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Brain Food: Improving PD&C Processes through Integrated Project Delivery

Brain Food: Improving PD&C Processes through Integrated Project Delivery

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

The intense pressure on the healthcare industry to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes, and at the same time drastically reduce the cost of that care, has driven changes in practically every aspect of being a healthcare provider. Seemingly, no operational or clinical aspect is exempt from that pressure, especially not the Planning, Design, and Construction (PDC) processes we use to deliver and occupy the physical environments in which we provide those services. Those demands have driven evolution in project delivery, producing some fads over the years that have come and gone. The latest evolution, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), began to hit the healthcare market 10 to 15 years ago, and while the newness has worn off to some degree, and the trends toward multiparty agreements and incentive-based shared savings programs have slowed, there are still elements of the IPD approach that have taken root in the healthcare market and are producing tremendous value in capital project delivery. Design assist teaming arrangements, collaborative prefabrication strategy development, shared 3-D model coordination, target value component team structures, and other tools have survived the fad stage and are becoming mainstream for many healthcare owners. This session will overview some of these project delivery methodologies and highlight the benefits being brought to the PDC process.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding the need for improved capital project delivery in the context of an ever-changing healthcare market
  2. Gaining Awareness of integrated project delivery methodologies that can mitigate risk, reduce variability, and improve project outcomes
  3. Recognizing opportunities where these methodologies can be employed and be effective
  4. General Instruction on selecting and formulating a successful team 

Approved for 1 AIA LU


Clay Seckman, PE, HFDP 

Senior Principal 

Clay is a Senior Principal and SSR’s National Healthcare Market Sector Leader. He specializes in project management and delivery methodologies, market sector strategy, and client relationships. Clay’s expertise includes heating, ventilating, and air conditioning design for major healthcare and institutional facilities, including facility assessments and systems evaluations, facility master plans, replacement and expansion projects. He has served on several national healthcare-related organizations and industry committees, including the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Health Facilities Guidelines Revisions Committee. Clay co-authored ASHE’s Health Facility Commissioning Guidelines and the subsequent Commissioning Handbook.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is recognized for his knowledge of the healthcare market and emerging trends in facility design, construction, and management.