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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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    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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    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.

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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.

Oct. 23-25: Critical Facilities Summit includes hospital tours and Target Field, Minneapolis

mn skylineThe fifth annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for 2-1/2 days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. Come face-to-face with thought leaders for an in-depth look at the trends in the design, management and operations of data centers, medical facilities, banks, telecoms and other critical facilities. The following tours are included:

St. Cloud Hospital has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics more than any other hospital in Minnesota. With a history that reaches back over 130 years, the regional medical center has evolved to meet the needs of the more than two dozen counties that it serves, and its facilities have kept pace: As recently as 2012 a 360,000 square-foot, $223 million project ushered in new approaches to air handling, innovative CAD-BIM applications, and chiller/cooling tower relocation and installations.

Target Field is one of five baseball stadiums in the U.S. to be awarded with a LEED certification. This 90-minute tour will cover the environmental and sustainability features of the stadium. Plus, you’ll go behind the scenes to see mechanical rooms and other areas of the stadium guests normally don’t get to visit.

Hennepin County Medical Center’s Clinic and Specialty Center will open its doors in a few months, marking the first new building on HCMC’s expanded campus in 50 years. Critical Facilities Summit attendees have the unique opportunity to tour the facility as it nears completion and gain insights into the “experience-based design” concepts that were applied in bringing technology and infrastructure together in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.

CFS is the only national event dedicated to designing, operating and staffing mission critical buildings for optimal efficiency and reliability. Discover trends and best practices in the design, construction, engineering and management of data centers, hospitals, universities, labs, pharmaceuticals, financials, telecoms and all mission critical facilities.

Critical Facilities Summit is moving up: both literally and figuratively. After a successful four-year run in Charlotte, it is moving north to Minneapolis, MN. Why Minnesota? The reasons are plentiful. There are 17 Fortune 500 companies that are headquartered in the Twin Cities region. The Twin Cities have emerged as a Top Tier2 Data Center marketplace. Combine those with a strong life science (i.e. labs and medical) population and it’s emergence as a Midwest data center region, and quickly became a favorable destination for CFS.  cfs2016_1325

There are six education session tracks:

  • Cloud and Colo Trends: With more organizations considering shifting data center load to a colocation facility or to the cloud, construction of new enterprise data centers is down, while colo and cloud providers are adding white space. Understand what it means when an organization decides to go colo or cloud—and why facility managers responsible for in-house data center space still have important roles to play.
  • Medical, Labs, and Life Safety: Hospitals and labs face unique obstacles when it comes to code compliance, energy efficiency and end-user satisfaction. Our assortment of healthcare sessions addresses ways to balance myriad demands when it comes to the design and operation of high-performance, energy-efficient facilities in the medical/life safety market.
  • Project Spotlight: In-depth, incisive profiles of mission critical facility projects and programs that highlight forward-thinking applications in data centers, hospitals, universities and labs. Spotlights often provide a unique, end-user perspective on how key mission critical challenges are met using innovative strategies and technologies.
  • Higher Ed: College campuses are test beds for new theories and philosophies; they can also be laboratories for high density, super computing data center design and operation, requiring a unique approach to funding, management and staffing. This track offers insight into current strategies in a variety of academic college settings.
  • Optimizing Uptime: Sessions in this track are geared toward ensuring the ongoing operation of mission critical facilities. Join discussions focused on resilience, business continuity, staff training, airflow and cooling, testing and modeling, and gain insights into DCIM planning for a variety of scenarios.
  • The FM-IT Link: Every critical facility failure headline proves the importance of teamwork between FM and IT staffs to ensure a completely networked, fully operational data center. This track encourages discussion among departments to address this new design and planning environment, better understand what the IT community needs from FMs, and explore what the facilities unit needs to know about working in a new integrated community.

The Critical Facilities Summit has a big opening day is featuring these events:

  •  1 PM Workshops: Champion the Complexities of a Successful DCIM Implementation; and  Commissioning Agents Logbook: Legends of the Fail
  •  4 PM – 6 PM Opening Night Network Party: The exhibit hall is the place to be, featuring an exclusive preview of exhibits, an excellent selection of drinks and hot hors d’oeuvres, and high-value networking.
  • New at CFS!  Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training and certification exam. DCEP Training Class is scheduled for Monday, October 23. Upon successful completion, candidates may officially register and become certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner. Sign up for the DCEP Generalist training at the Critical Facilities Summit and receive specially priced conference admission and free entry to the Expo Hall.

Click here to obtain the full CFS conference brochure.