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The call for submissions for presentations
at the 36th Annual AHCA Design and Construction Seminar is now open!


This is a great opportunity for you and your company to share expertise with your peers and gain recognition as a leader in healthcare design and construction. The first two presenters will receive complimentary registrations and travel expenses. Two additional presenters will be eligible for complimentary registrations.

This year, presentations should be focused on providing information regarding the new codes and standards being adopted in Florida and how these revisions will impact design and construction. Speaker presentations that focus on this theme will be considered for inclusion. Remember, presentations that are specific to Electrical, Mechanical, Fire Safety, and Construction/Maintenance themes are always in great demand.

Please remember, do not submit any vendor or sales presentations. All presentations must be non-vendor specific to be considered for inclusion. No vendor presentations will be accepted.

If you would like the chance to speak at this year’s AHCA Design and Construction Seminar, please download the attached fillable file and save it to your computer. Then fill it in, and follow the instructions for submission.

AHCA Presentation Submission Form. pdf


Presentation Submission Form

The closing date for all submissions is May 1, 2020. So don’t hesitate and submit your presentation idea today.

Main Speaker Sessions: Topics should be general enough to be of interest to all disciplines such as latest trends in design and construction, or unique examples of specific issues and how they were solved. Presentations on specific revisions of the Codes and Standards applicable to all attendees with be important topics.

Architecture Breakaway Sessions: These sessions concentrate on issues that are focused on the architectural design of the facility to include fire safety and patient safety issues, specification details, accessibility issues and other issues important to the architectural design of the facility.

Mechanical Engineering Breakaway Sessions: Topics in these sessions should relate to the design, installation and maintenance of medical gas systems, sprinkler systems, HVAC systems, and other systems important to mechanical engineering.

Electrical Engineering Breakaway Sessions: Topics in these sessions should relate to the design, installation and maintenance of lightning protection systems, emergency electrical systems, fire alarm systems, and other systems important to electrical engineering.

Facility Engineering/Constructors Breakaway Sessions: Topics in these sessions should relate to the construction, installation and maintenance of designs and systems that are necessary for the construction and operation of a health care facility and to the management of those systems. Other areas of interest include project management, and construction for the timely and economical delivery of projects.

Fire Safety Breakaway Sessions: These sessions will focus on the code requirements for fire safety issues such as fire barrier construction, through wall penetrations, testing and maintenance of fire protection equipment such as fire pumps and the fire rating of doors and openings.



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