CONFERENCE

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Exhibit Hall Hours: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
O'Hare 3-5
Breakfast

Breakfast for attendees & exhibitors

Sponsored by:

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Concourse A
Registration Open
 
 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
Opening Session

Welcome to Station Design Conference!

 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
A Strong Foundation: The Right Start for your Public Safety Design

Designing a Public Safety Station project can be a daunting task - but it doesn’t have to overwhelm you. Presentation covers foundational components necessary for planning, design and construction of fire or police stations. Included: Planning and Building to Stand the Test of Time; Evolution of Public Safety Design and Trends; Selecting the Design Team; and Pitfalls During the Project. This session will provide a solid foundation of knowledge to prepare for the wide-ranging presentations to follow.

 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
Successful Projects Start with a Study
When a new Fire, Police, or EMS Station is first put forward, organizations meet resistance and questions from those reluctant to spend money. Citizens ask about costs and location of the station. A “Study” by an expert design firm is the logical step to provide answers to these questions at a reasonable cost and is commonly the first step in the process of procuring a new station. Carter covers the scenarios a study can help your organization, the types of studies commonly conducted, the data generated, and advice on moving from Study to Project.
 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
O'Hare 3-5
Break with Exhibitors

Break for attendees & exhibitors

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10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
Building a Strong Foundation: Program Basics

What is the purpose of a building program? How is it developed? Who uses the program and what information is important to convey? Learn how to develop a program that will provide the foundation for a successfully functioning station on opening day and well into the future. This presentation walks through the process of programming with examples, options, and cost information. Emphasis is placed on the impact programming has on the final station - positive and negative.

 
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
O'Hare 3-5
Lunch and Exhibits

Lunch in Exhibit area

 
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
O'Hare 2
Fire Stations--Past, Present & Future

The world we live in today is very different than just two years ago, which was a radical change from just two years before that. Law enforcement is under new cultural pressure, but policing must remain. Fires need to be knocked down, medical calls need attention, etc. Stations evolved from centuries ago to the current day, but what does the future hold for our stations, our responses, our infrastructure, and life of First Responders in general? Galante asks hard questions and offers suggestions on where we will be five, ten, thirty years from now.

 
Midway
Going Further Together: The "Why" Behind Mission-Driven Station Design Solutions

What if the design process becomes a tool to help you build for those you have, recruit those you want and bridge to the community you serve? Through real life examples, program and space planning exercises, McElravv demonstrates how inclusivity can lead to impactful solutions. Imagine your ideal police station. Does it include a high-tech firearms simulation space? A brand-new fitness center? Spacious offices and comfortable break areas? These amenities are routinely requested, But what about a building that celebrates diversity and inclusivity? Or promotes equity and universal access? And strengthens community connectivity? These requests are far less common because the norm is to ask “what” instead of “why”.

 
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How to Plan and Design a Successful Shared Public Safety Facility

As local governments around the country continue to constrain their budgets, their need for suitable public safety structures remains the same. Thus, multi-agency (Fire, Law Enforcement, City Hall, etc.) public safety facilities have increased in popularity due to their potential for cost savings. During this session, Jim describes the process of designing a multi-agency facility that not only houses multiple agencies, but does so in a functional manner. Through sensible design, shared/non-shared spaces and controlled access, a combined public safety facility can be a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to a local government’s public safety facility problem.

 
O'Hare 1
Finding the Right Site for your Station

Selecting the right site for a new fire station is critical to ensuring operational success of the station and reducing response times. Holliday provides tools and “Rules of Thumb” to guide you through the site selection process, including, guidelines for property size and characteristics of a successful site. Using case study examples of other fire station projects, this presentation will help you to distinguish a great site from a poor site and how to watch out for “unforeseen circumstances” and constraints which may impact the design of your new facility.

 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
O'Hare 2
Red/Yellow/Green: Design for Exposure Reduction and Contaminant Control

Hot Zone Design principles were developed to mitigate risks from exposure to carcinogens and biohazards. Building on recent updates to NFPA standards, this presentation focuses on the design of transitional decontamination spaces and how to customize them for each department’s health-safety goals, operational procedures, staffing demands, and budget. This presentation will highlight lessons learned through case studies for new construction and renovations to help determine what solution is right for you.

