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IFMA STL October 21, Virtual Panel Discussion

October 21, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


This month’s virtual meeting will focus on COVID challenges and lessons learned from fellow members, as they work through the "pandemic" day to day operations that their facilities and businesses face.

Moderator, Scott Held, Ameren

Facility Status, Business Continuity and Recovery: Minimizing disruptions to facilities and sites, presented by Michael Wright, Ameren

Long term changes to the working environment

* Impact on facilities due to work from home
* Stipends for chairs, monitors, internet services

The people side of COVID (what are companies doing to manage)
* Vacation usage
* Staying connected as a team while working remotely
* Distraction working from home
* Family care:
* Dealing with children virtual schooling

Healthcare Policies Changes, presented by Dave Gardin, Kindred Healthcare

* Visiting hours 10am to 6 pm, 1 visitor for 1 hour

* Mask plus shield must be worn on the floors
* Merv 13 filters changed monthly in all HVAC
* Temperature check and sign in on arrival
* One way in and one way out

Operating Commercial Buildings HVAC System, Presented by Jeff Touchette, Jarrell Mechanical Contractors

Methods to increase the amount of outside air being introduced into a facility and things to be aware of when doing so

* Utilizing a facilities’ building automation system to help with minimizing the COVID risk

* Filters

* Bipolar Ionization technology
* UV light technology

CDC Covid 19 Business Guideline Interpretation:  The moral and ethical dilemma faced when following the guidelines and managing a workforce. Presenter: Gary Wood, Stryker Construction 

* COVID guidelines contain major loopholes that could bring COVID into the workplace. How do we protect our facilities and employees with all these unknowns?  


Q & A


$ Member

$0.00 Member Guest - Members are allowed to register one guest for free