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Webinar: Sustainable Construction Through Prefabrication

When: June 15, 2023
Time: 12:00pm Pacific
Price: FREE

1 unit EDAC continuing education
1 unit AIA continuing education
IDCEC credit also available**

CEU forms available for download during webinar


Speed to market in construction of health care facilities is of utmost importance for health systems and the communities they serve. The need for sustainable solutions in a changing climate adds another level of complexity to an already complex building type. Prefabrication is the primary strategy for harmonizing a compressed timeline with sustainability goals. 

This webinar highlights the case study of Baptist Health Care of Pensacola, and the design of their new 57-acre campus. Presenters will discuss how this integrated design team approached prefabrication of the building envelope, MEP systems, and interior components. They’ll detail the benefits and risks of prefabrication, how the process reduced the carbon footprint, and how owners can truly benefit from the added coordination. Finally, the team will discuss how they proactively communicated to eliminate pitfalls and costly design changes that come from conventional construction methods through prefabrication.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the primary and secondary sustainability benefits of using prefabricated building elements in design and construction.
  • Consider the current state of prefabrication design and construction and its impact on the healthcare built environment.
  • Evaluate the advantages and challenges in using prefabrication design processes in the healthcare built environment.
  • Learn how designers and contractors can collaborate on prefabricated elements to bring value, speed, quality, and sustainability to healthcare projects and clients.


Presenting Faculty

Corie Baker, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, BD+C, WELL AP, Fitwell Ambassador, Senior Architect-Healthcare, Sustainability and Resiliency Services, Gresham Smith

Corie Baker is a senior architect in Gresham Smith’s Jacksonville Healthcare studio. She has 15 years of experience creating healthcare facilities that meet clients’ needs and improve the health of the communities they serve. In addition, Corie serves as one of Gresham Smith’s Sustainability Leaders for our Architecture practice and has worked on, and served as, LEED Administrator and Fitwell Ambassador for numerous projects across the firm. Corie has previously shared her expertise at conferences such as USGBC’s Green build Conference and Expo and Practice Green health’s and HealthCare without Harm’s annual CleanMed conference.


Skip Yauger, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Gresham Smith

As project executive, project manager, and the lead architect for the Baptist Health Care Campus projects, Skip Yauger has 44 years healthcare planning and evidence-based design experience delivering innovative, efficient, and sustainable healing environments that enhance patient safety, staff efficiency, and the human experience. Projects executed under Skip’s leadership, (including this project having already won 3 design awards), have received numerous design awards and have been published in many professional and trade journals over the past 3 decades. Skip is a member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, and has presented at HCD, EFA, and CMAA conferences.


Lawton Powell, Project Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie

In his nine years with general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, Project Manager Lawton Powell has been instrumental in erecting facilities that support public health. A graduate of Clemson University’s Construction Science and Management program, Lawton brings practical and academic knowledge to the myriad healthcare projects he undertakes. Lawton has managed large, complex projects for clients nationwide including Baptist Health Care, Eastern Main Medical Center, Select Medical Corporation, and Memorial Healthcare System. Through his keen understanding of the sequencing of construction and decisive leadership, Lawton has been able to explore prefabrication methods that have delivered high-quality buildings in an efficient manner.


Steve Higgs, Senior Vice President, Meadows & Ohly

As a Senior Vice President at Meadows & Ohly, Steve Higgs oversees their Program Management Practice and provides strategic direction and leadership to all client engagements, ensuring resources are focused on delivering results that exceed expectations. With over 25 years of healthcare experience, Steve brings extensive knowledge and understanding to all client engagements. As a former healthcare builder, Steve focused on contracting, scheduling, estimating, bidding and contract administration for more than a decade. As an owner’s representative he leads clients and teams through the capital project delivery process, leveraging effective and innovative planning, implementation, and activation strategies.