A healthcare facility’s design establishes the basis for safe and effective care within its environment. As the market shifts from the government to the private sector, there's a larger emphasis on fit-for-purpose, efficiency and financially responsible designs. This implies that we analyse not only first costs but more importantly life cycle costs. Designing and executing construction of a healthcare project requires the collaboration of appropriate expertise.

This session will discuss the lessons learned as we strive to design and construct “fit-for-purpose” facilities, as well as the impacts of various construction elements such as engineering, operations and technology have on the healthcare business.

Key Topics

  • Clinic 20XX research - what millennials and baby boomer generations want from their clinics?
  • Creating healthcare facilities as a mix-use development
  • MEP is the heart of the hospital
  • Increasing cost of healthcare construction and its impact on healthcare business 
  • Integrated design and delivery
  • The ROI for healthcare design and the need for new paradigms where facilities are seen as a strategic long-term investment rather than a first cost 
  • How operating costs can dramatically affect profitability
  • Designing for operational function - the skill set of the designer
  • How new technology can reduce build costs and ongoing operational costs

Benefits of Attending

  • How will artificial intelligence help us address the needs of a rapidly aging population with increasing chronic and comorbidity issues 
  • Understanding the importance of how to design and promote healthy decisions
  • Discuss the implications engineering, technology and facility operations have on building cost
  • Identify ways of cutting cost in construction and improving healthcare operational system efficiency by design