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2022 PDC Summit

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

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

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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.
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  • Jo-el Detzel, MSHA, RRT, Vice President Clinical Ancillary Services, Valleywise Health
  • Philip Glenn, Project Director, Kitchell Contractors
  • Michael Hancock, Preconstruction Manager, Kitchell Contractors
  • Dan Olic, AIA, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP, Associate Principal, Cuningham
  • Rebecca Pyrz, Director Development & Construction, Northern Arizona Healthcare


  • 1.00 - CEC

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