39th Annual Conference of the
Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society
September 22 - 24, 2019
Saskatoon Arts & Convention Centre, TCU Place, Saskatoon SK
"The "HUB" that enables resiliency in healthcare"
|SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2019|
|09:00-14:00||The Great CHES Golf Game (Bus time to be determined)|
|MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2019|
|The Resilience Roadmap|
What if life and work are supposed to be hard?
If your people are struggling to cope with the fast page of change, the Resilience RoadMap is the program you need.
In this presentation Mark provides the strategic framework your organization needs to develop Radical Resilience in your people. This program will help you:
Born with a life-threatening heart defect, Mark underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. His parents were told to expect more surgeries before he started school. Mark was not expected to live a long life.
He battled his condition and it’s limitations successfully for twenty-two years before having to face the biggest challenge of his life. Mark’s doctor informed him that his heart was failing badly and that without a rare and dangerous heart and double-lung transplant, he would not likely see his 25th birthday.
In October 2001, Mark moved thousands of kilometres from home and was put on the transplant waiting list. After just four months on the list, Mark’s condition grew worse and he was placed in the hospital where he lived on the precipice of life and death, for 6 months.
Finally, by the grace of God, on September 7th, 2002, after almost a year on the list, Mark received a second chance at life: a life-saving Heart & Double-Lung Transplant.
The average lifespan of someone with his transplant is 5-10 years. It's been 16 years since Mark's transplant. He is in his 40s. It is very unlikely Mark will live to see his 50's. This is what makes his message so powerful. He lives the strategies and principles he teaches and he is filled with passion and purpose for his work precisely because he doesn't know how much more time he'll be afforded to do it.
Since receiving his second chance at life Mark hasn’t wasted a moment. After meeting the love of his life, Marise, the two married, and they have 3 healthy children. Mark has travelled the globe speaking to more than 150,000 people.
Mark lives in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada where he spends as much time as possible with the most important people in his life; his wife Marise and their three children Emma, Matteo, and Caleb
|09:30-10:30||PLENARY SESSION - TRACK 1|
| TRACK 1:
||Forging a Path to Resiliency: Using CSA Z8002 to Increase the Capacity to Respond to Operational Disturbances|
|Steve McEwan, Director, Plant and Maintenance Services, Interior Health BC
Robert Barss, CET, CCHFM, CHFM, Manager, Environmental Stewardship, Nova Scotia Health Authority, NS
|Safe and effective health care delivery depends on well-designed, maintained, and operational health care facilities (HCF). HCFs provide the backbone to deliver the best standard of treatment. Presenters will describe how the new edition of Z8002 addresses risk management, the continuity of operations, and emergency preparedness plans that enable infrastructure improvements for HCFs. The new edition of Z8002 also addresses technological advances in building, monitoring, energy optimization, and measures to increase sustainability and performance.|
|10:30-11:00||Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall|
|11:00-12:00||CONCURRENT TRACKS 2A & 2B|
|TRACK 2A:||Benefits of Using RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software in Health Care|
|Kevin Bourque, Project Engineer, RETScreen International, Natural Resources Canada CanmetENERGY Research Centre, Varennes QC
JJ Knott, CET, CCHFM,CEM, CDSM, Project Lead, Healthcare Energy Leaders Ontario, Simcoe
|Developed in Canada, RETScreen Software is relatively new to the health sector but is recognized for its potential to empower energy professionals and decision-makers rapidly identify, assess and optimize the technical/financial viability of potential clean energy projects, and assist in improving a facility’s climate change impact resiliency. RETScreen also allows managers to easily measure and verify the actual energy performance of their facilities and help find additional energy savings opportunities.|
|TRACK 2B:||The Building Envelope: Keeping the Water Out|
|Gord Rajewski, National Practice Leader for the Building Science and Sustainability (BSS) Group, Pinchin Ltd.|
|This presentation will provide an overview of the common sources of air and water infiltration, and associated impacts to the building and health/comfort of the individuals in the building. Appropriate management and understanding of the building envelope which can help provide better health outcomes for patients, comfort level for staff and long term cost savings through energy efficiency and building repair.|
|12:00-13:00||CONCURRENT TRACKS 3A & 3B|
|TRACK 3A:||CSA Healthcare Standards: How Compliant Are You?|
|George Pankiw, PEng, CCHFM, SASHE, CHFM, Site Manager, Facilities Management, Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton|
|At Hamilton Health Sciences, the Facilities Management department has created a scorecard based on the CSA standards applicable to healthcare operations and maintenance. The scorecard allows you to get an overall view of your compliance ratings against each standard. In this presentation we will look at the development of the scorecard, review some of the ratings, review our plans for improvement and discuss progress to date.|
|At the end of this session, participants will be able to
1. Identify O&M requirements of the CSA standards applicable to Healthcare
2. Carry out an assessment of compliance to the CSA standards applicable to Healthcare
3. Visualize the assessment to see where their strengths and weaknesses are
|TRACK 3B:||Deciphering Electric Lighting Technology|
|Alison White, Asspc. IALD. MIES, LC, Certified Lighting Consultant, SMP Lighting Group|
|The presentation will offer guidelines to evaluate lighting and control systems for healthcare applications and clarify some common misnomers including an overview of future trends. We will look at lighting and controls design and what make sense for the application. It will review budgets restraints, product life cycle and a case study of a 144 bed senior residence lighting upgrade.|
