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1 AIA Iowa #A203 Merging Design with IT Course Number 17 Jeff Carpenter September 26, 2014

2 Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. This course is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product. _______________________________________ Questions related to specific materials, methods, and services will be addressed at the conclusion of this presentation.

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4 Healthcare facility building information systems began as isolated entities with their own method of delivery, management and departments, from lighting to building automation, security, telecom, data and voice. This compartmentalized approach made sense in the past. However, today’s advances present a need for a streamlined and adaptable way to provide, manage and maintain modern healthcare facility systems and technology. This fundamental change in modern building systems, called “convergence,” begins during the design phase and brings IT and building systems together in new ways. It merges information technology with the other systems within the building instead of keeping them separate, and increases the need for building engineers and facility managers to widen their knowledge in areas traditionally left to IT. This “technology utility” is a new infrastructure that provides for the delivery of all systems throughout a building with ease of adaptability for the future. By doing away with the compartmentalized approach of the past, the “technology utility” streamlines all information system delivery, and makes changes or updates to the individual components simpler and more cost efficient. This presentation shows what has led to the need for the technology utility, how it can be accomplished and the many payoffs it provides. Course Description

5 Learning Objectives At the end of the this course, participants will be able to: 1.The relationship between building systems and IT is facing revolutionary change. Understand why by looking at the history of the convergence. 2.Understand the reasons behind introducing the methodology of The Technology Utility during the design process. 3.Discover strategies for management of technology design and implementation in a modern construction project. 4.Understand the challenges that convergence introduces and how to overcome them.

6 “Nothing goes smoother on our projects than the IT / Technology design. It’s almost transparent. It’s my favorite part of the process and I can’t wait for the next project.” --- said No One, Ever

7 The Unfortunate Reality Technology is… becoming a significant client challenge as well as part of their project solution Necessitating… its inclusion as a core component of the A/E process But with that brings… disproportionate source of frustration

8 Common Frustrations Assembling subject matter experts. How do I… –assess the need for them? –evaluate them against that need? –define their scope and boundaries? –ensure cohesive scopes of work with no holes? Disconnections between A/E and the Owner –A/E not adequately evaluating the technical need –Owner not understanding the A/E’s design intent Construction Process Diverging from Design Process –Design intent lost in translation –Lack of experience in conceptual cost model development

9 Frustration Dictates The Way Forward Least Resistance

10 “Technology changes so fast.” --- says Everyone, Always

11 The Truth Technology is evolving faster than we are.

12 Understanding The Difference Technology changes so fast Implies we are victims Suggests that no one can grasp it Informs most decisions on projects Perpetuates the status quo It only gets worse from here Technology is evolving faster than we are Empowers us to take control Suggests there is expertise available Allows control of informed decision- making Gives roadmap away from frustration Is tough, heavy lifting but allows us to control our destiny Future success requires a paradigm shift in our industry’s thinking.

13 The Paradigm Shift Make informed, intentional decisions about technology –Team members selection –Contract requirements –Structure and methods of the design process –Influence the construction and procurement strategies Understand similarities between frustrations of the A/E process and our clients Understand the Convergence phenomenon and learn from it Position the A/E industry as the catalyst for our clients

14 Convergence Defined “The act of moving towards union or uniformity.”

15 Convergence Explained Building Security I.T. Audio / Video Building Automation Monitoring & Control Clinical Tech Telephony Isolated Silos “The Network”

16 Convergence Explained The IT Silo Data Network Telephone The Facilities Silo MEP Systems Sound/Paging Clinical Silo Biomedical Nurse Call Digital OR Patient Experience Isolated Silos

17 The Revolutionary Change Building Security I.T. Audio / Video Building Automation Monitoring & Control Clinical Tech Voice-Over-IP “The Network” Telephony

18 Convergence Impact Leverages one investment for the benefit of others Unifies disparate technologies Sets the foundation for an epic struggle “The act of moving towards union or uniformity.”

19 The Revolutionary Change Building Security I.T. Audio / Video Building Automation Monitoring & Control Clinical Tech “The Network” Telephony

20 The Revolutionary Change Building Security I.T. Audio / Video Building Automation Monitoring & Control Clinical Tech Telephony “The Network”

21 Defining Ownership “The Network”

22 Our Challenge

23 The IT Silo Data Network Telephone The Facilities Silo MEP Systems Sound/Paging Clinical Silo Biomedical Nurse Call Digital OR Patient Experience

24 What Does Failure Look Like? Duplication in an expanding cost environment The right solution can be stifled Overlook disruption & innovation No one drives the overall vision Lack of creative tensions’ effect on the jar EVEN with failure we’ve still designed & engineered but have we consulted as advisors? If not the A/E then who?

25 Steps To Success This is not a technical problem. This is a people problem. Reimagine our design process

26 Steps To Success Establish a project governance structure –A “core team” that mimics reality –Technically Knowledgeable Stakeholders –Bridges executives & user groups Governance structure defines “the rules of the road.” –Makes purposeful decisions on converged technology

27 Steps To Success Rethink User Groups –Technology is no longer a user group –Needs, wants and ideas come from user groups –Strategy does not. –Strategy must transcend individual interest Engage User Groups with defined rules of the road

28 Identifying Success Leadership provided by the A/E team –The process allowed the client to achieve an organizational success that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise. –“Converging” a client’s thought processes often takes outside facilitation. The technology solution was optimized –Capabilities and outcomes of modern technology were achieved for the betterment of the whole, not any individual interests. Buy-out and construction strategy matched the design strategy. –A/E thought leadership influenced the construction strategy to ensure design intent was achieved.

29 “Technology changes so fast but there is a method to the madness. --- says Every One, Always

30 Thank you for your time. Q & A

31 This concludes The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems Course AIA Iowa Contact Information: Jeff Carpenter National Director of Technology KJWW Engineering Consultants


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