PDC Summit 2023

Starts:  Mar 12, 2023 08:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Mar 15, 2023 12:00 PM (MT)

PDC Summit

March 12-15 | Phoenix

The PDC Summit brings together thousands working in all disciplines of health care planning, design and construction to learn, network and discover ways to create value for the health care built environment. The field comes together to share their findings, challenges and best practices with the shared goal of advancing safe and trusted health care. Professionals from every stage of their careers can benefit from sessions, networking and solutions.

Stop by the AAH booth on the expo floor to learn about our programs and how you can get involved. We also encourage you to attend the following AAH related sessions and events:

AIA AAH Deep Dive: Inspired Engineering for Future-Focused Healthcare Facilities
March 12 | 9:00-10:30am | $50

This session will be an intriguing and immersive review into the modern benefits, misunderstandings and certainties with decarbonization, resilience, adaptability, and sustainability in planning and design of engineered systems for future-focused health care facilities. While available technologies, code requirements, mindset and culture change and evolve, the need to anticipate the future while meeting today’s operational needs, safety, space and budget limits has not. This panel representing engineering, master planning, architecture and construction will discuss how these realities have been embraced in recent work, noting various geographic, climate, fiscal, and institutional mission influences and nuances. We will engage the audience, comparing our findings and approach to what others are seeing and doing.


AIA AAH Facility Tour: River People Health Center
March 12 | 11:30am-3:00pm | $50

River People Health Center is a 198,000 sf, three-story outpatient healthcare center located in Scottsdale, AZ on tribal landed owned by The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The clinic design is inspired by the connection to the valley geography, sacred landforms, and traditional ways of making—from dwellings and shade structures to pottery and basketry of the native communities that originally settled in the area.


AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge 2023 Jury Judging
March 12 | 3:15-4:45pm

The AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge is an exciting annual event designed to stimulate critical inquiry, creative ideas and multi-disciplinary interaction between students and design professionals. It will highlight the brilliance and innovation of our future health care architects, engineers, construction managers and nurses. Students from five different universities and disciplines will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design charrette. During this time, students will present work completed during the three-day-long AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge for critique by a multi-disciplinary jury and the winning will be team announced.

Participating colleges:

Architecture: Texas A&M
Architecture: Texas Tech University
Engineering: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Construction Management: Clemson
Nursing: Montana State University

AIA Academy for Architecture for Health Update
March 12 | 5:00-5:45pm
Join colleagues and friends for an update on the AAH strategic plan, as well as other programs and initiatives. Meet the Board and Student Design Challenge teams, network with new colleagues, and catch up with those you already know. The update is open to all attendees and we encourage all to attend.

AIA AAH Forum: Healthcare Owners Roundtable: Pressing Issues in 2023
March 13 | 7:00-8:00am

The Health Care Owners Roundtable is a platform for health care administrators, operators, and design and construction leaders to openly exchange ideas with each other as well as engage with planning, design and construction professionals. Through a moderated discussion and active audience participation, this session will provide opportunities to better understand the pressing issues that are on the owners’ minds. It will create an environment for all participants to learn from each other and help us structure our design and construction industry to serve the needs of health care providers and owners.

AIA AAH Forum: Medical Equipment and Technology Integration
March 13 | 7:00-8:00am

The Medical Equipment / Technology Forum is a platform for the interaction and conversation about leading edge technology among owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, contractors, equipment and technology planners and vendors. Today’s healthcare facilities are challenged with more connected devices than ever. Panelists will provide insights of latest strategies and how Owners are making decisions at an increased pace for assuring connectivity and investments in systems that improve the quality and access to care for sustainable community health care. This interactive discussion will explore the various aspects of executing a project in today’s dynamic workplace from Planning, Design and Construction. How are teams managing the impact of changing technology throughout the course of a major project. Panelists will highlight 3 building/project types and discuss the challenges through the design and construction phases of a project.

AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge 2023 Winner Presentation
March 13 | 9:45-10:45am

The AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge 2023 is an exciting annual event designed to stimulate critical inquiry, creative ideas, and multi-disciplinary interaction between students and design professionals. It will highlight the brilliance and innovation of our future health care architects, engineers, construction managers and nurses. Students from different universities and disciplines will bring their creativity and ideas to this fun and evocative design charrette. This session will be an overview of the three day long AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge 2023 followed by presentations by the winning teams.

AIA AAH Forum: Codes and Standards
March 14 | 7:00-8:00am

This session, hosted by the AIA AAH Codes and Standards committee, will be a lecture with lively discussion about the FGI required Functional Program and Safety Risk Assessment. What do you think the Functional Program (FP) is? Are you aware of the Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) components? Who is ultimately responsible for the FP and SRA content? We will explain the intent of the Functional Program and the SRA, and delve into how they should include best practices, incorporate multi-stakeholder input, and how the FP will evolve over the course of a project. The goal of the SRA is for the multidisciplinary team to be proactive and mitigate risks, creating a comprehensive project where stakeholders have ownership in the final product as they participated throughout the design. Beginning a project with the development of an FP and SRA is crucial to attaining a successful final project.

AIA AAH Forum: Sustainability in Healthcare: How the Next Generation Will Be Drivers of Change
March 14 | 7:00-8:00am

Learn how the next generation can carry the torch & drive transformational change in sustainable healthcare design & will be equipped with the skills & knowledge necessary to design and implement effective solutions. Through the format of a panel discussion, representatives from the fields of architecture, engineering, & construction will discuss the many ways in which healthcare facilities can be designed, operated and maintained in a more sustainable manner. The session will examine ways in which healthcare facilities can support the well-being of their patients, staff, & communities. Discussions will highlight the environmental, social & economic aspects of sustainability, including the ways in which healthcare design can both improve patient outcomes and support community health. As a collaboration between the NextGen Committee and the Sustainability component of the Academy of Architecture for Health, this event aims to equip emerging professionals with the knowledge, skills & confidence to play a key role in tackling these challenges in their future careers, making them key players in designing a healthier, more resilient and sustainable future for our society.

Are you an AIA Member and not an ASHE Member? Enter the code, AIAMEMBER23 and your AIA membership ID number during registration to receive a special AIA member registration rate ($200 off nonmember full conference).

Location

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N 3rd Street Ac
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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