Building Innovation 2016 Conference & Expo Program

Conference Program

Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure 2016 Forum

Earn 7.5 Learning Units / Health, Safety, Welfare 

Monday, January 11, 2016, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Affordable, quality healthcare is essential to sustaining a vibrant society. Yet, the American healthcare industry is facing overwhelming uncertainty in almost every segment. There are times when systemic incremental improvement is desirable. This is not one of those times. The Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI) is working to materially improve the processes used to create and maintain the incredibly complex built environment required to effectively support America’s healthcare mission.

In 2015, the Academy began working on five critical issues currently facing the healthcare facilities industry and established a Collaborative Research Team to focus on each issue. The individual teams consisted of four co-chairs representing America’s largest healthcare systems, as well as selected subject matter experts. At this one-day Forum, the separate teams will present the results of their six-month collaborations.

Team 1: Owner Organization for Successful Project Outcomes


  • Peter Dawson, Senior Vice President, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • John Becker, Director, Facilities Division, Defense Health Agency
  • John Kouletsis, Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Brian Holmes, Senior Vice President, Texas Health Resources


  • Doug Harper, Gilbane
  • Bruce Raber, Stantec
  • Patrick Duke, CBRE Healthcare
  • Stephen C. Wooldridge, MedStar Health
  • William R. Calhoun, Jr., Clark Construction
  • Judy Quasney, National Institutes of Health
  • Sam Gioldasis, Walker Engineering

Facilitator:  D. Kirk Hamilton, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Team 2: Developing a Flexible Healthcare Infrastructure


  • Spencer Moore, Vice President, Chief Facilities Officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Walter B. Jones, Jr., Senior Vice President, MetroHealth System
  • Tom Kinman, Vice President, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
  • Shayda Z. Bradley, Executive Director, Indiana University Health


  • Victor Sanvido, Southland Industries
  • Kurt Stahl, Hunt Construction Group
  • Richard M. Harris, FKP Architects
  • R. Clay Seckman, SSR Engineers
  • George Sterling, Trane Healthcare Practice
  • Chip Cogswell, Cogswell, LLC

Facilitator:  David Allison, FAIA, Distinguished Professor, Clemson University

Team 3: Project Acceleration / Speed to Market Strategies


  • Donald H. Orndoff, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
  • Frank Aucremanne, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic
  • Scott Nelson, Director, Advocate Healthcare
  • Dana E. Swenson, Senior Vice President, UMass Memorial Healthcare


  • Eric T. Burk, Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Victor Sanvido, Southland Industries
  • Brent Willson, HKS Architects
  • Barbara Wagner, Clark Construction
  • Paul Strohm, HOK Architects
  • Coker Barton, Hoar Construction
  • Michael Weiss, Working Buildings, LLC

Facilitator:  Rebekah Gladson, FAIA, rggroup global

Team 4: Defining the Next Generation’s Focus


  • Cindy Beckham, Executive Director, Mercy
  • Stephen C. Wooldridge, Vice President, MedStar Health
  • Kip C. Edwards, Vice President, Banner Health
  • Jeffrey Land, VP, Corporate Real Estate, Dignity Health


  • Carlos Gonzales, Clark Construction
  • Phil Tobey, Smith Group
  • Zigmund Rubel, Aditazz

Facilitator:  Mardelle Shepley, FAIA, Professor of Architecture, Cornell University

Team 5: Reducing Initial Capital Costs


  • Robert F. McCoole, Senior Vice President, Ascension Health
  • Skip Smith, Vice President, Catholic Health Services
  • Don Wojtkowski, Executive Director, SSM Health
  • Jeffrey Land, VP, Corporate Real Estate, Dignity Health


  • Chris Kay, Jacobs Project Management
  • Randy Keiser, Turner Construction
  • Richard Onken, Leo A Daly
  • Brian Garbecki, Gilbane
  • David Prusha, HKS Architects
  • Geoffrey Stricker, Edgemoor Infrastructure

Facilitator:  Dennis Bausman, PhD, Construction Science and Management, Clemson University


8:30 am – 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Joe M. Powell, Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure


9:00 am – 10:15 am

Team 1: Owner Organization for Successful Project Outcomes


10:15 am – 10:30 am



10:30 am – 11:45 am

Team 2: Developing a Flexible Healthcare Infrastructure


11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Team 3: Speed to Market Strategies


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm



2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Team 4: Defining the Next Generation’s Focus


3:15 pm – 3:30 pm



3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Team 5: Reducing Initial Capital Costs


4:45 pm – 5:15 pm



5:15 pm  7:00 pm
Networking Reception sponsored by Carolina


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