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COAA Texas Call for Presentations

Past Workshop Recap

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Texas Chapter Leaders

Interim President - Allison Muth, Texas Children's Hospital

Vice President - Lawrence Kubacek, MD Anderson

Secretary/Treasurer - Leonard LaComb, MD Anderson


Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-Texas Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, to join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings.  We appreciate your support and participation!


2015 COAA-TX Fall Workshop

9/21/2015 8:00 AM - 9/22/2015 3:30 PM
Location : Courtyard by Marriott
Austin, TX

Courtyard by Marriott
300 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701
1-800-321-2211 or 512-236-8008
Click here to make your hotel reservation.

The deadline for hotel reservations is September 10.

The 2015 COAA-TX Fall Workshop will be a unique opportunity to network with colleagues, learn best practices and help improve industry performance. The workshop promises to provide outstanding educational and networking opportunities. Be sure to register and make plans to join us in September. You won't want to miss it!

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rates

Rates after 09/08
OWNER MEMBER $100.00 $125.00
OWNER NON-MEMBER $200.00 $225.00
ASSOCIATE MEMBER $200.00 $225.00
ASSOCIATE NON-MEMBER $250.00  $275.00


Monday, Sept. 21 


5:30 - 6:30 pm


6:00 - 7:30 pm Networking Reception

Tuesday, Sept.  22                         

7:30 - 9:30 am Registration
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome

8:45 - 9:45 am

Session 1 - Implementing a Vision: The New Parkland
Hospital Story

Lou Saksen, SVP, New Parkland Construction; Jim Henry, Design Principal, HDR; and David Graham, VP, Operations, Austin Commercial

The new 2.1 million-square foot Parkland Hospital and campus is a first-of-its-kind endeavor in project scope, scale and leadership commitment. This presentation will provide attendees with an in-depth preview of the new hospital campus and a sneak peek into the project design strategy and the leadership approach used to cohesively manage change and user input throughout the entire project, along with key lessons learned. The presentation will highlight perspectives from the owner, the contractor and the designer.

9:45 - 10:00 am Break

10:00 - 11:00 am

Session 2 - Public-Private Partnerships: A New Model
for Project Delivery

Col. Jim Rowland, Provost - North Texas, Texas State Technical College; Dr. Scott Niven, Superintendent of Schools, Red Oak Independent School District; Steve Hulsey, Principal, Corgan; and Harry Moeller, President, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors

Public–Private Partnerships (P3s) are emerging as an alternative option for delivery of projects. But what happens when two public institutions come together to deliver a project? How does this impact the development of a high performance “Owner-Owner Architect Contractor” team when distinctly different institutional cultures and stakeholder expectations are involved? This session will discuss this scenario from the perspective of two Owners, an Architect and a Construction Manager.

11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 - 12:15 am

Session 3 - Special Isolation Unit: Texas Children's
Hospital West Campus

Allison Muth, Assistant Director, Facilities Planning & Development, Texas Children’s Hospital; Brian Walters, Senior Project Manager, Page; and TBD from Tellepsen Builders

Allison Muth from Texas Children’s Hospital and members of her design and construction team will describe their Designated Pediatric Ebola Treatment Center project, the issues involved in caring for patients in a special isolation unit, lessons learned from other facilities and simulations and the implications for future isolation facilities.

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch Presentation - Collaboration with TAHFM

Darren Smith, Cima Strategic Services

During lunch, the Texas chapter of ASHE - Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management (TAHFM) - will present their ideas on how COAA/TAHFM can collaborate to lead PDC and O&M to make a difference in the industry in Texas.

1:15 - 1:30 pm Break

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Session 4 - Next Gen FM: Building Systems of Tomorrow Today

Eric Herrara, Director of Engineering, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital; and Sanjyot Bhusari, PM / Intelligent Buildings Group, Affiliated Engineers
Facilities are losing knowledge.  Per the Sloan Center on Aging and Work, more than 50 percent of facilities management personnel are expected to retire in the next 10 years. At the same time more and more data is making its way into facilities through Building Information Modeling, Building Automation Systems, Work Order Management Systems and other such systems. How do you plan for these trends? What will facility management organizational charts look like in the future? This session provides a step by step approach on how facility managers can plan for facilities of tomorrow, today.
  COAA is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. The COAA-TX 2015 Fall Workshop provides four hours of CEU credit. Credits earned on completion of this program will be reported to CES Records for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available on request.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing by Sept. 14, 2015. No refunds will be issued after Sept. 14, 2015.  Substitutions are permitted.