2019 SPRING SEMINAR

MARCH 14

KEYNOTE RYAN JENKINS

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

CARDINAL BALLROOM

MARCH 14

KEYNOTE RYAN JENKINS

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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MARCH 14

Complying w/Locking Arrangement Requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code® & NC State Building Code

9:55 AM - 10:45 AM

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MARCH 14

Complying w/Locking Arrangement Requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code® & NC State Building Code

Complying with Locking Arrangement Requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code® and the North Carolina State Building Code

 Design and installation of compliant locking arrangements has long posed a challenge to architects and facility managers given the divergent goals of safety and security.  Even when a security arrangement is designed properly, it may not be installed properly in the field, leaving the facility potentially exposed to major citations during accreditation and licensure surveys.  Remediation of existing security arrangements is costly and burdensome to facilities.  This session will detail the requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code and North Carolina State Building Code and the differences between the requirements contained in the two documents.  The session will also discuss in detail the advantages, disadvantages and appropriateness of the different types of locking arrangements as well as the most common design/installation mistakes associated with each type of arrangement. 


The locking arrangement requirements have changed substantially since the 2000 Life Safety Code which was recently enforced by the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services.  For example, it is no longer acceptable to lock emergency departments or maternity units for the clinical needs of the patient and the 2012 Life Safety Code contains new requirements for the locking of units where the patient’s special needs require specialized protective measure for their safety.


Until recently the International Building Code did not permit many types of locking arrangements in health care occupancies.  Due in part to the ASHE code initiative started in 2011 to align the requirements of the Life Safety Code and International Building Code, the locking arrangement requirements between the two codes are much more similar today. 


In many cases the Codes no longer require a security system which releases upon fire alarm activation to release upon the activation of the fire alarm manual pull station.  This is a beneficial change which will make it more difficult to overcome the security measures installed to protect patients in hospitals which will be included in the session. 


The requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code provide more options to building designers and owners in most cases, however locking arrangement requirements has become more restrictive in certain instances and the session will detail the changes resulting from the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services adoption of the Life Safety Code 2012 edition.  In addition, in some cases, the North Carolina State Building Code may contain more restrictive requirements, which will be explored in the session.


The specific locking arrangements which will be detailed in the session include the following:

    Delayed-Egress Locking Systems

    Access-Controlled Egress Door Assemblies

    Elevator Lobby Exit Access Door Assembly Locking

    Electrically Controlled Egress Door Assemblies

    Locking for the clinical needs of patient

    Locking for the security needs of patient


Koffel Associates, Inc. is an independent fire protection engineering and code consulting firm established in Maryland in 1986, specializing in a broad range of fire protection engineering design and code consulting services, locally, nationally and internationally.  Our fire protection engineering design and consulting expertise results from years of experience and the extensive NFPA Technical Committee positions either currently or recently held by our engineers.  For 33 years, Koffel Associates has provided design and consulting services for new, expansion, and renovation of health care occupancies.  This experience makes us eminently qualified to meet your fire and life safety consulting needs.  

Lennon Peake, P.E.: Mr. Peake is a Director with Koffel Associates and has more than 15 years of experience as a fire protection engineer. He has a Bachelor’s in and a Master’s degree in Fire Protection Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and is a registered Fire Protection Engineer in Maryland, California, Pennsylvania, and New York.  He is experienced in the application of government and national fire protection and life safety standards to existing and new facilities. His work experience includes plan review, survey, and analysis to evaluate compliance with NFPA 101®, Federal, and local building code criteria. He oversees many life safety assessment projects, in addition to managing a staff of ten engineers.

Elizabeth Keller: Ms. Keller is a Fire Protection Engineer with Koffel Associates and has more than 4 years of fire protection engineering experience. She has both a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Fire Protection Engineering, has passed the P.E. exam, and is currently working to get her professional registration in the state of North Carolina.  She is experienced in the application of government and national fire protection and life safety standards to existing and new facilities. Her work experience includes fire protection and life safety surveys, plan review, Construction Administration services, Life Safety Code® Assessments, litigation support, and general fire protection code consulting. 

