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Session W04 | Saturday, November 4, 2023, 3:15 - 5:15 PM

Moving the Needle for Behavioral Healthcare Access

Join a think tank workshop to discuss the new types of environments along the care continuum to broaden behavioral healthcare access and care delivery. Some innovative care models to consider are Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), Med Psych units, Crisis Centers and Psychiatric Emergency Services, Empath Units, Outpatient Care and Bridge to Community models. Who is the ideal patient for these care models and what impact do the care approaches have on patients, caregivers, staff, and health systems? This is a “hands-on” workshop.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand what the new behavioral health environments of care are and where they fit along the care continuum. important in the care continuum
  • Describe the personas of the targeted patients for the new care models.
  • Compare Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs), Med Psych units, Crisis Centers and Psychiatric Emergency Services, Empath Units, Outpatient Care and Bridge to Community models, and discuss the goals, limitations, and desired outcomes
  • Explore and discuss innovative approaches and varying perspectives towards behavioral healthcare in groups with Behavioral Healthcare experts - architects, engineers, clinicians, and researchers
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Alison Leonard, AIA, EDAC, CHID, CLGB
Vice President
Blue Cottage of CannonDesign

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Rachel DeSanto, WELL AP, MDS
Senior Associate
Blue Cottage of CannonDesign

Session E10 | Sunday, November 5, 2023, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Contracting 101—Don't Make These Costly Mistakes!

Ever been skewered by a contract that didn't protect you? Or confused by different off- the -shelf contract templates? Or just perplexed by what's still relevant from previous contracts? This workshop is for you. Your project may have unique requirements, need special language, a customized contract form or there's a different project delivery method. Led by attorneys who specialize in A-E-C contracting, you will work through situations where contract types and language can simply make or break the success of your project. Due to the hands-on approach of the session leader, Limited to 64 participants.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to spot “gotchas” in contracts, before they are signed
  • Learn how to identify language in contracts that could impact project administration and requirements (spotting risks)
  • Learn how to work with legal counsel to negotiate balanced contract terms
  • Learn the difference between what constitutes a business term versus a legal term and recognize when the situation exceeds your skillset and when it is time to involve experienced legal counsel
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Lisa Dal Gallo
Hanson Bridgett LLP

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Bart Stasa
Chief Legal Officer
SmithGroup Companies, Inc

Session E20 | Sunday, November 5, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Errors & Omissions 101—Manage Your Risks Before a Claim Ruins Your Day!

Sooner or later most professionals who design, engineer or build complex buildings will encounter a claim against their errors and omissions insurance. No matter how hard you try, there is no such thing as a perfect set of documents. Occasionally it is a simple misunderstanding among the players that develops into major issues. Has this happened to you - yet? This workshop is for you. Led by an attorney specialist in A-E- C errors and a leading omissions insurance claims management advisor, you will work through situations where managing your errors or omissions can make the difference. Limited to 64 participants.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the value of a good broker and how to apply “errors and omissions thinking” to contracts and practices
  • Understand whether defense is covered as part of your policy and how and when to trigger coverage
  • Learn how to recognize possible weaknesses in the firm's position and prepare for an appropriate legal and insurance strategy to mitigate potential damages
  • Learn when it is time to call in the legal team to protect you beyond the measures already in place for your firm and this project
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Bart Stasa
Chief Legal Officer
SmithGroup Companies, Inc

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John Hurley
Managing Director
Marsh McLennan

Session E30 | Sunday, November 5, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Fresh Outlook—Maximizing Value in Remodel and Refresh Projects

Remodel and refresh projects have long stood in the shadow of new healthcare buildings, their sleek and sexy counterparts. Most healthcare organizations took a major financial hit during the pandemic, interest rates are high, and capital budgets are tight. New construction may no longer be an option. It's prime time to revamp our thinking and place the spotlight on the redesign and reinvigoration of existing buildings and spaces and the processes to maximize the value of healthcare environments without building new.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn how to utilize Lean principles to scrutinize space to increase value without increasing footprint
  • Identify the 3 Common mistakes Owners make on remodel/refresh projects and learn how to avoid them
  • Understand how to establish and maintain stakeholder alignment throughout a project
  • Learn techniques for launching the design process for a remodel/refresh project to maximizevalue
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Stephanie Statz, CID, LEED AP, EDAC
Associate, Senior Interior Project Designer
RSP Architects

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Tryn Saben, CID, EDAC
Senior Manager Space Planning & Design
Park Nicollet Real Estate Services

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Casey Gibson, MS, CM-Lean
Manager of System Construction Services Facilities Management at Columbus Regional Health

Session E40 | Sunday, November 5, 2023, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Challenges & Solutions—Managing Discovered Existing Conditions with Construction

Stanford Medicine Children's Health is renovating its 30-year-old hospital while caring for some of the country's most vulnerable patients. Hidden issues within a building's infrastructure may be uncovered well into the demolition/construction phases of the project and maintaining the dual priorities of ensuring the hospital remains functional while keeping construction projects on track requires communication, collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. These speakers will share how they manage construction challenges, innovative solutions they use to address issues during construction, and the importance of relationships with clinicians and others to ensure alignment with the goal of removing barriers and moving construction forward.

