The International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction
The PDC Summit is the premier event for over 3,000 health care and hospital facility senior leadership. No other conference brings health care planning, design, and construction decision-makers together like the PDC Summit. Join your peers from March 17-20, 2024 in San Diego.
Add these AAH sessions and events to your schedule during registration:
AIA AAH Deep Dive: Buildings as Products: Bending the Cost Curve While Increasing Quality
March 17, 9:00-10:30am, Cost: $75
As health providers seek to lower operational costs, their real estate teams seek to lower capital and maintenance costs of across facilities. Through investment in building standards and prototypes, organizations can shift project delivery from bespoke, time intensive solutions to a manufacture ready kit of parts uniquely authored by and for an organization, affording enhanced efficiency in labor and material costs across multiple sites of care.
Discover the foundations for developing a building standards program and the shift in project delivery when implementing a manufacturing approach. Learn from healthcare organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, who have implemented templated facility prototypes.
Thank you to DPR for sponsoring this deep dive session.
AIA AAH Facility Tour: North Coastal Live Well Health Center
March 17, 11:30am-3:00pm, Cost: $75
The North Coastal Live Well Health Center houses community health partners and behavioral health service programs. The facility ambitiously combines related services in one central location to serve a common population. In grouping behavioral health services, including a Crisis Stabilization Unit, both Mental Health and Substance Use Outpatient programs, and a Mental Health Clubhouse, into a single building, individuals seeking care have better access to their service needs, alleviating unnecessary pressures and easing the care process.
The Health and Human Services Agency’s commitment to promoting wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life to families inspired our team to incorporate human-centric strategies throughout the design, including wellness and sustainability. Powered entirely by the sun and using no fossil fuels, the facility has achieved LEED Platinum Certification and is the only Zero Net Energy (ZNE) project listed in California that is a County-owned medical office.
- 11:15am bus available for pick up. (Pick up location TBD)
- The tour buses will depart promptly at 11:30am on Sunday, March 17, 2024.
- The tour will begin with an orientation around 12:20pm.
- Tour buses will depart the hospital around 1:55pm and return by 3pm.
- Please bring a lunch or snack to eat on the bus, food is not provided.
There is a limited capacity for this event.
AIA AAH Student Challenge 2024 Jury
March 17, 3:15-4:45pm
The AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2024 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 2024 for critique by a multi-disciplinary jury and the winning will be team announced.
AIA Academy for Architecture for Health Update
March 17, 5:00-5:45pm
Join colleagues and friends at the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Update for an update on our 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 - Healthcare Owners Roundtable: Pressing Issues in 2024
March 18, 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 - Medical Equipment and Technology Integration Forum
March 18, 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.
This interactive discussion will explore the various aspects of executing a clinical lab project including the overview of core and specialty testing areas. The panel will highlight the drivers including major medical equipment, advanced automation and growing trends in molecular testing. The team will highlight the building occupancy code options and strategies for achieving a wide range of specifications for systems response including vibration, exhaust, water, UPS and emergency power.
AIA AAH PDC Student Challenge 2024 Presentation
March 18, 10:00-11:00am
The AIA/AAH PDC Student Challenge 2024 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 2024 followed by presentations by the winning teams.
AIA AAH - The Future of Energy-Efficiency in Healthcare: Net-Zero and Beyond
March 19, 7:00-8:00am
Join us for an insightful and forward-thinking panel discussion with varied stakeholders like architects, engineers, owners & high-performance design experts about how healthcare facilities can achieve ambitious sustainability goals. Using experiences from real-world projects, this session delves into cutting-edge developments in decarbonization and electrification, showcasing how net-zero design can be achieved on projects ranging in scale from a medical office building to an entire hospital. Participants will explore the latest technologies and design strategies aimed at achieving net-zero and beyond, ensuring healthcare facilities not only meet the highest standards of care but also contribute to a sustainable and resilient future.
AIA AAH - How Suite It Is: Navigating The Allowances
March 19, 7:00-8:00am
This session, hosted by the AIA AAH Codes and Standards committee, will be an interactive forum that will describe the building code requirements for suites, an important planning tool when designing care areas in hospitals and ambulatory care areas. Beginning with the code language, the panel will describe real scenarios where suites were used effectively to optimize the care environment and provide in-depth discussion on how the language of the code is to be navigated for its true intent. Since this is a forum session, the attendee is encouraged to be ready with their questions for open, lively discussion.