Lauren E. Schrumpf: Ms. Schrumpf has more than 5 years of experience as a fire protection engineer with a B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland.  She is experienced in the application of government and national fire protection and life safety standards to existing and new facilities.  Ms. Schrumpf conducts fire protection engineering life safety assessment surveys and analysis to evaluate compliance with NFPA 101®, witnesses fire protection systems testing, plan review, and provides general building and fire code consulting.  She is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), Women in Healthcare, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and is an Alternate Member of the NFPA 115 Laser Fire Protection Technical Committee

9:55 AM - 10:45 AM

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MARCH 14

Droning on about Drone's

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

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MARCH 14

Droning on about Drone's

Lynne Beaman | Raymond Engineering

10:55 AM - 11:55 AM

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MARCH 14

Hurricane Planning: When to Evacuate | Panel Discussion

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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MARCH 14

Hurricane Planning: When to Evacuate | Panel Discussion

The Healthcare Preparedness Coalitions facilitate coordination and communications across the healthcare spectrum to ensure the care and protection of all citizens and guest of North Carolina. The Healthcare Preparedness Coalition consists of four main pillars of support; Hospitals, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, and Public Health. The Coalition encompasses an all-inclusive healthcare agency approach to ensure continuity of care.


This presentation will share with you the history of the Healthcare Preparedness Coalition and what our mission is. We will also discuss resources that area available to healthcare facilities in emergent and non-emergent times.


Corey Roberts is the Triad Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, Triad State Medical Assistance Team Manager, and the warehouse manager at the Triad Regional Healthcare Preparedness Center in Mocksville.  Corey holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Western Carolina University and Associate of Applied Science degrees in Emergency Preparedness and Fire Protection Technology from Forsyth Technical Community College. He has over twenty years of experience in the emergency services field serving from a Firefighter/ EMT to Operations Chief and most recently as the Emergency Services Director for Montgomery County, NC before coming to work for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Triad Healthcare Preparedness Coalition.  Along with many certifications Corey is credentialed as an Associate Emergency Manager with North Carolina Emergency Management.  He has responded to local, state and federal disasters to aid in the response and recovery efforts from Hurricanes, Floods, and Wildfires.


Mitch Babb, MBA/MHA, RN, is the Chief Operating  Officer of Duke Regional Hospital. Babb has a record of progressive  leadership, with more than 22 years of experience in business operations  and clinical management at academic medical centers and acute-care  community hospitals. Since 2009, he has held various responsibilities at  Duke Regional Hospital, from directing emergency and radiology services  to developing new processes for patient placement.

In his role,  Babb has responsibility for clinical and non-clinical operations,  business and strategic plan development, and regulatory compliance with  federal, state and independent agencies at Duke Regional  Hospital. Before joining Duke Regional Hospital, he was senior associate  for Platte City, Mo.-based consultancy Fitch & Associates, director  of Mobile Critical Care Services for WakeMed Health & Hospitals in  Raleigh, clinical operations director for Duke Life Flight in Durham and  assistant manager of Emergency Services for Nash Health Care in Rocky  Mount.

In 2013, Babb received the Medical Staff Award for  Excellence in Nursing Practice as part of Duke University Health  System’s Friends of Nursing awards program. He presented at the American  Nurse Credentialing Center’s 2012 National Magnet Conference about  transforming the nurse manager and nurse director roles, and about  reducing unnecessary hospital admissions through effective observation  patient management at the Observation Management Congress in 2014.  Babb served as a graduate school advisor for East Carolina University  from 2012 to 2013, as a member of Duke Medicine Global’s China and  Kazakhstan delegation from 2013 to 2016, and as executive champion of  Duke Regional Hospital’s March for Babies teams in 2016.

Babb  earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a joint master of business  administration/master of health administration degree from Pfeiffer  University. He is a licensed registered nurse as well as a member of the  American College of Healthcare Executives.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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MARCH 14

Acoustatical in Healthcare Facilities

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MARCH 14

Acoustatical in Healthcare Facilities

Steve Thorburn

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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