on OSHA’s most prominent violation—the one that most companies overlook—as well as the possible trap of the General Duty Clause, and finally, how to craft a strategy for success when OSHA visits. By seminar’s end, attendees will have developed an OSHA game plan for their company; will understand the top five OSHA violations in facility management; will be able to determine ways to reduce OSHA fines; and be able to prepare for an OSHA audit. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][FM] David Casavant, CFM, executive director, The Sustainable Workplace Alliance, Lake Wales, FL

[T19]
THE “HOW” AND “WHY” OF SELECTING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FOR GREEN BUILDING PROJECTS
Thursday, November 16 • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Yes, recent green building programs and government purchasing encourage selecting sustainable products. Yet, as we designers create healthier, more sustainable indoor environments, complete information about high performance products and the sustainability attributes often remains elusive. In our seminar, we’ll examine and elucidate such information so that we can succeed in creating complex construction projects involving multiple parties, budgets and performance demands. We’ll investigate the new tools that make the search, discovery and updating of sustainable products smoother. Access to supporting documentation will help participants best prepare for building certifications. The ultimate goals of this seminar consist of helping participants to do the following: describe product sustainability information’s challenges; comprehend the drive to select green products such as WELL, BREEAM and LEED; discern the adequacy of tools for the collection of valuable sustainability information; and evaluate how such tools have assisted design teams in a survey of real-world projects. [BASIC][GR][HSW] Mark Rossolo, public affairs, director, UL Environment, Marietta, GA

[T24]
BEST PRACTICES FOR INTERIOR FINISH AND FINISHING SPECIFICATION IN K12 EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
Thursday, November 16 • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Our K-12 schools stand at the heart of our communities. And these building are usually well-designed—on their exterior. But the fact is that, for students, interior design matters most —because that’s where students spend their learning lives. Unfortunately, the interior finishes and finishings come at the end of any design process, and therefore, are often the first to be dropped in a budget crunch. In this seminar, we’ll identify the crucial ways such finishes and finishings affect students’ educational well-being. An important case study will be our guide. Concrete outcomes for participants include the following: discussions of the impact of material health on students; identifying best practices in specifying interior finishes and finishings for educational environments; acquiring a working knowledge of tools to evaluate materials and their health impacts; and reviewing project outcomes for projects in which best practices for design and finish specifications were implemented. [BASIC][GR][HSW][INST] Karen Gioconda, NCIDQ, LEED ID_+C, senior associate, Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC
Katie Herber, LEED AP ID+C, ND EDAC, sustainability specialist, Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC
Heather Jauregui, AIA, ASHRAE, SBSE, susstainability specialist, Perkins Eastman, Washington, DC

[T25]
BE A HIGH PERFORMING FEDERAL FURNITURE CONTRACTOR
Thursday, November 16 • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
A panel of GSA’s Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Furnishings Program subject matter experts will lead an interactive discussion with GSA furniture schedule contract holders around performance expectations and federal agency furniture requirements. Attendees should expect to expand their knowledge of: performance expectations for GSA Schedule 71 contract holders; the importance of contract performance on federal requirements; implications for federal contractors and the Schedules Program; and guidance when unforeseen issues arise. [INTERMEDIATE][GOV] Jeff Calhoun, multiple award schedule branch chief, GSA, Philadelphia, PA
Leslie Yarbrough, program manager, USACE Huntsville Center Furnishings Program, Huntsville, AL

[T26]
MARRYING PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: USING DESIGN, DETAILING AND MATERIALS TO CREATE THE MODERN OFFICE IN A TAX-CREDIT PROJECT
Thursday, November 16 • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Here was the designer’s challenge: turn a former boiler factory into an office, while preserving the former space’s history. In probing this transformational case study, we in this seminar will demonstrate how to balance the client’s needs for an open and energetic workplace with historic preservation. We’ll investigate the efficacy of pairing contemporary office trends, such as open bench seating and demountable glass systems, with preservation goals. Plus, we’ll evaluate design strategies that ensure both financial and aesthetic benefits. Complying with national tax credit programs helps promote these benefits, as well as providing designers the opportunity to make fine designs, while preserving historic fabric. At seminar’s end, attendees will understand the following vital concepts: how to identify key historic preservation features and develop strategies for conservation; how to create spaces that take advantage of natural light while lacking access to perimeter glass; how to minimize altering existing historic fabric, including designing new work that can be removed in the future; and how to understand client needs and adapting the program to complex conditions. [INTERMEDIATE][FC/R][HSW][OF] Will Teass, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, principal, Teass Warren Architects, Washington, DC
Emily Hotaling Eig, principal, EHT Traceries, Inc., Washington, DC

[T29]
USE EVERY INCH IN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS!
Thursday, November 16 • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
By definition and nature, educational environments tend to be large. But if we only allow such large, known spaces into our thinking, we’ll overlook a design opportunity. What about spaces beyond the classroom, and what about un-utilized and neglected spaces? Wouldn’t these spaces allow for more student learning and creativity? Attendees will learn to identify underutilized spaces and to maximize the use of both existing and new environments. We’ll also investigate campus trends in classroom and beyond-classroom uses. In doing so, we’ll look into how to select furnishings appropriate for varying spaces. [INTERMEDIATE][PS][HC][HSW][INST] Daniela Voith, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, principal, Voith & Mactavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA
Sennah Loftus, LEED AP, senior associate, Voith & Mactavish Architects, Philadelphia, PA

[T30]
COMPREHENSIVE FURNITURE SOLUTIONS AVAIALBLE THROUGH GSA SCHEDULES
Thursday, November 16 • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Join this session for an introduction to GSA’s Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center and the Multiple Award Schedules Program. In this session you can expect to: Acquire a better understanding of furniture related solutions that are available within Schedule 71 and 71IIK; discover ordering options and flexible features; get updates on recent enhancements to the Packaged Furniture Program; receive helpful tips on how to use the schedule to acquire total integrated workspace solutions and address complex workspace requirements; and hear best practices from experienced federal furniture buyers. [BASIC][GOV] Jeff Calhoun, multiple award schedule branch chief, GSA, Philadelphia, PA