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Tuesday, September 17, 2019  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Lessons From The Country's Most Energy Efficient New Hospitals

David Sine
Retired Chief Risk Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Philosophically, codes are attempts to enforce a risk-management calculation across all situations. That is, code-writers attempt to assess risks and benefits of certain practices, and, in a line-drawing process, establish risk levels that they mandate across all installations. But, such processes necessarily ignore the situations of particular installations, inevitably over-spending in order to achieve universal compliance. Cautious AHJs, unversed in risk management processes, tend to frown upon variations, regardless of particular risks. And, more and more codes are beginning to experiment with explicit requirements for risk analysis, and crafting alternate compliance pathways, as the authors become more and more aware of the over-caution that can creep into the code-making process. This session will examine various trends for crafting better codes using a more explicit risk management process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how the “philosophy” of code development inherently substitutes itself for a particularized risk assessment.
  2. Learn how a dynamic risk management process, properly applied can produce better outcomes as compared to a one-size fits all code process.
  3. Learn how the codes are beginning to implement risk-analysis into their requirements.
  4. Learn how to apply a risk-management process in design, and not worry about liability.
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH