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2017 Presentation and Luncheon with Russ Cooper

IFMA Central Iowa Chapter

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM (CST)

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Member Jan 9, 2017 $25.00 $2.37
Nonmember Jan 9, 2017 $30.00 $2.64

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Join IFMA members and their guests for a Presentation
and Luncheon with Russ Cooper, SpectraSource

Farm Bureau Financial Services
5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
The presentation and luncheon will be held in the auditorium.
Please sign in at the Guard desk. Guest parking is located in the north lot.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Networking, Luncheon/Event Registration and Check-in: 11:00am
Luncheon: 11:30
Presentation: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch will be provided.  

The Growing Need for Mass Notification
Presented By: Russ Cooper, Spectra Source

This course will explain the importance of Mass Notification and how these systems alert and provide us with critical information and directions to follow during dangerous weather, acts of terror or other hazardous events. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Define what Mass Notification is, who it affects, who it protects and how it is being monitored.

2. Discuss the two critical factors in developing a Mass Notification system: Reach and Clarity. 

3. Outline the need for visual cues such as strobes, digital signage, email notifications, text messaging and message board displays. 

4. Explain the importance of audio notification and why it must provide information that is successfully delivered throughout the indoor and outdoor space. 

5. Review accepted industry standards, measurements and practices established by NFPA 72. 


About Russ Cooper
Russ Cooper is Director of Acoustics at SpectraSource in Atchison, KS. SpectraSource designs networked sound masking systems as well as intercom voice paging & emergency communication systems. For the past 20 years, Russ has specialized in solutions to noise related issues in health care facilities, commercial offices, public spaces, financial institutions, government agencies, educational facilities and high secure environments. 

SpectraSource’s acoustic services include analysis for sound attenuation and reverberation, addressing productivity/privacy issues in open workstation environments, HIPAA oral privacy analysis, LEED credits for acoustics, construction cost comparisons utilizing sound masking to create privacy in lieu of expensive building elements and providing design assistance to insure confidential speech privacy in highly sensitive areas. Russ has worked with some of the largest corporations, institutions and agencies in America and has been involved in the design and implementation of over 50 million square feet of sound masking solutions. 

Russ is an approved presenter for AIA, CTS-D and IDCEC continuing education credits on the topics of Speech Privacy, HIPAA & Oral Privacy, Acoustical Impact and Green Office Design, Acoustics & Sound Masking and The Growing Need for Mass Notification & Emergency Communication. In addition to dozens of architectural and engineering firms, Russ has been an invited speaker for national and regional conferences for professional organizations and associations. 

IFMA Members: $25.00
Non Members: $30.00
(Fee Includes Presentation and Luncheon)

Pre-Registration is encouraged. Registration deadline January 9, 2017




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Farm Bureau
5400 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM (CST)

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