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Healthcare in Crisis – Pandemic Cx Response from the Frontlines

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A panel discussion from industry leaders who were personally involved in the 24/7 effort supporting our country’s response to a healthcare pandemic.

The panelists will share stories on the Army Corps led temporary Alternate Care Facilities, converting and modifying existing facilities to support increased ICU and infectious patients, and the complete reopening of a previously closed and bankrupt hospital.

Our experts will share their “war” stories and lessons learned from across the country and from the perspectives of the many challenges faced from design, construction, commissioning and operations.


  • John Villani, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP, Vice President – Grumman/Butkus Associates

    John has served as Director-at-Large on BCxA’s International Board, and was president of the BCxA Central Chapter, which covers 12 states throughout the Midwest. John currently leads new and existing building commissioning activities for Grumman/Butkus’ energy efficiency consulting and sustainable design engineering projects. He previously worked with Johnson Controls implementing multimillion-dollar energy conservation performance contracts and controls projects, and was a staff member of Columbia University’s facilities operations and building operations departments. His background as Owner, Contractor, and Consultant enhances his perspective as a commissioning engineer. John earned his undergraduate degree at SUNY Maritime College, one of the country’s Merchant Marine colleges, as well as his US Merchant Marines Third Assistant Engineer license from the US Coast Guard.

  • Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP - U.S. Engineering

    Tom joined the BCxA International Board in 2016, after serving on the Southwest Chapter Board of Directors for seven years. During that period, he served in various officer positions, including two terms as Southwest Board President. He currently serves as chairperson for the Marketing Committee, and is also serving on the NCBC Conference Committee. He has been involved with the commissioning industry for over 25 years, with 20 years as a commissioning provider with EMC Engineers and Eaton Energy Solutions, Inc. He is currently Director of Energy Solutions with U.S. Engineering Company, a top 25 mechanical contractor nationally. He is responsible for coordinating internal commissioning processes during design and construction. He is also involved with planning and executing energy conservation strategies for various types of projects. Tom is a graduate of Colorado State University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

  • Ryan S. Lean, PE, LEED AP, CCP - Associate Partner - JB&B

    In addition to his current role on the BCxA International Board, Ryan has previously served as President of the Building Commissioning Certification Board, the organization responsible for establishing certification of professional commissioning providers, as well as Vice President and Membership Chair of the Northeast Chapter of the BCxA. Ryan leads JB&B’s Commissioning Department providing building commissioning and related services for commercial, mission-critical, educational, laboratory, healthcare and LEED green buildings. Ryan leverages his extensive experience in mechanical design of large-scale central plants to manage all new construction and existing building commissioning projects at JB&B, including day-to-day activities at the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards projects. Ryan views the field of building commissioning and related services as one meant to foster relationships with owners and operators, to guide them through the challenges of transitioning to a new facility, whether it’s a commercial, mission-critical, educational, laboratory, healthcare, cultural or financial institution. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

  • Dan Forino, PE, CCP, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Dan joined the BCxA International Board of Directors in 2016 and has served as Treasurer (2017-18), President Elect (2019), President (2020) and now Immediate Past President (2021). He recently served as the Director of Engineering for Horizon Engineering Associates, with oversight of their NYC Headquarters and served as the Commissioning Program Manager for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B. Dan currently oversees the Integrated Facility Management division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of 10 national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Dan continually supports the BCxA as the Chairperson for the Owners Committee, host of Some Good Commissioning, co-host of the BCxA Untitled Podcast and vlog alongside IBOD member Ryan Lean, and various media and presentations during his IBOD tenure. Dan is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and SUNY Stony Brook University, where he attained his Master of Business Administration.

  • Wallace Workmaster - Jaros Baum & Bolles

    Wallace Workmaster joined JB&B in 2010 and currently serves as an Associate for JB&B Field, with a focus on commissioning services. He has extensive experience in building commissioning and related services for healthcare, life sciences, commercial office, residential, resorts, mission-critical and LEED green buildings. His notable healthcare projects include NYU Langone Health (multiple projects), MSK West Harrison and HSS Sports Medicine Institute West Side. Most recently, he provided JB&B Field services for the design and construction of SUNY Stony Brook’s Alternate Care Facility in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Workmaster earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University.

August 31, 2020
Mon 9:10 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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