Planning & Design Track

Planning capital projects can be a huge challenge for hospitals and health systems. With the involvement of multiple decision-makers, long-term capital planning and fixed budgets, the planning and design process is cumbersome and often lengthy. This track will provide insights on influencing decision-makers and maximizing existing space. Topics will include receiving decisive decisions on capital projects, a discussion on optimizing underutilizes clinical and non-clinical spaces, and a case study of successful CMAR.
 

Monday, February 17, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Peachtree C, 8th Floor

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: 
1. Learn about the psychology of decisions and decision-making styles. 
2. Assess the types of information most people need to make decisions. 
3. Examine ten specific techniques to foster informed decision-making. 
4. Identify steps that any project participant can take to improve decisions. 

Monday, February 17, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Peachtree C, 8th Floor

Underutilized spaces represent a loss of financial resources and opportunities to assist more patients or install new technologies. For hospital and health systems, the distinctive clinical and non-clinical workspaces present unique challenges to optimizing existing spaces. The first presentation will focus on strategies optimizing support services spaces, including moving support services outside the main hospital and decommissioning spaces. The second presentation will cover strategies for optimizing clinical spaces, including sterile reprocessing, multi-purpose ORs, and communicating data effectively. Time- and cost-saving plans including modular construction and prefabrication will also be discussed. Learn how to optimize your existing space in clinical and non-clinical settings for maximum efficiency across the hospital or health system. 

Learning Objectives:    
1. Understand the benefits of repurposing underutilized space in clinical and non-clinical settings.  
2. Evaluate case studies of success space optimization by leading health systems and hospitals. 
3. Identify opportunities to utilize real-time data to communicate effectively with multiple teams. 
4. Describe ways to increase collaboration and innovation through optimal workspaces. 

Monday, February 17, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Peachtree C, 8th Floor

Most public owners historically have used the Design-Bid-Build (DBB) model for procurement of construction projects. But starting in the 1990s, following a trend in the private sector, many states began enacting statutes that allowed the use of alternative delivery systems, such as Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMAR) and Design/Build (D/B). UMMC recently completed its Children’s of Mississippi expansion project using the CMAR delivery method with great success. In this session, attendees will take an in-depth view of the CMAR delivery processes. Topics including best practices for implementing CMAR, common concerns and potential risks, and key considerations will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the project and construction budget confidence required for the CMAR delivery processes.
2. Explain the key considerations for design control when reviewing the specialized needs of your healthcare facilities.
3. Identify the factors of schedule tolerance in determining if CMAR is the best delivery method.
4. Describe the required owner capacity to successful implement CMAR.