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NSHE Virtual Summer Education Session - August
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Category: Events

Open to both members and non-members.

**Register online here**

Enrollees will receive participation instructions and updates for each of the three following sessions:

June 11 – noon to 2pm

Carol McCormick, Midwest Division Incident Command Logistics Section Chief, CHI Health

In an interactive webinar format, incident command chief Carol McCormick, SASHE, CHFM of CHI Health will provide a summary of her experiences and knowledge gained in her role as a leader on the CHI Health Incident Command team in response to COVID-19.

Carol will share insights and lessons learned from the frontlines. Following an overview of her experiences, Carol will take questions from attendees with the assistance of Corey Christensen, MMC Contractors Project Executive, as moderator. This will be a great opportunity for conversation about the pandemic response as well as upcoming challenges.


July 9 – noon to 2pm

Presentation 1:

Doug Hohbein, Assistant Fire Marshal, Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office

Doug Hohbein began his career with the Nebraska State Fire Marshal's Office in 1985 after graduating from Southeast Community College with an AA degree in Fire Protection Technology.  He has held the positions of Deputy Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner and Manager of the Plans Division.  He currently serves as Assistant State Fire Marshal.

Doug has certifications through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Doug will discuss the most often cited deficiencies: Fire sprinkler head requirements, power strips, personal electronics in patient care vicinity, fire door inspections and hazardous areas inspection.
  2. He will provide guidelines for completing Plan of Correction documentation.
  3. He will review new or modified code requirements.


Presentation 2:

Kim Cowman, Senior Associate, National Director of Engineering, Leo A Daly

Kim Cowman, PE, LEED AP, HFDP, leads engineering across LEO A DALY. She is an expert in mechanical design for buildings. Her insights have been featured in Engineering-News Record, and she has authored articles in Medical Construction & Design and Healthcare Design magazines. Kim serves on national committees for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. As national director of engineering, Kim is responsible for establishing and leading a common engineering design platform for LEO A DALY and growing our engineering practice across existing and new engineering centers. Her responsibilities include technical advancement, strategic planning, leadership and management.


Tim Duffy, Vice President, Director of Technical Services, Leo A Daly


Tim has more than 35 years of experience leading and contributing to design and construction projects for government and private clients in the United States and abroad. His expertise ranges from facilities assessments and master planning through programming, conceptual design and entitlements processes to construction documentation and administration.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Kim and Tim will discuss increasing relative humidity to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and how this impacts building design.
  2. They will compare air barrier options and associated dew point occurrences and give recommended wall type options.
  3. They will discuss the relation between thermal comfort and human health.



August 20 – noon to 1:30 pm

Alex Belkofer, Director of Virtual Design and Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Brian Skripac, Vice President, Director of VDC, CannonDesign

Alex Belkofer or McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and Brian Skripac of CannonDesign will share their presentation "Defining Realistic BIM Expectations from your A/E/C Partners," previously delivered and recorded for ASHE. As a leaders in virtual design and construction, Alex and Brian will discuss common challenges faced by facility managers in integrating Building Information Models (BIM) data into existing processes and provide direction on how to improve this integration through BIM standards and guidelines.

Following the presentation, Alex will lead an interactive discussion. We will welcome any and all questions at this time!

Learning objectives for this presentation include:

  • Define Level of Development (LOD) and understand how LOD benefits Owners for BIM Execution.
  • Explain how LOD is a benchmark for the creation of industry BIM standards & guidelines.
  • Describe how LOD creates a common language for project BIM deliverables.
  • Identify tangible examples of how the industry is using LOD to receive enhanced end deliverables.