Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshop A — Building for Infection Control: Key Principles to Minimize Future Patient Health Risks through Construction

Oct 26, 2020 9:00am – 12:00pm

Speakers

Jessica Fullerton
Construction Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Program
The Ottawa Hospital

Nick Stark
Vice President, Knowledge Management
HH Angus

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

9:00
Provincial POV: Forecasting the Future of Healthcare Infrastructure in Ontario Post COVID
9:15

Pandemic Planning Part 1

Translating Lessons Learned into an Action Plan for New and Existing Hospitals
10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45

Pandemic Planning Part 2

Generating Infrastructure Solutions to Better Protect Long Term Care Residents
11:45
Post-Pandemic Planning Breakout Sessions
12:15
Networking Lunch
1:15
Pop-up Hospitals: Exploring Approaches to Building Capacity on Tight Timelines
2:30
Protecting Against Project Disputes from Inception to Post-Construction
3:30

CASE STUDY

The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre: Leveraging the Silver Linings in site Constraints to Create a Centre of Excellence in Mental and Behavioural Health
4:15
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15
Designing for a Digital Healthcare Future: Approaches to Integrating Innovative Tools to Minimize Patient Delays and Maximize Safety
10:15
TBA
10:45
Mitigating Aging Infrastructure Risks: How to Prioritize, Plan and Execute Facilities Renewal Projects
11:45
Networking Lunch
12:45

CASE STUDY

South Niagara Hospital Project: Building the Future of Health Care in Ontario
1:45
Networking Break
2:15
Improving the Patient Journey: A Guide to Making Healthcare Settings More Accessible
3:15
Spotlight Innovative Modular Solutions: Strategies to Expedite Complex Projects
4:15
Conference Adjourns

Day 1 - Tuesday, October 27, 2020

9:00
Provincial POV: Forecasting the Future of Healthcare Infrastructure in Ontario Post COVID

In this session you will hear MOH’s vision for the future of healthcare infrastructure in the province.

  • Market Update: Hear what projects are in the pipeline across the health care sector including hospitals, long-term care builds
  • Examining how COVID-19 will impact capital project planning and your business case
  • Learn about the future of investment in hospitals and LTC infrastructure and MOH policies for pandemic planning initiatives

9:15

Pandemic Planning Part 1

Translating Lessons Learned into an Action Plan for New and Existing Hospitals

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a rapid response from staff across the health care sector. The crisis necessitated immediate operational changes to make the best use of current infrastructure. It was also a period that very quickly highlighted gaps and the opportunity to think differently to adjust plans. In this session, hear from industry experts about successful efforts to optimize infrastructure as well as the pitfalls so that your team can apply these lessons to new or existing projects.

  • Examining operational readiness: Hear what infrastructure gaps were exposed during the COVID-19 to formulate long and short-term solutions
  • Creating acute care containment zones: leveraging lessons learned on modifying the built environment for infection control
  • Hear the Ministry of Health perspective on investment priorities
  • Establishing an action plan for managing the post-COVID surge of patients with outstanding procedures
  • Improving efficiency of operational components from food delivery to maintenance
  • Investigating what new measures other jurisdictions will implemented

10:15
Networking Refreshment Break
10:45

Pandemic Planning Part 2

Generating Infrastructure Solutions to Better Protect Long Term Care Residents

  • Analyzing how patient care was impacted by the pandemic and the implications for new and existing infrastructure
  • Learn about what the latest studies reveal about how architectural environment and policy decisions have impacted Long Term Care in the province
  • Designing occupancy models that balance social, therapeutic needs with infection control protocols
  • Reevaluating approaches to internal systems: HVAC for protective environments and isolation rooms
  • Identifying amenities for staff and residents that will create efficient, safe environment for healthcare delivery
  • Designing for the future: What new protective measures will need to be implemented and how will this alter the resident experience?

11:45
Post-Pandemic Planning Breakout Sessions
12:15
Networking Lunch
1:15
Pop-up Hospitals: Exploring Approaches to Building Capacity on Tight Timelines

  • Analyzing successful approaches to temporary healthcare infrastructure solutions
  • Determining how challenges were met on the fly and considerations for future application
  • Exploring different temporary infrastructure solutions and when to use them: From tents and modular trailers to community centers
  • Developing best practices for resource management: How to identify and obtain necessary materials for rapid response
  • Examining the mechanics: How to ensure heating and ventilation meet increasingly stringent health care standards
  • Conducting a cost-benefit analysis
  • Should an investment be made so that these solutions are designed up front and available for deployment when needed instead of ad hoc

2:30
Protecting Against Project Disputes from Inception to Post-Construction

  • Gaining insights on common areas of friction in the project lifecycle
  • Establishing clear specs and KPIs—Implementing a manageable method of evaluating progress
  • Creating cohesion: How to pick a winning team
  • Improving your planning process through precise documentation
  • Strategies for settling a dispute quickly when it does arise to minimize the impact on the project schedule and cost

3:30

CASE STUDY

The Garry Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre: Leveraging the Silver Linings in site Constraints to Create a Centre of Excellence in Mental and Behavioural Health

Discover how an architect and client team worked together to challenge the boundaries of established thinking through a consistent evidence-based approach to design for mental health within a dense urban campus in order to addresses the mental health and wellness of all – inpatients, outpatients, caregivers, researchers and the broader community.

Challenges in locating a new state of the art mental health inpatient and ambulatory centre of excellence within a dense urban site came in multiple layers; Learn how the new Brain Sciences Centre is designed to create an easily accessible, welcoming and safe mental health environment within a tight urban site despite being literally sandwiched between two buildings; Explore how to find “silver linings in site constraints” to create functional and safe outdoor space for both ambulatory and acute mental health patients.

4:15
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15
Designing for a Digital Healthcare Future: Approaches to Integrating Innovative Tools to Minimize Patient Delays and Maximize Safety

  • Assessing capacity to manage new technological systems
  • Understanding the opportunities to improve patient and staff experiences through technology; from outpatient consults, and inpatient patient screening to a command center approach for improved data insights
  • Gain insights how digital tools will influence spatial planning and construction
  • Conducting cost analysis for new and evolving IT systems
  • Examining examples of how digital infrastructure was integrating into the planning process for new projects

10:15
TBA
10:45
Mitigating Aging Infrastructure Risks: How to Prioritize, Plan and Execute Facilities Renewal Projects

Pandemic conditions have made it clearer than ever before that Canada’s aging infrastructure is a vulnerability within the health system. Shifting resources, budgetary constraints and the need to maintain current operations are significant hurdles to critical redevelopment projects that can create efficiencies and proactively address unnecessary and dangerous health care disruptions. In this session, examine current projects and walk away with an understanding of:

  • Determining the right time to rebuild versus replace
  • Prioritizing when the list of maintenance needs is long through asset management systems
  • Executing capital renewal projects: Strategies for efficient delivery with minimal disruption to existing operations
  • Setting clear criteria to enlist the right expertise for the job
  • Applying lessons learned from the P3 model to renewal project partnerships

11:45
Networking Lunch
12:45

CASE STUDY

South Niagara Hospital Project: Building the Future of Health Care in Ontario

In this session examine how Niagara Health is working with stakeholders to deliver a first-class health care complex that aims to transform the patient experience. Hear from project leaders about the design process, budgeting, procurement and strategies to ensure this health care hub is delivered on time and on budget. The South Niagara Hospital Project is expected to have shovels in the ground in 2022 and is projected to reach completion in 2026.

1:45
Networking Break
2:15
Improving the Patient Journey: A Guide to Making Healthcare Settings More Accessible

  • Establishing a standardized set of patient centered design principals
  • Integrating wayfinding techniques
  • Conducting effective stakeholder engagement to better inform design decisions
  • Identifying the small details with a big impact: colour, materials, spatial decisions
  • Communicating findings to improve internal buy-in

3:15
Spotlight Innovative Modular Solutions: Strategies to Expedite Complex Projects

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed modular construction to new heights.

In this session hear from the team behind the Citizen Care Pod, a smart screening and testing container and the Quaran-tin isolation pod that went from concept to completion in just two weeks.

  • Learn how about the design and construction process for a hospital grade unit
  • Understanding how modular construction designs are evolving to support lab work and incorporate digital infrastructure
  • Measuring how the pod has performed, and anticipating future use in remote areas or complex redevelopment projects
  • Assessing how off-site construction could improve time to market and quality control while limiting disruption to existing operations

4:15
Conference Adjourns

Workshop A — Building for Infection Control: Key Principles to Minimize Future Patient Health Risks through Construction

Oct 26, 2020 9:00am – 12:00pm

Jessica Fullerton
Construction Lead, Infection Prevention and Control Program
The Ottawa Hospital

Nick Stark
Vice President, Knowledge Management
HH Angus

What is it about?

This is a foundational workshop on how to healthcare facilities are designed and built to support infection prevention and control. It will examine current standards, how they are evolving and what that means for new and existing infrastructure. Industry experts will provide insight on how to adapt procedures, create awareness around the potential areas of materials related risk for future occupants and meet increasingly complex infrastructure specifications pertaining to heating, ventilation and air conditioning and support for maintenance operations in different care settings.

Workshop B — Setting your Virtual Healthcare Practice up for Success: A Guide to Adapting Technological Infrastructure, Policies and Procedures to Meet Outpatient Demands

Oct 26, 2020 1:00pm – 4:00pm

What is it about?

  • Establishing a virtual workflow: Best practices for the efficient, secure delivery of real-time medical services virtually
  • Ensuring confidentiality in electronic communication and documentation
  • Equipping your workspace: Understanding the technological infrastructure options, privacy and security risks