Learning Objectives
  • Share lessons learned from past projects that were incorporated into a standard approach related to building issues uncovered or caused by construction
  • Share specific tools and processes such as documentation, utility shutdown requests, communication forums and meeting cadence to proactively identify and address issues
  • Discuss the value of engaging a multi-disciplinary team, including engineering & maintenance to identify and mitigate issues uncovered by demolition and construction
  • Share the importance of maintaining strong collaborative relationships between clinical operations, planning design & construction, safety, infection control, and others when dealing with ongoing facility challenges
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Lynn Aguilera, D.M., MSNEd, RN, PMP, EDAC
Executive Director, Strategic Space Planning and Transition Strategy at Stanford Medicine Children's Health

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Daniel Troup, M.S.
Director of Building Infrastructure and Safety at Stanford Medicine Children's Health

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Steve Bezuch
Sr. Project Manager at Stanford Medicine Children's Health

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Tom Squance
Administrative Director for Capital Projects at Stanford Children's Health, Planning Design & Construction

Session E50 | Monday, November 6, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Delivering Energy Performance and Streamlined Controls—An MSI Approach

This session will explain how to configure new projects and major retrofit work in the healthcare space to adopt an MSI-driven approach to the automation systems that govern the performance of your buildings. The speakers will review a case study about a leading national healthcare provider's experience with introducing an MSI, discuss the topics of how to properly design and specify the project while educating and defining what MSI (Master Systems Integration) is and what you should look for in a top-notch MSI partner.

Learning Objectives
  • Define what is Master System Integration
  • Share the lessons learned through real project examples of how to select and when to engage your MSI
  • Share real world examples of successful MSI work
  • Listen to the audience questions and provide guidance and further knowledge on the subject of MSI
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Jim Meacham, P.E.

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Keith Collom
Senior Maintenance Service Consultant
Kaiser Permanente National Shared Services Operations

Session E60 | Monday, November 6, 2023, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Disasters Happen—Important Lessons in Mitigation and Recovery from Survivors

Hospital infrastructure is not immune from disaster. Its complexity makes preparation, risk mitigation and recovery very challenging. Catastrophic damage can render infrastructure unsafe for patients and can disrupt the ability to deliver care. In some situations, entire communities can be precariously left without emergency or acute care in their area. Hear from a panel of experts who have experienced the journey of disaster recovery. Gain from their insights on both prevention and reconstruction, and become more prepared for the inevitable.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the actions necessary to prepare for inevitable accidents, systems failures and disasters
  • Identify methods for resilience-building into infrastructure and building operations systems
  • Explore tools and approaches for expeditious recovery and return to normal operations including tips on dealing with insurance adjusters and other external resources
  • Obtain valuable insights on planning for capital repairs and replacements that should be utilized to both educate and motivate the c-suite and to secure project funding
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Mark Fulco
Vice President, Healthcare
Suffolk Construction

Joseph Whalen

Joseph Whalen
Vice President, Operations
Suffolk Construction

Session E69 | Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

How to Plan a Hospital Without Users—Prefabricate It and Deliver It On Time and On Budget

Hospital design is a long complex process that traditionally required diverse team members to align operational, environmental, experiential, clinical, and organizational needs and objectives. The challenge for all parties in the facility is the complex nature of healthcare itself: the required accountability of enhancing patient experience, improving population health, reducing costs, improving staff work life, and being efficient with the client's time so they remain focused on their job of caring for patients. This interactive presentation will focus on the innovations driven by escalating constructions costs, required isolation of team members during a pandemic, and the need to design and deliver a replacement hospital within a finite schedule based upon staff availability, revenue projections, and the need to capture new market share.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand, explain and be able to implement the basic tenants of Target Value Design and Delivery (TVDD)
  • Determine the best use of prefabrication for your health oriented projects
  • Understand the how to engage virtual members of the team in a "Big Room"
  • Learn how to implement design guides and room templates to design a deliver a hospital without user input
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James Thomson, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP
Vice-President and Regional Director of Health

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Larry Arndt
Vice-President, South Region
Barton Malow

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Bruce Fong
Senior Director of Strategic Projects
Intermountain Health