1. Demystify lighting and to understand how lighting effects occupants of the built environment.
2. To provide the attendees with tools to ask the right questions to ensure lighting systems they asked or are what they get.
3. To identify resolve lighting challenges faced when designing for both new construction and retrofit.
|13:00-14:00||Lunch in the Exhibit Hall|
|14:00- 15:00||Exhibit Hall|
|15:00-16:00||CONCURRENT TRACKS 4A & 4B|
|TRACK 4A:||CSA Z7396.1-17 Medical Gas Pipeline Systems: A need to know discussion|
|Roger Holliss, MEng, Director of Engineering & Biomedical Services, St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener
Alan Pinkerton, President, PMG Systems Ltd., East York, ON
|The fourth edition (2017) of CSA Z7396.1 is a foundation standard and installation code for medical gas systems within health care facilities, and is substantially changed/improved from the withdrawn 2012 edition. Best practice always suggests following the latest standard, regardless of the AHJ adoption status. From our technical sub-committee perspective, including incident knowledge, we’ll focus on the new Clause 15 Maintenance and Ongoing Verification section. Of significance are new ‘appointed’ Qualified Operator designations. ‘Need to know’ material for all operators, and anyone touching the system that’s ever wondered or questioned whether/what they can. Learn how to become qualified. Lives depend on actions, and an understanding of daily responsibilities.|
|TRACK 4B:||Finding the Sweet Spot in Long Term Care|
|Jerold Peters, Architect, AAA, AIBC, MAA, OAA, SAA, FRAIC, LEED AP, Principal, ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design
Chris Ott, PEng, Principal, Senior Mechanical Engineer, SMS Engineering, Winnipeg
Chris Hewitt, BEng (Hons), PEng, CEng (UK), MIET, LEED AP, President, Senior Electrical Engineer, SMS Engineering, Winnipeg
|Long term care is neither hospital nor seniors housing. In our efforts to de-institutionalize long term care environments and reduce capital costs are we appropriately addressing infection control, levels of care required, performance of systems and robust infrastructure? What is that sweet spot? This session will explore codes and standards in current design thinking to create home-like environments, ultimately improving outcomes for residents.|
|16:00-17:00||"Happy Hour" in Exhibit Hall|
|TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2019|
|08:30-09:30||CONCURRENT TRACKS 5A & 5B|
|TRACK 5A:||Fire Safety Evaluation Systems and Their Role in Asset Management|
|Ben Coles, MScE, MBA, PEng, PE, Fire Protection Engineer, RJ Bartlett Engineering Ltd., Fredericton NB|
|Application of contemporary building code requirements within existing Healthcare facilities is not always practical. The Canadian Hospital Fire Safety Evaluation System (CHFSES) is a quantitative method for ranking fire and life safety that enables cost effective and prioritized upgrades, and is central to the realm of asset management.|
|TRACK 5B:||Disrupting the Building and Infrastructure Industry|
|Sunny Ghataurah, PEng, PE, CLD, CTS, LEED AP BD+C, President, AES Engineering Ltd., Vancouver BC
Glenn Stowkowy, PEng, Senior Principal, AES Engineering Ltd., Edmonton AB
|“If you don’t understand technology, you will be replaced by it.”
