CM14F4-A Simulation Based Process: Reduced Costs and High Performance Design
This session by a nursing administrator and a leading research and practice based architect will explore the evolution of a new practice model based on simulation. Together they will explain a process which results in high-performing projects by integrating a series of analysis and synthesis tools. These include Process Modeling that focuses on the user experience, by both direct engagement and human activity modeling to deliver an optimized operational size and flow, Facade and Room modeling for comfort and heat flux, and Energy Modeling to test mechanical systems which drive reduced operational costs and carbon footprint. This evolving methodology is the outcome of research incorporating medical practitioners, operational specialists, architects, engineers and computer modeling experts working together to define the best process for a given clients' needs. There will be a focus on Return on Investment where these processes have allowed clients to realize a significant return for high performance initiatives, ranging from 50 percent to 100 percent compared to projected baseline costs. There will be multiple project case studies, including Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic/ASC, Chase Brexton Health Services, University of Washington Medical Center Expansion and ongoing projects on the boards. The impacts of these process improvements are meaningful for our clients, improving their financial health while helping them right-size their facilities. Come and explore this integrated process with us!
Duncan Griffin, AIA, Principal, NBBJ
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