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The AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community (PD) promotes the architect’s leadership role in all project delivery methods by assembling and distributing knowledge and best practices for a variety of project delivery methods, e.g. design-build (DB), integrated project deliveries (IPD), and public-private partnerships (P3).

Case Study Course: COVID-19 Rapid Response Project Delivery 

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Project Delivery

Sponsored by the Project Delivery Knowledge Community (PDKC), this is the third live course in their COVID case study series. Each course consists of two case studies.

Case Study 3.1
COVID‐19 Treatment Centers for Low‐Resource Settings

This course will investigate the process of designing and implementing expanded hospital capacity in low resource settings throughout the world. While cities like Boston were able to construct massive, high quality medical facilities rapidly and with access to a variety of building materials and professionals, communities in Haiti and Uganda had to respond with the same urgency but far fewer resources. Build Health International used its experience working in these settings combined with medical expertise from Ebola and other outbreaks to design and construct Covid‐19 treatment centers with all the constraints associated with building in developing nations.

Learning objectives
After participating, attendees will:
  1. Understand basic design principles for infection control in healthcare settings.
  2. Learn principles of material selection options for safe, rapid construction in low resource settings.
  3. Learn about international remote construction administration during a global health crisis.
  4. Understand the role sustainable systems play in areas with limited infrastructure; i.e. water, energy.
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Gerard Georges headshotGerard Georges

Thomas Darr

Sophie Hicks

Case Study 3.2

From Surge to solution: How Northwell Health Rapidly Built a COVID‐19 Surge Unit

As COVID‐19 unfolded across the globe, E4H Environments for Health Architecture had just completed decanting more than 10,000 square feet of space in the Northwell Health Cohen Children’s Medical Center main building in New Hyde Park, NY. As part of the decanting effort, practices and administrative functions had been relocated to off‐site locations so this space could be demolished for a future 26‐bed PACU. As hospitals faced a surge of adult patients with COVID‐19, Northwell Health reached out to E4H seeking a plan for transforming the construction space into a 65 bed, negative pressure COVID‐19 surge unit in a 48‐hour window. Thomas Morris, E4H Partner in charge of the original PACU project, coordinated with the Northwell Health team consisting of ICU nurses and physicians, hospital administrators, operational leaders, and engineering professionals to design and construct a surge unit in under three weeks.

Learning objectives
After participating, attendees will:
  1. Be able to identify strategies for designing an adaptable patient environment to address the unknowns of a pandemic disease.
  2. Learn tactics for rapid project implementation with a multidisciplinary team, while working in a remote working environment.
  3. Understand challenges and solutions for obtaining construction materials in periods of high demand.
  4. Review regulatory and code applications, and best practices in the rapid deployment of pandemic project solutions.
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Thomas Morris

Alexandra Vigliarolo, RA

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