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Emergency Preparedness: What You Need To Know


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Institutional and commercial facilities regularly face a host of potential emergencies, from floods, power outages, and fires to pandemics and workplace violence. One big problem for facility managers is the inability of knowing which emergency will materialize and cause problems. As a result, managers and organizations must develop a comprehensive plan that enables them to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies.

In this FREE Webcast, you will receive insights and strategies designed to help you prepare for emergencies that can affect your facility systems and operations, including:

* Suggestions for protecting key systems permanent and temporary heating and cooling units, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), generators, and communications systems to ensure their continued operation
* Management considerations, including staff cross-training and stockpiling emergency materials and supplies, to enable front-line technicians to function during the crisis
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Strategies for cleaning and restoring facilities and operations as quickly as possible so the facility can return to normal operations.

 

 

PRESENTED BY:

Daniel Geldermann
P.E., CFM
Associate, Senior Professional
Facility Engineering Associates P.C.


Mark Sekula
CFM, LEED-AP
Senior Facility Engineering Consultant
Facility Engineering Associates P.C.


 

Daniel Geldermann
P.E., CFM
Associate, Senior Professional
Facility Engineering Associates P.C.

Dan Geldermann is an associate and senior professional at Facility Engineering Associates P.C., a firm specializing in facility asset management. Mr. Gelderman has more than 28 years of experience that includes directing all aspects of facilities engineering management to include disaster response planning, engineering, design, contracts, operations, maintenance, repair, construction, utilities, environmental, transportation, safety, real estate, historic properties and residential housing management at various locations across the United States, Asia, and Europe. In addition to his consulting experience, his expertise has been developed through a career as a U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer and as an associate director of facilities at a state university. Mr. Geldermann has managed facility-related organizational budgets, service contract programs, construction management projects, facilities planning, commissioning services, facilities operations, and has been responsible for disaster response planning. As a consultant he has conducted numerous facility management studies and reviews for agencies that include the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Army, and NASA. Mr. Geldermann is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and Virginia, a Certified Facility Manager, and holds a Master Facility Executive Certificate from the Building Owners & Management Institute. He is also the Chairman of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) National Facilities Management Committee. Mr. Geldermann holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering from Marquette University and a M.S. degree in management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.


Mark Sekula
CFM, LEED-AP
Senior Facility Engineering Consultant
Facility Engineering Associates P.C.

Mark Sekula, CFM, LEED-AP, is Senior Facility Management Consultant at Facility Engineering Associates (FEA). With more than 33 years of facility management experience, he has also served as a facilities management professional in the manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries. For the past 12 years he has provided guidance, expertise and project management to clients in helping them develop strategies for the future of their real estate assets and physical workplaces as well as providing facility management organizational development and sustainability consulting.

A Certified Facility Manager since 1993, Mark has served in Leadership roles with IFMA at the chapter, council and national levels for over 15 years. He is founder and past president of the Facility Management Consultants council and has served as a director on the IFMA International Board of Directors. He co-chairs the IFMA international Knowledge Center task force and is also chair of the Southeast Wisconsin IFMA chapter's Education Committee.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and a certificate from the Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University.