Brian Cotten, PE, CHFM, FASHE


Brian CottenExecutive Director of Design & Construction
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Brian has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas and currently serves as the Executive Director of Design and Construction at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Over the past ten years, Brian has overseen a major growth program at UAMS, which consisted of over $700 million and 1.5 million square feet of expansion. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas, former president of the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering, a member of the Arkansas Fire Prevention Code review committee, and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board.  Brian has served on numerous ASHE committees, and is currently a member of the Education Committee. Also, he was a contributor to the development of the recently published ASHE Health Facility Commissioning Handbook.

Topic areas:

  • Planning, design, and construction
  • Commissioning

Speaking availability:

  • Half day
  • Full day

Health Care Construction (HCC) Certificate Workshop
Health Facility Commissioning (HFCx)
Health Care Facility Management: Managing the PDC Process

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