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

Open to Conference Attendees Only

How modular technology & design will shape commercial construction in 2020

Brad Earl, AIA
Managing Principal, NELSON
Grant Geiger
Founder & CEO, EIR Healthcare
Mauri Lawler
Chief Clinical Officer, EIR Healthcare
Angela Nicholas, MD
Chief Medial Information Officer, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

The construction industry is the one of the only parts of the economy that haven't improved it’s productivity in over 50 years. With a rapidly aging population, we are at a critical time for innovation in healthcare construction. Healthcare construction is one of the most expensive capital project undertakings for a hospital. With the national average between $400/square foot and $1000/square foot in some locations, it is time for change in the industry. The healthcare constructionindustry is finally looking elsewhere and taking a page from industrial engineering, looking for ways to shorten development times, cost, and control. Grant will dive into the hospital construction industry and the “perfect storm” of factors that keep innovation slowly crawling. He will discuss different ways to speed up innovation in healthcare design and construction, including pre-fab manufacturing and modular design. These innovations will allow hospitals to be able to open quicker, recognize revenue faster and provide state of the art facilities while improving the patient experience.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To educate people on modular technology in the building and design sector of the healthcare industry.

  2. To explore the plethora of benefits that modular technology offers in terms of construction, cost efficiency, and patient experience.

  3. To explain the trajectory of the healthcare industry, what changes are occurring, and what we can expect in the future.

  4. To explore innovation in the healthcare sector and envision what the average hospital experience will be like 30 years from now.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH