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Reducing Complexity in the Healthcare Built Environment

Session Description

Rapidly expanding knowledge and technology in healthcare bring life-saving techniques and outcomes, but also increase the complexity and challenges associated with maintaining patient care and focus while incorporating the best advances of science. Learn about advances in construction processes, project management, and maintenance protocols which provide guidance and control in the face of more complex systems and tools. The A&D community is increasingly utilizing an evidence-based approach to design. Evidence-based medicine relies on objective, repeatable data derived from studies and clinical trials to make decisions on appropriate medical procedures and care. Similarly, evidence-based design relies on data and measurable results from a clinical, operational, and business perspective to make design decisions in the built environment. And where verifiable data does not yet exist, designers may use rational inference to determine the best courses of action and design decisions.


Learning objectives:

  • Better understand the principles of LEAN Integrated Project Delivery in healthcare construction
  • See case studies that illustrate how to use improved technology and simplified construction process to streamline project management and timelines
  • Learn about specific solutions that address moisture in concrete slabs, and reduce downtime in retrofit projects
  • Understand how product features can improve maintenance protocols and save time and money over the life of the installation

Presenter: Paul McKinney, Healthcare Segment Director, Gerflor USA


EDAC Course ID:
May 1, 2024 to May 1, 2027
Class Frequency:
Lecture/Educational Session