2023 COAA-TX Owners Forum - Ft. Worth
Texas Christian University - Kelly Alumni & Visitor Center2820 Stadium Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
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.
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Networking and Registration|
|9:30 - 10:30 am||
The Biocontainment Critical Care Unit @ UTMB: Maximizing Patient Care Without Compromising Infection Control
Speakers – Tarek Thomas, Associate Vice President - University of Texas Medical Branch; Greg Johnson Partner, Project Lead Planner – PhiloWilke Partnership; Ryan Hendrix, Texas Regional Manager, Healthcare, Archer Western | The Walsh Group
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.
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
|11:45 - 1:00 pm||
This unstructured discussion allows for professional-to-professional sharing of challenges, best practices, and lessons learned.
|1:00 - 1:15 pm||
TCU School of Medicine Tour Introduction
We're excited to take you on a tour of the upcoming TCU School of Medicine project, which is set to be substantially completed by June 2024. The building spans 4 stories and covers 90,000 square feet, with plenty of space for a café, a large learning studio, numerous small classrooms, an anatomy lab, an experiential lab, a clinical skills space, a library, and offices. Not only is this project significant for TCU, but it also has a major impact on the City of Fort Worth. The building's architecture blends TCU's iconic style with the Near Southside district's design guidelines, where the project is located. As TCU continues to enhance the profile of the medical school, this new building will strongly support that mission with its adjacent proximity to Fort Worth’s medical district. Additionally, this project has been a successful example of early procurement strategies and design assist.
|1:15 - 1:30 pm||Break / Tour Load Out|
|1:30 - 2:45 pm||
TCU School of Medicine Project Tour
***PPE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND***
PPE: Hard hat, safety glass, close-toe leather shoes with ankle support, safety vest
Applying for 3 AIA Learning Units