2022 PDC Summit

Mar 22, 2022 ‐ Mar 23, 2022


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The PDC Summit is the premiere event for over 2,000 health care and hospital facility senior leadership. No other conference brings health care planning, design and construction decision-makers together like the PDC Summit.


Attendees will automatically earn 1 CEC from ASHE/AHA from each on-demand session

Looking for AIA LUs? Please self-report these on-demand sessions to the AIA for LUs.

A certificate of attendance will be provided once the evaluation is completed
(under the CE Information tab) from each on-demand session.


Standard: $295.00
Members: $195.00

Sessions

Healthcare Owners Roundtable: Pressing Issues in 2022

Mar 21, 2022 7:00am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 8:00am

Credits: None available.

The Health Care Owners Roundtable is a platform for health care administrators, operators, and design and construction leaders to openly exchange ideas with each other as well as engage with planning, design and construction professionals. Through a moderated discussion and active audience participation, this session will provide opportunities to better understand the pressing issues that are on the owners’ minds. It will create an environment for all participants to learn from each other and help us structure our design and construction industry to serve the needs of health care providers and owners.

Learning Objectives:
  • Become familiar with owner perspectives on key current issues in health care design, construction and operations.
  • Discuss multiple approaches for soliciting professional services and selecting project delivery methodologies.
  • Examine relevant project case studies and success stories experienced by the panelists.
  • Explore collaborative approaches for multi-stakeholder collaborations and their influence on project success.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Bhargav Goswami, AIA, MBA, Director, Facilities Planning Services, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Akshay Sangolli, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, Senior Medical Planner, Principal, EYP

Medical Equipment and Technology Forum

Mar 21, 2022 7:00am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 8:00am

Credits: None available.

The Medical Equipment and Technology Forum is a platform for interaction and conversation about leading-edge technology among owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, equipment and technology planners, and vendors. Today’s health care facilities are challenged with meeting schedules and budgets to bring projects to successful conclusion. Speakers will provide insight on the latest technologies including hybrid ORs, intraoperative MRI and other advanced procedure suites to ensure systems can be planned, procured and installed to meet facility timelines to remain at the forefront of innovation while also considering connectivity and standards across a campus or larger health system.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore a range of high-tech rooms, the terminology used for different solutions and degrees of integration within rooms and connectivity outside the room.
  • Apply lessons learned from new construction and renovations and relocations.
  • Review strategies and the broad impact of future flexibility versus retrofit.
  • Envision future state amid growing technologies, artificial intelligence, telemedicine, etc.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

Harnessing the Power of Your Facilities’ Technology Transformation

Mar 21, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.

A highly interactive panel of experts from UF Health, MD Anderson and BayCare Health will be moderated by Affiliated Engineers’ Intelligent Buildings Practice Leader Sanjyot Bhusari in an illuminating discussion on how modern health care campuses can harness the power of technology transformation in their infrastructure and building systems management. Empowered by AI and machine learning capabilities, we have more pathways available than ever before to integrate BAS, CMMS and FDD systems with dynamic financial models that inform predictive maintenance, space usage efficiency, labor productivity and capital improvement planning. This session will highlight individual perspectives from three leading health care organizations demonstrating how they continue to thrive in an ecosystem of rapidly changing technology and the fundamentals anchoring their respective best practices, lessons learned and preparedness for the challenges yet to come, including the evaluation, financing and deployment of solutions that remain self-sustaining.

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply the fundamentals of a strong vision to help organizations navigate the landscape of constantly changing technology.
  • Identify differing perspectives around best-in-class applications and the management of a common unified platform.
  • Support the development of people strategies that will need to be in place prior to a technological investment.
  • Leverage data management to empower operators to drive business decisions that self-sustain the future transformation of campus infrastructure.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Greg Stading, Director, Facilities Management, BayCare Health System, Inc.
  • Bradley S. Pollitt, AIA, Vice President, Facilites UF Health Shands Hospital
  • Timothy M. Peglow, P.E., SASHE, Associate Vice President for Patient Care and Prevention Facilities, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Sanjyot Bhusari, PE, CEM, LEED AP, Principal/Intelligent Buildings Practice Leader, Affiliated Engineers
  • Mark Dykes, Project Manager of Energy Utilization, University of Florida Health

Prime Delivery: Adaptive Reuse of Retail for Healthcare

Mar 21, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.

