2020 MEGA Education Day

Mar 25, 2020
07:30 AM — 06:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton 1111 Lakeside Avenue E.

Event Details

Continuing Education for Ohio Real Estate Professionals pending. Earn 6 CE hours in ONE DAY!          

  1. 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast
  2. 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Education Sessions
  3. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Keynote Luncheon
  4. 4:00 PM Mega Reception

Session A: 8:30 - 9:30 AM

  1. The ABC’s of LED’s: History & Trends – John Lorince, Leff Electric/Jen Johnstone Myriad Energy Solutions
    Pick up the latest LED trends and what differentiates them in the market. Discuss the benefits of LED lighting and how to select what is right for your application. The session will also discuss controls and how they integrate with existing systems.
  2. Business Continuity: Recovering from a Digital Disaster – Dan Pyne, ServiceMaster by Disaster Recon
    Have you ever been hacked? Had a critical server go down? With so many vulnerabilities in our businesses, being trained on how to spot potential threats and being prepared to get your critical operations back up and running quickly after an attack or disaster is crucial to business recovery and minimizing revenue loss. Learn the fundamentals of how to spot phishing emails, how to keep your information secure, the cost of downtime and what it would take to recover, and how to make sure your “cloud service” really is fool proof.
  3. Roofing Preventative Maintenance: Extend the Life of Your Roof – Mandy McIntyre, 1st Choice Roofing
    Do you know your roof? Understand the benefits of reports and warranties and the life expectancy of various roof systems. Identify and discuss preventative maintenance programs and how they can save you money. Confirm the types of repairs and what to ask about them. A discussion of roof coating options will wrap up this session.

Session B: 9:45 - 10:45 AM

  1. Building a CRE Technology Platform – Phil Mobley, Building Engines
    This interactive session discusses the approaches to technology and how the pieces fit together for owners and managers. Explore the different layers of solutions including accounting, leasing, operations, BAS, etc. and learn the framework to help you through the process.
  2. Expense Report and Credit Card Fraud: How Employees Do It and How to Catch Them – Frank Suponcic, Skoda Minotti
    Businesses with less than 100 employees are twice as likely to be a victim of employee fraud. Through case examples, explore the various ways that employees “cheat” and how to catch it. Review various methods and controls to reduce the potential of employee theft and discuss policies that are needed in every business.
  3. Façade Access: Anchorage Requirements – Mark Churpek/Tyler Stillings, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc
    Learn about the recent changes to OSHA requirements regarding the use of rooftop anchorages.  Understand a building owner’s responsibilities regarding safe facade access for vendors during inspection, testing, and use of rooftop anchorages with facade access systems, including rope descent. The session will include a local case study that demonstrates the challenges associated with the implementation of these changes.

Session C: 11:00 AM - Noon

  1. IoT and You: The Future of the Smart Building is Now – Thomas Wojtkun, GOJO
    In the office building, there will be over 100 million new connected devices in place by 2020. The data produced from these devices can be used for tracking building assets, equipment maintenance, improving operational efficiencies, and much more. Learn how implementing and using IoT in your buildings can help solve common challenges with operations; understand ways in which you can leverage the data to operate more efficiently, reduce costs, and increase tenant satisfaction.
  2. Landscape Contracts: Put Your Green in the Right Place – Mike Barnes, Brilar
    Learn the ins and outs of RFP development for landscaping contracts. This session will cover everything you need throughout the year, including green space and snow removal. Be certain that your contracts are all encompassing and your property impresses your tenants. Hear some tips and obtain the most often overlooked details during the development of landscape contracts.
  3. What you Should Know About OSHA – Glenn Miller, Compliance Technologies, Inc.
    Despite fears that the current Administration’s desire to “ease regulatory constraints on business” would lead to dramatic declines in safety, OSHA’s inspections and corresponding fines have actually increased. Are you aware of which OSHA programs apply to your business? What is the level of your compliance? Want to know the top 10 most cited OSHA violations are and what they are likely to focus on in 2020?

Lunch: Noon - 1:30 PM

Keynote: A Better Tenant Experience: Winning in the Workplace’s New Era – Phil Mobley, Building Engines
What does it take to attract and retain tenants? What are businesses seeking when looking for space? Is it all about the amenities? What’s the best way to communicate with them? Learn three approaches to improving your tenant’s experience and keep them in your building!

Session D: 1:45 - 2:45 PM

  1. Ready for the EV Revolution? – Jimmy Smith, ChargePoint
    The growth of electric vehicles (EVs) and the behavior of EV drivers are increasing the demand for charging stations. This session will explain the different types of charging stations available and their suitable applications. It will discuss the planning and installation considerations for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
  2. Roofing RFPs: What to Include – Chris White, Boak and Sons Roofing
    A roof is an essential part of any building and at some point, will need to be replaced. When looking for contractors, the ability to ask the right questions and compare scopes of work will allow a building owner to select the best roofing system for the building. This session will cover the entire process from recognizing the need for a replacement to the final signature on a contract. Learn how to develop the RFP, what questions to ask, and how to select a qualified roofing professional.
  3. Diagnostic and Performance Testing of Building Enclosures – Nate Gamber/Mike Kotheimer, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc.
    Hear about the commonly used performance and diagnostic testing methods used on various types of building enclosures. A discussion of investigative, diagnostic testing, and non-destructive testing techniques used by building envelope consultants to identify the root causes of failures in windows, curtain walls, metal panel cladding, masonry facades, and roofing will be presented.

Session E: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

  1. Let’s Talk HVAC Trends – Jim Moore, Daikin / Dan Nish and Nate Smik, Gardiner
    Review the importance of building analytics and how they can positively impact down-time and operating costs. Obtain an overview of VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) and its benefits. Learn about Magnitude Chillers and why you might consider one in the future.
  2. IAQ: Contemporary Trends, Your Responsibilities Under OSHA and Effective Solutions -- Peter Shelling, Progressive Insurance
    Review potential IAQ issues in the workplace and discuss responsibilities under OSHA's "General Duty Clause". Learn about possible sampling strategies, approaches to remedial activity and ways to be more pro-active and reduce the risk of IAQ issues in the future.
  3. Sustainable Materials Management: Waste Reduction, Recycling and Composting in Commercial Buildings – Doreen Schreiber, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
    Every building produces waste and dealing with that waste costs time and money. Get step by step instructions on how to perform waste audits, learn money saving techniques for both waste removal and recycling, and understand recycling behaviors to optimize your building’s recycling and turn it into a long-term sustainable program that saves money. Learn how to reduce the amount of waste your building is producing, reuse techniques you may have never considered, what is currently recyclable in today’s market and how to recycle it.

Happy Hour: 4:00 - 6:00 PM 

Sponsored by Leff Electric Company and Neptune Plumbing & Heating Co.

Join your fellow students and sponsors with a refreshing beverage and snacks following a great day or education. 


Available Tickets
BOMA Member Registration — $100 / ticket
Non-Member Registration — $125 / ticket

Available Tickets
BOMA Member Registration — $100 / ticket
Non Member Registration — $125 / ticket
Room Sponsor — $350 / ticket

Time and Date:
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
07:30 AM — 06:00 PM

DoubleTree by Hilton 1111 Lakeside Avenue E.