The Associated General Contractors - Houston Chapter generously hosted the LEAN Workshop on August 15th where Texas Owners gathered to discuss LEAN Design and Construction and Risk, and the mitigation of risk as a central theme in our industry. The workshop helped Owners understand how LEAN is applied in our industry. The workshop offered case studies and simulations that furthered each participant's understanding of LEAN principles.

COAA Texas
Call for Presentations


Texas Chapter Leaders

President - David Bammerlin, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Vice President - Guillermo Ramos, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Treasurer - Allison Muth, Texas Children's Hospital

Secretary - Suzanne Dorantes, MD Anderson Cancer Center


Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-Texas Chapter at TexasChapter@coaa.org 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!

Need Training Between Conferences and Local Chapter Events?

In addition to COAA's highly valuable local chapter events and in-person national conferences, COAA also offers multiple opportunities for distance learning.  Visit the COAA Owner Training Institute page to learn about training courses, live and on-demand webinars, and Lorman Education Offerings.  

2014 COAA-TX Fall Workshop

9/8/2014 5:30 PM - 9/9/2014 3:30 PM
Location : Radisson Hotel & Suites Downtown Austin
Austin, TX  78701

Registration is open for the COAA-TX 2014 Fall Workshop to be held in Austin on September 9, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel Austin.  Registration also includes the popular networking reception the night before.  This one-day Workshop will feature sessions on Project Delivery, BIM to FIM and Work Force themes, as well as an interactive session on Collaboration.  Recent and future capital projects will be featured in a new Owners’ Project Showcase session.

Registration Fees

Early Bird


(after 8/16/2014))

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


Time Session
September 8, 2014  
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Networking Reception
September 9, 2014  
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Randy Pollock, HDR
David Bammerlin, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Amy Moen, FPK Architects
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM IPD and Design Assist:  Lessons from the Field
Sidney J. Sanders, Houston Methodist
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Start/Stop/Continue
David Bammerlin, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Randy Pollock, HDR
Doug Clough, Holder Construction
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM BIM Collaboration Strategies to Reduce Risk &
Avoid Friction During Design
Sam Neider, Proactive Controls Group
Dan Thien, Purdy-McGuire,
Whitney Yelm, Holder Construction
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Request for Collaboration - An Owner's Attempt
to Find the Right Team and How to Support It
Denton Wilson, Methodist Health System (Dallas)
Jeff Schroder, Methodist Health System (Dallas)
James Johnson, RTKL
Kevin Miller, CCRD
Jeff Ratcliff, The Beck Group

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Owners Roundtable

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be given for cancellations received in writing by (enter date here).  No refunds will be issued after September 1, 2014.  Substitutions are permitted.