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2023 COAA-TX Owners Forum - Galveston

2023 COAA-TX Owners Forum - Galveston

Friday, March 31, 2023
9:00 AM - 2:45 PM (CDT)

UTMB Health - Open Gates Building

2419 Sealy Avenue
Galveston, TX 77550
United States
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Event Details

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

Kamila Andrzejak
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Kamila Andrzejak Project Director, Facilities MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mandy Billiott
Mandy Billiott Project Control Manager University of Texas Medical Branch
Natasha Blonski Hill
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Natasha Blonski Hill Hill International, Inc. (Houston, TX)
Dale Butler
Dale Butler Senior Director of Facilities Management Williamson County (TX)
Cody Christian
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Cody Christian Sr. Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chris Deiss
Chris Deiss Archer Western | The Walsh Group
Sarah Kathryn Delphin
Sarah Kathryn Delphin Project Director, Capital Projects MD Anderson Cancer Center
Suzanne Dorantes
Suzanne Dorantes Director, Capital Projects MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lea Edwards
Lea Edwards Project Manager Hensel Phelps (TX)
Rich Fitzgerald
Rich Fitzgerald Director, Architecture MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alex Fuentes
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Alex Fuentes Regional Construction Manager Amazon
Gary Gallagher
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Gary Gallagher Principal Project Manager University of Houston
Sunita Ganjoo
Sunita Ganjoo Senior Project Manager Harris Health System
Aiza Garcia
Aiza Garcia Facilities Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Cynthia Harvey-Brown
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Cynthia Harvey-Brown Director of Marketing & Business Development Energy Architecture
Kiel Hawkins
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Kiel Hawkins Senior Project Manager UTHealth Houston
Charlene Heath
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Charlene Heath Facilities Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dorothy Hellman
Dorothy Hellman Facilities Project Director MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ryan Hendrix
Ryan Hendrix Texas Regional Manager, Healthcare Archer Western | The Walsh Group
Blaine Henning
Blaine Henning Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Ryan Herr
Ryan Herr Project Manager St. Luke's Health
Kristine Hollums
Kristine Hollums Sr. Facilities Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
J.P. Hudkins
J.P. Hudkins Sergeant of Police City of Houston, Police Department
Connor Humphries
Connor Humphries Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Stevi Johnson
Stevi Johnson Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Wesley Johnston
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Wesley Johnston Sr Director of Construction Management HE Butt Foundation
Pat Kennedy
Pat Kennedy Division Director, PDC CommonSpirit Health
Gaurav Khadse
Gaurav Khadse Assistant Vice President Texas Children's Hospital
Leonard LaComb
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Leonard LaComb Principal Facilities Project Manager University of Texas Medical Branch
Veronica Leonce
Veronica Leonce Senior Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bill Lyle
Bill Lyle Program Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Santiago Mendoza
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Santiago Mendoza SVP, Business Development & Marketing Medistar Corporation
Amy Moen
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Amy Moen Sr. Principal, Marketing Principal HOK (TX)
Karen Mooney
Karen Mooney AVP, Fac Planning Design & Construction MD Anderson Cancer Center
Angie O'Flaherty
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Angie O'Flaherty Business Development Manager Walter P Moore (Houston, TX)
Blake Poncio
Blake Poncio Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Eduardo Reyna
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Eduardo Reyna Construction Safety & Risk Manager University of Texas Medical Branch
Sandy Schoen
Sandy Schoen Facilities Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Spencer Seals
Spencer Seals Vice President of Construction & Real Estate Cook Children's Health Care System
Nilesh Shah
Nilesh Shah Program Director, Capital Projects University of Texas Medical Branch
Adrienne Shreve
Adrienne Shreve University of Texas Medical Branch
Ginger Smith
Ginger Smith UTHealth Houston
Ali Syed
Ali Syed Facilities Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tarek Thomas
Tarek Thomas Associate Vice President University of Texas Medical Branch
Hunter VanSchoubroek
Hunter VanSchoubroek Project Manager MD Anderson Cancer Center
Bill Wade
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Bill Wade Director of Project Management Services Southern Methodist University, Office of Facilities Planning and Management
Sam Werschky
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Sam Werschky Assistant Vice President Planning, Design & Construction Cook Children's Health Care System
Stephanie White
Stephanie White Project Manager University of Texas Medical Branch
David Wilkerson
David Wilkerson University of Texas Medical Branch
Joujou Zebdaoui
Joujou Zebdaoui Program Director MD Anderson Cancer Center
Speaker/Panelist Bios
Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am   Networking Breakfast and Registration
9:15-9:30 am

COAA 101

9:30 - 10:30 am

Session 1

Keeping a Medical Campus Operational During Major Infrastructure Upgrades

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to maintain clinical, research, and educational operations while conducting major infrastructure upgrades to an active medical campus
  2. Determine how to balance the short and long-term operational needs with the capital realities, when the unexpected happens
  3. Communication and planning are required to keep the high volume of students, teachers, doctors, patients, and project workers safe
  4. Understand the major challenges and lessons learned, when you have to quickly begin implementing critical and invasive infrastructure projects
  5. Performance of the improvements since becoming operational

Speakers – Tarek Thomas, Associate Vice President - the University of Texas Medical Branch; Ryan Hendrix, Texas Regional Manager, Healthcare, Archer Western | The Walsh Group

10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:45 am Owners Roundtable 

This unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of challenges, best practices, and lessons learned. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain insight from others regarding project delivery lessons learned.
  2. Discuss specific current project management challenges and strategies for overcoming them.
  3. Learn and be able to apply best practices from peers on a variety of project leadership issues.
  4. With an emphasis on the people and relationships involved with project delivery, discuss means & methods for improving collaboration and team culture.
11:45 - 1:00 pm

Session 3 & Lunch
The Tale of Two IPD Contracts:  Project’s Simultaneous Journey with Differing Successful Endings

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.    

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Define the IPD process and its structure.
  2. Understand how IPD allows for flexibility and transparency.
  3. Explain how IPD directs behavioral changes of the entire project team.
  4. Evaluate opportunities to utilize key IPD tenets 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