Agenda

2022 Preliminary Agenda

Monday, Jan 24

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  1. 8:00 am — 9:00 am

    Check-In & Registration

    Harbor Ballroom Foyer
  2. 9:00 am — 9:10 am

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Harbor Ballroom A
  3. 9:10 am — 10:00 am

    Opening Plenary: Help Veterans Speed!

    Harbor Ballroom A

    The US Veterans Administration through the leadership of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM), is embarking on an unprecedented new building program intended to modernize their existing infrastructure and provide improved access to care. With an average hospital age of 58 years, VA is to receive upwards of $20B as part of current and new legislation to help repair and replace their current inventory. CFM Associate Executive Director for Facilities Planning, Ross Davidson, will update you on current efforts to accelerate speed-to-market delivery and harness the power of industry to achieve their program requirements. You will also be updated on VA’s market-focused nation-wide planning effort, the upcoming Asset Infrastructure Realignment (AIR) Commission, the VA’s current and planned program, and an update on legislative initiatives designed to help VA execute their program.  

  4. 10:00 am — 10:30 am

    Opening Keynote: Phyllis Baltz, President & CEO of Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento

    Dignity Health has more than 30 hospital campuses across California and has profound expertise in master planning projects of all sizes; from new hospitals to major expansions, or growth of existing campuses. In January 2020, plans 10 years in the making came to a culmination as Dignity Health announced it will be building Elk Grove, California’s first hospital.

    Shortly thereafter, the world came to a pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare systems were challenged to respond. Dignity Health was also faced with continuing to advance this project within the confines of an unforeseen health care crisis. Ms. Baltz will speak to these challenges and key community engagement strategies employed to keep this high-profile project moving forward

  5. 10:30 am — 11:00 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  6. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Creatively Delivering Equitable Healthcare through Modernized Facilities

    Harbor Ballroom A

    The COVID-19 pandemic has lay bare the inequities present within our nation’s healthcare system. It has had an outsized impact on underserved communities largely comprised of people of color. University-affiliated hospitals in cities have played a critical role in delivering healthcare to these communities. Institutions like Howard University – whose mission includes delivering healthcare to underserved communities while teaching the next generation of minority healthcare professionals – are pursuing creative mechanisms to deliver modernized healthcare facilities on campus and in the community. Join a panel that includes representatives from university leadership, the development community, and real estate transaction advisors who are working on projects that will support the delivery of healthcare in a more equitable manner.

  7. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Respond and Adapt to Emergency Conditions. A look at Facility Guidelines Institute’s White Paper on Emergency Conditions

    Harbor Ballroom G

    From the clinicians, support staff, facilities staff, and local communities, COVID-19 has proven the healthcare industry is a complex but adaptive system. The flexibility these groups have demonstrated has been exceptional. However, the impact of the pandemic on health facilities and operations coupled with hazards from more frequent weather-related emergencies has led the industry looking for more guidance on planning and designing for emergency conditions. In March 2021, the Facility Guideline Institutes (FGI) issued a white paper titled, “Guidance for Designing Health and Residential Care Facilities that Respond and Adapt to Emergency Conditions”. The paper was developed by 130 individuals representing multiple disciplines in the healthcare industry.

    This session will review the highlights of the FGI document and discuss ways the design and construction industry can help healthcare organizations respond to emergencies and plan mitigation strategies for future events.

  8. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Key Terms and Conditions in Design and Construction Agreements

    Harbor Ballroom H

    Design and Construction Agreements are laden with terms and conditions that shift risks from one party to the other. Often, at least one party is not aware of the shifts or has not fully considered the potential consequences. The implications of these shifts can surprise even savvy healthcare project professionals if they are first identified during a dispute or as a result of an insurance claim. This round table will identify key deal points and discuss methods of appropriately allocating and mitigating risks associated with them. 

  9. 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  10. 1:15 pm — 2:00 pm

    Afternoon Keynote: Diane Hansen, CEO, Palomar Health

    Harbor Ballroom A
  11. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    What Owner’s Need to Know about Design and Construction and How Lean Fits In

    Harbor Ballroom A

    Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is becoming more prevalent across the country, especially in the healthcare market sector. This increase in IPD projects brings together many collaborative partners and the role of the Owner Project Manager (OPM) and/or Owner's Representative becomes even more important. This presentation will confront the challenges faced by healthcare owner organizations and how these challenges are mitigated using Lean tools and thinking. Examples of how Lean project performance can maximize the use of capital funds for projects. The owners on the panel will discuss outcomes on projects they have completed with case studies and will explain their role and the challenges they have confronted as they attempt to evolve into a better project delivery method.

  12. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    Healthcare and the ADA: What Aren’t You Thinking About?

    Harbor Ballroom G

    The Americans with Disabilities Act is an all-encompassing law that covers every aspect of the services provide and buildings that house every type of healthcare. Is that it? Just everything you have and everything you do? Come learn how the ADA really affects the Healthcare industry and the areas that are being challenged in legal cases. How do you protect your company or your agency? Come learn a more in-depth answer.

  13. 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm

    Healthcare’s Race to Carbon Reduction

    Harbor Ballroom H

    A study published in May 2019 found the health care industry is among the most carbon-intensive service sectors in the industrialized world.  Research and analysis from that study showed the health care industry is “responsible for 4.4–4.6 percent of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions and similar fractions of toxic air pollutants, largely stemming from fossil fuel combustion.”  While health care facilities are the prime source, there are also significant emissions from the overall supply chain serving the healthcare industry.  Not surprisingly, the US health care system is “responsible for about a quarter of all global health care greenhouse gas emissions, which is more than the health care system of any other nation.”  Given the focus on detrimental health impacts from climate change that are predicted, the call to action for the US health care system to reduce carbon emissions has never been more important to our future.  Our session will discuss efforts being made in the public sector to encourage carbon reduction as well as sharing the journey of one US based health system to achieve Net Zero status.  We will also discuss the financial, environmental and societal impacts to health systems and communities as a result of carbon emission reduction efforts.

  14. 3:00 pm — 3:30 pm

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  15. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    Next Generation Skilled Nursing - Modular Precast, Displaced Ventilation and Radiant Floors

    Harbor Ballroom G

    California’s long awaited new Veteran’s Homes in Yountville needed to fit into both a historic campus and CalVet’s limited maintenance budget while delivering outstanding skilled nursing care in a residential environment. The Design Build team of Rudolph and Sletten and CannonDesign proposed to DGS and CalVet a full structural and architectural precast system designed and fabricated by Clark Pacific for the construction of a 300,000 SF, 240 bed Skilled Nursing Facility in 32 months. The system is a first for an OSHPD 2 Skilled Nursing Facility and has tremendous benefits for its longevity, low maintenance, heavy mass energy performance and fire resistance in an area with recent wildfires and interior comfort using radiant heating in all patient rooms. The team looks forward to delivering the project to continue the Yountville campus legacy of providing veteran healthcare since 1884 and continues today as the largest community of veterans in the US.

  16. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    Dedicated Commitment: Constructing through the Covid Pandemic

    Harbor Ballroom H

    The Jackson West campus in Doral, Florida, is a six-story precast and glass hospital complex with 100 licensed beds. A dedicated team labored through ever-increasing challenges during the COVID pandemic—a contaminated brownfield site; stringent FEMA site regulations for an essential facility; restrictions imparted by a Miami International Airport designated runway glide path; adjacency to a major interstate arterial; potential South Florida windstorms. The collaborative team was able to overcome and deliver this state-of-the-art facility that will forever serve the greater community at large where healthcare services were non-existent.

  17. 3:30 pm — 4:30 pm

    Nothing to Fear Except Fear Itself

    Harbor Ballroom H

    As true as it was in 1933 this phrase is still applicable today when introducing new forms of project delivery to entities steeped in traditional norms and perceived safe havens. Join this team of trailblazers to hear how each has navigated thru the waters of complex organizations from the federal government and public university to first time providers taking a plunge into IPD. Whether you are considering Integrated Project Delivery for the first time or are an experienced super user, this session will heighten your situational awareness by demonstrating ways to overcome challenges and obstacles of conventional systems with examples of consensus building and tactical strategies. While never easy, blazing thru unchartered territory is exciting, rewarding and not without a bevy of lessons learned to share and this expert panel will not disappoint!      

  18. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    IPD for Small Projects Under $10M

    Harbor Ballroom A

    The largest projects in the country get all the attention when it comes to innovation.  Those large projects are also rare to most areas of the county.  Small projects are more prevalent, more plentiful, and under more scrutiny.  The best way to solve our most complex issues is to work together and collaborate.  Integrated Project Delivery contracts for projects under $10M is such an important topic and if executed correctly can help Health Systems across the country be more successful and stretch the limited amount of capital dollars to many other projects.  

    This presentation will detail how a culture of collaboration can be built on small projects, the different methods for contracting under the IPD model, and how we manage projects that are even smaller (under $1M).  The presentation will be given from the Owner’s Perspective from an Owner’s Representative that has worked for a major Health System in Chicago for over 20 years.  Real world examples will be provided with numerous outcomes divulged to the audience.  

  19. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    Profit Growth Through Waste Reduction

    Harbor Ballroom G

    Studies have shown that 70-80% of activities performed in construction are waste or considered non-value added. We need to learn to see waste in order to reduce waste. This discussion will provide the participants with a great way of creating the list of wastes and will also provide creative ways to start to reduce waste and add more value to our construction projects. Waste reduction should result in profit growth.

  20. 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Embrace Accountability and Trust in Order to Be Successful in Project Delivery

    Harbor Ballroom G

    This interactive discussion will be facilitated by Lisa Feeley, Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt, Author, and National Healthcare Sector Leader. Our four Senior Healthcare panelists have 100+ years of Leadership in large urban and small rural health settings. 

    Walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the Plan, Act, Measure, and Adjust process and actionable ways to develop buy in & secure insights on how to organize a team that will increase chances of successful project delivery. Leave with industry best practices on how to implement partnerships during a time we are all challenged with resources.

  21. 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

    Networking Reception

    Expo Hall

    An evening reception before you head out for dinner. Please join us for this special networking event for all attendees.

Tuesday, Jan 25

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  1. 8:00 am — 9:00 am

    Networking Breakfast

    Expo Hall
  2. 9:00 am — 9:45 am

    Welcome & Opening Keynote

    Harbor Ballroom A
  3. 9:45 am — 10:15 am

    Morning Plenary: Integrated Partnerships: University of California’s Approach to Collaborative Delivery - Part 1

    Harbor Ballroom A

    This session will take a deep dive into the evolution of procurement methodologies within the University of California system. Key representatives from major UC campuses will discuss their acquisition strategy, what is driving their approach, nuances of the different methodologies, lessons learned and best practices guiding them for future procurements.

  4. 10:15 am — 11:00 am

    Networking Break

    Expo Hall
  5. 11:00 am — 12:00 am

    What is Validation and Why is it Important?

    Harbor Ballroom A

    The pool of capital dollars for Health Systems has shrunk in the last 18 months due to COVID concerns and there has been a need to spend capital in many ways then we never thought.  The challenge Health Systems are faced with revolves around making their capital dollars go farther.  The only way we can really know if our projects are heading down the right track is using the Validation Process.  The true magic of Validation is a statement at the end of the Validation Period that says: “We can complete this project, for this budget, in this time frame, for this scope.”  And we can say that with certainty.  Long gone are the days of being kept in the dark while designing our projects.  We don’t have to wait for all the bids to come in before we know what the costs will be.  

    The Validation Process brings together a highly skilled and collaborative team to review scope, schedule, and budget before the design process really gets underway.  This saves vast amounts of time and money and doesn’t lead our clients down an incorrect path trying to design something they can’t afford.  This presentation will detail the Validation Process, why it is so critical to the success of our projects, and will provide real world examples of how the Validation Process had led Owner’s to make the best decisions possible. 

  6. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Achieving Greater Value: When and How to Implement Modular and Prefabrication Construction

    Harbor Ballroom G

    The interest in modular and prefabrication design and construction has continued to increase in the healthcare industry, but not all owners have embraced the idea. Why is this? Some of it is due to the project delivery model, poor timing or an overall lack of understanding on how to implement these strategies in your project. The panel will discuss their experiences from the perspective of a contractor, architect, and engineer on why modular and prefabrication design and construction should be considered on many healthcare projects. The group will review strategies to ensure an owner is obtaining the greatest value that balances both first cost and future flexibility.

  7. 11:00 am — 12:00 pm

    Getting Decisions That Stick!

    Harbor Ballroom G

    Are your projects sometimes troubled by indecision and/or changing decisions? Do the so-called “decision-makers” delay needed decisions or make last minute changes--costing everyone time and money? In “Getting Decisions That Stick!” you will learn ten techniques you can use today to reduce costly changes by helping others make better-informed decisions. Don’t miss this interactive and highly acclaimed presentation!

    Learning Objectives

    •       Learn about the psychology of decisions and decision-making styles

    •       Assess the types of information most people need to make decisions

    •       Examine ten specific techniques to foster informed decision-making

    •       Identify steps that any project participant can take to improve decisions

  8. 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

    Networking Lunch

    Expo Hall
  9. 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm

    Decarbonizing Healthcare

    Harbor Ballroom G

    While hospitals are designed first and foremost around promoting human health, they also are inexorably linked to the broader infrastructure and environment in which they sit. Healthcare accounts for roughly 10% of carbon emissions in the United States. Hospitals in particular are some of the most energy dense building types and can be challenging to electrify. This presentation aims to unpack the healthcare specific design challenges that drive carbon emissions, and discusses the approach and technology driven solutions that will lead to decarbonizing healthcare facilities and the industry at large.

  10. 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm

    MEP Wall Panels & Takt Time Produce 73% Schedule Savings: Wins & Lessons Learned

    Harbor Ballroom A

    This presentation will offer attendees an inside look into how a California-based project team was able to beat the framing and in-wall schedule duration by 73% for a 18K SF medical office building, installing all internal framing in just 8 days. Plan: We will cover our plan in depth, including our usage of the Last Planner System and how we used Takt time to install all OH and wall framing scope. Process: We will cover our overall process, including how we strategically broke down the work by area, our manufacturing process, and installation. We will also share production metrics from the manufacturing component and field install. Lessons Learned: In the spirit of continuous improvement, the team implemented an Issues & Opportunities Log to capture all areas of waste AND all areas for improvement. Early on, this log was called the Issues Log, but we found this was creating a negative culture. Changing the name to Issues & Opportunities positively impacted the team’s perception of this tool. Over the course of the project, 84 issues were captured by the virtual, manufacturing, and install teams. Where applicable, countermeasures to the entries were implemented right way. All other countermeasures will be implemented on future projects to eliminate repeat mistakes.

  11. 1:30 pm — 2:30 pm

    P3s & Healthcare: What is Ailing the US

    Harbor Ballroom H

    Join the panel for a discussion on P3s for Healthcare, why haven’t they taken off in the US and what it takes to get them going. Panelists will share an overview of the P3 structure, the merits and critical issues that should be addressed when looking at procuring with the P3 model for your large scale projects and how best to bring them to market.

  12. 2:30 pm — 3:30 pm

    Closing Conversation: Integrated Partnerships: University of California’s Approach to Collaborative Delivery - Part 2

    Harbor Ballroom A

    This session will take a deep dive into the evolution of procurement methodologies within the University of California system. Key representatives from major UC campuses will discuss their acquisition strategy, what is driving their approach, nuances of the different methodologies, lessons learned and best practices guiding them for future procurements.

  13. 3:30 pm

    Conference Ends

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