Registration for this program is now open.

You must hold a current Healthcare Construction Certificate to register for this program.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Check in 7:00 am to 7:30 am
Class Time: 7:30 am to 3:45 pm

$225 Early Bird Fee (ends October 27)
(cost is per person)

$275 Regular Fee (after October 27)
(cost is per person)


This “Advanced” Healthcare Construction Certificate course can be considered the next step up to WHEA’s Healthcare Construction Certificate program. It is a one-day seminar that will provide a more advanced knowledge needed if you work in a hospital or healthcare setting. This seminar will be of interest to all contractors, their construction supervisors, facility managers and the staff of the engineering and maintenance departments. It will focus on healthcare construction and the operation of its critical life support systems and provide information on the various code and recordkeeping requirements.

The attendee will receive a certificate of attendance, hard hat decal, wallet-size proof of certificate and a link to a pdf copy of the presentation PowerPoints.

Jeff Eckstein, AIA, Business Development, Healthcare, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Jeff is a registered architect, has worked in facility planning for 2 major healthcare systems and has over 25 year’s experience in healthcare planning, design, and construction. He is also co-chair of the WHEA Code Committee.

David Soens, PE, RA, Life Safety Engineer, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Dave is the Department’s Fire Authority, physical environment technical consultant, and liaison to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  He has served the healthcare industry for over 20 years. Dave is co-chair of the WHEA Code Committee and is an active member improving the healthcare environment through ASHE, NFPA, and FGI.

Marge McFarlane, PhD, MT(ASCP), CHFM, CHSP, CJCP, HEM, MEP, Marge McFarlane brings over 45 years of comprehensive experience in the environment of care, life safety, emergency management and infection prevention for construction. McFarlane has authored handbooks on the GHS update to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA training for Medical Facilities and was a contributing author on the Special Dark Report for “COVID-19 Risk Assessment/Testing for Laboratories.” She is a frequent presenter for seminars, regional conferences, and audio conferences on OSHA topics, infection prevention (for construction, legionella and COVID-19), hazardous materials/RCRA waste streams, and emergency management. She is currently working with healthcare systems and clinics nationally to identify and mitigate risks in the physical environment and help ensure regulatory compliance. Marge holds a PhD in Safety Engineering and master’s degrees in Environmental and Public Health (ENPH) from the UW – Eau Claire and Risk Control from the UW–Stout. She is an active member of the Wisconsin Healthcare Engineering Association (WHEA) Code Committee and the American Society For Health Care Engineering (ASHE).

Mike Bartkowski, Healthcare Specialist – Midwest, Specified Technologies Inc.

  • 3 years with a distributor of Firestopping Products for 3M Fire Protection Products in Illinois.
  • 12 years as Manufacturer’s Representative for 3M Fire Protection Products serving Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
    5 years as a firestopping contractor in Illinois
  • Presently, completed my 11th year with Specified Technologies, Inc. With STI, I have served as Territory Manager for Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana; presently, I serve as Healthcare Manager for those states.
  • I have trained many contractors and facility personnel in firestopping applications. I conduct approximately 100 training sessions a year for contractors, architects, engineers, building code officials and hospital personnel.
  • I assist healthcare facilities in the development of fire barrier programs, establishing firestopping remediation processes and addressing solutions for firestopping code compliance citations.

A fee of $50 will be charged to any cancellation made 2 weeks before the program date. A $100 fee will be charged to cancellations made 1 week before the program date. There will be no refunds after the program pdf file link has been sent to attendees (usually about 5 days before the program). If the program is cancelled for any reason, refund is limited to the program fee.

Glacier Canyon Conference Center
45 Hillman Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI | 800-867-9453

A block of rooms has been set aside for attendees for a limited time. Call 1-800-867-9453 and mention “WHEA Advanced HCC Conference” to get a discounted rate. Directions: Off Interstate 90/94, take Hwy 12 toward Lake Delton/Wisconsin Dells to Hillman Rd. Take a right on Hillman Rd. At the Glacier Canyon sign take a left, then take a quick right following the signs. The road curves around to the Glacier Canyon Conference Center.



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