TEXAS NEWS

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Texas Chapter Leaders

President - Guillermo Ramos, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Vice President - Lawrence Kubacek, MD Anderson

Treasurer - Allison Muth, Texas Children's Hospital

Secretary - Leonard LaComb, MD Anderson

 

COAA Texas Chapter 2015 Winter Workshop
February 12 – 13, 2015

 
The COAA Texas Chapter started the year with beautiful weather in Austin, Texas.
The two day Workshop started on Thursday evening with an amazing turn out for the networking reception.  Over 70 members enjoyed fellowship and enlightening conversation and attendees met many new people and re-acquatinted with good friends.

The Workshop got into full swing on Friday morning with 138 attendees gathered for some great sessions - each one poised to stimulate active participation.

Session 1:  Assessing how the Affordable Care Act and Health Facility Market Impact Design, Construction and Use.

This session provided a review of how after three years into the new ear of healthcare, general concerns still linger over diverging needs of projects, shifts in facility design and markets in flux.

Session 2:  Pre-fabrication and Panelization.

Session 2 offered a fascinating presentation on how location, building materials and methods were used in the McCamey County Hospital District.  The scope of the project showed pre-fabrication and panelization to be the best option in a rural hospital in far West Texas.

Session 3:  Request for Collaboration – How an Owner Found and Supported the “Right “Team.

Session 3 continued the discussion from the Fall Workshop on how the Methodist Health System has continued the process of “Betterment” as they achieve extraordinary success in their project completions.

Session 4:  Owner Project Showcase

Guillermo Ramos of UT Southwestern Medical Center gave a review of the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and concluded with a time lapsed video that had everyone mesmerized.  This is a truly well thought through campus that is incredibly beautiful.

START-STOP-CONTINUE - Breakout Session

As promised from the Fall Workshop, the COAA-Texas Chapter is continuing to explore projects related to each user group.  The workshop broke into to four teams for an in-depth study that will be used in a White Paper in the future.
  1. Contractor to Owners:  A Coordination of Review Time Among Stakeholders
  2. Owners to Contractors:  How to improve Fostering Team Collaboration in Problem Solving
  3. A/E to Owners: Improving the Owner Selection Process
  4. A/E to Contractor: What is the Process of Updating the BIM Model
The Texas COAA Chapter would also like to thank our sponsors:
Chameleon Consulting Corporation
Stantec
Skanska
JE Dunn Construction