Inaugural Healthcare Construction Forum | WASHINGTON DC

Following the success of Commercial Observer’s past healthcare forums in New York City, this inaugural healthcare construction forum in Washington, D.C. will explore developments and trends transforming the region’s healthcare facilities.


City Administrator
Government of the District of Columbia
Director, Capital Renovation Planning & Space Management
Suburban Hospital
Senior Director
Associate Administrator of Operations
Howard University Hospital
Deputy Director, Division of Design and Construction Management, Office of Research Facilities
National Institutes of Health
Project Executive, Healthcare Manager
Turner Construction Company
Senior Mechanical Engineer with the Office of Hospital Physical Environment, Office of Research Facilities
National Institutes of Health
Senior Vice President, Project Director & Healthcare Practice Leader
Senior Director of Real Estate and Construction
Sibley Memorial Hospital


scheduleThursday, October 25, 2018


Inaugural Healthcare Construction Forum | WASHINGTON DC

Following the success of Commercial Observer’s past healthcare forums in New York City, this inaugural healthcare construction forum in Washington, D.C. will explore developments and trends transforming the region’s healthcare facilities.


Following the success of Commercial Observer’s past healthcare forums in New York City, this inaugural healthcare construction forum in Washington, D.C. will explore developments and trends transforming the region’s healthcare facilities. With the nation experiencing a healthcare boom coupled with policy changes, competition among facilities has increased, resulting in new developments and technological advances. Leaders in healthcare construction must quickly respond and adapt to the expanding marketplace. Design and construction experts from the region’s leading healthcare institutions will discuss the effects of these trends on healthcare facilities and the future of development.

For more information, sponsorship and speaking opportunities please contact Kelsey Foley at kfoley@commercialobserver.com or 212-450-7300

8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:10 AM Welcome Remarks from Commercial Observer
9:15 AM Keynote Address
9:30 AM Panel #1 - Construction & Design Best Practices
10:30 AM Break
10:50 AM Panel #2 - Master Planning and Healthcare Development Expansions
11: 50 AM Closing Keynote Address
12:05 PM Closing Remarks from Commercial Observer


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.


Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and a leading builder in diverse market segments. We have earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for our clients, employees and community.

With a global staff of more than 9,000 employees, we complete in excess of $12 billion of construction on no less than 1,500 projects annually. To that end, we offer our clients the accessibility and support of a local firm with the stability and resources of a multi-national organization.

Turner’s New York Business Group has a professional staff of more than 1,200 employees and completes more than $2.5 billion in annual construction volume. Since being established in 1902, we have shaped New York City’s skyline by completing some of the city’s most iconic projects including the United Nations Secretariat, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center and Yankee Stadium.

Shaped by our core values of teamwork, integrity and commitment, we encourage a vibrant culture that instills value and propels growth for our industry and for the communities in which we build. Through relationships that endure and initiatives that engage, we help to create spaces that add value, foster growth, and enhance the quality of life for the people and place where our work exists.


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 www.withum.com.


WSP provides complete healthcare services in the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems; sustainable and high performance building design; technology, audio-visual and security systems; LEED consulting; commissioning, retro- and recommissioning; building enclosures; and architectural lighting. We deliver design solutions tailored to specific project needs and work to develop world-class facilities, which require advanced engineering concepts.

WSP has a worldwide presence with over 10,500 building staff around the globe. In the USA, WSP Buildings has 22 offices across the country with a staff of over 1,200. Two of our region’s offices, Washington, DC & Richmond, are healthcare focused offices and are key to bringing global/national healthcare expertise with strong project leadership to your health system’s USP 800 Pharmacy projects.

WSP’s team of engineers have demonstrated on project after project the ability to bring creative process-based ideas to our clients.