International Summit and Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction
March 12-15, 2017 | Orlando, Florida


Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) Exam Preparation Workshop

Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., FASHE, CHFM, CHC, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.; and Steve Spaanbroek, MBA, SASHE, CHFM, CHC, Managing Director, MSL Healthcare Partners

Please note: Attending this course does not register you to take the exam. An additional fee is required for this workshop. Register for the CHC exam.

This workshop provides test-taking tips and an overview of the topics identified in the CHC content outline as published in the CHC Candidate Handbook, along with practice questions based on the topic outline. The class will incorporate interactive polling technology that allows each participant to answer questions and compare his or her answers with averages from others in the class.

Learning objectives:

  • Apply knowledge and experience to answering application and analysis questions
  • Implement suggestions for preparing for the CHC exam

Health Care Facility Management and Construction: Infection Prevention™

Steven Cutter, MBA, HFDP, CHFM, SASHE,Director of Engineering Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Andrew Streifel, Hospital Environment Specialist, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Minnesota; and Paula Wright, RN, BSN, CIC, Project Manager, Infection Control Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Designed for individuals directly involved in the construction, renovation, and operation of health care facilities, this program identifies the infection prevention issues that every contractor, facility manager, architect, and engineer must address on the job. While working in a health care environment, you need to understand your unique role and be prepared to implement processes to protect patients, staff, and visitors from hospital-acquired infections. Through lectures, case study reviews, problem-solving exercises, and group discussions, you will become a more valuable member of the health care construction team. 

Learning objectives:

  • Create and maintain work areas that support the facility's infection prevention protocols in order to reduce transmission of hospital-acquired infections.
  • Educate and train your team on infection prevention and best practices.
  • Explain the importance of conducting an infection control risk assessment (ICRA) for every project.
  • Explain the intent of the various compliance-, regulatory standard-, and guideline-setting agencies, including the Joint Commission, Facility Guidelines Institute, and Centers for Disease Control.

AAH Deep Dive: Using Collaboration to Fast Track Your Project

Scott Huff, Senior Associate/Buildings Sector Leader, Stantec; Paul Toburen, Vice President for Facilities & Support Services, Pinnacle Health; Bub Manning, PE, Principal, Quandel Construction Group, Inc.; Matthew Eastman, AIA, Associate/Architect, Stantec; and Eric Hellman, Vice President of Operations, Quandel Construction Group, Inc.

Health care networks planning aggressive growth may need to get facilities up and running in demanding timeframes. This presentation highlights how Pinnacle Health partnered with Quandel Construction and Stantec to build a 108-bed hospital in just 2 years. This presentation includes examples from Pinnacle Health's West Shore Hospital to showcase the team's unique process, innovative tools, and collaboration strategies with design-assist and design-build trade managers, and technology such as BIM and total station GPS that have helped speed the process and set anchors for future fabrication. The presenters will explore how a developed owner/designer/contractor relationship can take advantage of efficiencies to improve on the traditional process and valuable delivery assurances. The session also covers lessons learned from the project, including what worked, what didn't, and how the overall process could be further improved for future projects.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the factors that make up successful teams working on projects with aggressive schedules.
  • Describe how to manage and condense the design and planning process to meet the needs of staff and users without requiring countless feedback sessions.
  • Explain available options and assess the appropriateness of tools and processes for a fast-track project schedule, including early packages, prefabrication, modularization, virtual coordination, BIM, GPS, delegated design, and design assist.
  • Evaluate the execution of the tools, process, and systems used on the project, and identify successes and failures of these factors.

FGI Guidelines on Evaluating Clearances and Square Footage for Patient Environments

Walt Vernon, PE, MBA, JD, LEED AP, member of the FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee , Doug Erickson, FASHE, CHFM, HFDP, CHC, CEO, Facility Guidelines Institute; Kurt Rockstroh FAIA, ACHA, President & CEO, Steffian Bradley Architects; and Dee Kumpar, MBA, BSN, RN, CSPHP, Manager Enterprise SPH Programs, Hill-Rom

One of the major issues being discussed during the revision process of the 2018 Guidelines is the validation of existing requirements on clearances and square footages. This pre-conference workshop will allow attendees to participate in facilitated discussions on 10 major areas of the FGI Guidelines documents, and the Health Guidelines Revision Committee will consider recommendations from participants during their deliberations on proposals. The session will also provide an update on the status of various proposals and will discuss how the 2014 Guidelines were evaluated to determine the strength of evidence behind various proposals.

Learning objectives:

  • Articulate differences between various kinds of evidence.
  • Participate in facilitated discussions on existing clearance and square footage requirements.
  • Provide a series of recommendations for consideration by the Health Guidelines Revision Committee.
  • Explain how FGI committees will use this information to formulate proposed language for the 2018 edition of the Guidelines documents.

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital AAH PDC Facility Tour: Scripps Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Before the PDC Summit, the AAH will facilitate a guided tour of the new Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital, the region's largest and most advanced center dedicated to cardiovascular care. The tour will be led by representatives from the owner, architect and contractor. The tour has a limited capacity, so act quickly!

The cost to attend is $50.  Registration will be handled by AIA/AAH and is separate from your PDC Summit registration.

Click here for more information & to register

AIA/AAH Planning + Design Student Challenge 2016

Moderator: Akshay Sangolli

Participating Schools:

Architecture: Texas Tech University & University of Nebraska Lincoln
Construction Management: University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Architectural Engineering: University of Colorado - Boulder

March. 18 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
March. 19 | 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
March. 20 | 7:00 a.m. - noon

This exciting annual event is designed to stimulate critical inquiry, creative ideas, and multi-disciplinary interaction between students, and design professionals. It will highlight the brilliance and innovation of our future healthcare architects, engineers & construction managers. Students from four different universities and disciplines will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design challenge.

The final presentation & jury judging of the three-day-long charrette will be given and critiqued during a special presentation on Sunday, March. 20, 2:30 p.m. -4:45 p.m.


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