KAPPA 2018 Fall Meeting
Monday, October 22, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 amKAPPA Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 am - 4:00 pmExhibitor Set-Up
Cranberry IV, V, VI
10:00 am - 6:00 pmConference Registration and Check-in
11:30 am - 1:00 pmLunch
Cranberry I, II, III
1:00 pm - 1:15 pmBreak
1:15 pm - 2:30 pmKeynote Presentation - "Generation Z Goes to College"
Cranberry I, II, III
Meghan Grace

Generation Z, those born from 1995 through 2010, is rapidly replacing Millennials on college campuses. They have different motivations, learning styles, characteristics, skill sets, and social concerns than previous generations. Generation Z students grew up during the recession and are focusing in on their employment after college. Over the past four years, Dr. Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace conducted two original, large-scale studies on Generation Z: the Generation Z Goes to College study in 2014, and the Generation Z Stories study in 2017.

This Keynote address will enhance our KAPPA audience's awareness of Generation Z’s mindset and goals, and the implications for the college campus, its facilities, and the education provided.
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmBreak
2:45 pm - 3:50 pmCharacter Matters: Why Integrity is the Foundation of Good Leadership

Justin Mears, LeadOff, LLC

Much of the time we spend on leadership development examines the competencies and strengths necessary for good leadership, while often generalizing the necessity of character and integrity. This presentation seeks to examine what we mean by character and integrity, what role proper habituation of “virtues” plays in becoming our best selves, and how all of this is connected to our ability to properly understand what a life of striving for integrity looks like. It will then explain how properly-habituated virtues are necessary for true influence and for gaining the respect and trust of those you are leading.

Justin Mears has been published in a leadership textbook issued to all Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy.
LEED v4 & Beyond: An Overview of GBCI Sustainability Programs

Heidi Kunka, U.S. Green Building Council Central PA

The Green Business Certification Institute, sister organization to the US Green Building Council, now manages multiple sustainability programs, in addition to LEED. This presentation will provide an overview of each of those programs. TRUE Zero Waste is a rating system that defines, pursues, and achieves diversion rates of 90%. Arc is an online platform that measures their building performance in five categories. SITES is a rating system for sustainable landscapes. PEER focuses on resilient and sustainable electricity infrastructure. Finally, Parksmart is a rating system for sustainable parking garages. 

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
Facility Emergency Preparedness and Active Shooter

Michael McGrory, ServPro of Upper Bucks
Sean McCabe, ServPro of Upper Bucks

Disaster preparedness is critical for anyone responsible for buildings of any type. This presentation will discuss how to prepare for any type of natural or man-made home-, building-, or business-related disaster, including active shooter situations. Join your peers for a discussion about disasters involving fire, water, and biological hazards, and a special active shooter emergency response discussion.

A version of this presentation was presented at the Community Associations Institute National Conference in May, 2018, in Washington, DC. Michael McGrory and Sean McCabe are certified active shooter trainers.

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
4:15 pm - 6:15 pmBusiness Partner Networking Reception
Cranberry IV, V, VI
6:30 pm - 8:30 pmDinner
Cranberry I, II, III
8:30 pm - 9:30 pmExhibitor Break-down
Cranberry IV, V, VI

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00 am - 7:55 amBreakfast
Cranberry I, II, III
8:00 am - 9:05 amTrack 1: "What Makes a Campus? Unconventional Design Approaches"

Vern McKissick, McKissick Associates
Henry Brunett, McKissick Associates
Reb Brownlee, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, in Johnstown, PA, is increasing its physical presence in Blair County by creating a new “campus” within the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona, PA. The decline of shopping malls has created a unique opportunity for colleges and universities. Malls contain a plentiful supply of comparatively inexpensive space that comes with features particularly advantageous for higher education. This presentation will share "lessons learned" with the expansion into the Logan Valley Mall. 
Track 2: "Transforming Existing, Iconic, Landmark Buildings into Modern, High-Performance Buildings"

Dr. Robert Sroufe, Duquesne University
Craig E. Stevenson, AUROS Group

One challenge for universities today is to cost-effectively modernize building performance (indoor environmental quality; energy consumption), but to still preserve these structures' iconic image. This presentation discusses an approach used to transform Duquesne University's Rockwell Hall into a high-performance building. This presentation will cover: (1) identifying possibilities for modernizing building performance, (2) justifying the investment, and (3) measuring final building performance. 

