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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Integrating Design and Construction

Maggie Duplantis, MHA, RN
Director, Clinical Planning and Design, Houston Methodist
Jim Hicks
Vice President, Capital Planning, Facilities & Construction, Houston Methodist
Sid Sanders
SVP, Houston Methodist

Health care facilities are some of the most complex and costly buildings to be built. They are full of expensive equipment, require elaborate infrastructure and take a long time to design and construct. This presentation will review three case studies where speed to market, high levels of quality and long term flexibility were essential goals that needed to be achieved. In order to accomplish these goals a revolutionary project delivery model was used that addressed many of the limitations of traditional project delivery process outlined above. It involves early selection of many key subcontractors and manufacturers and allowing them to assist and ultimately develop elements of the building design. These three projects also exploited the latest and rapidly evolving Building Information Modeling (BIM) to increase accuracy, speed, constructability, long term flexibility and maintenance.



1. The elements of Project Integration – who to involve and when
2. How to organize an Integrated Project Team
3. The risks of early selection and involvement and how to mitigate them
4. The value of Project Integration – what an Owner can get out of it

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH