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Wednesday, September 18, 2019  |  8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Generative Construction - Improving Lives During Hospital Construction

Robert Christopher-Strayhorn
Senior Construction Contracts Administrator, an Associate, HKS Architects
Eric Groat
Operations Manager, Robins & Morton
Jeff Jones
Superintendent, Robins & Morton
Missi Upshaw
Service Line Director for Pediatrics & Women's Services/Project Manager, Navicent Health

A Generative Space is one which functions as intended and from which its users can articulate how their health, healthcare, and lives are improved by it. In this session, we will explore these concepts and how they apply to the entire project delivery team during construction. A Generative Construction project is one in which the performance efficiency of the entire group is improved and allowed to flourish through honest collaboration, tracking outcomes, measuring results, creating a learning environment, and looking for continuous improvement opportunities. By focusing on the culture of the project and aligning everyone’s goals, the participants in the process – the owner, the design team, and the builders – are provided an environment in which each can reach their full potential and, consequently, their lives are improved by the process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand why it’s important to establish real trust among all project stakeholders, from the owner to the craft workers.
  2. Learn why creating the right culture before any work is put in place is a critical component to the project’s success.
  3. Understand how the lives of participants are improved by fostering a project environment in which everyone can flourish.
  4. Learn an implementation approach that can transcend all projects sizes and types.
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