Conference Recordings

Using Technology to Facilitate a Safe Return to Campus

Published March 9, 2021
Presented by Alex Gentry, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus | Thomas Kase, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus | Jason Wolfgang, Pennsylvania State University | Mike Weaver, Pennsylvania State University

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Pennsylvania State University

With thirty-three million square feet of space across twenty-three campuses, facility management is a complex process at Pennsylvania State University. In order to facilitate a return to campus post-COVID, Penn State leveraged technology and cross-functional teams to successfully plan and implement safe social distancing measures across various rooms types using a decentralized management model. Come learn from the successes and failures of a state-wide, multi-campus integrated planning and implementation effort to ensure the health and safety of the Penn State community.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify ways to incorporate safe social distancing parameters across multiple space types and campuses.
  2. Discuss how to leverage cloud-based technology to streamline safe social distancing processes and communication.
  3. Apply an innovative approach to layout drawings to optimize space usage during a pandemic and ensure the health and safety of your campus community .
  4. Determine best practices for communicating parameters and enforcement expectations across a decentralized team.


Alex Gentry

Functional Administrator
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Thomas Kase

Architect 4
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Jason Wolfgang

Assistant Programs Manager
Pennsylvania State University

Mike Weaver

Facilities Coordinator – General Purpose Classroom
Pennsylvania State University

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPM21C954) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Recorded March 9, 2021.

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