Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Monday, December 4

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9:00 am Registration & Networking

10:00 am
10:00 am -12:00 pm – Workshop A

10:05 am The Building Owner’s Assessment Tool: Understanding your Decision-Making Culture & It’s Project Delivery Ramifications


  • Using the Building Owner’s Assessment Tool (BOAT) to help owners understand the challenges and alignments between decision-making profiles and project delivery methods.
  • Analyzing decision-making cultures and project management strategies and work with project teams to mitigate roadblocks
  • Understanding how BOAT results can be used to foster collaborative conversations to identify challenges, set expectations and design specific processes to overcome these

Workshop Leaders:

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Workshop B

1:05 pm Breaking Away From Traditional Thinking to Unlock the Benefits of IPD

  • Patrick Duke Healthcare Project Solutions Lead - Americas, Turner & Townsend
  • Matt Heisey Principal, Vocon Partners LLC.
  • David Stokes Director of Project Management, Turner & Townsend


  • Exploring how each project partner needs to rethink their traditional role to engage on an IPD project
  • Frontloading the tough decisions to ensure alignment across your team from the outset to set the project up for success
  • Getting used to leveraging the support of your extended team: HOw best can you identify relative strengths and weaknesses in project partners in a productive manner?
  • Workshopping common challenges that can derail an IPD project before you even get started

Workshop Leaders:

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

3:30 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm – Workshop C

3:35 pm Crafting the IFOA Contract to Provide an Optimal Framework for Your Projects


  • Revealing how the contract structure and language can fundamentally influence your project workflows
  • Using the contract as a guidance document: How do you leverage the way in which the contract is written in the day-to-day of an IPD project?
  • Avoiding omissions or hidden clauses to ensure every partner is on the same page
  • Reconsidering contractual conditions and leveraging previous experience from one project to the next

Workshop Leaders:

5:30 pm End of Workshop Day