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Modular Design and Prefabrication: Building a Flexible Future Workshop

When: July 27, 2021
Time: 8:30am Pacific
What: Agenda

Virtual Workshop Hours: 

8:30 AM - 2:15 PM Pacfic 
11:30 AM -  4:15 PM Eastern


4.0 CEUs



If the words “prefab” and “modular” construction conjure images in your head of low-quality, assembly line-built boxes with no design aesthetic, think again.

New and evolving prefab solutions provide healthcare architects, designers and providers with vast creative opportunities, customization and flexibility above and beyond what is typically possible – and affordable – in traditional drywall construction. 

Employing modern design and fabrication tools like virtual reality and 3D printing, new prefab processes reduce labor costs – the biggest factor driving demands for value engineering (a.k.a. “cut that amenity, feature or spec level”) – freeing construction dollars for health, safety, wellness and patient-centric design enhancements.

At the same time, healthcare contractors and providers realize faster speed to market, more predictable timelines, better quality control, lower maintenance costs and enhanced sustainability benefits, as well as long-term adaptability to changing space requirements.

A surge in demand for prefab healthcare environment solutions – beyond just headwalls and bathroom pods -- is already knocking. Are you and your organization prepared to answer?

Join today’s leaders and visionaries from the healthcare, design and fabrication sectors as they reveal the challenges, experiences and potential that prefab solutions offer. In this workshop, you’ll engage with faculty and colleagues in interactive scenario breakouts, exchanging ideas and strategies while raising your prefab fluency and readiness.



Early Bird

7/1 – 7/12/21






Affiliate (10% off)




Affiliate+ (20% off)





Groups greater than 5 - contact Natalie at ngonzalez@healthdesign.org for discounted rate.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the current state of the practice in prefabrication and modular design and construction and its impact on the healthcare built environments.
  • Evaluate the advantages and challenges in using prefabrication and modular design processes in the healthcare built environment and its impact on clinical care processes and health outcomes.
  • Identify how prefabrication and modular design can help future-proof a healthcare setting, allowing for design flexibility to accommodate changing care needs and practices.  
  • See case study examples for how designers and builders collaborate to create new solutions that bring value, speed, and quality to healthcare projects and owners.


Presenting Faculty

Welcome- Opening Remarks

Thomas M. Jung, RA
Member Board of Directors
The Center for Health Design




Opening Keynote

Mike Wood
Vice President of Planning, Design, Construction & Energy 




Panel of Experts   

Attendees will hear first-hand from representatives from acclaimed health systems and will share insights into the latest developments in the field.  Understand the key drivers they experience and challenges they face in when considering and executing projects that involve pre-fabrication and modular design. Hear real world examples about what is currently working in the field, what opportunities exist, and how design of the built environment using this approach can address them.

Facilitator: Mike Wood, Vice President of Planning, Design, Construction & Energy, Medxcel 


Victoria Navarro, MBA-HCM 
Regional Director of Planning, Design & Construction-North Wisconsin
Advocate Aurora Health




Heather Dilley
Director, Preconstruction and Project Engineering 
Medxcel Facilities Management




Nate Price, PE, CHFM
Senior Director | Construction & Engineering
Cleveland Clinic





Productization and the Future

Ryan McMahon
Director of Product for Industrialized Construction




Future-Proofing Medical Office Design: A Case Study

George Tingwald, MD, AIA, ACHA
Administrative Director, Medical Planning
Stanford Health Care - Planning Design and Construction




Andrea Hyde, NCIDQ, CHID, CID 
Senior Project Manager - Planning
Stanford Health Care - Planning Design and Construction




Panel (Solution Provider/Partners)

With their diverse experience, depth of technical knowledge, and practical application, today’s leading partners and solution providers can help organizations avoid challenges, implement state-of-the-art solutions and gain competitive advantages available through prefab, industrial construction, and design. Join us as our panel shares their unique insights, lessons learned, and innovative practices being applied to advance the built environment in healthcare settings.

Chelsea Barlow, BSc; MBA
Senior Manager - Market Strategist - Healthcare
DIRTT Environmental Solutions





Will Lichtig
Executive Vice President, Performance and Innovation Resources




Dan Carlton
Mark III





Final Words
Mike Wood
Vice President of Planning, Design, Construction & Energy