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The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) provides knowledge which supports the design of healthy environments by creating education and networking opportunities for members of – and those touched by – the health care architectural profession.

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Upcoming live webinars on healthcare and project delivery!

  • 1.  Upcoming live webinars on healthcare and project delivery!

    Posted 03-06-2023 05:02 PM
    Edited by Emma Tucker 03-06-2023 05:02 PM

    As part of the Project Delivery Symposium 2023 this week, you may be interested specifically in the following sessions: 


    Trends and Capital Strategies to Deliver the Future of Care - Thursday, March 9 at 1pm ET - 1 LU

    Healthcare institutions are rethinking capital planning strategies and the future of care, as a reaction from the COVID pandemic and continued financial strain.  These changes are expected to be permanent.  In a study of over 100 healthcare engineering professionals, the importance of community trends and agility/flexibility of spaces are priorities. The future of project delivery for healthcare spaces requires strategic alignment of health systems, real estate developers, design professionals, and builders. Chantily Malibago, Director of Healthcare Development with Mortenson, presents healthcare research and market trends on the impact of the built environment and project delivery.


    Acts of Creation – Balancing Total Cost of Ownership with Joy - Wednesday, March 8 at 2:15 ET - 1.5 LU HSW

    What happens in planning and design impacts what happens in the facility life cycle and vice versa. Unfortunately, project life cycle factors are overlooked when the project team has a myopic attitude to capital planning only putting first cost front and center.  Brushing TCO aside during planning and design leads to costly waste and unintended consequences. Responsible Owners envisage the long-term impact of ROI on their bottom line and strive to minimize TCO within their business model. Accountable Architects strive to meet the Owner's project requirements by providing solutions with considerations to "cradle to grave" and TCO assessments. The TCO is a crucial factor in calculating the ROI, for efficiency and for value creation.  A TCO strategy is an approach to delivering a sustainable project.

    As a result of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate how to integrate major factors of the healthcare facility life cycle such as workforce's well-being, building's energy efficiency, other clinical and operational compliance and issues.


    You can register specifically for these sessions, or use the discount code 2023PDKC when registering for the full symposium!

    Emma Tucker
    The American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC