Facilities & Construction Track
Rapidly changing hospital priorities, patient expectations, and rising construction costs have deeply impacted all stakeholders in healthcare facilities and construction. As hospitals reevaluate their priorities and needs to provide better patient care, construction plans and projects will need to be modified to meet these new expectations. In this track, we will explore how to navigate healthcare construction post-pandemic and discuss strategies for building facilities for the future.
Healthcare Construction Post-Pandemic
Friday, March 18, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moderator: Michael Gerhardt
Panelists: Walter Jones, Bob Kramer, & Barbara Wagner
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the shift to designing flexible spaces, constructing more outpatient care facilities, and expediting the building process. What do these trends mean for healthcare leaders and construction projects post-pandemic? A panel of healthcare construction stakeholders will share insights into the trends impacting healthcare construction in 2022 and offer strategies to realign projects with changing priorities and expectations. They will also discuss approaches to overcome healthcare construction challenges, accounting for the rising costs and issues concerning raw materials, mitigating supply shortages, and restarting stalled projects.
- Discuss the impact of the pandemic on healthcare facilities.
- Examine trends impacting the healthcare construction industry in 2022.
- Develop strategies to realign construction projects with the changes in hospital priorities and patient expectations.
- Identify ways to overcome the post-pandemic challenges within healthcare construction.
About the Panelists
He is an architect by training and experience, receiving his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his Master’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University. He is LEED certified in sustainability design by the US Green Building Council and EDAC certified by the Center for Health Design in the principles of evidence-based design.