 
O'Hare 1
Re-thinking Hierarchy to Promote Innovation

This Case Study will present the unique and non-hierarchical design approach of McKinney Fire Dept’s new Headquarters, which will include Administration, EOC, Training, Fire Station, and Logistics. Fire Chief Danny Kistner will present original research from his Doctoral degree studies related to leadership within the Fire Service, including a paper he wrote about creating innovative and collaborative built environments within Fire Administration facilities.

 
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So, You want a new Emergency Operations Center?

Perhaps your current EOC is located in an outdated facility, a multi-purpose room, or there is no physical EOC. How do you build a proposal that demonstrates the need for a new EOC? What do you research? How do you establish the criteria to refine a search? What do you take to the Public Safety Chiefs and City Manager to promote the idea? Wilmoth covers the initial stages of a new EOC, particularly when you need to propose the idea to City executives or leadership to move forward with design. A review of the initial process for the City of Anaheim, CA, is an example.

 
Midway
The Accessible Fortress

The political climate and demands on law enforcement personnel within the 21st century calls for the design of police stations that present conflicting design challenges. Community policing concepts suggest that stations be designed to be visually accessible and inviting to the public. Threat conditions often contradict this approach and call for a hardened, durable, and defensible building. This presentation provides attendees with insight into designing and developing an “Accessible Fortress” that engages the community and keeps departmental personnel safe. Key concepts reviewed include Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED); Effective Site Planning; How to Harden a Building: Materials & Systems Hardening, Internal Security & “Zoning” Concepts, and more.

 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
O'Hare 3-5
Break with Exhibitors
 

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
O'Hare 1
The Other Bucket: Managing Total Project Costs

Soft costs are less readily recognizable than hard costs (such as foundations, walls, floors, roof, mechanical and electrical costs) but are equally important and may include: professional fees, insurance, taxes, commissioning, and a whole host of others. During this session, you will learn to identify the soft costs required for your project and how to develop these costs into a budget.

 
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Incorporating Emergency Operation Centers into Fire Stations and Law Enforcement Facilities

An effective EOC quickly brings together highly trained experts, community leaders, and state-of-the-art technology to coordinate resources, information, and communication during emergency situations. EOCs are essential to ensure public safety, however, not all municipalities have the budgets for a standalone EOC facility. With careful planning, a primary or back-up EOC can be seamlessly integrated into the design of a Central Fire Station, Law Enforcement Facility, or a combined Public Safety Headquarters. This presentation will review the benefits of integrating an EOC into another emergency response facility and outline the spaces needed to maximize efficiency of each function during an emergency activation.

 
Midway
Interview Rooms - Not your Typical Room

Interview rooms are essential to every police department however, not all interview rooms are the same. This session will focus on the how interview rooms can have different functions, settings and purposes for investigations, hiring, and report taking. We will discuss how early planning and location of the Interview spaces can affect the everyday workflow of the office and the integration of technology into the design of the space. Learning objectives include: Interview recording systems; Sound ratings of the room for clear audio recording; Room design features; Camera placement strategies within the room.

 
O'Hare 2
The Dark Art of Value Engineering

What is Value Engineering (VE) and why is it a Dark Art? Where is the magic in saving costs? Isn’t VE just cutting costs, counting widgets, using cut-rate materials, finding cheap labor, ignoring regulatory requirements, building out of cardboard? It’s none of these things. Applied correctly, value engineering should create value for your project. So why is value engineering considered a last resort when cost-cutting becomes the norm? Maybe people don’t understand the concepts and don’t get the information in a manner that can help them maximize the value. How do you begin this effort, what tools do you need and where do you find the correct information? Listen and learn how value engineering can work specifically for fire, police and public safety facilities and their sites. Explore the tools you can use to successfully design and build the optimal facility within your budget. Learn about cost-effective means for planning, feasibility, design and construction.

 
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
O'Hare 1
Applying Building and Accessibility Codes to Fire and Police Facilities: : the Good, the Bad, and the Gray

This seminar will examine the specific application of building codes, standards, and accessibility requirements relative to fire and police station design. Mapping out Authorities Having Jurisdiction at the federal, state and local levels will be discussed. Risks and costs associated with varying code interpretations will be considered. The questions of to what extent does your station need to be ADA accessible, and if your two-story station needs an elevator will be answered!

