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How Top Construction Companies Navigate Healthcare Complexity [webinar]

The motto that has been driving the technologies of tomorrow, “move fast and break things,” is far from applicable in the healthcare construction sector. Constructing and maintaining medical facilities is complex–and for a good reason. While schedules are often ambitious and facilities are integrated with cutting edge innovation, construction teams need to exercise extreme care and caution when building.

Construction companies that want to move forward efficiently and carefully need the right tools. To address this complexity and to improve their coordination and communication, healthcare teams have turned to construction technology.

What technology and strategies are the top healthcare construction companies utilizing on their projects? In our upcoming webinar, “Leveraging Technology to Navigate the Complexity of Healthcare Projects,” we hosted a panel of experts from companies like Overaa Construction and Kaiser Permanente. Tune in to hear what challenges other healthcare teams face daily and learn how they are using construction technology during design, construction and operations to overcome the obstacles. Watch our webinar today.   

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Healthcare Challenges: Why Construction Teams Need to Move with Caution

Healthcare teams in construction and facilities face a variety of difficulties. This includes maintaining patient safety in new builds and while renovating existing facilities. Furthermore, design and construction teams need to continually adapt to layout requirements, code changes, and advancements in medical equipment, in addition to influence from a variety of external stakeholders.

Camille Hardin, Project Manager at Overaa Construction, and a panelist on our webinar, commented on how time-consuming it was to manage changes on projects in the past, “For each revision, our team had to sift through the bulletins to find the changes, quantify the cost, work with the subcontractors to explain the changes and ensure nothing was missed.”

How Technology Empowers Healthcare Construction Projects and Operation Teams

Today, companies like Overaa have been adopting digital solutions, like PlanGrid, to keep up with the ever-evolving healthcare environment. “PlanGrid saves us and our subcontractors time. I know that everyone always has the most current set,” said Camille.  

In our webinar, panelists will discuss:

  • Healthcare-specific use cases for construction technology in all phases of facility construction
  • Best practices and tips for successful construction technology implementation

The webinar will also include a live Q&A with panelists for all attendees.

Move Faster Without Risking Quality

Due to the complexity of healthcare construction and operations, it’s not possible to “move fast and break things.” However, there are solutions that help teams work smarter and more productively, without sacrificing patient care. If you’re interested in learning how design, building and facilities teams can overcome the complex nature of the healthcare construction industry with technology, watch our webinar today.

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Christine Acker

Christine has spent nearly 10 years steeped in the construction industry, garnering deep expertise in lean management and bringing technology to distributed workforces. Currently, a senior product marketing manager at PlanGrid, Christine helps bridge the software company’s industry-leading product to the global construction industry. Prior to PlanGrid, Christine was an engagement manager at renowned consulting firm McKinsey & Company, focused on the construction and energy sectors. While at McKinsey, she oversaw the deployment of a lean management system across a 5,000+ employee distributed workforce and created a real estate firm’s IPD strategy to significantly improve productivity on the firm’s construction projects. Christine also spent four years at Clark Construction, in the GC’s Civil and Foundations department, where she proudly designed and managed excavation support for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture. Christine has her Professional Engineering license and holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Engineering in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

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