Title 25 to FGI Design Guidelines Status Update and Transition Plan Seminar
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When: Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Medical Plaza 2, Wilson Turner Auditorium
7737 Southwest Fwy #940
Houston, Texas  77074
United States
Contact: 512-220-4291

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Rebecca Read - Manager, Texas HHSC, f/k/a TDSHS    Download Presentation

Rebecca Read has been with Texas Health and Human Services Commission (formerly Texas Department of State Health Services), in the Architectural Review Group (ARG) for over 8 years, serving as Manager for 3 years. She practiced in architectural firms for over 16 years, specializing in healthcare and institutional architecture. She is a graduate of University of Texas in Austin.

Doug Erickson,FGI

Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP - Principal, Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc.    Download Presentation
Aric Murray is a Principal, Mechanical Engineer, and Client Relationship Manager with Smith, Seckman, Reid, Inc. located in their Houston office. Aric manages large healthcare projects for clients in and around the Houston area and has more than 21 years of experience in the industry. Aric’s expertise in a multitude of mechanical and plumbing systems is a vast resource for his associates and clients. He is known for creative solutions to engineering challenges, and routinely applies new and innovative technology in his design with an eye toward sustainability. He is a member of ASHRAE, TAHFM, and HAAHE, the Houston Area Association for Hospital Engineering where he served in past roles as Treasurer and President.

Tina Duncan, AIA, CBO - principal, HKS Architects    Download Presentation
Tina Duncan is a principal at HKS Architects in their Dallas office. Tina focuses on the technical aspects of healthcare design and understanding how regulatory requirements will affect the built environment. She has over 18 years of experience as a project architect and healthcare planner which enabled her transition into the complex field of codes. She is the chair of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Codes and Standards committee, a member of the FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee for the Guidelines, the International Code Council and NFPA, a certified building official, a certified accessibility reviewer, and the vice-chair of the Dallas AIA Codes and Standards committee. She understands the importance of code and regulation compliance while looking beyond the immediate to seek a creative and appropriate solution using the underlying principles and intent.

In addition to the formal presentations, there will be adequate time for questions/comments and audience participation as Texas prepares to move towards this re-write of the long standing healthcare design codes and standards governing the PDC process.

Takeaways for the Attendee will include:

  1. Learn about the FGI review process that is in the final stages within the State of Texas HHSC division.
  2. Understand more about some of the key differences between Title 25 and the new FGI guidelines for Texas healthcare projects.
  3. Better understand the plan for the adoption of and ultimate transition to the new State of Texas PDC design guidelines for healthcare construction.

This seminar has been submitted for CEU consideration via the American Hospital Association/ASHE.


7:30 am - Registration/Breakfast

8:00 am - Welcome & Introductions

8:15 am - "Transitioning Texas to FGI" - Rebecca Read, Manager, Architectural Review Unit, Regulatory Services Division, HHSC, Doug Erickson, FGI

10:30 am - Break

10:45 am - "FGI Overview" - Tina Duncan, AIA, CBO, Principal, HKS.

11:45 am - Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm - Q&A with Rebecca Read & Doug Erickson

1:45 pm - MEP Engineering Update for Texas Projects; Compare/Contrast - Aric Murray, PE, LEED AP, Principal, SSR Engineers

2:45 pm - Q&A/Wrap-Up

3:00 pm - Adjourn

Registration Rates
Facility Managers- $75/Member, $100/Non-Member
Industry- $125/Member, $150 Non-Member
Registration Includes breakfast, lunch, and parking validation

Thank you to our 2020 Annual Conference Diamond & Platinum Sponsors

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