 
O'Hare 2
Building Resilience with Sleep, Energy Pods and Decompression Rooms

Research connecting sleep hygiene and best practices with behavioral health and resilience, this presentation demonstrates eye-opening insights to the benefits of shuteye. Working with the City of Atlanta, Dr. Carla Moore provided prevention and wellness training workshops for city employees, especially Public Safety, that resulted in noticeably lower costs associated with mental health hospitalizations, inpatient, and partial hospitalization treatment. As a result, the City was awarded a rebate from BCBS and Kaiser and the funds were used to build a wellness group room and purchase two “energy pods”. The city implemented a 60-day study with 262 city employees (109 from AFRD) using the energy pods. The results of the study program were striking.

 
Midway
Realizing the Real Time Crime Center: Operations and Technology Working Together

In an ever-increasing connected society, processing the Big Data available to police departments has become a monumental task. A Real Time Crime Center, implemented correctly, can be a force multiplier. Keys to a successful implementation include understanding the operational processes of the department, leveraging technology that is flexible and able to adapt to new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and designing a space that is functional and efficient.

 
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Case Study: Fridley Public Safety Facility, a co-located Station

The Fridley Police Department and Fire Department recently moved into a state-of-the-art shared facility. The Police Station boasts a fire range, squad garage, detention area, evidence intake and storage spaces, various training spaces, and spacious staff areas. The Fire Station has six double-deep drive through apparatus bays, five bunks, indoor and outdoor hands-on training opportunities, living quarters, and administration offices. There are many shared spaces and opportunities for staff interaction, but some compromises were necessary as well. Healy and Carter explain how the design process is changed when working with multiple-user groups and then focus on the finished project.

 
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
O'Hare 3-5
Welcome Reception
 

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Exhibit Hall Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
O'Hare 3-5
Breakfast with Exhibitors
 

Sponsored by:

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Concourse A
Registration Open
 
 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
Opening Session
 
 
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
Designing Public Safety Facilities for a Changing Climate

Designing & constructing new Public Safety Facilities remains primarily focused on supporting the specialized functions and systems required for emergency response, additional considerations must be addressed. These include design for operations within flood prone areas, as well as exposure to high winds, wildfires and earthquake threats. We will examine three projects whose design responds to these threats, while also maintaining core mission functions and access to the facilities.

 
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
O'Hare 1 -2
Benefits of the 1-on-One : Top Lessons for Design and Construction with the Pandemic

A collaborative and interactive discussion from the 4 firms; H2M architects + engineers, COAR Design Group, Lemay Erickson Willcox Architects & TCA Architects who have conducted the 1-on-One portion of the Station Design Conference for over 15 years and specialize in Public Safety & Station Design.  They will talk about the key topics with regards to designing and building in today’s complicated and quickly changing environment.  They will highlight some of the top items that you, as Public Safety Personal should be thinking about when discussing your future or renovated facility. Attendees can look forward to actionable takeaways and will leave the presentation knowledgeable about the effects of the pandemic on design and construction projects.

 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
O'Hare 3-5
Break with Exhibitors
 

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
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Tips and Tricks for a High Performance Station, including Net Zero Energy Design

This presentation discusses strategies for achieving the most energy efficient public safety facilities, in simple terms. Using real world examples, we discuss how 24/7/365 facilities can achieve not only net-zero energy but net-positive performance, and what you can do for your station to accomplish this as well. Participants will understand the importance and value of early design-led energy modeling, massing, and solar orientation; and how that effort translates into saving dollars.

 
O'Hare 1
Training by Design: An Integrated Component of your Fire Station

Training is essential to build the core of a firefighter. Training by Design ensures firefighters high performance capabilities in the moments that matter. Training builds confidence in ability, morale, and muscle memory to function at a high level and reduce stress. How would having training on-site positively impact your station? Arends covers: Working with existing spaces and structure; Adapt to your stations’ specific needs; Renovation vs New Construction; Cost Benefit Analysis; Communicating to Decision Makers; and examples of Successful Outcomes.

 
O'Hare 2
Facility Report Card – Grade F!

How do you communicate facility conditions to elected officials? The Lincoln, NE Fire Dept. did multiple station assessments and had usable information available to make critical budget, safety, health, and operational decisions. By appraising a building against current codes, trends, health, safety and welfare, gender equity, ADA compliance and future flexibility, the city has a much better picture of how each station will serve now and into the future. The last critical step is to create a Capital Plan or in Lincoln’s case, a “report card.” The report card format is like how a fire department rates its apparatus. It’s a visual tool that can quickly and effectively communicated to the Council and your Community.

 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Midway
The Future of Policing: How to Protect the Protectors

This hour-long panel discussion we will focus on what the future of policing might look like. With so many changes to the Law and current society what might the future look like.  How do we protect the protectors?

 
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
O'Hare 2
All you need to know on Materials

Come TOUCH and FEEL all kinds of building materials and hear about the Pros and Cons of each. We will show you installation images and tell you want to be mindful of. With so many new materials on the market what is the maintenance protocols for various products. How will these various materials affect the feel of the environment? What will it do to the sound in the space? How do these different materials fit into your budget?

 
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How to Read Blueprints

This presentation focuses on basics of how to navigate through the construction documents.  With emphasis on how the documents evolve through the design process, when does one look for information as the owner/client in the drawings and specifications.  How to help the design team and ensure that the things your agency needs is getting documented accurately in the project documents.  The presentation will include understanding:  What are the different construction documents?  How are drawings organized and how does one navigate through them?  What are the basic views/drawing types used to convey information?  How are legends, notes and schedules utilized?  What do you as the client need/want to review?  When and how much time should be allocated for drawing review?  What if something is missed?  How do things get clarified/changed during construction? 

 
O'Hare 1
Renovate or Build New?

Nearly half of U.S. fire stations are over 45 years old and do not accommodate modern apparatus, health & safety, gender equity, bunking, energy conservation, or changing weather patterns. If your station is in poor condition, you may be wondering, is it worth saving? Katz describes how to determine if the existing building and site can be modified to meet your needs, to renovate it, knock it down and rebuild, or move to a new site. Lessons learned on station renovation include evaluating existing conditions and how to make valid decisions.

 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
O'Hare 3-5
Lunch and Exhibits
 

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1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
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Centralizing EMS Operations to Enhance Community Service

A presentation on the advantages for EMS districts utilizing a centralized vs decentralized EMS operations model. Multiple topics will be demonstrated through case study featuring the St. Charles County Ambulance District’s new state-of-the-art headquarters facility. Learning include: Training advantages; Operations advantages; Financial advantages; Built environment advantages and Community service advantages

 
O'Hare 2
Construction 101

You’ve planned your project for years The budget is approved. The design work is complete. The construction bids are in and now it’s time for the fun to start…turning dirt and standing up walls. Now you learn that if difficulties (even litigation) in the project are encountered, they are most likely to occur during the construction phase. “Construction Administration” begins with the selection of your General Contractor and continues until after you occupy the new facility. Newell discusses what you can expect and plan for during Construction Administration, along with procedures as the project owner can put in place to assure the construction results in the best possible facility.

 
O'Hare 1
Anatomy of the Modern Apparatus Bay

Program is on strategies to develop practical and functional apparatus bays and support spaces for operational efficiency and training. The first part will cover how apparatus bays have evolved over the years and what factors now drive their cost. The second part isa more detailed overview of spatial requirements, lighting, mechanical systems, vehicle exhaust systems, fire protection, structural conditions, door operations, and apparatus clearances. The seminar shall also review the development of Electric Apparatus and how the advent of this technology will influence the design of stations for generations to come.

 
Midway
CALEA and Your Police Station: What you need to Know

CALEA Law Enforcement Agency Standards has hundreds of pages addressing requirements for written directives on every aspect of law enforcement policy. This program will discuss where the attendee needs to start and how CALEA will impact the design of their new Police Station?

 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
O'Hare 2
Fire Station Kitchens: Understanding the Microcosm of Your Station

While fire station kitchens are a small component of an overall facility, the kitchen is a microcosm of the entire facility. This seminar will cover value-based decisions including source contaminates and cross contamination, challenges with alerting system interface, sustainability and carbon neutrality, product selection and warranty issues, accessibility, noise isolation, and new trends in appliances that come with hidden complexities. Given that the fire station kitchen is a hub of activity, make sure that your department understands how this space can either limit or enhance your broad core objectives.

 
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This is your Brain on Public Safety

It is not a surprise that police, fire and 911 are all high stress callings that influence our brain chemistry. Repeated exposure to extended stress has a direct impact on your mental, emotional and physical health. This presentation combines unique perspectives by three nationally recognized experts: architect, interior designer and brain doctor. Explore with Paul Erickson, Raegan Porter, and Dr. Joel Robertson on how to change your brain chemistry to de-stress through the built environment. At the close of this cutting-edge presentation, attendees will have tangible take-aways to incorporate with any fire/rescue, dispatch, or law enforcement facility.

 
Midway
Finding Training Opportunities within Law Enforcement Facilities

The proper training for first responders is vitally important. It enables them to respond more efficiently, effectively and safely. Funding and appropriate sites for separate training facilities, however, can be hard to come by and easily cut from budgets. Designing facilities that allow for integration of training within the station or providing room on-site for future training opportunities can alleviate the burden of added funding for separate training facilities. This presentation will explore how opportunities for training can be integrated into Public Safety and Law Enforcement operations facilities.

 
O'Hare 1
Phased Occupied Renovation + Addition: A Case Study

Sometimes moving forward for a new facility is to work with what you have. Reda [and Hartung] walk through the phased occupied renovation and additions to Kensington Fire Station 25, Montgomery Co., MD. In a fully developed area of the county, no suitable parcels were in the first due area for a new station or a temporary facility. The design team used creative solutions to on site temporary quarters and careful phasing to allow the station to operate while construction took place, ultimately renovating every area of the building and doubling the size of the station. Lessons include insights from the design team and fire operations on technical challenges with this complex project, consideration for modernizing an existing facility, and designs created by the phased construction of an occupied building.

 
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
O'Hare 3-5
Break with Exhibitors
 

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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
O'Hare 1
How to Breathe Life into an Old Station

This presentation will explore how to take an older station and turn it into a cutting-edge station. Mike will use real life examples to demonstrate how to efficiently upgrade your systems, select interior and exterior finishes, and improve layouts. In most older buildings, you do not always know what you are working with until you peel back the layers, Mike will use his experience with renovations of older stations to demonstrate how you can best reduce construction issues ahead of time and change orders along the way.

 
O'Hare 2
Solving Sleep Deprivation for First Responders
The 24- or 48- hour shift schedule means sleep deprivation is an issue for most firefighters' career. The sobering new science on sleep deprivation, includes how the fire service can improve this issue through policy changes and architecture, both in new construction and renovation projects.
 
Midway
Evidence Facility Design

 Evidence facilities are one of the most complex and regulated components of any law enforcement facility. Careful planning and attention to detail surrounding chain of custody, security, storage, ventilation, and health and safety of the officers and evidence technicians is critical. Competing priorities often surround security, public interaction, officer access and vehicle garage placement, while everchanging regulations ensure planning for growth and flexibility a crucial consideration. This presentation focuses on key design strategies surrounding today’s modern evidence facility and the details important to crafting this key operational component. The presentation will cover both standalone evidence facility considerations as well as evidence facility needs when embedded within the police department proper. 

 
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Choosing the right project delivery method for your new station

The process of designing and building a new station can be exhilarating as your vision comes to life, first on paper then with bricks and mortar. However, without proper planning, all the goodwill that has led to this moment can quickly transform into mistrust and doubt when unforeseen challenges arise. By measuring twice and cutting once, you set your station up for success from the beginning. Choosing the right construction delivery method for your project and then clearly articulating your priorities throughout your selection process is the best way to ensure a smooth process that will result in an excellent building. Attendees will learn to identify the priorities that must be evaluated when selecting the right delivery method for your project, and how to make sure you chose the right partners to bring your vision to reality.

 
4:20 PM - 5:05 PM
O'Hare 1
To Be or Not to Be? The Community Will Decide
Program focuses on the often-complex community engagement process many departments face to garner early support for their projects from the communities they serve. From site selection and building orientation, through construction and the ribbon cutting, Atwater will discuss the who, where, when, what, why and how of soliciting community input to help get the project not only off the ground, but built and beloved for years to come by citizens and firefighters alike. Included are case studies of public processes ranging from the extremes of litigation to an inspired community rallying to prevent their cherished historical fire station its relocation out of their beloved neighborhood.
 
Midway
Community Focused Design Strategies for Law Enforcement Facilities

Creating a positive relationship between the community and local law enforcement agencies is a critical issue for municipalities across the country. The police station is the cornerstone of safety for each community. Holliday looks at creating spaces which balance the goals of providing a welcoming and transparent facility for the community, with an equally safe environment to protect Law Enforcement officers. Examples of how the building and site can integrate with the surrounding context and reflect the community’s values while meeting the department’s operational requirements. Through case studies, this presentation identifies strategies for progressive levels of safety measures which can be seamlessly incorporated into overall facility design.

 
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Training Centers 101

The development of public safety training centers are significant capital investments that ensure first responders are prepared to tackle our communities' ever-evolving public safety challenges. This jam-packed presentation will provide an overview of the fundamental issues surrounding the creation of these unique facilities. Topics covered will include programming, site selection, master planning, budgeting, safety and operations, common political challenges, procurement, environmental issues, and the general planning principles that can be incorporated to lead your project to success.

 
O'Hare 2
How to be an Effective Client: Project Initiation

Understand the role of your department in the process of starting a project. This presentation will walk through the early stages of developing a project and discuss when and how you can be most effective, developing a budget, issuing an RFP, selecting an AE team, and generally designing your facility. 

 

Exhibit Hall Hours: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Conference Schedule

Thursday, May 26, 2022
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
O'Hare 3-5
Breakfast
 

Sponsored by:

7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Concourse A
Registration Open
 
 
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
O'Hare 1
Station Design Updates & Tour Information
 
 
8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Midway
The Business of Noise: Firearm Ranges and the Bang! Factor

From staying compliant with OSHA noise exposure limits and noise ordinances specific to communities and locations, there are cost-effective solutions that can keep your LEOs safe while also improving your “good neighbor” image, within a local community or within a station itself. This talk will cover the basics of range acoustics, the full-body dangers of repeated gunfire audibility and the various materials and designs needed for effective noise mitigation in a law enforcement setting.

 
O'Hare 1
Station of the Future – Year 2055

The global market is beginning to shift to electric vehicles for a world closer to zero emissions, including the electric apparatus. How will fire station designs evolve to accommodate electric apparatus? Ross shares programmatic changes to current fire stations. How will we charge the apparatus and other support vehicles; how will we manage the electric service into the building while dealing with local codes and ordinances for proper fire separation and fire suppression systems; how will we accommodate the battery storage. How can we incorporate the spaces into new fire stations and retrofit existing fire stations to be prepared for the electric apparatus and what could these futuristic bays look like?

 
O'Hare 2
What to Expect from your Fire Station Designer During Construction

This presentation will describe and explore the various scopes of service your architect may offer and be able to provide during the construction phase of your project, including getting ready for construction (bidding/permitting), as well as after construction (project close-out and warranty). Chief Parker will present lessons learned from three recently completed construction projects he has overseen for his fire department.

 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
O'Hare 2
Designing for Whole-Body Fitness

Physical Fitness and Mental Wellness are two major factors that affect public safety first responders on a daily basis. This presentation highlights the importance of whole-body fitness and how the design of fitness rooms and fitness elements can enhance both physical and mental performance. Key concepts will include a focus on Interior Environmental Considerations, Fitness Goals and Benefits, Material Selections and Design Features that improve whole-body fitness and operational effectiveness.

 
Midway
Police and Fire Station Physical Protective Design Strategies

The people who serve in public safety are very mindful of protecting others and providing safety and security to the people, places, and things in their communities. We are dealing with new security challenges. Social discourse, general threats, and other circumstances have us looking at our own facilities a little closer relative to protective design elements. Further, the fast changing world of security requires more diverse and specialized products than ever before. We find ourselves needing to accommodate multiple layers of protection including Climb Resistance, Force Entry Protection, Vehicle Crash Resistance, Blast Resistance, Ballistics Resistance, and the list goes on. This presentation will update you on some of the more prevalent ASTM standards affecting the perimeter security industry, provide baseline information on how to identify physical security problems, and give you some strategies in designing your facilities to be safer for those who serve within them.

 
O'Hare 1
Stopping Change Orders Before They Start

From apparatus bays to storage spaces, design standardization is a way to ensure consistency and equity throughout your station. This presentation will explore the many benefits of department design standards and how they can be applied to multiple projects now and in the future. During this presentation, Mike will be accompanied by a Fire Department Facilities Manager who will expand on their experience developing standards for their facilities and how it has served them in the long run.

 
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
O'Hare 3-5
Break with Exhibitors
 

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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
O'Hare 1
Sharing what you learned at SDC

The improv will offer a taste of reality with touches of humor that will give you a relevant sampling of the conversations and issues you should prepare for.

 
O'Hare 2
How to change culture through design

Mount Prospect was a department that had a culture that was non inclusive. The comradery was lacking and there were more “closed doors” then open. The new facility which is an adaptive reuse. Warehouse into a police station just completed in 2021. The design of the new station has completely changed the culture to more of an inclusive and open department.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2022

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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