Here’s a great event that we’re attending on May 9th and we recommend that our construction industry colleagues in Massachusetts and in New England join us. The “Owners’ Expectations Today” event hosted by the AGC of Massachusetts, The Association of Commercial & Institutional Builders, will foucs on how contractors, trade contractors, architects, engineers, commissioning agents, vendors, and other stakeholders can improve upon the ability to understand and to meet owners’ requirements, needs, and expectations in construction project delivery. Discussions with the owner panelists and fellow attendees will address new challenges about:
- Project development
- Project delivery
- Decision-making processes
- Decision-making roles and responsbilities
- Projects goal and objectives
- Project value creation
- Assistance to owners by AEC professionals
Field Management for Owners
Leading owners, developers, and real estate investment trusts (REITs) are increasingly adopting field management for owners, including Field BIM, Field BIM-Data and Field BIM-Interactive. Field management for owners includes programs for quality, safety, documents to the field, commissioning, and handover to ongoing operations and maintenance across the lifecycle of the facility. Information including data and documents, from construction and commissioning is exchanged to owners and operators downstream for a broad spectrum of processes including ongoing operations and maintenance, re-use and repair, renovation and retrofit, and re-commissioning and de-commissioning.
One goal of a field management program for owners is to ensure that the contractor and project team delivers the project to the contracted and specified level of quality, to the owner’s project requirements (OPR). A second goal is to eliminate issues during the one-year correction period and callbacks during the warranty period, minimizing unplanned interruptions and unscheduled outages to complete or correct deficient and defective work out in the field, at the point-of-construction and at the point-of-operation. Interruptions and outages negatively impact production revenue, occupant satisfaction, and end-user service, and in turn negatively reflect on the performance of the construction management team.
Check out our webinar: Field Management from an Owner's Perspective, with leading healthcare provider and owner, Kaiser Permanente.
Healthcare owner panelists Include:
- Lawrence Healey, Director of Real Estate, Design & Planning, Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Stephen M. Dempsey, Director of Planning and Construction, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
- Aurora Cammarata, Director of Business Development, Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. Moderator
The AGC of Massachusetts has also highlighted that additional panelists will be announced in the near future, and will be joining the owner session.
Owner Event Details:
Event: AGC of Massachusetts: Owners Expectations Today
Date: May 9, 2012
Time: 7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program
Place: Hyatt Regency, Boston, 1 Avenue De Lafayette Boston, MA 02111