Healthcare project teams strive to design and build facilities that will not only meet the challenges of today's budget, schedule, and planning constraints, but also the challenges of future upgrades, including equipment changes, facility expansions, and changing patient care standards. By learning about ways to overcome unique healthcare project challenges using structural steel framing, architects and project teams can meet these challenges with greater success. Such challenges include tight urban site constraints, vibration sensitive equipment, budget and schedule requirements, future adaptability concerns, working in an IPD/BIM environment, and achieving sustainability goals. This course will demonstrate specific lessons learned and successful innovations that architects can use on their next project and also illustrate how to achieve healthcare project success and reduce risk by working in a collaborative environment.
About the Speakers:
Brian Ward is a Senior Structural Steel Specialist serving the Dallas/Fort Worth market for the American Institute of Steel Construction. His primary role at AISC is to serve as a resource to the AEC community in the DFW area on the latest innovations and information on all facets related to the design and construction of structural steel. Before joining AISC, Brian worked for a steel fabricator as a design engineer and regional sales manager in the DFW area for 16 years. Additionally, he served as a senior project engineer for a local general contractor for two years. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station