How to budget amid a volatile market is the topic of the 2008 Healthcare Summit at Healthcare Building Expo at the Commercial Construction Show. The program—Put the Brakes on Rising Construction Costs—will features speakers from leading healthcare systems and architecture firms who will discuss how to contain and confront the continued explosion of construction costs in the healthcare market.
This year's program will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, June 3-5.
The day-long program on Tuesday, June 3, will present a program designed to improve the industry workforce now and in the future. The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The summit is accredited by the American Institute of Architects for 5.5 continuing education units.
It will examine the drivers behind the rapid escalation in costs, along with what can be done to mitigate the overall impact on the market. It will also offer attendees a look at forecasts for the future when dealing with this problem, such as projecting budgets and more. Speakers at the limited-seating event include healthcare executives from LifePoint Hospitals and Texas Health Resources, as well as architects from HKS.
Attendance is limited to healthcare design/construction executives, architects, contractors and facility maintenance managers, and tickets for the 100 available seats will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration for the Healthcare Summit and Healthcare Building Expo began Feb. 1.
The cost for the Healthcare Summit is $395, which includes the option to purchase a 4-pack of seminars at a discounted rate of $150 ($300 regular price).
Wednesday, May 16 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
206. Design Retooling Nursing Units
A designer's and engineer's approach to upgrading mechanical systems, electronic systems, patient spaces and staff areas in this section of a healthcare facility.
MODERATOR: Dan Rectenwald, HGA Architecture/Engineering/Planning.
207. What's Driving Healthcare Construction?
REPEAT OF SEMINAR 202
The latest statistics on why healthcare construction has exploded over the last decade, showing no sign of abating. Details on factors that are now influencing hospital expansions and construction nationwide will also be discussed.
MODERATOR: Tom Gormley, vice president for Fluor Healthcare.
208. Replacement Hospitals
REPEAT OF SEMINAR 203
As more and more aged facilities dot the country, owners are increasingly looking to replace them. Find out more about how to justify the expense, create a unique design and master plan.
MODERATOR: Daniel Houston, HHCP Architects, Inc. - Health Facilities Design Division.
209. Green Healthcare Buildings, Part II
This seminar will cover some intermediate level green building issues, including the business case for healthcare green building (selling green to CFOs and CEOs); the intersection of evidence-based design and green indoor environmental quality; and material selection alternatives.
MODERATOR: Kim Shinn, TLC Engineering for Architecture.
210. Healthcare in Dense Urban Environments
REPEAT OF SEMINAR 205