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Chicago Health Design Insights Networking Event

When: July 26, 2018
Time: 6:00pm Central
Where: Chicago, IL United States
Price: Free for Affiliate Members

These networking events feature an educational session worth 1 EDAC CEU/AIA HSW + plenty of social time to meet the local healthcare design community.

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Join us to catch up on the latest industry buzz and connect with colleagues in a casual setting over wine and hors d’oeuvres.  

This event is held in partnership with the Summer Leadership Summit. It will take place at the Cliff Dwellers Club, located in the 22nd floor penthouse of the former BorgWarner building at the southwest corner of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street; it is next door to Symphony Center and overlooks Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.

5:45 PM – Doors Open
6:00 PM – Networking Reception
6:30 PM – Presentation
7:30 PM 
 Networking Reception

This event is FREE to CHD Affiliate Members, Partners, and Guests. Non-members can attend for a $65 donation which can later be applied towards membership. Contact Lynn Kenney for details, lkenney@healthdesign.org.


"Live in the Layers: Collaboration, Integration, and Beyond"

As an industry, our collective quest is to produce project success and deliver high value to owners.  We do this by assembling temporary "teams," where individuals typically come together as strangers, and sometimes leave at odds. We hear words like collaboration and integration, but rarely focus on the human systems at the center of project delivery.

For the past 20 years, Paul Reiser and Will Lichtig have been on a journey to help invent a new future in project delivery.  Each has participated on multiple teams that have challenged existing paradigms and edged closer to a new reality.  At the same time, Scott Nelson has helped lead Advocate Health Care down an alternate project delivery pathway.  As Advocate has evolved its approach, it has also seen improving trends in project outcomes.  Paul, Will and Scott will share reflections and observations about what has worked and what has not, where future opportunities lie, and what might be needed beyond collaboration and integration for our industry.


Event Venue:

The Cliff Dwellers
200 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
United States

Learning Objectives

  1. Build a deeper understanding of the challenges created by our traditional approach to project delivery during the past 50 years.

  2. Learn from a range of project experiences, opportunities and strategies to "re-integrate" a broken industry.

  3. Explore how an Owner (or project team) can establish an approach to a program of work that emphasizes underling factors that contribute to success.

  4. Learn how to better prepare for a future where collaboration and integration are necessary, yet insufficient, to sustain success. 


Presenting Faculty

Paul Reiser, Senior Executive Vice President, Performance and Innovation Resources 

Since 1987, Paul has helped Boldt maximize value for our customers by encouraging integrated processes, rigorous planning and continuous improvement. Paul is a team builder and process innovator, who helped the company begin its Lean journey in the late 1990s.

Paul is recognized as an industry pioneer in Lean and Integrated Project Delivery. He has presented internationally and authored numerous articles and papers based on his experiences with innovative project delivery processes.

In his current role, Paul leads and supports deep implementation of Lean practices and Boldt’s Integrated Lean Project Delivery® process. He has extensive experience in project management, estimating, production management, scheduling and planning, Lean process and principles and quality. This experience allows him to create effective and innovative approaches to project delivery that align with the needs of our customers.


Scott Nelson, AIA, ACHA, Vice President, Planning, Design and Construction

Scott Nelson is responsible for approximately $2.5 billion in active construction projects, leading the planning, design and construction activities at the system level. Additionally, he provides financial oversight in the planning and implementation of all capital construction projects and develops system-wide, facility-related standards to improve patient care and efficiencies.

He led the system-wide master facility planning process for 10 hospital campuses and the Advocate Medical Group ambulatory strategy. He is instrumental in the development of the organization’s Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD) strategy and development of the first master contract using an Integrated Form of Agreement. In addition, he has championed the development and implementation of Advocate’s modular construction/prefabrication strategy and the commitment towards environmentally friendly design and construction which has resulted in over $1 billion in projects that have received LEED Silver or LEED Gold certification.


Will Lichtig, Executive Vice President, Performance and Innovation Resources

Will is a nationally-recognized leader in the Lean and integrated project delivery methods. As part of the Boldt team, he has been at the forefront in the development of our Integrated Lean Project Delivery® (ILPD) process. His drive for innovation and reliable commitment to continuous improvement, lean processes and problem- solving make Will a vital member of the Boldt team.

In his role as Executive Vice President, Will works with Boldt teams to develop and implement Lean processes for target value design, Lean production planning and control, built-in quality, Lean problem-solving and other key processes that provide innovative approaches to project delivery. Will actively shares his experience and deep understanding of Lean project delivery processes to coach Boldt project leaders in the skills required to implement these innovative methods.

Will holds a B.A. from the University of California-Santa Cruz and a J.D. from the University of California-Davis. He frequently lectures on the fundamentals of ILPD and has authored many articles on the topic. Will is a strong leader who consistently enables our teams to design and implement Lean processes that maximize value and remove waste from customer projects.