8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Preconference Programs

Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) Exam Review Program
Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., FASHE, CHFM, CHC, President, Teegor Consulting Inc.; Brian Cotten, PE, CHFM, FASHE, Executive Director of Design & Construction, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Please note:: Attending this course does not register you for 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.

  • Apply knowledge and experience to answering application and analysis questions
  • Implement suggestions for preparing for the CHC exam
  • Identify the topic areas that are your strengths
  • Identify the topic areas in which you would benefit from further study

Managing Life Safety: The 2012 Edition
William Koffel, PE, FSFPE, President, Koffel Associates, Inc.; Michael Crowley, P.E. , FASHE, FSFPE, Vice President, Jensen Hughes

Deciphering the various requirements of the Life Safety Code® and other standards is an intricate process. ASHE created this course to = provide you and your team with the information and resources you need to manage your facility's life safety program. This course ensures you have the necessary information and resources to successfully manage programs as standards change.

  • Learn various requirements of the Life Safety Code and the physical environment requirements of the Conditions of Participation
  • Become familiar with reference tools and checklists needed to manage your facility's life safety program
  • Learn about the accreditation organization standards and how they relate to the rules
  • Apply the requirements of the 2012 Life Safety Code to the design of health facilities

8 a.m. – 10 a.m. | AIA/AAH Deep Dive

IPD Deep Dive...What are the Proven Results?
Randy Keiser, VP + National Healthcare Director, Turner Construction Co. speaking about Methodist University Medical Expansion Project); Andy Davis, CHC, Business Manager, Turner Construction; Norman Morgan, AIA, Principle and Senior VP, HKS; Richard Kelley, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Vice President of Corporate Facilities Management, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare; David Kelly, Ph.D., P.E. General Manager, Turner Construction; Keith Merritt, Project Executive, Turner Construction; Mark Bultman, Principal, HGA Architects and Engineers; Rudy Lonergan, RA, EDAC, CHC, LEED AP BD+C, Director of Facilities Development, Northeast Ga. Health System; Scott Seaman, MBA, M.E., Executive Vice President, Lawler Wood

Does Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) really add value? This presentation will explore the results of a research study and 3 case studies to demonstrate the results of integrated project delivery. Owners, construction managers, and designers from the case studies and the author of the scientific study will present findings and be available for questions and answers.

  • Mine the results of a scientific study that includes data from dozens of projects and compares CM@risk to IPD delivery as it relates to cost, schedule, and quality
  • Benefit from lessons from recent healthcare IPD projects
  • Procure the keys to a successful IPD project
  • Discover the differences between an IPD project and CM@risk delivery.

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | ACHA Exam Prep Seminar

ACHA Exam Prep Seminar


9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Preconference Program

Safety First! Proactive Design and the Online CHD Safety Risk Assessment Toolkit V2.0
Ellen Taylor, PhD, AIA, MBA, EDAC, Vice President, Research at The Center for Health Design; Alan Card, PhD, MPH, Research Associate, The Center for Health Design

If you’ve ever pulled the “push” handle of a door, you’ve experienced how building design can influence your actions. The healthcare facility design process is complex and requires juggling many different types of information to make informed and balanced decisions. How can safety become a focus that goes beyond meeting requirements for fire protection and life safety? This interactive workshop will walk you through examples, tutorials, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of your SRA project.

  • Describe the what, why, and how of the online version of The Center for Health Design’s SRA toolkit
  • Learn about how user feedback was incorporated to create a user-friendly interface
  • Understand key issues associated with risk and design for six safety areas
  • Gain hands-on experience using the SRA toolkit

11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | AIA/AAH Facility Tour

AIA/AAH Facility Tour
Centennial Medical Center

Image: lobby of Centenial Medical Center Centennial Medical Center, an urban medical center, was originally opened in the mid-1990s as one of the country’s first to introduce a new approach to health care environments. Abundant natural light and calming design elements were incorporated to create a timeless, healing environment before the “buzz phrase” became an accepted concept. A centerpiece of the medical center’s design is an atrium lobby acting as a wayfinding element, wait space, and dining area. Numerous expansions have since taken place to accommodate new technologies and the city’s growth, and to expand areas of practice.

After an initial project presentation discussing the initial design, construction, and subsequent expansions, a tour of the facilities will be held showing all public spaces and the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and the Heart & Vascular Center. Construction is currently underway on four new patient floors on top of an existing patient tower, and a floor that includes 10 operating rooms for joint replacement.

3:30 – 5 p.m. | AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2018 Jury Judging

AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2018 Jury Judging
Eugene Damaso, AIA, EDAC, GGP, Design Leader / RLF Architecture Engineering Interior Task Force Chair – AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2018; Participating Students

The AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2018 is an exciting annual event 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, and construction managers. Students from four different universities and disciplines will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design charrette. The work presented was completed during the three-day-long AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2018.

5 – 6 p.m. | AIA/AAH Academy Update

AIA/AAH Academy Update
Join colleagues and friends at the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Update for an update on our strategic plan, as well as other programs and initiatives for 2018. Meet the 2018 Board and Student Design Challenge teams, network, meet new colleagues and catch up with the old. The update is open to all attendees and we encourage all to attend!

6 – 8 p.m. | PDC Summit Welcome Reception

Image: 2018 PDC Summit attending the welcome reception. All attendees are welcome to join us for the 2018 PDC Summit Welcome Reception. Kick off the conference and start networking while enjoying music, drinks, and heavy appetizers.