Looking through the lens of technology, Sunny will explore the evolution of the design and construction industry, demonstrating how emerging technologies have and continue to trigger revolutions in the way that we live, work, and heal people in modern healthcare facilities..
Technologies discussed will range from the switchboard to quantum computing, pinsetting to automated transportation, coal-fired electricity to electric vehicles, and manual drawing production to Building Master Systems Integration.
|09:30-1015||CHES National Annual General Meeting
CHES 2020 Presentation
|10:15-1045||CHES Saskatchewan Chapter Annual General Meeting|
|1015:10:45||Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall|
|12:00-13:15||Lunch in Exhibit Hall / Draw Prizes|
|13:15-14:15||CONCURRENT TRACKS 6A & 6B|
|TRACK 6A:||Co-generation as a Resiliency Measure|
|John Karman, CTech, PMP, RSW, LEED AP, BD+C, Senior Project Director, SMP Engineering, Edmonton AB|
|The presentation will present a case study in electrical system resiliency for the Edmonton Lab Hub. It will present the various resiliency options that were considered, and discuss the various solutions, and in particular the co-generation option that is being implemented and the reduced operating costs and carbon foot print for this 47,000 square meter.|
|TRACK 6B:||The "Heart" of Hospital Comfort - Improving Resiliency by Understanding Flow|
|Yves Lemoine, BASc. PEng, Director, Energy Upgrades Canada, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Toronto ON|
|Patient and staff comfort, building resilience, operating risk and return on investment are at odds when managing operating requirements, deferred maintenance and capital upgrades. This presentation will demonstrate that by starting with the pumps, the “heart” of the hospital, that these objectives can be aligned and result in deep improvements in comfort, reduced risk, and enhanced energy performance of up to 40%. It empowers the HVAC system to be resilient to changing functionality of the hospital.|
|14:15-15:15||CONCURRENT TRACKS 7A & 7B|
|TRACK 7A:||The Importance of Building an IPAC Culture to Improve Patient Care and Outcomes|
|Craig Yee, BSc, MSc (OEH), CRSP, AHERA, Master Trainer, Infection Control Training Group, Vancouver BC|
|Many organizations talk about the importance of establishing and maintaining a “culture.” But why is this necessary in a healthcare environment regarding infection control? This session will describe some of the operational challenges and breakdowns in keeping patients safe, and why building and sustaining an IPAC culture – incorporating values such as collaboration, transparency, and positive interaction – is critical in maintaining, and even improving, patient safety and outcomes.|
|This session will enable attendees to:
1. Understand and know the importance and critical aspects of an infection control culture.
2. Identify and assess the challenges, obstacles and breakdowns that lead to culture differences.
3. Provide practical, real world solutions in addressing culture issues and mitigating communication problems.
|TRACK 7B:||How to Improve Your RFP from a C to an A+? Things You Can Do Now to Make the Grade!|
|Jeff Sawyer, BA, MS, Researcher and Director of Strategic Engagements, Simplar Institute, Arizona|
|This workshop will provide tools of Expertise-Driven Project Delivery, which owners can immediately use to increase project success, simplify the procurement selection process, develop efficient project pre-planning documentation, and measure program outcomes.|
• Identify and increase your hit rate (consistently score 2-5 points higher in evaluations)
• State ways to become a higher performer by walking away with simple and powerful metrics
• Increase your profitability by improving partnerships with your owners and/or vendors
|15:45-16:45||PLENARY SESSION - TRACK 8|
|The National Trend Toward Prompt Payment - How Will This Impact Consultants?|
|Misty Alexandre, BA (Hons), Juris Doctor, Lawyer/Partner, Robertson Stromberg LLP, Saskatoon SK
Jared Epp, BA (Psych), Great Distinction, Juris Doctor, Lawyer/Partner, Robertson Stromberg LLP, Saskatoon SK
|A presentation outlining the requirements of the recent prompt payment legislation introduced in Saskatchewan in the fall of 2018. Similar to the prompt payment legislation introduced in Ontario, this legislation will have major impacts on consultants in the healthcare industry when administrating construction contracts for new or renovated facilities.|