TAHFM e-Newsletter
Events and Education


Save the Date for Interlink 2018
April 8-11, 2018
The Westin Galleria, Dallas, Texas


Arlington, 8/11/2017 TAHFM's mission encourages professional development through support, education and collaboration. Looking to uphold these ideals, TAHFM and Sterling Barnett Little invite you to join us at the Sterling Barnett Little Suite at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for the Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros. The Suite will accommodate 50 people so we urge you to register quickly! Hot dogs, beer and beverages will be served. The best news is this event is FREE to active facility members and only $10 for associate (industry) members. Limit 1 guest per member. Don't miss this great TAHFM networking event!
Elm Fork Shooting Sports—Dallas 9/14/2017 The TAHFM Whack 'Em and Stack 'Em Sporting Clays Tournament allows us to support our mission to assist our membership in professional development through support, education and collaboration. All proceeds raised at this year's shoot will support our educational and technical assistance mission to assist our membership in affordable professional development. Proceeds from this tournament will provide facility manager scholarships to our Interlink 2017 educational conference.
LMC Fire & Security
Door Control Services Inc
Member Spotlight
by: TAHFM Member, Bart Meza, CHFM Project Manager, Carl R. Darnell Medical Center Communication plays a fundamental role in all facets of business. It is therefore very important that both internal communication within your organization as well as the communication skills of your employees are clear and effective.
Todd Ackerman, Chron.com Texas Children's Hospital is expanding to Austin with an extensive outpatient network that would be the latest extension of its brand beyond the Texas Medical Center.
Evan Marczynski, Community Impact Newspaper The Austin area’s ever-growing population has spurred a construction race during the past year among the area’s three biggest hospital providers—Baylor Scott & White Health, Seton Healthcare Family and St. David’s HealthCare—resulting in new health care facilities and expansions.
TAHFM has an online membership directory and resource guide, available to TAHFM members only.
Brighton Solutions, Inc.
Energy Roundup Tips
Andy Lane, Medical Construction and Design The paradigm shift in the methods by which cancer care if being approached and delivered is generating great enthusiasm. Recent articles in the media from various sources have indicated that a cure for cancer may be within reach. While these stories are very optimistic, they also portend a change in the future of how cancer care is delivered within the clinical setting.
Clark Denson, P.E., CEM, BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, Health Facilities Management Health care HVAC systems serve many functions, including air filtration, dilution and removal of indoor pollutants through code-mandated air-change rates of supply and outdoor air, as well as the precise control of space temperature, humidity and pressurization.
Today EPA unveiled this year’s ENERGY STAR Top Cities list, showing which U.S. metro areas were home to the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings last year. We ranked the Top 25 Cities overall, the Top 10 Mid-Size Cities, and the Top 10 Small Cities.
Gaylon Richardson The healthcare setting is one of the most challenging and high-stakes environments for testing and balancing a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system. At its basic level, the purpose of test and balance is to ensure the facility's HVAC system provides maximum occupant comfort at the minimum energy cost possible. However, accomplishing this in the healthcare environment is anything but a simple task.
Specified Technologies Inc.
Prevent Life Safety Services
ASHE Update
By Chad Beebe, AIA, FASHE, ASHE Deputy Executive Director, American Society for Healthcare Engineering Nearly 100 ASHE members attended important NFPA meetings last week to speak about and vote on important proposals being considered for the next editions of NFPA 101 and NFPA 99.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released interpretive guideline and survey procedures for the emergency preparedness rule that became effective in November 2016.
American Society for Healthcare Engineering The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says hospitals must develop and adhere to policies and procedures that reduce the risk of legionella and other waterborne pathogens.
Absolute Testing Services
Prism Electric Inc
Your Facilities Management News
Michael Pappas and Ross Forman, Facility Executive As the U.S. Congress and Senate work on establishing an Obamacare Replacement 2.0, the entire healthcare industry faces a climate of uncertainty—one that makes it difficult to project long-term revenue stream potential and directly impacts real estate and healthcare facilities operations.
Timothy J. Spence In today’s healthcare environment of dwindling reimbursements, increased volumes and higher demand for patient satisfaction, there is a push to optimize space and leverage technology to work as effectively as possible.
Barbara Wagner, facilitiesnet.com Sustainable green building practices are transforming healthcare facilities’ design, construction, and operations.
The Filter Man, Ltd.
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