e-Builder to Sponsor Healthcare Webcast on 'Driving Effective and Efficient Scope Definition for Faster Heads in Beds' with Less Cost'

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Online seminar aimed at educating healthcare facility executives on how to deliver capital projects faster for faster revenue generation.

e-Builder, a provider of web-based capital program management and collaboration software, will sponsor an online webcast titled, "An Owner's Perspective: Driving Effective and Efficient Scope Definition for Faster 'Heads in Beds' with Less Cost" on March 26 at 1 p.m. EST. The event will focus on how executives can overcome the top bottlenecks associated with effective and efficient scope definition during planning, to produce a budget and schedule conducive to opening facilities faster without increasing costs. To register please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/406000263.

The webinar will be presented by Tom Koulouris of KFI, Inc., a South Florida consulting firm that provides services in all facets of planning and building, from conception to occupancy, as well as construction management services and owner representation. The session will be moderated by Jonathan Antevy, co-founder and CEO of e-Builder, a provider of program management software to North America's most prominent healthcare facility owners.

The webinar will be presented by Tom Koulouris of KFI, Inc., a South Florida consulting firm that provides services in all facets of planning and building, from conception to occupancy, as well as construction management services and owner representation. The session will be moderated by Jonathan Antevy, co-founder and CEO of e-Builder, a provider of program management software to North America's most prominent healthcare facility owners.

One of the goals of the presentation will be to discuss what processes to put in place to avoid some of the most common pitfalls encountered during planning, which result in delays throughout the planning, design, and construction phases. These processes would incorporate:

  • A way to understanding the long term implications (technology changes, changes in demand, etc.) for future buildouts vs. just pinning down the scope for existing projects;
  • Applying a disciplined approach to planning to consider hospital technology changes;
  • Focus on timeliness from project signoff to project start to avoid increased material costs;
  • A way to get all the key stakeholders involved early on to define an accurate schedule to avoid delays
  • A collaborative environment so that key stakeholders (engineers, architects, owner, contractors) can get involved early enough in project.

Some of the findings that will be presented during this webinar are based on the "Speed to Market" process, which helps executives build facilities faster, for less cost. This process recognizes that the rise of incremental revenue in many cases far exceeds the savings generated thru lengthy negotiations, hard fought bidding and endless "resizing" in efforts to shape a project into some magic dollar number. Schedule determines when the incremental revenue stream begins: therefore the shorter the duration, the less the project costs and equaling better returns.

About the Speakers
Thomas W. Koulouris, CGC, MBA, MHA is co-owner of Koulouris-Freyer, Inc., (http://www.kfi-company.com), a leader in construction management services that handles all facets of planning and building, from conception to occupancy. KFI's experience includes over $3 billion in expansion projects, spread out over more than 100 hospitals. The company's "Speed to Market" is an innovative approach designed to increase project profitability by reducing construction time and determining the right size for a facility, resulting in maximized revenue. Projects include a $23 million satellite expansion and surgery center for the University of Miami's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the #1 eye hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report; North Broward Hospital District in Fort Lauderdale, Imperial Point Medical Center emergency department expansions and replacements; Coral Springs Medical Center; Jupiter Medical Center--$300 million in combined project budgets; Broward General Hospital--a 450-bed facility.

Jonathan N. Antevy is CEO and co-founder of e-Builder, Inc., a provider of web-based collaborative project management solutions for healthcare industry owners frustrated with project delays and cost overruns. Jon earned a bachelor of design in architecture from the University of Florida College of Architecture. Jon researched and presented his year-long study of Internet applications for the construction industry while completing his Masters degree in Construction Management. Based on this research, Jon formed e-Builder in 1994, leading the industry in the design, development and implementation of Program Specific Web Sites, Extranets, and Intranets exclusively for construction. Since June 1995, Jon has been featured over 30 times in Engineering News-Record. In January 1996, Jon was nominated by McGraw-Hill and ENR as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the Year for being the first to bring practical construction applications to the Internet. In 1999, Jon was selected as one of the Top 125 Innovators in the Last 125 years of the Construction Industry, by ENR and McGraw Hill. In 2000, McGraw-Hill made its mark in the industry by exclusively teaming up and investing in e-Builder.

About e-Builder
e-Builder is a leading provider of web-based, capital program and project management and collaboration software. The company's flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, provides owners of large capital development projects with a way to reduce contingency expenditures and control schedule and scope across their entire portfolio to ensure timely, on-budget project completion. Since 1995 e-Builder's technology and industry focus has provided thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with solutions that enhance development and construction processes. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net.

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