2023 COAA-TX Owners Forum - Galveston
UTMB Health - Open Gates Building2419 Sealy Avenue
Galveston, TX 77550
Join the Texas chapter of the Construction Owners Association of America for an exclusive and FREE OWNERS-ONLY forum. Hear from your peers about their challenges & successes and share your own.
Stay after the forum for a project tour of the John Sealy Tour.
Approved for 3.5 HSW/LU's
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Networking Breakfast and Registration|
|9:30 - 10:30 am||
Keeping a Medical Campus Operational During Major Infrastructure Upgrades
Speakers – Tarek Thomas, Associate Vice President - the University of Texas Medical Branch; Ryan Hendrix, Texas Regional Manager, Healthcare, Archer Western | The Walsh Group
|10:45-11:45 am||Owners Roundtable
This unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.
|11:45 - 1:00 pm||
Session 3 & Lunch
Cook Children’s Health Care System has adopted the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method as its delivery tool of choice for projects over $20M. Cook Children’s Health Care System and eight other partners created a “Virtual Company” and embarked on an IPD journey with two large capital projects in 2019. This session will highlight the challenges and opportunities faced as these IPD projects responded to the pandemic. It will showcase how the IPD method allowed for flexibility and altered the partner’s behavior resulting in successful delivery although the definition of “success” differed between the two projects. For those that may not be ready for or unable to utilize IPD, this session will highlight important tenets of the IPD method that could be used with other project delivery methods.
Speakers: Sam Werschky, P.E., Director, Construction & Facilities Planning; Spencer Seals, Vice President of Real Estate, Construction & Facilities Planning - Cook Children’s Health Care System
|1:00 - 1:15 pm||
John Sealy Tower Tour Introduction
Come experience the transformation at John Sealy Hospital! UTMB has started the third phase of a major modernization project, focusing on improvements and renovations to the CD tower. The end result will be a stunning façade, similar to Jennie Sealy Hospital, with gleaming glass and new brick. The interior will feature more spacious, family-centered patient rooms and updated technology and furnishings. John Sealy Hospital currently houses the Mother & Baby and Labor & Delivery Units, the Children’s Hospital, and more. With over 280,000 square feet already renovated and $100 million from the Sealy & Smith Foundation, this project is sure to bring the highest quality care to UTMB's patients. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to see the future of healthcare!
|1:15 - 1:30 pm||Break / Tour Load Out|
|1:30 - 2:45 pm||Tour of John Sealy Tower|
Approved for 3.5 HSW/LU's