march, 2023

15marAll DayExploring Transitions from Construction to Occupancy and Where it all Began

Event Details

Cost: Professional Members – Free | Business Partners – $40 | Non-Members – $60

RSVP to Diane Vandewall 

About the Event:

The Puget Sound Chapter is hosting a half-day event at the Smart Building Center that will explore effective construction to occupancy transitions. This event will consist of an opening session on program planning and the certificate of need process and two panel sessions on design, preconstruction, construction, and the transition to occupancy. 

Topics Include: 

  • Certificate of need approval process 
  • Project funding 
  • Space design and workflow considerations 
  • Design impact to existing infrastructure 
  • Transition to Occupancy 
  • Developing an O&M program for “Smarter” Buildings


Doors Open: 8:30 AM
Topic 1 Begins: 9:00 AM – 9:20 AM (Single Speaker)
Topic 2 Begins: 9:25 AM – 10:25 AM (Panel)
Break (15-min): 10:25 AM -10:40 AM
Topic 3 Begins: 10:40 AM -11:40 AM (Panel)
Open Discussion/Closing Marks: 11:40 AM – Noon
End: Noon

Presenter: Multiple Speakers
Moderator: Martin Clinton, UMC
Host: Diane Vandewall, Krazan & Associates

Learning Objectives:

  1. How a project is recognized and the financial path to succession 
  2. Understand a projects proposed design and how it impacts existing infrastructure 
  3. Strategies on getting as-builts combined with existing drawings 
  4. How to inventory equipment and components for an effective O&M program 

Topic 1 – Capital Funding and Planning: In this session, we will explore how a project is recognized, the steps needed to obtain a certificate of need, how financing is typically secured, the difference in types of construction contracts such as Lump Sum, GMAX, Cost+, and other factors that can bring about a great project or doom it from the beginning.

Speaker TBA

Topic 2 – Planning/Design/Precon/Construction Phase: In this topic, we will build upon the opening session to discuss design implications from code changes (including FGI), challenges and opportunities when connecting to existing systems, how to influence the design process, maximizing value from the cardboard cutout exercise, ensuring a quality build, and how to get what you want. 

Speakers: Micah Dolen, Swedish & Cory Hamilton, UW Valley Medicine

Topic 3 – Transitioning to Occupancy and Maintenance: This session will discuss the tricks of the trade on how to get good as-builts and maintain them in the future, properly inventorying equipment and sensors, developing maintenance practices according to what the equipment and systems needs actually are, working with the contractors/design team to transition institutional knowledge to facilities, writing operating/emergency procedures, continuous commissioning after construction, and more. 

Speaker: Jeff Solvang, Swedish


All Day (Wednesday)


Smart Building Center/Pacific Tower

1200 12th Avenue South Suite 110


  1. Brad Shaw

    Hello Dianne, I’m new to WSSHE and I accidentally joined as a business partner but I should be a professional member. I’d like to attend this event. Thanks!

  2. Nicholas Happe-Hartsell

    Hello there, I am looking to register for this event; thank you very much for your time

  3. jeff parmenter

    Looking forward to it.


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