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
Track 3: "The LIght of Your Life: The Potential Effects of Light on Our Mental and Physical Health"

Jennifer Harrington, Barton Associates, Inc.

This presentation will explore how the shift from living in a naturally-lit environment to one dominated by electric light has affected both our mental and physical well-being. We will discuss how the trend for living in “cities that never sleep” has only amplified our innate need to be connected with natural light. We will investigate recent advancements in LED lighting technology that may be able to provide the best of both worlds. Case studies and examples will focus around the educational environment. 

* This presentation is certified as an AIA continuing educational credit.
9:20 am - 10:25 amTrack 1: "The Cathedral of Learning: The Modernization of an Historic Landmark"

Sean Sheffler, LGA Partners
Jonathan Glance, LGA Partners
Matthew Rendulic, University of Pittsburgh
Jim Kosinski, Tower Engineering

The Cathedral of Learning, a renowned landmark, is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. The building is undergoing a floor-by-floor renovation to modernize it and to increase efficiencies in space utilization and energy consumption. Individual renovation projects involve temporary relocations, reconfiguration of space, abatement of hazardous materials, the use of pre-fabricated wall systems, and a mechanical overhaul involving steam-to-hot-water conversion and ducted air delivery. 

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
Track 2: "Lean Last Planner System® Applied to Design: Illustrating Owner Benefits"

Bryan Wahl, Bostwick Design Partnership
Daniel Polak, Bostwick Design Partnership

“Lean” is a methodology which focuses on removing waste by focusing on optimizing process and resource flow. Last Planner System (LPS) is a tool which methodically breaks down the work from the masterplan level to the daily level, utilizing pull methodology, constraint logs, and weekly review of tasks. LPS in the design phase creates clarity, allowing risks to be evaluated at the right moment. In several case studies, this presentation will show how LPS in the design phase can benefit owners. 

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
Track 3: "Power System Studies: Arc Flash, Overcurrent Protection, and Short-Circuit Analysis"

Michael Croud, RPA Engineering

This presentation will outline what is required to keep electrical infrastructure in accordance with NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, and OSHA. The presentation will detail when and how often a power systems study should be conducted to be in compliance, and provide an overview of the process for analysis. The presentation will conclude with case studies of different applications for the analysis.
10:40 am - 11:45 amTrack 1: "The Flexible Lecture Hall"

Brent Houck, Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel
Steve Morgan, Carnegie Mellon University

Questions have been raised in recent years about lecture halls with tiered floors. They can be inefficient, needing heights that consume two stories, and have fixed seating that is not conducive to group study. Still, rooms with tiered-floor geometries are generally best for lectures for large classes. This presentation examines a new approach that provides flexibility while preserving the advantages of the traditional, tiered lecture hall. A recent renovation at Carnegie Mellon University will be used as a case study. 

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
Track 2: "What's Under Your Campus?"

John Stipe III, RETTEW
Felicia Bechtel, RETTEW / Enviroscan

The knowledge of what’s underground can guide project designs and timelines, and can save time, money, and headaches. This presentation will walk through four campus case studies: 
  • The use of an interactive, digital "document" containing the location of all underground pipes/lines
  • The use of seismic refraction micro-tremors to define the site soil classification
  • The use of FlowMetrix digital leak detection to discover underground leaks 
  • The use of micro-gravity surveys to find anomalies, such as back-filled mines and mine tunnels

* This presentation has been certified for PE and PG continuing education credits. It may also become eligible for an AIA continuing educational credit prior to the Conference.
Track 3: "Glycol-Treated Closed Loops"

Patrick Guccione, Chem-Aqua, Inc.
Stephen Bard, Chem-Aqua, Inc.
Randy Tressler, Penn State New Kensington

Most campuses have multiple closed-water loops: for heating water (HHW), for chilled water (CHW), and/or for combined systems. In Pennsylvania, it is a common to treat these systems with glycol to keep them from freezing during the winter. This presentation will discuss case studies at Penn State’s New Kensington Campus, and will address: basics of glycol treatment, differing types of glycol, maintenance of glycol treated loops, and identifying and avoiding problems with glycol before they happen.

* This presentation is not currently certified as an AIA continuing educational credit, but it may become so prior to the Conference.
11:45 am - 1:00 pmLuncheon and Adjournment
Cranberry I, II, III
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmKAPPA Board of Directors Meeting