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COAA was founded in 1994 to serve the interests of construction project owners. COAA is comprised of a diverse group of men and women representing construction project owners throughout America.


Making Technology Function Day 1

Session Number: 15B


Date: 11/15/2018 01:15 PM - 11/15/2018 02:15 PM


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an early adopter when it comes to technology. As the world’s leading research and treatment facility for childhood cancers and other catastrophic childhood diseases, the organization is keenly aware of rapid advancements in the medical field, and how these changes can dramatically affect construction budgets. In the early 2000’s,  the construction of  an integrated patient care and research tower on their main campus exposed increasing difficulties in efficiently and effectively delivering technology systems to support IT functions, clinical functions, facility functions, and life safety functions. Seeking a solution, SJCRH Department of Information Technology, Department of Design and Construction, and Department of Safety and Security combined efforts to engage Johnson Controls to solve previous technology delivery challenges for critical technology systems in the new Multi-Use (Proton Therapy, Global Conference Center, Surgery Center, and Inpatient Care) Tower at their Memphis, TN Campus. The project was delivered using the Technology Contracting method, saving St. Jude’s $1M over traditional delivery methods. Learn why St. Jude's is committed to using Technology Contracting during design, and how early planning can save both capital and operational costs.