Building Innovation 2014 Conference & Expo Program: Healthcare Workshop

Healthcare Facilities Life-Cycle Workshop:
Moving Data through Early Planning into Design and Operations

Monday, January 6, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Although progress has been made on the use of building information modeling (BIM) for project delivery, the use of data throughout the facility life cycle is still evolving. This is true for owners of larger and smaller facilities, including federal agencies. During the Healthcare Facilities Life-Cycle Workshop: Moving Data through Early Planning into Design and Operations, speakers will look at how several agencies in the federal government integrate facility management (FED iFM) into their programs.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Military Health System and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), combined, manage in excess of 210 million square feet of healthcare facilities and just completed a series of projects through the National Institute of Building Sciences centered on planning, design and operations of facilities. The team developed strategic plans, road maps and proofs of concept using BIM, geographic information systems (GIS) and facility management (FM).

The team also created a strategic plan for the enhancement and sustainment of the Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS), a health system planning tool jointly developed by DOD and VA, as well as a five-year road map for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support Facility Management (DMLSS-FM).

The results of these projects have implications for BIM, GIS, FM and open standards. The intent of this eight-hour workshop is to share the results of these studies. Another important intent is to engage others in the healthcare industry, both in the federal and private sector, in a plan of action for the future.

The Workshop will introduce a strategic vision for FED iFM; share the results of current federal agency initiatives that are striving for the FED iFM vision; engage with private sector owners, architects and professional organizations to build a bridge of collaboration and shared interests in achieving the FED iFM vision; and enlist technology service providers to build platforms, applications (apps) and app marketplaces to access agency data repositories and to foster and enable the realization and success of the FED iFM vision.


  • Stephen R. Hagan, FAIA, Hagan Technologies LLC
  • Russell Manning, U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System
  • Kimon Onuma, FAIA, Onuma, Inc.
  • Andrew M. Schoenbach,
  • Shahid N. Shah, Netspective, Technology Strategy Support to
  • Renee Tietjen, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Charles Matta, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
  • John Talkington, Smithsonian Institution
  • Mark Thomas, Indian Health Service
  • Bill Brodt, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • David J. Gutierrez, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Bob Payn, National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Julia Phillips, SmithGroup JJR and American Institute of Architects Academy for Health
  • Mark Reichardt, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
  • Kenneth Walton, National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC)
  • Leon van Berlo,
  • Sylvia Kendra, Smithsonian

Topics of Discussion:

  • Space and Equipment Planning
  • Programming
  • Design to Construction
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Healthcare Portfolio Management

Presentations for this event were recorded and posted to YouTube.

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Welcome and Attendee Introductions
Kimon Onuma

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Panel Discussion: A Strategic Vision for FED iFM
Stephen R. Hagan

Russell Manning
U.S. Department of Defense, Military Health System

Bill Brodt
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

John Talkington

Mark Thomas
Indian Health Service

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Current Agency Initiatives Leading to FED iFM
Russell Manning

Kimon Onuma
Onuma Inc.

Renee Tietjen
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Charles Matta
U.S. General Services Administrations

David J. Gutierrez

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote Luncheon Break

Michael Feldman, Deputy Executive Director of the Los Angeles World Airports

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Technologies Enabling FED iFM
Kimon Onuma

Andrew M. Schoenbach

Shahid N. Shah
Netspective and

Mark Reichardt
Open Geospatial Consortium

Kenneth Walton
National Capital Planning Commission

Leon van Berlo

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm


3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Panel Discussion: FED iFM: Building Bridges to the Private Sector
Stephen R. Hagan

Kimon Onuma
Onuma, Inc. and AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP)

Julia Phillips
Smith Group and AIA Academy for Health

Bob Payn
National Institute of Building Sciences

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Stephen R. Hagan
Russ Manning
Kimon Onuma

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