Session E78 | Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

OR Ceilings—Pre-Fabricated vs. Field-Fabricated

Mayo Clinic's Rochester Campus has 130+ operating rooms and continually remodels and adds to this fleet. Mayo Clinic has assessed recently installed modular ceiling systems in a group of 12 operating rooms, compared to those built “traditionally” by multiple trades in the field. The panel will address numerous aspects of the design and construction process, share key decision points that lead to successful surgical facility outcomes, and discuss project delivery choices such as purchasing options, schedule considerations, and collaboration opportunities between the design and construction teams.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the components of a standard Modular Ceiling System and what variations are on the market (different combinations of lighting, HVAC, and boom integration)
  • Learn procurement strategy alternatives and how to apply them to certain project delivery objectives
  • Know how different Project Delivery approaches impact project cost and schedule control
  • Understand ongoing operations and maintenance considerations based on the choice of ceiling system
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Ken Potts, AIA
Project Manager
Mayo Clinic

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Lindsey Evenson, AIA
Project Architect
Perkins & Will

Session E86 | Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Taking the Emergency Out of Renovating Active Healthcare Facilities

When lives are at stake and precision is paramount, successfully renovating an occupied healthcare facility requires true balance. Learning to navigate through complex challenges, maintaining consistent communication, and providing innovative solutions unlock the secret to success for all stakeholders in any project. Though all renovation projects are demanding, imagine accomplishing this feat within a facility where adjacent departments and utilities are critical to operations and must remain fully functional, at all costs. This presention addressed the specific issues that must be identified and addressed during an occupied renovation, some of which may be surprising. See how proper coordination with the owner and contractor during the design process must be ensured to facilitate a successful outcome.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn to mitigate the challenges of working in an occupied healthcare facility and discover unique and innovative solutions for renovations in critical spaces
  • Explore processes that can be implemented to help better manage the design and construction process
  • Learn key ways to establish a successful collaboration between all team members
  • Attendees will explore a case study of the Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital Emergency Center renovation project that reveals challenges and solutions.
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Matt Elliott, CPC
Project Executive

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Sunita Ganjoo, MBA, PMP
Senior Project Manager, Construction Operations
Harris Health System

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Paula Gaviria, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Director of Healthcare Architecture
Johnston, LLC

Session E94 | Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Value of Data and the Investment Required

Healthcare facilities data is ever changing to fulfill regulatory requirements, develop effective operations, and address emergent needs and requests. The ability to develop and maintain a single repository of key building information in an easily formatted, consistent and recognizable format to communicate to diverse audiences is the ultimate facilities tool. These presenters will share how you can manage your facility information to answer the questions you need to report on in a consistent, effective, and timely manner. They’ll share examples of data that can be collected and best practices for maintaining data as requirements change. This will include technology opportunities to support your data management process and setting expectations for maintaining your data throughout its lifecycle.

Learning Objectives
  • What data is valuable to facilities managers and how to find it
  • How to review your data process and identify opportunities for efficiencies
  • The key elements of a realistic budget and defining the ROI for data management
  • How to engage the right stakeholders
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David Lenart, PE, MBA
VP of Strategic Facility Planning and Operations
Columbus Regional Health

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Rhonda Small, FMP
Business Analyst - Director of RSP i_SPACE

AMFP Solutions Theatre Sessions

Monday, November 6, 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Monday 10/10/2022  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Panel of Owners: Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Project Delivery

Which project delivery method is best and why do Owners select different methods? [Design-bid-build? Design+CM (IPD Light)? Design-Build? Integrated Form of Agreement (IPD)? Etc.] This session features a Panel of Owners presenting their best practices and lessons learned regarding project delivery.

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Jill Pearsall, RA, NCARB
Senior VP - Facilities Planning & Development at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston & Austin

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Kyle Majchrowski
Senior Project Executive, Development and Construction at Banner Health

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Mike Wood, SASHE, CHC, MSM
Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction at Medxcel

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Brandon Kristol
Director, Operations and Project Management at Children’s Hospital New Orleans

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Kurt Neubek, FAIA, CSSBB
Principal/Senior Director at Page

Monday 10/10/2022  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Pathways to a Smart Building

What does it mean to have a smart building today? And, what will they look like in the next 10 years? Here’s a primer on latest technology and thinking. Whether you’re in pre-development, building new, or coping with existing buildings this session will provide insights into capabilities and limitations of, IoT, AI and real time analytic tools.

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Brian Weldy
Vice President
HCA’s HealthTrust FacilitiGroup

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Kyle Willis
Chief Development Officer

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Jay Wratten, PMP, IALD
Senior VP/Market Innovation + Advisory Services

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Dan Maxwell
Vice President of Development Services
Realty Trust Group

Monday 10/10/2022  11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Healthcare Around the Globe – Implications for the Future

Observations on global healthcare facilities, design, and operational issues. Our panelists share takeaways from recent international healthcare conferences along with phenomenal growth of Association of Medical Facility Professionals (AMFP)

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Jeffrey Kent

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A. Ray Pentecost III, DrPH, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, Director, Center for Health Systems & Design, School of Architecture and School of Medicine, Texas A&M

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Mike Wood, SASHE, CHC, MSM
Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction, Medxcel, and Immediate Past President of AMFP

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