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The Future of Employee Healthcare Benefits

an AEBL program; co-sponsored by AIA East Bay

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
$30 AIA and AEBL Members/$50 Non-members; includes lunch
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1.5 CES LUs

Many companies are being faced with yearly changes to their healthcare benefit plans, which directly affects their profitability. This creates a large number in the expense column that management, human resources, and benefits managers are constantly trying to minimize, while maximizing quality benefits. Firms are caught between passing costs on to employees and trying to absorb the increasing premiums, making the decisions about health benefits ever more important in relation to total compensation and its effect on recruiting and retention.

Join AEBL, the AIA East Bay, and a panel of industry experts during this dynamic lunchtime session as we discuss the ever-changing healthcare market. Find out what others in the A/E/C are doing to stay on top of this frustratingly fluctuating trend.

We will also take a look at what the future might hold…if our new president will repeal, replace, or amend the Affordable Care Act, and how that will affect healthcare benefits for companies and employees.


LCI Norcal Presents: Creating a Useful Project Production Tracking System

An LCI NorCal Event/Co-Sponsored by AIA East Bay

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5-7pm, networking reception to follow
Location: AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland, CA  94612.
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Join members of the Van Ness and Geary Campus Hospital to learn about how this team is setting up production and labor tracking. Topics will include initial production tracking framework and implementation during construction. The goals of the program are small sample size reporting to create leading indicators, help to steer production, and accuracy and transparency. We will go over the lessons learned regarding what to track, and how to best support production.

A good production tracking system that relies on high-frequency checks with small and informed batches that are aligned with the schedule will provide valuable insight to production and financial management.


Panos Lampsas – Sutter Health, Regional Program Manager
Klas Berghede – HerreroBoldt, Production Manager
Joe McKeown – Pankow, Project Superintendent
Dan Goodman – Southland Industries, Project Manager

Tour: The Herman Family Pavilion at Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Co-Sponsored by AIA East Bay

June 20th, 2014
Queen of the Valley Medical Center
1000 Trancas St, Napa, CA 94558
Register Here, Members Free, $10 General Admission
2 HSWs

Please join AIASF’s Health + Science Committee for a tour of The Herman Family Pavilion. The recently-completed 100,000 sq ft Pavilion at Queen of the Valley, Napa, is tower addition which created a consolidation solution to California’s seismic mandate. The Pavilion provides a total of 6 operating rooms, including a hybrid operating room, as well as a 20-room Intensive Care Unit with natural light and views of the outdoors. Spearheaded by Petra Integrated Construction Strategies, the project included technology and efficiency initiatives, donor and community outreach, and sustainability measures to achieve LEED Gold certification.

Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, and a full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at

Learning Objectives

  1. Characteristics of Hybrid Operating Room
  2. Elements of LEED certification for a Healthcare Facility
  3. Enabling greater technology connectivity throughout a Hospital
  4. Safe Patient Handling in the ICU Patient Rooms

Project Team

Architect: CO Architects
Structural Engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers
General Contractor: Wright Contracting, Inc.
Healing Garden: Jack Chandler, Landscape Artist

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Design Tour: Kaiser Permanente Oakland

Thursday, February 20, 20144pm
All are welcome, please register by noon on Thursday, Feb. 20
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$5 AIA Members and Employees of Chapter Member Firms/$10 Non-members


Please meet at the AAA Building at 380 West MacArthur Blvd; we will walk the short distance to the facility.

Please join AIA East Bay for a detailed tour of Kaiser Permanente’s new Oakland Medical Center Replacement Project. This 2-hour tour will be led by Gary J. Giglio, Senior Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente National Facility Services.