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Monday, October 8, 2018  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Avoid Tunnel Vision: Using the Big Room to See the Big Picture

Andrew Beaufeaux
Project Manager, Cannon & Wendt Electric Co.
Jared Mason, PE, PMP
Senior Associate, WSP
Don Petty, LEED AP
Executive Vice President, W.D. Manor
Charlie Thompson
Senior Project Manager, DPR Construction
Aaron Zeligman
Senior Project Manager, Banner Health

The story of the Banner University Medical Center Phoenix is a shining example of how the Big Room’s culture of flexibility and teamwork can solve some of the most complex challenges. When building the new emergency department and 13-story patient tower, Banner was faced with an entire campus refeed and numerous complicated existing conditions, all while keeping the 1.9-million-sq.-ft. academic medical center campus operating.   This presentation showcases how a multi-party team of diverse perspectives can challenge one another to develop creative and cost-effective solutions for the benefit of the facility's future. The panel will show you how this Big Room avoided tunnel vision to deliver creative, successful results while ensuring uninterrupted patient care. 



1. Learn how to create a culture that encourages the team to think of better solutions with the support to ensure good ideas can be executed.
2. Demonstrate turning “the worst possible project location” into an “opportunity for success” through intentional team framework.
3. Learn pitfalls to Big Room problem solving and examples of how to address them.
4. Demonstrate lessons learned for design and construction major campus impacts.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH