2nd Annual Healthcare Construction Forum | NEW YORK

Join the Commercial Observer to explore issues currently shaping the national and regional healthcare construction markets. As new healthcare policies and innovations are implemented, demand for new healthcare facilities and upgrades is growing.


Group Senior Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate
SVP, Project Executive
Hunter Roberts Construction Group
Senior Vice President, Facilities Management, Operations, and Planning
Columbia University Medical Center
Senior Associate Director of Facilities
NYC Health + Hospitals
Healthcare Team Leader
AKF Group
Director of Facilities Engineering Design + Construction
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chief Operating Officer
Cauldwell Wingate
Associate Partner
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
Senior Director for Design & Construction
Montefiore Medical Center
Senior Director
Shawmut Design and Construction
Senior Director of Capital Planning
Weill Cornell Medicine
Senior Principal, Regional Leader, Healthcare
Vice President
Gilbane Building Company
Partner, Chair of the Construction Practice Group
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin
Assistant Vice President, Capital Projects Corporate Facilities Services
Northwell Health
Vice President, Healthcare Leader
LF Driscoll Healthcare
Senior Vice President, Principal-in-Charge
Vice President and General Manager
Turner Construction Company


scheduleThursday, September 13, 2018
The CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

2nd Annual Healthcare Construction Forum | NEW YORK

Join the Commercial Observer to explore issues currently shaping the national and regional healthcare construction markets. As new healthcare policies and innovations are implemented, demand for new healthcare facilities and upgrades is growing.


Join the Commercial Observer to explore issues currently shaping the national and regional healthcare construction markets. As new healthcare policies and innovations are implemented, demand for new healthcare facilities and upgrades is growing. Further, new technologies and increased healthcare consumerism are increasingly influencing decisions about new hospital locations, design and functionality. Speakers from the healthcare construction industry will discuss the effects of these trends and the change that financial concerns and government policy changes bring.

For more information, sponsorship and speaking opportunities please contact Kelsey Foley at or 212-450-7300

8:30 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:10 AM Opening Remarks
9:15 AM Keynote Address
9:30 AM Construction & Design Best Practices
10:15 AM Master Planning and Healthcare Development Key Expansions in NYC
11:00 AM Networking Breakfast
11:20 AM The Impact of Technology and Innovation in Healthcare Construction
12:05 PM Closing Remarks

Cauldwell Wingate - PLATINUM SPONSOR

Since its founding in 1910, Cauldwell Wingate has been a part of the evolution of New York, developing and building millions of square feet of base buildings and interiors. With its operations firmly focused on the Greater New York City region, Cauldwell Wingate is an expert in all the nuances of building in the “Capital of the World.” Cauldwell Wingate has provided pre-construction, construction management and general contracting services for some of New York’s most iconic buildings. Visit to learn more.


HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm that provides planning and design solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 24 offices and 1,800 people worldwide, the firm delivers design excellence and innovation to clients globally.

HOK was established by three principals in St. Louis, Missouri in 1955, with a staff of 26 employees. Our professional staff has experience in a wide variety of projects for healthcare systems, corporations, developers, state and local agencies, sports facilities, colleges and universities, the U.S. government and governments in Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

In New York, our practice is diverse, frequently published, and client centered. We have a strong multi-disciplinary practice that includes interior design, base building architecture and strategic facilities planning. Our staff of 250 is divided by practice areas, with client-dedicated teams serving each project.

HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art. Design is the art and science of defining and creating optimal, sustainable and beautiful environments for people. HOK’s design solutions result from a collaborative process that encourages multidisciplinary professional teams to research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to solve the challenges of our built environment.


In science and art, success results from knowledge and intuition. Though research and analysis are essential, sparks of imagination ignite new discoveries. HOK’s approach emphasizes this integrated design process. Our geographic and cultural diversity expands our knowledge, which our talented individuals transform into innovative design solutions that create real value.


We create this value for clients, users, communities and ourselves. From a robust exchange of ideas, solutions emerge that solve profound functional and technical challenges while creating lively, memorable and sustainable places for people.


This is what motivates and unites us.



For more than 13 years, clients have relied on Hunter Roberts to deliver the experience, collaborative approach, and results they want for their projects. Whether they’re a private developer or public agency, a small non-profit or multinational corporation, Hunter Roberts makes their goals our goals, operating with strict ethical business standards and prioritizing safety and wellness throughout our jobsites, our offices, and our communities in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas.

Hunter Roberts provides pre-construction, construction management, and general contracting services across a wide variety of markets including Healthcare, Interiors, Residential and Hospitality, Education, Infrastructure, Laboratory and Life Sciences, Cultural, Historic Redevelopment, Public, Civil, and Athletics. Our command of these sectors is possible because we provide our clients with expert pre-construction estimating and purchasing services, staff their projects with teams comprised of the top professionals in the industry, and deliver projects that educate children, heal families, expand businesses, and improve our cities.

Hunter Roberts’ Culture of Caring requires us to understand the issues that keep our clients up at night. Our care extends to the way we partner with architects and engineers to create a cohesive, solutions-focused force for change. It’s also demonstrated in the support we offer to the professionals we hire, providing technical training, mentorship programs, and leadership support at every level of our organization.

Our culture extends to the way we care for the safety, health, and wellbeing of our employees and the neighborhoods in which we work. Hunter Roberts embraces the Incident & Injury Free site safety and security initiative that individualizes the importance of safety and wellness and calls on our employees and partners to commit to the elimination of injuries and incidents everywhere. We may only work in your neighborhood for a few years, but our buildings—and our good reputation—should remain for generations.


In over 100 years of practice, JB&B has completed design projects in more than 50 countries and on 6 continents, serving as consulting engineers on some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century as well as some of the most emblematic of the 21st. Our extensive experience and reputation for quality and innovative engineering solutions are assets that we bring to each project. JB&B works with cutting-edge engineering technologies to facilitate high-performance building designs for ever-improving engineering and sustainability solutions.


Lendlease has long been regarded as a premier provider of healthcare construction services in the New York metropolitan area. Consisting of over 75 dedicated healthcare construction professionals, our New York healthcare team shares best practices, brings lessons learned and applies state-of-the-art technologies to the unique needs of each project.  Adept at new construction and renovating occupied facilities, our healthcare team is fully versed in the most advanced American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Guidelines.


LF Driscoll Healthcare provides a full range of construction management services to healthcare providers. Our mission is to build healthy environments that preserve the safety and wellbeing of patients, visitors, and medical staff throughout the construction process. We pride ourselves on becoming true partners and advocates for our clients by protecting the patient experience throughout construction, by embracing appropriate innovative construction practices, and by delivering projects on schedule and on budget—or better.

From 1.5 M SF, complex ground-up urban hospitals to pocket renovations in continuously operating facilities, we have experience building nearly every type and scale of healthcare project in a variety of delivery methods for inpatient, outpatient, and infrastructure projects. Our clients are among the nation’s leading health systems, and over 85% of our annual construction projects come from repeat or referred clients.

LF Driscoll Healthcare is the best of both worlds. We combine LF Driscoll’s decades of experience building complex health systems with the Structure Tone organization’s breadth of local relationships and purchasing power. Together we offer unified teams of healthcare building experts to our clients in New York and across the nation.

Shawmut Design and Construction - PLATINUM SPONSOR

Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.2 billion national construction management firm with a reputation for completing extremely complex and logistically challenging projects for the most high-profile clients in the industry. As an ESOP (employee-owned) company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution-making, and forward thinking. Eighty percent of its business comes from repeat clients proving there is a strong focus on building lasting partnerships. Shawmut’s unique business model allows project teams to better service clients by focusing their specialized expertise within one of the following areas: Academic, Tenant Interiors, Cultural & Historic, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hotel, Luxury Homes, Restaurant, Retail, and Sports Venues. Shawmut has offices located in Boston, Providence, New York, Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit


WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum) empowers clients with innovative tools and solutions to address their accounting, tax and advisory needs. Our highly responsive teams of professionals offer deep industry expertise and service experience to help our clients grow and thrive — to BE IN A POSITION OF STRENGTHSM.
Withum is recognized in the tri-state area as a leading public accounting and advisory firm serving the Real Estate, Construction, and Architecture & Engineering industries. Our dedicated industry teams will help ensure your business operations flow smoothly so you can focus on the bigger picture – growing a sustainable business. Withum brings clients the benefits and services of a larger organization without sacrificing the attention and personal service that one expects from a local business. Not only do we provide you with the most relevant, up-to-date information on the changing tax and accounting regulations, but we provide innovative solutions to help you increase profitability and strengthen your financial process. Offering an extraordinary level of personalized service and responsiveness, we believe communication and accessibility are key, and your engagement team is always available to answer your questions, usually within the same day. Our culture is that of a closely-held family business, which leads to industry-leading employee retention and around the clock accessibility. What sets Withum apart is our ability to go beyond the traditional accounting, auditing and tax services and serve as your trusted strategic partner. Our greatest success is derived from working alongside every client, and watching their business grow. For more information, please visit


AKF, a global award-winning engineering firm in practice for over 25 years, has successfully delivered projects on six continents. Our team of over 450 accomplished professionals focuses on providing engineering leadership, quality design, and the highest level of service to our clients. We combine technical expertise with knowledge of the healthcare industry to create client-specific solutions. Our healthcare engineering experts are skilled in accommodating state-of-the-art medical technology and equipment while simultaneously facilitating around-the-clock movement of patients, families, and staff throughout the duration of each project.

With a long history of providing in-house engineering services to nationally recognized institutions, AKF respects the vital services our healthcare clients perform and understands that their responsibility demands our full attention. We pride ourselves in our responsiveness to client needs, which has led to the formation of lasting relationships. In fact, AKF’s reputation and growth is a direct result of the longevity of our client relationships and the trust built between our firm and our clients.

AKF has extensive experience designing a diverse portfolio of facility types, including acute care, emergency departments, surgery, medical office buildings, and radiology/imaging. Additionally, AKF offers an integrated design approach to building system services which includes sustainability/LEED® consulting, commissioning, energy modeling, energy management and planning, utility incentive consulting, energy audits, code consulting, lighting design, and IT/AV/Security services.

Merritt Engineering Consultants, P.C. - EXHIBITOR SPONSOR

Established in 1986, Merritt Engineering Consultants, P.C. has become a leading Engineering firm specializing in Building Envelope Restoration, Structural Design, MEP Engineering and Owner’s Representative Services. For 30+ years, we have delivered customized, practical and cost-effective engineering solutions to clients in New York, Florida and various other regions throughout the United States. We have successfully restored and maintained thousands of properties, from commercial and residential buildings to healthcare, educational and public facilities.

Our in-house staff consists of licensed Structural Engineers, Architects and LEED Accredited Professionals. The success of each project is due to the knowledge and experience of our dedicated professionals, who work side-by-side with clients and are always available to address any project challenge.

Today, Merritt continues to build a strong reputation through its commitment to preserving city skylines.