With the increasing availability of vacant retail buildings across the country, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges of repurposing these buildings for health care use. This session will explore the strategic rationale, and how these facilities can support expansion of health care services into key markets along with the economic, timing and market factors that should be evaluated when considering a vacant retail location. Since most retail buildings were designed to sell products, they may bring positive attributes such as visibility and access to main thoroughfares and negative attributes such as deficient structural and mechanical systems. We will share our lessons learned and best practices from recent projects with some of the nation’s leading health systems to help you determine if repurposing retail spaces is the right facility strategy for you.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the opportunities and intricacies with identifying and purchasing vacant retail centers.
  • Discuss the challenges of adapting retail centers into health care facilities.
  • Demonstrate the impact and importance of retail conversion to pandemic/endemic delivery of health care to communities (e.g., proximity of care, telehealth, decreased waiting areas, etc.).
  • Assess the current market conditions nationally for similar retail-to-health care conversions.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Joe Caruso, CCIM, Executive Director Real Estate, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Russ Sedmak, RA, Principal, The S/L/A/M Collaborative
  • Chris Lambrecht, Senior Vice President Construction and Development, MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate
  • Stephen Buckeridge, Development Principal, MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate

Brain Break: The Benefits of a Project Pause

Mar 21, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Would a pause result in a better design or building? What would that look like and how would it be included in projects? The pandemic provided a unique opportunity to examine the impact of design on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of patients and staff. For Yale New Haven Health (YNHH) and Shepley Bulfinch, COVID-19 presented an opportunity for a “brain break” in the design of over one billion dollars in projects at YNHH’s Saint Raphael Campus (SRC). This unexpected and extended case study had a heightened focus on building resiliency and flexibility, illustrating how a pause during design is an essential tool in designing more resilient spaces that are better equipped to face the unknown.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the benefits of a “brain break” for clients and the project team, its impact on resilient design, and how to approach a brain break and navigate related conversations with clients.
  • Ask designers effective questions regarding how a space and buildings systems adapt to changes in patient populations and patient care requirements.
  • Identify lessons learned from an extended and unprecedented case study, which can be implemented on future projects to create more resilient health care buildings.
  • Heighten focus on building resiliency and flexibility and its impact on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of users.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

Therapeutic Emergency Care for Mental Health Patients

Mar 21, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.

This session will review mental health policies and their consequences, which impact where and how people with mental illnesses are treated. Lack of follow-through funding has resulted in a lack of resources for this patient population along a continuum of care. Sample solutions to treat mental health patients in an emergent setting will be reviewed as well as statistics of behavioral/mental health visit trends to the emergency department (ED). The ramifications of the increase of this patient type on ED operations and the associated financial repercussions will be discussed. Solutions for behavioral health crisis units (BHCUs) have been independently developed across the United States. Sample projects will be reviewed to convey a variety of solutions to address this issue. These units were evaluated and analyzed with clinicians, architects, interior designers, designers, facility directors, security personal and AHJs. Minimum standards were developed based on this work and are part of the FGI 2022 Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the historical and ongoing problem of treating mental health patients in a traditional ED.
  • Review facility-driven solutions.
  • Summarize the intent of the BHCU.
  • Describe FGI 2022 BHCU guidelines and resources.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

Impacts of the Variability of NICU Design

Mar 21, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) serve some of the most fragile hospital patients, who need unique support for healthy development and stabilization. The variability of design within NICUs has significant planning and operational impacts. The analysis of three different planning models demonstrates their direct impact on family experience/perception, infection control, pandemic readiness, staffing considerations and acoustics, as well as families’ desire for socialization, privacy and normalcy.

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate the direct impacts of NICU design that improve the physical, emotional and social well-being of the unit's occupants.
  • Explain clinical staff's desires for increased peer-to-peer connections while maintaining individual areas to work and focus.
  • Assess safety implications both actual and perceived among the clinical staff.
  • Identify planning methodologies that support the fragile social structures that exist within NICU environments for families.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

Quarantine, Flip‐Flops, and Target Value Design = Success

Mar 21, 2022 9:45am ‐ Mar 21, 2022 10:45am

Credits: None available.

What do you do when you have a $400 million spending cap on a new flagship county hospital, while in the midst of a global pandemic? For starters, make sure your preconstruction leader is managing the money from his garage, wearing shorts and flip-flops, and surrounded by pink flamingos!

During this lively panel discussion, you will hear about the many challenges posed throughout the hospital's design and construction during a worldwide pandemic. You will hear how the team achieved project certainty in an uncertain time. You will also learn how collaboration, transparency, technology and team culture played a huge role in successfully navigating these challenges to deliver a world-class facility.

Panelists will share administrative programming strategies and solutions, as well as their varying perspectives on the benefits of:
• Early BIM engagement
• Weekly cluster approach
• Early trade partner engagement
• Real-time estimating
• Budget transparency

Panelists will also talk about communication strategies that made a real difference, as well as their thoughts on how team camaraderie fosters an environment of trust.

Learning Objectives:
  • Determine the target value and at what point in time it is set.
  • Calculate the time commitment it takes to successfully implement target value design.
  • Decide if bringing trade partners on the team early is necessary for success.
  • Explore why contractors or design firms would want to participate in this process as opposed to other tried & true processes.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Rebecca Pyrz, Director Development & Construction, Northern Arizona Healthcare
  • Philip Glenn, Project Director, Kitchell Contractors
  • Dan Olic, AIA, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Cuningham
  • Michael Hancock, Preconstruction Manager, Kitchell Contractors
  • Jo-el Detzel, MSHA, RRT, Vice President Clinical Ancillary Services, Valleywise Health

Level I Trauma Rooms: Challenges and Opportunities in Designing for Safety and Efficiency

Mar 21, 2022 1:45pm ‐ Mar 21, 2022 2:45pm

Credits: None available.

Presenters will share findings from a collaborative project between Kent State University and Cleveland Clinic on Level I trauma rooms. The project examines four issues that can compromise efficient and safe care: workflow, interruptions, technology integration and sensory stimuli. Trauma resuscitations consist of procedures that require immediate action for diagnosing & stabilizing injured patients. In a complex environment, maintaining an efficient workflow is challenging. Interruptions can contribute to errors that can cost a patient’s life. Effective technology integration can facilitate task completion. Finally, excessive sensory stimuli, such as noise, can hinder efficient care. Systematic literature reviews, focus groups and multidisciplinary design thinking sessions were utilized as a deep dive to understanding problems in trauma rooms. The next phases of the project included design and development where the research team integrated research into a design studio to develop design variations for the trauma room. To evaluate the design, a full-scale physical mock-up and an augmented reality application were developed and utilized for scenario-based simulations with clinicians. The analysis revealed overlaps among the four categories of issues under study. Findings from this study will inform stakeholders on design strategies that allow for a holistic user-centered design in support of safety and efficiency of care in trauma rooms.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify design issues in Level I trauma rooms that lead to adverse events and inefficient care.
  • Identify work system components that support or impede the role of the physical environment in improving safe and efficient care in Level I trauma rooms.
  • Recognize complex interrelationships among workflow, interruptions, technology and sensory stimuli in Level I trauma rooms.
  • Examine the design strategies that can be applied to trauma rooms and similar complex environments such as ICUs and ORs.
  • N/A
Speaker(s):

AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2022 Presentation

Mar 21, 2022 1:45pm ‐ Mar 21, 2022 2:45pm

Credits: None available.

The AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2020 is an exciting annual event designed to stimulate critical inquiry, creative ideas, and multi-disciplinary interaction between students, and design professionals. It will highlight the brilliance and innovation of our future healthcare architects, engineers, and construction managers. Students from four different universities and disciplines will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design charrette.

During this time, students will present work completed during the three-day-long AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2020 for critique by a multi-disciplinary jury and the winning team announced.

This year’s participating universities include:
University of Kansas – Healthcare Architecture
Kent State – Healthcare Architecture
Penn State University – Architectural Engineering
Texas A&M University – Construction Management
Louisiana State University – School of Nursing

Learning Objectives:
  • Review and discuss the current state of today's professional education in the fields of architecture, health care design, architectural engineering and construction management
  • Identify key issues that will help groom better health care design leaders of the future
  • Explore the success that comes from multi-disciplinary and inter-professional collaboration between architects, engineers and contractors
  • Discuss highly successful student projects developed during a 48-hour student charrette under the guidance of expert faculty and industry advisors
  • N/A
Speaker(s):
  • Eugene Damaso, AIA ACHA NCARB GGP EDAC, Director of Design | Associate, RLF Architecture Engineering Interiors