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ERDMAN Executive to Steer Healthcare Construction, Design Input on DBIA’s Innovation Committee

ERDMAN Scott Saunders RMADISON, Wis. — Scott Saunders, P.E., LEED AP, senior vice president of architecture and engineering at ERDMAN, has been appointed to the Design-Build Institute of America’s Innovation Committee. He joined ERDMAN in 1983 and has directed and supervised the engineering design of more than 1,000 healthcare projects throughout the country.

“We’re honored that Scott has been asked to join the DBIA’s Innovation Committee as it aims to develop initiatives that optimize the use of necessary processes and tools,” said Brian Happ, president and CEO of ERDMAN. “His role will provide the committee with a unique perspective as it relates to healthcare facility design, allowing us to better adapt these strategies and innovations in our everyday work.”

Saunders has served on DBIA’s Sustainability Committee for the last five years, which developed and launched industry training programs for the implementation of sustainable projects using a design-build delivery model. He is eager to contribute to the organization in a new capacity, helping to shape initiatives that also prove valuable for the healthcare design and construction industry.

“DBIA’s progressive approach to project delivery provides the perfect platform to advance our industry and set new standards for the future. I am excited to be a part of this new committee – dedicated to applying innovation and technology – to make that happen,” said Saunders.

The goal of the Innovation Committee is to develop strategies that reinforce the value of design-build in optimizing innovations, including Lean concepts, sustainability, Building Information Modeling, lifecycle management, resilience, emerging trends and technologies and applied research. More specifically in 2013, the committee will be focused on identifying user needs in all of these areas, as well as collaborating with other industry organizations to assess existing industry research and tools that would be applicable to design-build.

Saunders serves on the committee through 2015.

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Posted April 1, 2013

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